Justice – the foundation of peace

March 16th, 2012 @

Peace and justice go hand in hand. History taught us that the absence of justice often leads to oppression, corruption and crimes. An Arab writer once said: “If the minister and his delegates rule despotically, and the judge on earth is unjust in his judgments, then woe, followed by woe after woe.” Perceived injustice can lead to [...]

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Make Justice the central pillar of your organisation

March 15th, 2012 @

  How would you like to be in the shade of Allah on the day when there is no shade except His?   Be a just leader! The Prophet (PBUH) told us “There are seven (categories of) people whom Allah will shelter under His shade on the Day when there will be no shade except [...]

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What motivates you?

February 17th, 2012 @

To escape the revenge of the Pharoah for mistakenly killing an Egyptian, Musa (AS) left Egypt for Medyan. It took him a few days to reach his destination. Exhausted, he rested under a tree. Shortly after, he noticed two girls, standing at a distance from a group of men, awaiting their turn to get some [...]

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Intention is everything, make it the best.

February 14th, 2012 @

How would you like to earn many multiples of hasanates (rewards for good deeds) while doing your normal duties? You can if you make the right intention every time you embark on doing something lawful. As a Muslim leader engaged in building a great organisation, you are most likely doing it because you want to [...]

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Is there any reward for Ihsan except Ihsan?

January 17th, 2012 @

Ihsan is an Arabic word which can be broadly defined as perfection and excellence. But this word carries a deeper connotation. It is considered to be the highest level of human possibility. Ihsan is defined as “that you worship God as if you see Him, for if you don’t see him then truly He sees [...]

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Ihsan (Excellence) -The Essence of Leadership

January 15th, 2012 @

How would you like to get the best in this life and the hereafter? Answer: Give your best and you will receive the same!  Allah SWT assures us in the holy Quran that doing one’s best will be rewarded by the best from Allah when He said: “Is there any reward for ihsan except ihsan?” [...]

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Focus on strengths, not weaknesses

December 15th, 2011 @

The Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) was a great leader who developed the people around him to excel to their greatest potential. When he died, each of his companions was a great leader in his own right; many of them could have become khalifa. The proof is that they went in every direction and took the message [...]

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Problem Solving

November 15th, 2011 @

“Islam is the solution” has become a very popular slogan among many Muslims. Does this mean that Islam provides solution guides to every problem ever faced or to be faced by Humanity? Of course Not! Islam provides us with guidance on why we are here on this earth, how we worship and serve our Creator, [...]

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What is behind persistence?

October 22nd, 2011 @

He was an orphan, his father passed away before he was born and his mother died when he was just a little kid. He was brought up in modest surroundings with no formal schooling; he was illiterate. He spent his teen years as a shepherd. Later in his life, he was given a big mission [...]

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Persistence – The Mantle of Success

October 15th, 2011 @

What do all successful men and women have in common? Persistence! The Quran instructs us “O ye who believe! Persevere in patience and constancy; vie in such perseverance; strengthen each other; and fear God; that ye may prosper.” (Quran 3:200) This verse clearly tells us that prosperity in this world and the next only comes with [...]

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