Lectures on Leadership

Suhaib Webb – What Makes a Muslim Leader?

What does the ideal Muslim leader look like? When does a leader take initiative and when is it better to take the back seat? How does one continue work in the midst of burnout? Imam Suhaib Webb explains.

Usama Canon – The Future of Muslim Leadership

Who are the next generation of Muslim leaders? What are their backgrounds, what issues will the face, and what are their responsibilities to society? Ustadh Usama Canon discusses these and other questions relevant to today’s rising Muslim leaders.

Zaid Shakir – Islam in Search of Muslims: What Can We Learn from the Life of Nelson Mandela?

Nelson Mandela was arguably the most beloved statesman and leader of our generation. Why do so many people praise him irrespective of their political leanings? What was it about Mandela that transcended politics? This session will examine the life, times, and struggles of this South African leader that reveal, in the light of Islamic teachings, why our Prophet’s Sunnah, when practiced even by those outside of our faith, engenders love and respect in others. Mandela, for example, resorted to violent resistance only after he exhausted all non-violent means to end the oppression of his people. Even those on the far right of the political spectrum have defended his advocacy of violence. Newt Gingrich, for instance, recently wrote that Mandela was “deeply committed to a non-violent approach, until you had a South African dictatorship … which made it impossible to have anything that was purely non-violent.” Gingrich went as far as to compare Mandela to the Founding Fathers of America. What were the qualities and characteristics that made Mandela so unique and drew such approbation? More importantly, what is the role of patience, principle, purpose, forgiveness, and magnanimity in effecting change in human hearts and society?

Ismail ibn Musa Menk – Raising Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

Raising Tomorrow’s Leaders Today – Mufti Ismail Menk
Lecture delivered in Johannesburg, South Africa

Nouman Ali Khan – Leniency in Leadership

In this lecture, Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan discusses several ayat of Surah al-Imran about the Battle of Uhud.

Zaid Shakir – Leadership: Lessons from the life of Abu Bakr

In this khutbah, Imam Zaid Shakir discusses 3 things we can learn from Abu Bakr on how to be good leaders.

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