Monday, May 18, 2015

Narrative of Muslim America with Margari Hill




Narrative of Muslim America features Margari Hill, co-founder of Muslim Arc. As a student of knowledge Margari has created a meaningful space to challenge the ideals of race and power. This blog-ver-sa-tion explores her narrative in Northern California, as she speaks about personal trials growing up, and gaining her education. Learn about MuslimArc's work to educate, and equip minds with effective tools that counteracts racism. Margari Hill's narrative will describe her as... a wife, mother, and a leader with honest straight forward conversation.


What Create A Voice, learned from Margari Hill

Our American society is facing the biggest trial, it has never desired to face. The conversation of Race and Power is no longer a closed door conversation, it's now a mainstream dialogue. Technology have captured acts of violence against Americans who have been suppressed and discriminated against since their arrival! American themes of liberty and freedom for all, is now being confronted by its history of racism, and how appointed social contract trustees are abusing a power meant to facilitate public safety. We are having difficult conversations, and hopefully this tension will open exit paths to health, security and protection for all people. Muslims are now in positions that are contributing social solutions. We are exemplifying a social responsibility for America, which has been our home since day one. #ThinkAboutIt

Our Intention with Narrative of Muslim America

Create-A-Voice will feature this blog-ver-sa-tion about Muslim America. Our objective is ~ to capture, own, and institutionalize our powerful narrative. Feature change-making personalities, and simply engage their thoughts.

I will open my network of various Muslims and Leaders who are leading extraordinary lives. People of different backgrounds, and occupations all working to make a global difference. These Narratives are simple conversations, and my intention is to spark a renaissance that establish our most powerful Muslim narratives ~ respectively.


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Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Story Behind #JustFundMe

A few weeks ago, I posted my busted phone and asked my audience to help me replace it, with the tag #JustFundMe. Honestly, it was all humor until the first contribution came through, then the second, and third! The first thing I said, "Thank You God, because there are some generous people who are very supportive!"

I did receive those conversations from people saying "its really too absurb to solicit for a personal want," ironically more contributions were coming in. Now this is becoming mind-blowing study of generousity and how dialogue can be used to counteract negative emotions!

I am a social worker, an organizer who thinks as an entrepreneur. Wonder if I could re-align #JustFundMe's principles and convert this into an endeavor ~ that would help be others? By the Creator's Permission the idea began showing some form.

Everyone has a favorite Tee, with an eye-appealing image or catchy slogan. I thought about the following description, then identified a socially innovative company to assist and below is the product.

 YOU CAN NOW BUY THIS NOW...
Here is an excerpt from a conversation, I just had while writing this blog-ver-sa-tion, and it goes...


The idea is to sell 50 Tees, and use a portion to to Help Someone; like a student, someone homeless, and/or help a number of people with basic needs. After reaching this goal, I will post here at Create-A-Voice who we are Helping. (See a presentation I did on Compassionate Leadeership and assisting others) The other portion will go back into operation to continue this endeavor.

"#JustFundMe is a fair exchange to promote good and encouage others to be generous thinkers, speakers, & generous doers but only within your capactity to act, do not over exceed your limits."

Inspire Generosity to Your Friends. Wear an Inspiration that Encourages a Dialogue. TAKE LEAD to Spark Change, while Feeling & Looking Socially Relevant!
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Narrative of Muslim America with Edina Lekovic Ep. 4 #WisdomWed


Narrative of Muslim America features Edina Lekovic; the Director of Policy and Programming at the Muslim Public Affairs Council. In this blog-ver-sa-tion, Edina will discuss 3 important phases of her life growing up; as the skateboarder, her college days, we were about to discuss her professional work but the conversatrion was so fun, we only discussed two interesting phases. She speaks about applying a Compassionate Leadership approach to her work, and this is how she leads against a current, by having a firm sense and a rhythm of compasssion.



What Create A Voice, learned from Edina Lekovic...

