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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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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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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Education from an Islamic perspective

September 14th, 2011 @

The word “education” in Arabic is tarbiya which comes from the Arabic root words raba and rabba. Raba means to increase the physical size of things. Allah says “… and (further), thou seest the earth barren and lifeless, but when We pour down rain on it, it is stirred (to life), it swells and it [...]

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Patience and Perseverance the Key to Success

August 15th, 2011 @

Allah (SWT) says: “And no one will be granted such goodness except those who exercise patience and self-restraint, – none but persons of the greatest good fortune.” (Quran 41:35). In this verse Allah is telling us that no one will succeed in this life or the hereafter except those who have patience. These people, Allah tells [...]

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Excellence in Service

July 15th, 2011 @

All organizations, whether for profit or not-for-profit, exist to provide a service to their customers or constituency. Successful organizations understand that their long term success is very much dependent on keeping and growing their customer base or constituency. They also understand that their customers or constituency will only remain loyal to them as long as [...]

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Be just in all your dealings…

June 15th, 2011 @

It is related by Mohammed ibn Jafar, a companion of the Prophet (PBUH), that a Christian delegation came to the Prophet (PBUH) and said, “O Abu-l Qasim, send one of your companions with us, one in whom you are well pleased, to judge between us on some questions of property about which we disagree among [...]

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Jihad – the Pre-requisite to Organizational Success

May 15th, 2011 @

The word “Jihad” is one of the most abused words in the Arabic language. Jihad simply means to struggle or to exert one’s utmost effort or to sacrifice all that is at one’s disposal, including one’s life and possessions, to do good deeds and resist the temptations to do bad ones. This noble act has [...]

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