Originally Posted by AmeeratulJannah
timekeeping... why are we as an ummah no longer capable of starting events on time?
simple things to help with time keeping...
how about we make sure we send someone reliable to go early and pick up the speaker if they are coming from outside of town.
and 5mins before things are about to start is a bad time to setup the sound system.
it is like it is in built, everyone so much expects it now that they also turn up late.
we are also unreliable, imagine if we had to go to a battle today... a quarter of the brothers turn up on time and get slaughtered, another quarter turn up later and get upset because the first quarter started things before they could get there. the last half didnt turn up at all despite their promises to do so.
it isnt just people coming to talks and events, it is the organisers themselves. to be honest unless i cant avoid it i dont work with people who are not reliable, where i lived in sheffield i knew all the reliable da'ees and everyone else i just left to do their own thing.
there are many other little matters but reliability and time keeping are musts.
lack of good english speakers for da'wah events also really gets on my nerves, if the sheikh doesnt know english too well then he is no good for speaking to non muslims, simple.