The "glass ceiling" has been challenged and it's now being cracked, by the intelligent leadership of women reshaping the world, as it should be. America is now beginning to apply new leadership approaches, in order to facilitate its new diverse society. More voices are rising into public arenas, not only asking for their civil rights accordingly, but are asking for their human birth rights for matters of equality and existence. At the helm of this movement are compassionate women who represents ~ common ground and solidarity.

The Arabic word for community is Ummah, and its root word is Umm which means "Mother." It is no surprise to understand and see our Sisters leading social justice actions. Their innate motherhood qualities will not allow injustice to exist within the home. We acknowledge our sisters, are Mothers of Societies, and we are their children and justice is what they want for their global families. #createavoice

Our Intention with Narrative of Muslim America

Create-A-Voice will feature this blog-ver-sa-tion about Muslim America. Our objective is ~ to capture, own, and institutionalize our powerful narrative. Feature change-making personalities, and simply engage their thoughts.

I will open my network of various Muslims and Leaders who are leading extraordinary lives. People of different backgrounds, and occupations all working to make a global difference. These Narratives are simple conversations, and my intention is to spark a renaissance that establishes our most powerful Muslim narratives ~ respectively.


#FoodForThought.... Why Narrative of Muslim America?

U.S history has documented various Islamic narratives, even before the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade. Today most Muslims in the United States would like to claim "We have the oldest mosque in America, Our organization has been established since..." or my favorite "We were the first to establish it here.."

Regardless of claims Al Islam was first recognized as an Earthly way of life, as stated here "This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion." Al Ma'idah 5:3 In the Holy Qu'ran an Islamic text, Allah (the proper Arabic word for God) represents Himself as the One Who solely established this Earthly way of life.

Since the 7th century, this way of life (deen) has went global, enhancing those who have accepted its way of life. People who have embedded valuable contributions into many societies around the world. A way of life that continues to shape men and women around the world. No doubt, its historic movements have birthed an inspirational set of people.

Based on the above Qu'ranic statement, which established an identity for many people throughout time. Today, minds are wanting to know Who are Muslims, and What is their history in the Western World; which brings us to this blog-ver-sa-tion ~ Narrative of Muslim America™ .
 


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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

#WisdomWed... Narrative of Muslim America_iJihad Saafir's 3rd Experience Ep.3



This blog-ver-sa-tion features iJihad Saafir, a Los Angeles resident Imam, and founder of  Islah LA. "Islah" which closely means; Revive, Renew, and Restore. It is a conversation with fun facts, his 3rd Experience model, and leadership experiences. Join us and (((share))) this talk with others. www.createavoice.org


We operate within civic-social arenas between academia, non profits, government, and simply among great people with compassionate-driven-visions. That's why it is hard to believe, who among people are holding harsh feelings towards Muslims (I know who, but still). As seen last night, during the State of the Union address, it's only a few hecklers who are utilizing major resources to spread negative propaganda, about Muslims to the masses. Like President Obama, we have a comeback! May our Creator accept our deeds and community services, where we assist local governments in hard to reach areas. Shalom, Salaams, and Peace! #tikkunOlam

Why Narrative of Muslim America?

U.S history has documented various Islamic narratives, even before the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade. Today most Muslims in the United States would like to claim "We have the oldest mosque in America, Our organization has been established since..." or my favorite "We were the first to establish it here.."

Regardless of claims Al Islam was first recognized as an Earthly way of life, as stated here "This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion." Al Ma'idah 5:3 In the Holy Qu'ran an Islamic text, Allah (the proper Arabic word for God) represents Himself as the One Who solely established this Earthly way of life.

Since the 7th century, this way of life (deen) has went global, enhancing those who have accepted its way of life. People who have embedded valuable contributions into many societies around the world. A way of life that continues to shape men and women around the world. No doubt, its historic movements have birthed an inspirational set of people.

Based on the above Qu'ranic statement, which established an identity for many people throughout time. Today, minds are wanting to know Who are Muslims, and What is their history in the Western World; which brings us to this blog-ver-sa-tion ~ Narrative of Muslim America™ .

