Online Islamic Management Course now being offered at Islamicity.com

Posted on January 13, 2011

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Bismillah hir Rahman nir Rahim – In the name  of God the Most Beneficent the Most Merciful
Announcing Good News
Jan 7, 2011 – Anaheim: Islamic Shura Council of Southern California is pleased to launch an online leadership and management course tailored for the current and future leadership of Masajid and non-profit organizations. “Masajid ought to be the best run organizations and this course is designed in that direction,” said Dr. Maher Hathout, Chairman of the Islamic Shura Council.The online course  covers relevant topics from an Islamic perspective such as Leadership, Team Building , Strategic Planning, Improving Board’s Effectiveness, Business Ethics, Stress Management and Conflict Resolution among others. This courseis available to individuals, as well as organizations that would like to institute standard periodic management training for a group of staff and volunteers.This online course is conducted by Dr. Rafik Beekun, Professor of Management and Strategy, Co-Director for the Center for Corporate Governance and Business Ethics at the University of Nevada. Dr. Beekun has also authored Islamic Business Ethics; Strategic Planning and Implementation for Islamic Organizations and co-authored (with Dr. Jamal Badawi) Leadership: An Islamic Perspective.”Thanks to technology that Imams, leaders and volunteers or individuals and families – from the comforts of their living rooms and offices can now benefit from this knowledge repository ,” said Shakeel Syed, Executive Director of the Shura Council.The full online course comprising all 9 topics is available for $75 per person, and mini-courses featuring 2-3 of the topics at a time are available for $25 each. Participants can take this online course at their own convenience and pace from anywhere in the world. Sign up today and for group discounts, please contact onlineeducation@islamicity.com.”I highly encourage Muslim leadership to avail themselves of this invaluable resource that blends Islamic values and modern management principles helping us to serve our communities better,” said Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, Chairman of the Fiqh Council of North America.The online course is produced in collaboration with Dr. Rafik Beekun and IslamiCity and can be accessed online. This course was earlier available in DVD format.
Islamic Shura Council of Southern California The Islamic Shura Council is an umbrella organization of Mosques & Muslim organizations serving the Muslims of Southern California. Since 1995, the Council continues to foster the spirit and culture of “working together” at all levels in one of the most diverse and largest Muslim populations in the country.
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Each lecture in the Online Islamic Management Course was professionally filmed in front of a live Muslim audience, and the whole course includes over 10 hours of lectures (with viewable separable slides, and separate modules) on the following topics:

  • 1. Leadership from an Islamic Perspective Vol. 1. [2 modules, 1 hour and 5 minutes]
    a. Defining leadership.
    b. The Leader as Coach and Delegator.
  • 2. Leadership from an Islamic Perspective Vol. 2. [2 modules, 1 hour and 30 minutes]]
    a. Leadership and Emotional Intelligence in Islam.
    b. Developing effective leaders.
  • 3. How Does Islam Guide Us in Managing Stress? [6 modules, 1 hour and 18 minutes]]
    a. What is stress?
    b. Three approaches to stress.
    c. Sources & effects of stress.
    d. Stress coping mechanisms.
    e. Islamic coping mechanisms.
    f. Preventive stress management
  • 4. Managing Conflict in Islamic Organizations [6 modules, 1 hour and 40 minutes]
    a. What is conflict?
    b. Conflict management.
    c. Levels of conflict and the conflict process.
    d. Conflict resolution techniques.
    e. Step-by-step process for resolving conflict.
    f. Constructive functions of conflict
  • 5. Business Ethics from an Islamic Perspective [5 modules, 1 hour and 27 minutes]
    a. Three approaches to ethical business dilemmas
    b. Uniqueness of the Islamic code of ethics
    c. Factors influencing ethical behavior
    d. The Islamic ethical system
    e. Islamic business ethics from a stakeholders’ perspective
  • 6. Team-Building in Islamic Organizations [6 modules, 1 hour and 10 minutes]
    a. Importance of team activities in Islam
    b. A team is not a “group”
    c. Stages of team development & Implications for leadership
    d. Team-player and team-leader styles
    e. Dysfunctional decision-making in teams
    f. How to build an effective team
  • 7. Communication from an Islamic Perspective[6 modules, 1 hour and 34 minutes]
    a. The importance of communication
    b. The communication process and model
    c. Components of verbal and nonverbal communication
    d. Barriers to effective communication
    e. Multicultural communication
    f. Improving communication through the Islamic etiquette of communication
  • 8. Time Management for Islamic Organizations [1 module, 1 hour and 22 minutes]
  • 9. Strategic Planning and Implementation for Islamic Organizations [5 modules, 1 hour and 50 minutes]
    a. Introducing strategic management
    b. Developing a strategic plan
    c. Developing an operational plan
    d. Strategy implementation
    e. Strategy evaluation

To preview some of the lectures, please click on the following Youtube links:

1. How Does Islam Guide Us in Managing Stress?

2. Leadership from an Islamic Perspective: How to Become An Effective Muslim Leader:

3.  Team building in Islamic Organizations:

4. Business Ethics from an Islamic Perspective:

5. Managing Conflict in Islamic Organizations:

6. Strategic Planning and Implementation for Islamic Organizations:

Each lecture module is accompanied by an online quiz and Islamicity can report the grades of the students of this course to any institution using this online course.
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