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Rating: 0 of 0 votes Quote Al-Cordoby Replybullet Posted: 08 August 2017 at 2:37am
Teamwork in Islam: Living in a Muslim Team

There are many examples of teamwork in Islam. One of the most important being the congregational prayers and the recitation of Al-Fatihah – where Muslims recite the chapter conscientiously as “we” or as one – following God’s Straight Path.

Similarly, Umrah and Hajj, brings together a myriad of Muslims from all over the globe to come together for these important rites, no one being raised above another and all prostrating with their foreheads on the ground, one next to another.

The Concept of Shura in Islam

Islam has always looked highly upon leadership as the “head” of teamwork, reminding Muslims to select the best of leaders according to creed and leadership qualities and also to be good followers of such a leader.

Being a good follower does not mean to follow blindly at every whim and fancy, but to be honored as part of the community and to play the important role in implementing rules and policies and, in general, being an honored and dignified member of the community. It is also important to endorse what is good and shun what is evil.

Criticizing leaders is also allowed, contrary to popular belief, as long as it’s also done in a dignified manner. In every leader there is only a human being, who in himself has his own flaws and fears, and is as human as anyone else, no matter how intelligent he is.

Thus, a good follower is also someone who can help commandeer the leadership when he or she sees something amidst. This can be done without insults and violence, unless the leadership turns into stern oppression of its citizens.

This is where the Shura steps in. The Shura (consultation) is one of the Islamic principles of leadership in the faith, which instills brotherhood and also the fear of God.

A leader, in a Shura situation, would be unable to reign freely and make decisions based on personal interest, as the Shura becomes his main consultative panel, comprising of learned men and representatives of all walks of life of the community and to help make daily decisions as a team. This way, disputes in society can be quickly elevated to the Shura in order to ensure that all persons are well taken care of and decisions again, are not made on solely one person...

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How Should We Practice Shura?

Shura Training in the Family

It is clear that the majority of Muslims today suffer from a lack in implementing shura, not only at the higher political levels, but also at many other levels in society.

Just as the construction of a high tower starts from its foundation, the culture of shura in society should start with Muslim children from their early years, at the family level and at school.

The values and the discipline that children acquire during the first 14 years of their lives leave a strong impact on their personalities and their whole way of thinking till old age.

So, educating our children from an early age at home and at school on the basic shura concepts is crucial for their long-term success...

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