Our Intention with Narrative of Muslim America

Create-A-Voice will feature this series about Muslim America. The objective is to ~ capture, own, and institutionalize our powerful narrative by asking empowering personalities for their thoughts.

I will open my network of various Muslims and Leaders who are leading extraordinary lives. People of different backgrounds, and occupations, who are all working to make a global difference. This Narrative, are simple conversations, and my intention is to spark the a media renaissance that establish our most powerful Muslim narratives ~ respectively.


#WisdomWed are thoughts for social conversation, sharing honest opinions, ideals, and your Wisdom. All of us have a value worth sharing; that may motivate another person to stop, continue and/ or begin a certain process of personal or leadership development. #tohavevision

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West West and #WhoopWoop ~ Thank You!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

#WisdomWed... Review the 1st (2) episodes of Narrative of Muslim America

Please (((Listen))) and Share the first 2 Episodes of ~ Narrative of Muslim America™ with San Francisco's Imam Abu Qadir Al Amin








The United States media, and others appear to have selective reporting. By not giving a full close-up observation into the Narrative of Muslim America. As this blog-ver-sa-tion see growth, we and others will highlight Islamic good deeds, excellent Islamic characters, and helpful Islamic organizations who are utilizing their own resources for deploying direct service efforts across American and global communities.

The last two weeks, Create-A-Voice has featured this original series.We intend to create Make-You-Think™ content. Below is our story and why sharing these narratives are vitally important. Let our truth be told! #createavoice Looking for to next week's blog-ver-sa-tion #WhoopWoop!

Why Narrative of Muslim America?

U.S history has documented various Islamic narratives, even before the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade. Today most Muslims in the United States would like to claim "We have the oldest mosque in America, Our organization has been established since..." or my favorite "We were the first to establish it here.."

Regardless of claims Al Islam was first recognized as an Earthly way of life, as stated here "This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion." Al Ma'idah 5:3 In the Holy Qu'ran an Islamic text, Allah (the proper Arabic word for God) represents Himself as the One Who solely established this Earthly way of life.

Since the 7th century, this way of life (deen) has went global, enhancing those who have accepted its way of life. People who have embedded valuable contributions into many societies around the world. A way of life that continues to shape men and women around the world. No doubt, its historic movements have birthed an inspirational set of people.

Based on the above Qu'ranic statement, which established an identity for many people throughout time. Today, minds are wanting to know Who are Muslims, and What is their history in the Western World; which brings us to this blog-ver-sa-tion ~ Narrative of Muslim America™ .

Our Intention with Narrative of Muslim America

Create-A-Voice will feature this series about Muslim America. The objective is to ~ capture, own, and institutionalize our powerful narrative by asking empowering personalities for their thoughts.

I will open my network of various Muslims and Leaders who are leading extraordinary lives. People of different backgrounds, and occupations, who are all working to make a global difference. This Narrative, are simple conversations, and my intention is to spark the a media renaissance that establish our most powerful Muslim narratives ~ respectively.


#WisdomWed are thoughts for social conversation, sharing honest opinions, ideals, and your Wisdom. All of us have a value worth sharing; that may motivate another person to stop, continue and/ or begin a certain process of personal or leadership development. #tohavevision

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West West and #WhoopWoop ~ Thank You!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

#WisdomWed Narrative of Muslim America_iAbu Qadir Al Amin S1 Ep.2




Please (((Listen))) and Share this blog-ver-sa-tion called ~ Narrative of Muslim America™ with San Francisco's Imam Abu Qadir Al Amin This is an original - unscripted, a front porch conversation between brothers. One is seeking wisdom, and the other is sharing his wisdom. Using new media tools to share with a wider audience.You can hear last week's talk, here.



Why Narrative of Muslim America?

U.S history has documented various Islamic narratives, even before the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade. Today most Muslims in the United States would like to claim "We have the oldest mosque in America, Our organization has been established since..." or my favorite "We were the first to establish it here.."

