An entire discourse is taking place online about the governance of our local masjids. The nasty politics, failed leadership, failed succession planning, exclusionist governance based on ethnicity, age, and gender – all are reaching critical mass. Anyone who is involved in a masjid board or committee needs to familiarize themselves with the state of the masjid in North America. These discussions are not unique to any one community, but gaining momentum nationwide.
Many times board members get closed off in a bubble in which they become blind to the real issues in their communities, or have driven away the community to such an extent that they’re no longer bothered with it. Take this as a wake-up call.
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