Our Choices Shape Our Lives

July 15th, 2010 @

Whatever the situations we are in, we always have choices to make. Each choice we make directs us to the path of success or the road of failure and dictates the reality we experience.It has been said that between the events or things that happen to us and the way we react to them, there [...]

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Character in the Organization

June 15th, 2010 @

Having a clear vision and a good business model is important, but will never be a substitute for a good character. In good character, there is power. It can build and strengthen relationships. It can turn enemies into friends, and opponents into companions. The Prophet (PBUH) said,  “The best amongst you are those who have [...]

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How to Build the Best of Character

June 15th, 2010 @

Allah SWT tells us in the Holy Quran referring to the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) “And thou (standest) on an exalted standard of character.” (Quran 68:4). The prophet (PBUH) tells us “I was only sent to complete good morals” This means that the teachings of Islam are only to forge people of the highest level of [...]

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Impact of Personal Accountability

May 15th, 2010 @

During the course of our work with various organizations, we often find employees or volunteers blaming management for their difficult situation and frustrated managers blaming employees or volunteers for not being proactive. We hear things like: “It is not my job.” “Nobody told me.” “Someone has to do something about this!” “Who made the mistake? [...]

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Leading with Generosity

April 15th, 2010 @

Being generous is an attitude that can be developed whether we are rich or poor. Allah has blessed us with his bounty and He expects us to share generously whatever we have. In fact, we will not attain piety until we give from what we hold dear, as stated in this verse: “By no means [...]

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Taqwa – The Foundation of Lasting Success

February 10th, 2010 @

Taqwa implies possessing a high level of integrity, always doing the right thing, and taking actions to make improvements and add value, even when no one is watching. Taqwa builds trust, which is the foundation of every success and relationship, which cannot be built on the grounds of lies and deception. Not a single success [...]

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Belief in Action

January 19th, 2010 @

Belief is ultimately revealed in expression and action. In many verses in the Quran, belief and actions go hand in hand. If we use the analogy of a tree, belief can be regarded as the roots, which give the tree a solid foundation, whereas actions are like the trunk and branches of the tree. A [...]

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