Regardless of claims Al Islam was first recognized as an Earthly way of life, as stated here "This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion." Al Ma'idah 5:3 In the Holy Qu'ran an Islamic text, Allah (the proper Arabic word for God) represents Himself as the One Who solely established this Earthly way of life.

Since the 7th century, this way of life (deen) has went global, enhancing those who have accepted its way of life. People who have embedded valuable contributions into many societies around the world. A way of life that continues to shape men and women around the world. No doubt, its historic movements have birthed an inspirational set of people.

Based on the above Qu'ranic statement, which established an identity for many people throughout time. Today, minds are wanting to know Who are Muslims, and What is their history in the Western World; which brings us to this blog-ver-sa-tion ~ Narrative of Muslim America™ .

Our Intention with Narrative of Muslim America

Create-A-Voice will feature this series about Muslim America. The objective is to ~ capture, own, and institutionalize our powerful narrative by asking empowering personalities for their thoughts.

I will open my network of various Muslims and Leaders who are leading extraordinary lives. People of different backgrounds, and occupations, who are all working to make a global difference. This Narrative, are simple conversations, and my intention is to spark the a media renaissance that establish our most powerful Muslim narratives ~ respectively.


#WisdomWed are thoughts for social conversation, sharing honest opinions, ideals, and your Wisdom. All of us have a value worth sharing; that may motivate another person to stop, continue and/ or begin a certain process of personal or leadership development. #tohavevision

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West West and #WhoopWoop ~ Thank You!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

#WisdomWed_Narrative of America S1 Ep.1


Please (((Listen))) and Share ~ Narrative of Muslim America™ with San Francisco's Imam Abu Qadir Al Amin

Why Narrative of Muslim America

U.S history has documented various Islamic narratives, even before the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade. Today most Muslims in the United States would like to claim "We have the oldest mosque in America, Our organization has been established since..." or my favorite "We were the first to establish it here.."

Regardless of claims Al Islam was first recognized as an Earthly way of life, as stated here "This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion." Al Ma'idah 5:3 In the Holy Qu'ran an Islamic text, Allah (the proper Arabic word for God) represents Himself as the One Who solely established this Earthly way of life.

Since the 7th century, this way of life (deen) has went global by enhancing those who have accepted this way of life. People who have embedded valuable contributions into many societies. A way of life that continues to shape men and women around the world. No doubt, its historic movements have birthed an inspirational set of people.

Based on the above Qu'ranic statement, which established an identity for many people throughout time. Today, minds are wanting to know Who are Muslims, and What is their history in the Western World; which brings me to this blog-ver-sa-tion ~ Narrative of Muslim America™ .

Our Intention with Narrative of Muslim America

Create-A-Voice will feature this weekly series about Muslims in the United States. The objective is to capture, own, and institutionalize this narrative through various voices.

I, Umar Hakim, will open my network of various Muslims who are leading extraordinary lives. People of different backgrounds, and occupations; all working to make a global difference. This Narrative are simple conversations, my intention is to spark the new media renaissance, for establishing our most powerful Muslim narratives ~ respectively.

#WisdomWed are thoughts for social conversation, for sharing honest opinions, ideals, and your Wisdom. All of us have a value worth sharing; that may motivate another person to stop, continue and/ or begin a certain process of personal or leadership development. #tohavevision

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

#WisdomWed .... Protest

What is your form of protest against injustice?

Some protest by organizing and then mobilize groups, to voice their thought through actions. Others may protest by utilizing their influence, talents, and/or organization. Give an example, on how you protest injustices.

pro·test (noun) /'prōˌtest/ 1. a statement or action expressing disapproval of or objection to something.


