15 Diseases of Leadership

Here, the Prophet ﷺ defines leadership by its responsibility, not position. The focus is shifted away from the structure and towards the individual. By generalising the definition of leadership, He ﷺ is equating the characteristics found in each of them regardless of the level of authority given. If one cannot lead justly or effectively in their household, they will not be able to lead justly or effectively as a statesman. As such, it is essential for us to understand the notable qualities and the common pitfalls engendered within leadership so we are effective wherever Allah places us.

Dear Narcissus

A few months ago I was invited to attend a spoken word gathering to fundraise for Syria. The crowd was came from all ages, race and religion, but it was striking to see how similar the poems were. One particular poem that struck me was one about Narcissus, a man from greek mythology who was led to a…

A battle lost

by Umaymah Hewitt The air hung heavy with grief, loss and the stench of death. The battle was lost. The fallen were gathered from the battlefield. The commander of the defeated army was heavy of heart. He had lost over 70 men. Good, strong, faithful men were dead due to the folly of a few who…

All the small things

“In Egypt, I found something I believe brings many to Islam, namely, the mark of pure monotheism upon its followers, which struck me as more profound than anything I had previously encountered. I met many Muslims in Egypt, good and bad, but all influenced by the teachings of their Book to a greater extent than…

The Theory… I Mean Hypothesis of Evolution

An absolute must read. Eloquently written piece addressing the very foundations of evolution and the widespread concept that challenging the theory takes you out of mainstream science ————————————– By Mohamed Ghilan [Taken from: http://mohamedghilan.com/2012/03/02/the-theory-i-mean-hypothesis-of-evolution/] If you are a scientist, or someone who considers himself rational, and would like to become an outcast, all you need to do…

The First Ten Days of Dhu’l-Ḥijjah

We are about to enter the blessed month of Dhu`l-Ḥijjah. The Messenger of Allah ﷺinformed us that there are no days in which righteous actions are more beloved to Allah than the first ten days of this month.1 For that reason some scholars have ruled that these days are better than the final ten days of Ramaḍān, although…

The Greatest Love

by Sheikh Ahmad Dabbagh In this dunya (world) people interact and have relationships with others based on one fundamental factor; benefit. For example, a person goes to work because there is a benefit in doing so. He gets paid and as a result has a comfortable life. A husband loves his wife because through her…

Opinion: A plea from an exhausted Muslim woman

Originally posted on CNN Belief Blog:
Opinion by Melody Moezzi, Special to CNN (CNN) — I wasn’t surprised by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s recent statement about a “problem within Islam.” It’s not as though I’ve never heard anything like it before. I hear it all the time. Still, his words — in response to a…

Think Outside the Cube

A brilliant discussion to what looks like a brilliant event! How many things do we think are Islamic simply because it’s what we are used to? How many of us are trapped at seeing things from one perspective I’ll let Sheikh Hamza and Imam Zaid explain what its all about: [youtube:=http://youtu.be/tyqVLEHCRQ8] [youtube:=http://youtu.be/Sy8_0uXMOJQ] THINK OUTSIDE THE…