The secular spinning queen of deception, Daisy the Khan, and her multi-married radical husband, the notorious imam of the Ground Zero triumphal mosque, Feisal Rauf, are seeking a sharia law project manager. Rauf is a fierce supporter of the sharia, as advanced in his book, Call to Prayer: Islamic Proselytizing for the World Trade Center Rubble.
For what? For what, sharia law? And where do they get 55,000 for this position?
AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MUSLIM ADVANCEMENT (hat tip Marvin B)
Program Manager- Islamic Law
Position title: Program Manager-Islamic Law
Reports to: Executive Director
Apply by: Immediately-no later than June 6, 2011
The American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA) is a New-York based nonprofit organization founded in 1997 to elevate the discourse on Islam and foster environments in which Muslims thrive. We are dedicated to strengthening an authentic expression of Islam based on cultural and religious harmony through interfaith collaboration, youth and women’s empowerment, and arts and cultural exchange. To find out more about ASMA, please visit http://www.asmasociety.org/about/index.html.
Program Manager-Islamic Law is responsible for leading several key programs, including WISE Muslim Women’s Shura Council and Muftiyyah Training Program. The WISE Shura Council is a global and inclusive council of Muslim women scholars, activists and specialists that critically engage with dominant Islamic interpretations of social issues and practices; promote religiously grounded arguments that enable Muslim women to make dignified choices based on their own religious tradition; disseminate these authoritative opinions around the world; develop a variety of training programs, both short-term intensive and long term, in order to equip women with expertise in the Islamic legal traditions. The Muftiyyah Training Program, a long-term goal of the Shura Council, will create Muslim women jurists educated in Islamic law and secular disciplines of relevance. (To find out more, visit http://www.wisemuslimwomen.org/about/shuracouncil/.)
Working as an in-house expert, Program Manager-Islamic Law will also provide oversight to other initiatives related to Islamic law/governance and religious interpretation.
Specific responsibilities include the following:
. Frequently interact with the Executive Director
. Coordinate all logistics and set agenda for Shura Council meetings/conference calls
. Spearhead the research, writing and dissemination of Shura Council informed opinions
. Serve as rapporteur for Shura Council meetings/conference calls
. Help in obtaining formal commitments and collaborating plans with key academic institutions,
private-public partnerships, funding agencies, and other organizations as they relate to the work of
the Shura Council and the Muftiyyah Training Program
. Assist with Shura Council and Muftiyyah Training Program grant proposals/budgets/reports, in
collaboration with development staff
. Assist in programming of various WISE forums, such as conferences, trainings, panel discussions, etc.
. Represent ASMA at various public events and collaborative committees
. Work as an in-house expert on Islamic law and aid with other initiatives related to Islam, Islamic
law/governance, and religious interpretation, as necessary
. Promote a work environment that facilitates hard work, cohesion, and creative solutions to further
improve ASMA and its outputs, including but not limited to the Shura Council and the Muftiyyah
Qualifications: Program Manager- Islamic Law is the heart of two essential and vibrant ASMA programs relating to religious education and interpretation. In addition, Program Manager-Islamic Law works as an in-house scholar and expert. ASMA is seeking a highly qualified, motivated, energetic, bright and collegial
individual for this important position.
• Advanced degree in relevant field i.e. Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. Expertise and deep personal
interest in Islamic law and/or Islamic education highly preferred
• Excellent research and writing skills for a variety of outlets, including academic, media, online and
• Knowledge of Arabic and/or additional relevant languages
• Experience working in activism for Muslim women and or Islamic education
• Eagerness to work with a diverse spectrum of cultures, nationalities, religions, and ideologies
• Basic familiarity with budgeting principles and grant writing
• Technical skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point (HTML preferred)
• Excellent organizational and communication skills (verbal and written)
• Strong interpersonal skills: ability to work with strong personalities and negotiate conflicts of opinion a must
• Self-motivated worker and team player
• Ability to manage multiple tasks/responsibilities in a fast-paced environment
• Experience working in resource-scare environments
• Flexibility with working hours in case of urgent deadlines, after work events etc
Salary Range: $45,000-$55,000 plus benefits. Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Interested applicants should send cover letter, CV, and a short writing sample to Dr. Perin Gurel at