A Leadership Lesson from The 4 Types of Imam/Board Relationships

I’m going to start with the punchline. This post isn’t really about masjids or imams. It’s about leadership, the impact of it, and one of its most essential laws. [...]


Reflections on Moving Forward in the Era of President Trump

Here’s a glimpse into how my Tuesday evening went. We sat down to eat, with my kids asking if it was true we’d have to pack our bags and leave the country depending on the election [...]


Why Bad Leaders Rise to the Top, And Why We Keep Following Them

Why does it seem like the most self-serving, arrogant jerks always get put in charge? Why does one of our two major political parties have an egotistical narcissist as its nominee? How do noble [...]


Webinar Recording: Prophetic Leadership – Leading the Unleadable from the Life of Tufayl bin Amr

This video covers: What leadership is Why it is important and of concern to each and every Muslim How the Prophet (s) increased the leadership capacity of Tufayl bin Amr Leading people who are [...]


4 Steps to Put the Ship Back in Leadership

I always keep coming back to a project I wanted to do at the masjid that I was particularly passionate about. I had a formal proposal ready, I had outlined how it would benefit the community and [...]


Career Path Lessons from the Prophet Muhammad (saw)

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Allah did not send any prophet except that he shepherded sheep.” His companions asked him, “Did you do the same?” The Prophet (ﷺ) replied, “Yes, I used to shepherd the [...]


How The Most Talented Person In Your Organization Can Be Its Downfall

The biggest strength and biggest weakness of an Islamic organization is usually the same thing – a talented personality. This comes in many different shapes and sizes. It’s the person [...]


Bill Clinton: Put the Integrity in Your Effort

In 1993, Michigan played UNC for the NCAA basketball championship. The famous Fab Five of Michigan was led by Chris Webber, who went on to become the #1 overall pick in the NBA draft. Michigan [...]


Critical Issue: Find Someone To Tell You The Truth

In our Muslim community, an interesting phenomenon has occurred. Once people become successful, they become surrounded by people who treat them as saviors. Once an Islamic scholar gains repute or [...]


3 Tips for New Leaders

So you’ve just been elected to the board, or appointed to a committee. Here’s a few things to keep in mind as you get started. 1) Never believe everything you hear. Being in a [...]

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