Compassion in Organisational Development

April 15th, 2011 @

Muslims are taught to always start any activity they engage in with “In the name of Allah the Compassionate, the Merciful”. Allah has 99 names describing His various characters. Why choose to mention these particular two when starting any activity? This is simply because Muslims cannot engage in anything, big or small, without compassion and [...]

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Only an Attitude of Success Builds Healthy Organisations

March 15th, 2011 @

Allah says in the holy Quran: “But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you.  But God knoweth, and ye know not.” (Quran 2:216). The prophet Mohammed (PBUH) is reported to have said: “How amazing is the affair of [...]

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How Humility Helps You Succeed and Arrogance Leads You to Failure

February 15th, 2011 @

It is said that arrogance is at the root of all evil. Arrogance is also a great cause of failure in life. Humility on the other hand is a ticket to success in this life and the next. The Quran and hadith of the Prophet (PBUH) warn us about being even slightly arrogant. In the [...]

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Seven Pillars of Successful Organisational Change

January 15th, 2011 @

Our creator, with His infinite wisdom, created the world in a constant state of change, from the continuous expansion of the universe to the movements of the sub-atomic particles. Animals and humans go through various cycles of life from conception to the passage to the next life. Organisations go through the same cycles as humans. [...]

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The Five Pillars of Effective Communication

December 15th, 2010 @

Communication is at the root of every success. The Quran and hadith put a lot of emphasis on communicating the message in the most beautiful and easy to understand and acceptable way. Indeed, the Quran uses the most appropriate language, tone, stories and parables to convey the message of Allah in the simplest and clearest [...]

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How to Build Loyalty for your Organisation

November 15th, 2010 @

Loyalty is a fundamental pillar of any relationship at home, at work or in the community at large. Humans are created with some basic natural traits which include loyalty to parents, family, friends, and those who are close. These natural loyalties do not conflict in any way with our acquired loyalties to the Ummah, to [...]

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Sacrifice – the way to higher success

October 15th, 2010 @

All human beings take it for granted that sacrificing something small for something bigger is an essential part of successful living. For example, no one would ever consider cutting off one of his own limbs. However, if a limb has some disease that can spread in the body and result in the death of the [...]

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Build a Strong Organisation Based on Forgiveness

September 15th, 2010 @

Forgiveness is one of the major attributes of Allah. To the extent that Allah has given Himself three names around it: Al-Ghaffar (The Forgiver), Al-Ghafur (The Forgiving) and Al-Afuww (The Pardoner). Allah has also exalted the forgivers in many verses of the Quran and made them among His righteous people. Allah says “Be quick in [...]

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Develop a Culture of Gratitude in Your Organisation

August 15th, 2010 @

Gratitude is at the heart of Islam. It is the basis of all forms of worship. Allah has ordered his prophets to be thankful to Him. He instructed Prophet Moses (PBUH) “O Moses! I have chosen thee above (other) men, by the mission I (have given thee) and the words I (have spoken to thee): [...]

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Improving the Quality of Life with Gratitude

August 15th, 2010 @

Gratitude can be a cure for many of our ills. It reduces envy as the focus shifts from ‘what other people have and I don’t have’ to ‘what I have’. Being grateful gives a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction with what one has. It also leads to a more positive attitude because a grateful person [...]

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