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People Don’t Like Their Local Masjid Anymore Because of The iPhone

This article is the first in a series about Masjids leadership in the digital age. This series draws from the book Leading Congregations and Nonprofits in a Connected World. To stay up do date on [...]

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Five Dysfunctions of an Islamic Organization

*For more information on this book, I have also compiled a MASSIVE deep dive on resources around the concepts in this book at UsmanConsulting.com This information should benefit anyone involved [...]

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One Big Reason That Islamic Work is Stressful

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 [...]

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The One Fail Safe Way Communities Can Hold Leadership Accountable

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 [...]

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Winning Franchises: 6 Lessons Muslim Organizations Can Learn from Sports

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. [...]

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Leadership: The Power of Vulnerability

When we think of characteristics of a strong leader, they usually orient around qualities like assertiveness, confidence, and talent. How is it then, that vulnerability is so important? Our [...]

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The Secret To Good Decision Making

Every Islamic organization struggles with tough decisions. Should we host a particular event? Invite a particular speaker? Hire a certain person? Buy this land? Rent a facility? The sad thing is [...]

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Leading Volunteers: Unity and Gossip

It goes without saying that most Islamic organizations suffer from a lack of unity. There are 3 main causes of disunity within Islamic organizations: Poor Communication Gossip (highlighted due to [...]

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Leading Volunteers: How To Treat Them With Dignity

“None of you [truly] believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself.” (Bukhārī) Building loyalty within a team at work, a place where people’s livelihoods [...]