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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wisdom Wednesday_Creating a Synergistic Culture



Welcome to ILM (Intellect-Love-Mercy) leadership learning series. The ILM facilitates relationships have always maintained a dignity within its ranks that reflects a quality of relations few have chartered. The foundation of ILM's energy can be found in Surah Al Maun. Consideration, thoughtfulness, strategic handling are emotionally placed into every relationship, or network we are involved with and/or facilitate (CPHD). This comes from a sense of nurturing between one another, and how to describe our interaction with others.
Below are mindful points, how to facilitate an ILM presence, both domestically and international interaction. These studies will come in use, for when you will be given an assignment, and/or have an encounter with various parties who know our culture and synergistic personalities. The objective is to internalize this, form your own personal charisma by having a synergistic approach What does this approach consist of:
  • Emphasis is on cooperation for mutual advantage
  • Conspicuous for nonaggressive social order
  • Social institutions promote individual and group development
  • An organization that idealizes win-win situations
  • Leadership fosters sharing wealth and advantage for the common good. Cooperatives are encouraged, and poverty is fought. (Humanitarian Day, though our CPHD Network)
  • Society seeks to use community resources and talent for the commonwealth, and encourages development of human potential...
  • Open system of secure people who tend to be benevolent, helpful, friendly, and generous; its heroes are altruistic and philanthropic.
  • Belief system, religion, or philosophy is comforting and life is consoling…
  • Generally, the citizenry is psychologically healthy, and mutual reciprocity is evident in relationships… 

Al Qu'ran Surah Al Maun
1. Seest thou one who denies the Judgment (to come)?
2. Then such is the (man) who repulses the orphan (with  harshness),
3. And encourages not the feeding of the indigent.
4. So woe to the worshippers
5.  Who are neglectful of their prayers,
6. Those who (want but) to be seen (of men),
7. But refuse (to supply) (even) neighbourly needs.

    This video (Youtube) shows ILM’s synergistic approach with local leaders to (1) form cultural relationships, (2) understand an area’s dynamics through diligent research, by asking the necessary questions before initiating any social-project in Accra, Ghana. The ILM Foundation is faith-based not-for-profit organization based in Los Angeles.


     

    Pause for this Brief Conscious Break

    (1) How will you utilize expertise to change your community interactions with others, or your workplace? (2) What country other than where you live/work now, would you like to work or live, and why?
    Insight on Global Leadership
     
    The global market is definitely a place of diversity and cultural understandings. For instance, the average African speaks fluently at least 3-4 different languages. Having this divergent ability in linguistic speaking, it is a quality that increases a person’s capacity, for critical thinking. It is a cultural intelligence where most American business leaders lack this proficiency. Some American Leadership, working outside the United States may rely more on a comprehension for Global Ethics, a cultural understanding on mannerisms, and a basic urban comprehension of local landscapes; which opens one’s self to a more synergistic balance.

    Let's keep this in mind; the United States wmay play a major role in global ethics and leadership development. For the past several years, U.S. involvement around the world has developed an ethnocentric perception, on how the U.S. is perceived when it comes to resolving matters. Our roles will be directly connected with repair-and-assist, and design-to-rebuild global relationships, through social entrepreneurial ventures. It is important to have a synergistic approach in global business dealings, in order to avoid any more butterfly effects to global economies. “On the human front, from each perspective, there lies a way of seeing the world and reacting to it, which then determines behavior and actions.”  

    Mission… ILM Foundation’s mission is to teach life skills, to economically underprivileged youth and adults so that social ills are replaced with opportunities for intellectual and economic empowerment. 

    Vision … to create an active network of multifaceted, talented caregivers that utilize their skills and resources to help others obtain shelter, create and/or seek employment, assist individuals to enhance life skill capabilities, and provide social economic – educational development, for those seeking to sustain urban lives.  

    ILM utilizes education and leadership motivation as key drivers to unlock long-term economic sustainability for people and communities we care about, the following chart describes how. 
    [Free Download Creating a Synergistic Culture]

    References:Bullet points and quote statements are found in the text study
     Managing Cultural Differences, pg. 234 ISBN: 978-1-85617-923-2 

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    References: Bullet points and quotes are found in the text study Managing Cultural Differences, pg 234 ISBN: 978-1-85617-923-2