Tag: masjid

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]