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The Quran Tells Who the Believers Are

The Quran Tells Who the Believers Are

The Qur’an is not a storybook relating stories from the past, nor is it only a book of wisdom. It is a book of guidance. Muslims believe also that if anyone wants to understand a given issue, the Qur’an should then be consulted. Amazingly, one of my mentors used to read the whole Qur’an for …

Arizona Muslim Doctor Gets Leadership Award

Arizona Muslim Doctor Gets Leadership Award

A Muslim physician from Tempe, Arizona, will be honored by a leadership group for her efforts in educating and developing women through mentorship in a group she founded seven years ago.

Part 2: How Islam Fights Hunger (30 Verses & Hadiths)

Part 2: How Islam Fights Hunger (30 Verses & Hadiths)

Analyzing the problem and coming up with suitable plans and policies is an essential role that the state is responsible for. In Surat Yususf, Allah recounts the action plan offered by Prophet Yusuf to the governor of Egypt to weather an expected famine.

How the Prophet Empowered the Youth (Two Stories | Part 3)

How the Prophet Empowered the Youth (Two Stories | Part 3)

In a time when our young generation has lost their sense of direction and moral compass in life, it is high time that we study the life of the Prophet Muhammad. It is anticipated that by doing this, we will be able to reorient ourselves to that which is healthy and productive for both, our youth, and our world.

Why should anyone be led by you? Leadership Credibility and Islamic Values

Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?

If you are one of those who are trying to change the world but wonder where to start, probably answering this question is a good idea. Go down deep inside yourself, beyond your university degree, career title, and the 2-3 letters that may exist on your business card (whether you have an MBA, PhD, MD, …

Appointing a Leader- From Designating to Empowering

Appointing a Leader: From Designating to Empowering

Salam Dear Sara, I truly apologize for the delay in answering you, which was due to my long involvement with different programs, away from my place of residence. For your question, let us first start with your statement that many of the sahabah (companions) did not attend the funeral of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). …

Prophet Muhammad did not just purify people’s evil-commanding selves; rather, he raised human hearts, spirits, minds, and souls to their ideal level.

Prophet Muhammad - The Spiritual Leader

In his spiritual leadership, the Prophet Muhammad represented the best servanthood by showing his followers in his prayers how to be in awe of God, how to be humble, how to prostrate with deep feelings, and how to cry to God at night.

Great souls live with a wide outlook on life from a higher altitude. They are upright on the straight path, from which they rarely swerve. They are accustomed to soaring high, and rarely fly low.

Raising Yourself from Humanity to Spirituality

Indeed, one of the most prominent attributes of great spiritual guides is the ability to trigger energy within those who approach them, releasing their hidden powers to serve the ultimate truth, each according to his gifts.

Working together has always been important in Islam, and it makes sense, since it is close to impossible to survive on one’s own – and it falls upon all believers to honor this responsibility and hold on to the rope of God together.

Teamwork in Islam: Living in a Muslim Team

The binding of team work in a Shura is essentially check and balance. Everyone plays a role for the betterment of society and leadership is essentially a responsibility, not a luxury, as seen in many countries today.

In congregation prayer, Muslims are acting as individuals and a unit at once. If we just take a look at how this is achieved, we can translate this team exercise found in prayer into order in our everyday lives and order in our organizations to create good manners and unity.

Lessons of Unity and Order in Prayer

If we remember this directionality and goal-oriented thinking in our communities and organizations, we can have better unity. Instead we often can only see the small picture and lose sight of the direction in which we should all be travelling, toward Allah, seeking His pleasure, in worship of Him alone as one community.

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