1. What is MMS?

Able Community Masjid Management System is the first online Masjid Management System that is designed and implemented by dedicated and highly professional experts from Silicon Valley, California.

The Masjid Management System is a modular system that provides features based on Masjid size, maturity and existing capabilities. This is combined with our dedicated full time staff to support the Masajid.

 

2. Why do we need MMS?

Our Masajid provide excellent Islamic services under incredible challenging conditions and limited resource. Combine this fact with the limited technology skill set to create, develop and maintain online communication and website.

Able Community is the first Muslim online infrastructure/foundation that enables focused and real life solutions for our Masajid, schools, families and the individuals. We are enabling Masjid online capabilities from website development, web hosting, Masjid operations and

 

3. What are the key drivers for MMS?

The single most important key driver is to enable online Muslim infrastructure that enables solutions and communication based on Islamic values, environment and foster learning and growth from our institutions to our families and individuals.

Second is to provide professional grade online tools, solutions and resources to our Masajid while connecting them to the community at large for effective engagement, knowledge sharing, programs that benefit community, families and individuals.

Ideally by enabling an online Muslim infrastructure and environment, we will strive to become a positive, dynamic and solution oriented community model for rest of the world.

 

4. How many Masajid are already using the MMS

We are going through field trials with few Masajid from California, Texas and Wisconsin. Insha Allah we will fully launch deploy the Masjid Management System in June, 2011.

 

5. Why hosted only Masjid Management System?


Few important reasons:


A. Developed and supported by dedicated Muslim professional catered to provide efficient support and operations of

online resources.

B. Highly secure architecture with key security features such as:

a. Server BIOS and hardware level security in a Tier 1 data center
b. Security hardened Operating System with OS level firewall
c. Security controls in database server
d. Application layer security
e. Program language level security
f. Secure configuration of web server
g. Security audit and logging enabled
h. Network firewall with segregation between web server, database and other VM environment.
i. Separate development, staging and production environment while implemented segregation of duties.
j. No direct access to the production environment.

C. It’s not feasible for a Masjid to acquire and manage such granular level secure architecture. In addition,

Able Community has team of website designers, SEO capability and integrated services experts.

 

6. We do not need MMS. We have our internal IT expert team

Really!!!
Based on our engagement with Masajid, the IT resources are volunteer based and are not at the level of professional grade full time dedicated solutions. This is our Masjid solution differentiation. We are dedicated, committed and available to provide quality and sustainable solution.

 

7. What is the business model?


Able Community is providing the Masjid Management Solution at below cost while making fund raising effort to support our solutions and goals.
Able Community Management team is based on full time technology experts from Silicon Valley. We are in the process to start fund raising in order to sustain the operations and development of Masjid Solution as well as other key solutions coming in following months. Some of the products/solutions we are about to launch are:


A. Web hosting solution
B. Masjid Management System
C. School Management System
D. Islamic scholar website development and support
E. Restaurant Management system
F. Medical Hospital/Clinic Management System for nonprofit organizations
G. Website development and SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
H. Masajid and Halal food Yellow Pages
I. Online stores and Women business Program
J. Events Management System
K. Get out to Vote and Political Canvassing

 

8. How would you derive the income/profit?

Our focus is to ensure Able Community operations and programs are funded via the fund raising efforts. Able Community Management is not deriving any money or funds towards them. All the funds/money is 100% given to Able Community operations and program/solutions cost.

 

9. Why not give the MMS free?

Able Community has full time staff that develops and maintains the Masjid Management solution. In addition we have our dedicated hardware server, secure network structure and we are developing additional solutions for the community that not only has financial cost but we want to make sure we provide on-going support, training, customization and development to meet the changing business requirements.
In addition talking with brothers and sisters who manage and operate Masajid highly suggested to put some payment to support the cost and give a sense of value to the Masajid management.

 

10. What is Able Community?

Able Community is the first Muslim Online infrastructure that provides real life solutions and products to make life safe, fun based on best practices and quality implementation.


Able Community platform foster a clean, safe and fun environment managed by community professionals and volunteers while enabling and supporting solutions such as

A. Web hosting solution
B. Masjid Management System
C. School Management System
D. Islamic scholar website development and support
E. Restaurant Management system
F. Medical Hospital/Clinic Management System for nonprofit organizations
G. Website development and SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
H. Masajid and Halal food Yellow Pages
I. Online stores and Women business Program
J. Events Management System
K. Get out to Vote and Political Canvassing
L. And More

 

11. Why Able Community?

We wanted to focus on the infrastructure platform that’s based on Islamic values and principles while strictly striving that we manage operation and conduct of Able Community without political or personal influence.

Able Community takes pride to conduct its actions and operations based on high level of ethics, sincerity, devotion and accountability while focused on sharing our capabilities and solutions.
Our intention is to offer the same level of quality solutions across the board so each one of us can learn, trust and grow together.

 

12. Why do we trust Able Community with our confidential and sensitive data?

For the following important reasons:


A. Able Community is run by highly technical Muslim professionals from the Silicon Valley, California.

B. Our Infrastructure is designed and implemented with extensive detail from hardware, Operating System, DNS,

Web Server, Database, Application firewall and network firewall. The solution is managed round the clock by the security and IT professionals.

