When you are an Imam or a Khateeb, you talk. People ask a question, you talk. You perform marriages, you talk. You conduct funerals, you talk. However, it is good listening which will help us carry out our responsibilities. Here are some suggestions for better listening for Imams.
If your Islamic organization does not have a long-term plan, it is important to develop a planning committee which can take input from the community and present a plan for feedback and adoption. While they are working on a long-term one, it will be good to adopt a one-year plan through your board. Here are some ideas.
Abdul Malik Mujahid reminisces about the simplicity and beauty of the Masjid of the Prophet, along with the many roles it played in the early Muslim community, from a place of prayer, both individual and collective, to a hub of social interaction and social services for all.
The 9/11 attacks ushered in a new era for Masjids, whereby they became centers where Muslims and non-Muslims met face-to-face in the context of tragedy and solidarity. But are they ready to fulfill this new role?
The last time I went to Jummah, I had to keep shifting positions so I wouldn't fall asleep during the Khutbah. The Khateeb was as usual tying in his discussion of the Quran and Sunnah with the state of the Muslims in the world today.
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