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6 Major signs of leadership by Dr Tareq al-Suwaidan

    6 Major signs of leadership

        1. The ability to analyze (Analytical Ability).
            1. Smart Questions.
            2. Smart Comments.
            3. Quick Understanding.
            4. Good Expectations.
        2. Take Initiatives (Ideas, Projects).
            1. One who starts projects.
            2. One who presents new ideas.
            3. One who leads the group.
            4. One who starts an organization.
            5. One who has creativity.
        3. Courage.
            1. Situation of fear.
            2. Expressing ideas boldly.
            3. Criticism.
            4. Has influence on others.
        4. Being Serious.
            1. Activism.
            2. Clubs.
            3. Hobbies.
            4. Reads a lot.
        5. Ambitious.
            1. Look to be in High position.
            2. Want to leave a legacy.
        6. Leadership Environment.
            1. Families already leaders.
            2. Coming from rich families.
            3. Families are activities.
            4. Orphans/Raised by a single mom.

   6 Issues Related to Leadership

    1. Do not link leadership to knowledge (Quran memorization).
    2. Do not link leadership to seniority.
    3. Do not link leadership to taqwa.
    4. Do not link leadership to age.
    5. Do not link leadership to personality.
    6. Do not link leadership to gender.

Three Kinds of Bad Leaders

  1. Bad Goals.
  2. Bad Ethics.
  3. Inefficient.

Five Major problems facing the Muslim ummah

1. Our unIslamic behavior
2. Inefficiency
3. Backwardness
4. Al-Fikr (Intellectual Understanding)
5. Leadership

Components of Al-Fikr

2. Value and Ethics
3. Understanding of life around you and world
4. Understanding your role
5. Have a life plan

When you train, you do three things

1.You transfer knowledge
2.You improve skills
3.You change mentalities


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