Assalāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāh
If you’re involved in any kind of da‘wah and you’ve never heard of Prophetic Guidance (PG) then it’s time to crawl out of that hole!
By the grace of Allah subḥānahu wa ta‘āla, founded originally by Shaykh Kehlan al-Jubury and Ustādh Abu Eesa Niamatullah, PG started off producing al-Hady al-Nabawy magazine; brought circles of knowledge to Manchester covering all the Islamic sciences and still maintains that today; produced and still produces many Islamic articles and papers; brought you the smash-hit TV series al-Adab al-Mufrad; released Islamic videos leading to hundreds of thousands of views; produced the best-selling performance CD “The Last Testament”; organised for hundreds of thousands of pounds to be raised for various charities around the world and locally in England too; released the unique Qur’an presentation “The Levantine Prophecy”; established one of the world’s biggest and most professionally organised regular Islamic classes absolutely free of charge known as “Logical Progression” and so much more mā shā Allāh tabārakallāh.
What we’re saying is, that when we do things, we do them BIG! And if you want to make your little, go a massive long way in the Ṣadaqah Jāriyah stakes, then READ ON!
Here at Prophetic Guidance we are looking to strengthen our technical team with dynamic and creative individuals that can take PG to the next level. We are looking for people that can ensure our systems and servers are running smoothly and efficiently as well providing an exceptional learning experience for our students. We’re also looking for those who can help our editing teams, graphics and animation teams and AV teams. You’ll be joining a crew of some of the best and most hard working brothers and sisters in Islamic da‘wah. They are utterly dedicated to delivering at the highest level at all times, are enthusiastic and have a willingness to work hard and often under high pressure. All this whilst still working in their normal jobs, or running their own lives, and being busy like everyone is. But when it comes to something urgently needed for PG, that’s when the quality shines.
If you think you can join the team and you’ve been looking for that opportunity to put your skills to maximum use and thereby benefit many thousands of grateful people, all for the sake of Allah, then this could be for you.
But we have to be careful. We have a reputation for being the best and that only works because our team is made of the best, and sadly we can’t operate with those who can’t cut it at the top and pass our requirements list even though this isn’t a paid position. Actually no-one is paid in PG. That’s why we all hold each other accountable to the very highest standard. Our standard is Allah’s pleasure, not personal profit.
We have to have a process that chooses winners.
The successful candidate(s) will be responsible for managing all aspects of Prophetic Guidance’s online presence in particular the main PG website, the Logical Progression Student Portal and the Student Forum. The servers and databases will also need to be monitored and maintained. General Admin tasks fall under this role and the successful candidate(s) will be expected to provide technical support to the wider team, troubleshoot email issues and provide technical training amongst other tasks. Experience with Photoshop or Illustrator is an advantage.
- Advanced knowledge of HTML/CSS (HTML5 & CSS3 a plus)
- PHP and MySQL
- Experience with WordPress and vBulletin, the ability to build bespoke templates and also customise existing templates
- Experience with Linux environment
- Knowledge of Apache (Experience with Nginx a plus)
- Confident with both cPanel control panel and SSH command line
- The ability to troubleshoot server-side issues would be an advantage
- Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
- Work effectively as part of a team, excellent interpersonal skills
- Self motivated
- Excellent organisational, communication and time-management skills
- Experience in Adobe Photoshop
- Understanding of cross-platform and cross-browser issues.
- Understanding and knowledge of responsive layouts
- Video editing, graphical design and/or animation skills
How do I apply?
- Please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter (no longer than 1 page) outlining why you would like to join our team, how you meet the above specification and link(s) to any previous work/your blog/website
- Please send both CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, ensuring the Email subject line is: Technical Team Application
When will I hear from Prophetic Guidance?
Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and appreciate the time taken to apply. Selected candidates will be contacted via email.
You may be thinking “Why all the formality for just some old volunteer position!?” to which the answer is, this isn’t some old volunteer position! This is an opportunity. You will be in personal unique contact with some of the top scholars, students of knowledge and most reliable and quality brothers and sisters that there are in the da‘wah. You will be serving tens of thousands of Muslims without exaggeration. It will be you who will gain from this, believe us, in this dunya and in the Ākhirah.
Please note again: every single member of the PG team is an unpaid volunteer, and thus this is also a voluntary position. Of course any expenses incurred will be covered.
Thank you for reading and please share this with those winners who you think could help contribute at the top and make a difference. It might not be that they can do everything in the above list, but perhaps they can do some of those things very well. Tell them to let us know!