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23 Sep 2015

Eid Mubarak

Asalaamu Alaikum, On behalf of Oaktree Institute’s Board of Trustees, instructors and Executive team members, we would like to wish you, your family and community a happy and an enjoyable Eid. May Allah accept your fasting and good deeds during these blessed days of Dhul Hijja.       Best...
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20 Sep 2015

10 Dhul Hijjah Tips

By MOHAMED ABUTALEB   Asalaamu Alaikum,      A part of personal leadership is being able to manage oneself and to take advantage of special occasions throughout the year to improve ourselves spiritually. Ever wonder why these are the 10 most blessed days of the year? Ibn Hajar makes an interesting...
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13 Sep 2015

YOU Are a Khalifa

By MOHAMMED ALMATHIL Asalaamu Alaikum,      You are a Khalifa – a leader. Although you may not realize it, leadership is ingrained within our beautiful religion. Allah  teaches us essential skills of a successful leader throughout many places in the Quran. For example, Allah  shows us the four critical stages of developing a leader...
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6 Sep 2015


By MOHAMMAD ABBASI Asalaamu Alaikum,                                                                                           ...
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23 Aug 2015


By MOHAMMED ALMATHIL Asalaamu Alaikum,      Jazakum Allah Khayr for all those who responded to the survey. We value your feedback and will continue to incorporate it into our upcoming blogs. If you have not yet filled out the survey, please make sure to take 5 minutes to do...
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16 Aug 2015


Asalaamu Alaikum,      Last March, you told us what you liked most about the weekly blogs and what you wanted us to focus on. Since then, we’ve changed the weekly blogs to better fit your needs by expanding the topics of the blogs, adjusting the length of the blogs...
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9 Aug 2015


By MOHAMMED ALMATHIL Asalaamu Alaikum,      While many aspire to start their own businesses, most are confused about the legal entity of their business.  For those who have asked me about the differences between various forms of businesses, here is a quick, basic, and high level breakdown of the...
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2 Aug 2015


By MOHAMMED ALMATHIL   Asalaamu Alaikum,      After traveling to many communities around the country and working with boards of organizations as well as meeting many college students, I have noticed a positive trend.  While this conclusion isn’t backed by research, rather by observation, it seems that many start...
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