C. The Masjid Management solution is developed, reviewed and improved by Masajid management individuals in the

Silicon Valley, CA.

D. CEO of Able Community has worked as Security Policy Maker in Kaiser Permanente and Information Security

Officer in Wells Fargo Bank line of business. We have a strong security governance, security program, security controls and compliance expertise that we have effectively enabled in Able Community and its solutions.

E. We have independence and high level of professional ethics, principles from IT security and technology expertise

which basically states that there will be no compromise on security and integrity of the information assets

F. We have clearly defined security policies, practices, processes, acceptable use and effective contract language in

order to manage risks and compliance requirements for the information assets.

 

13. What is the assurance that our Masjid data will be safe and protected?

Masjid solution is completely independent and securely deployed. In addition we have implemented 3 layers of application and data security firewall. This is in addition to the Operating system and Network firewalls. The server is hosted in a highly advanced and professionally secured data center in the west coast.

This in turn is effective by enabling logging and auditing as well as keep the development, staging and production environment completely separate on different servers along with segregation of duties.

At no point Able Community touches Masjid data, manipulate or use it. We are legally bound to protect and safeguard customer data and in turn the data is not shared within Able Community, its affiliates or partners.

Masjid has complete admin control to their solutions, services and the Masjid data.

 

14. What is the assurance that our Masjid data will not be shared or looked upon?

The assurance is based on our strong professional principles, values, ethics and decision that we simply will not access or use Masjid data. In addition:

A. Legally binding contract with security and confidentiality language.

B. Enforcement of our terms of use, acceptable use, information security policy and processes.

C. An effective incident reporting, incident handling and reporting procedure in place to handle data integrity and

data security issues.

D. Efforts to protect and strengthen Able Community brand and trust within our community.

 

15. How do we contact Able Community when there is an issue/incident?

There is a contact us form in the Masjid Management homepage as well as real time help desk ticket and support system.

 

16. What do you mean by full time support staff for MMS?

 

17. How will we contact for any issue or feature help?

Able Community provides online case management and real time helpdesk solution. In addition we have idea sharing and forum for additional feature request or assistance.

 

18. What if we want to have custom developed website, feature or solution?

Able Community specializes in developing individual dedicated customized websites based on renowned content management system. We have developed more than 10 templates for our products and services to choose from or bring your own design and we will develop customized solution and will help it enable on your website based on your direction and needs.

 

19. How can a Masjid get training for their volunteers and staff to use the MMS features and

capabilities?

Able Community has Masjid on-boarding process where close partnership, support and requirements development and delivery is ensured.

Able Community has developed an effective Volunteer Management System to provide technology training and process walk-through of MMS solution in order to train and help Masjid staff and management.

 

Additional Security design information


Each Masjid System has the below security structure. This service is one of the many other security capabilities we implemented in Able Community Secure architecture.

 

1. Double Firewall system providing Three Layers of protection:

Layer 1: Signature-based Detection System - detecting most common hacking behaviors.

a) Surface Scanning, once hacking behavior is found, the activity and corresponding IP will be banned immediately.

Layer 2: Pattern-based Instruction Detection Systems - blocking all inbound malicious codes and hacking activities, including network-, application-, and operating system-level attacks.

a) Scans and monitors all URL, Form Fields, Cookies values.
b) If hacking is found and the Risk Score exceed the secure level, the IP will be banned immediately.
c) If Suspicious Hacking behavior is found for Form Fields and Cookies hacking, the hacking strings in the Form / Cookies value will be stripped and sanitized.


Layer 3: HTTP BlackList System - dynamically linking to a HTTP blacklist database and blocking access based on network masks or IP addresses.

a) Scans users' IPs, once the IP address is located in the HTTP blacklist, the access will be blocked immediately.

 

2. Two Types of reactions:

a) Ban + Email Alert: If the hacking triggers Layer 1 protection or exceed the Risk Score in Layer 2 protection, the IP will be blocked, and the alert email will be sent to the administrator.
b) Log + Email Alert: If the Risk Score of the suspicious behavior is lower than the global setting, the IP will be blocked for monitoring purpose, and the alert email will be sent to the administrator.

 

3. Embedded Able Community Virus Scanner application:

Providing on-demand scanning of your source codes for malicious codes injections, cleaning of the malicious codes from the infected files, and generating complete scanning reports.

 

4. Form Field Filtering Enabled:

Allowing users to filter the content of the form fields in order to prevent XSS attacks.

 

5. Whitelist Setting Enabled:

Unlike other security software which only provides IP white list function, Able Community PHP Anti-Hacker also provides the white list function for your programs and form fields, so that it gives you the flexibility to user a wide range of software while maintaining a high level of protections.

 

6. Supports for Search Engine Optimized Websites:

Providing protection while maintaining your page ranking.

 

7. Instant emails alerts to administrators:

Once suspicious hacking behavior is logged.

 

8. The application is developed under Able Community on the basis using the Model-View-Control Architect. Therefore its functions can be easily extended to almost all other Able Community products and services.