Why Your Mosque is Stuck

This is a must watch for anyone involved in community work, particularly the masjid. Notes: We have multi-million dollar edifices dedicated to 5 daily prayers, juma, and Ramadan – and these projects are booming.  You should be able to come to the masjid and get counseling on your finances and even taxes Masjids should have projects to help house the … Read More

Omar UsmanWhy Your Mosque is Stuck

Guest Post: How a Community Masjid Can Afford to Provide a Competitive Salary for its Imam

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Guest post by Br. Maher Budeir In a previous article, “How much should Muslim Clergy be Paid,” brother Omar started a great discussion about the topic. I am one who advocates a similar position, but I would like to carry the conversation beyond defining the issue. We need to start a serious discussion about a framework for solutions. This includes … Read More

GuestsGuest Post: How a Community Masjid Can Afford to Provide a Competitive Salary for its Imam

Humor: Mike D’antoni, Embattled Masjid President

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Is it just me or does Mike Dantoni look like a masjid board president whom no one believes in and no one listens to? — Kamran M. Riaz (@kr156) February 10, 2013 @kr156 D’antoni also has Phil Jackson in the form of that other awesome uncle who everyone thinks SHOULD’VE been the president. — Jibby (@JibbyD) February 10, 2013 .@kr156 … Read More

Omar UsmanHumor: Mike D’antoni, Embattled Masjid President

One Big Reason That Islamic Work is Stressful

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There are different kinds of stress when it comes to Islamic work. One kind is good, but exhausting. It is the sheer excitement of working on a project you feel passionate about. It keeps you up at night, it’s all you can think about during the day, and all you can focus on is getting it done. That’s stressful, but … Read More

Omar UsmanOne Big Reason That Islamic Work is Stressful

What Clean Bathrooms Really Mean For Your Masjid

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You can judge a lot about a masjid from its bathroom. Seth Godin writes: The facilities at DisneyWorld are clean. It’s not a profit center, of course. They don’t make them clean because they’re going to charge you to use them. They make them clean because if they didn’t, you’d have a reason not to come. It turns out that … Read More

Omar UsmanWhat Clean Bathrooms Really Mean For Your Masjid

Yaser Birjas: Why is Activism Important?

Yaser Birjas: Why is Activism Important?
This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Quran Weekly: Yaser Birjas' Advice to Activists

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Quran Weekly: Yaser Birjas’ Advice to Activists4 minute video. Important take-aways: You are helping to carry the final message of Allah (swt) Your duty is only to deliver the message. Guidance is out of your hands. To do this work with excellence is to understand the most effective ways of delivering … Read More

Omar UsmanYaser Birjas: Why is Activism Important?

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The One Fail Safe Way Communities Can Hold Leadership Accountable

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Sometimes it seems that bad leadership in our communities is like a runaway train. Not only runaway, but runaway on a one way track. Sometimes the problems seem so deep that we lose sleep and begin to weep. There’s no way out. We become so jaded that it no longer seems worthwhile to be involved. No matter what I do, … Read More

Omar UsmanThe One Fail Safe Way Communities Can Hold Leadership Accountable

Winning Franchises: 6 Lessons Muslim Organizations Can Learn from Sports

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Sports franchises mirror masjids and Muslim organizations in a number of ways. They have passionate fan bases (communities). People feel ownership over the franchise (masjid) they support. Franchises are constantly dealing with leadership issues, player development, and financial flexibility – all while maintaining a respectable level of success. When things go wrong, they get blasted out all over social media … Read More

Omar UsmanWinning Franchises: 6 Lessons Muslim Organizations Can Learn from Sports