Work Ethics for Muslims Fasting During Ramadan

August 3, 2011


Note from Rafik Beekun During the blessed month of Ramadan, many Muslims (especially in Muslim countries) slack off, showing up late at work (or not showing up at all), sleeping on the job, procrastinating, doing the least possible, and asking employers for shorter working days at the same wage rate. This type of behavior is […]


Areas of Workplace Sensitivity for Muslims

April 18, 2011


BY MARY NEVANS-PEDERSON TH STAFF WRITER Telegraph Herald On line Although Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the U.S., it and its adherents often are misunderstood by the majority culture, said a Muslim woman working to dispel misconceptions about her adopted faith. Lisa Zaynab Killinger, vice president of the Iowa chapter of the Council on […]

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Working During Ramadan

April 16, 2011


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Guide to Religious Beliefs in the Workplace

December 16, 2009

0, edited by the Islamic Workplace… [Read more…] Christianity There are a wide variety of Christian churches and organisations. Festivals: - Christmas Day December 25th – Easter Sunday March/April (date set by lunar calendar) – A festival starting on Maundy Thursday and finishing on Easter Sunday In addition there are a number of ‘holy days of […]

Fasting (Siyam) Is Good For Your Brain

September 5, 2009


Qur’an: Surah Al Baqara, 2: 184, “For to fast is to do good unto yourselves if you but knew it.” Andrea Useem, Ramadan is in its third week now, and the required dawn-to-dusk fasting often feels like a daily mini–marathon. By late afternoon, hunger and thirst have sucked me dry, leaving me sleepy, slow-minded, […]

Ramadan Nasheeds

September 10, 2008


Updated on August 17, 2009 Nasheed #1 Nasheed #2 Nasheed #3 Cute Ramadan Songs for Kids Ramadan song #1 A reminder just in case we let our iman becomes weak

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Is work during Ramadan worship?

September 3, 2008


By Meena S Janardhan, Speronews Note from Rafik Beekun: During Ramadan, Muslims are supposed to continue their regular work schedule unless they experience extreme hardships (as indicated by the Shari’ah). However, as this previously published article points out, Muslims in several countries just slow down, or take special leave of absence, thus potentiallly damaging their […]

Respecting Ramadan At Work: Who Gets It?

September 1, 2008


During the entire month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset and constantly aim to better themselves through heightened spirituality and intense prayers, abstaining from any form of personal gratification. Particularly in the last 10 days of this holy month, some Muslims need to stay up late or even all night for special prayers. […]

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Exams and Studying While Fasting in Ramadan

September 1, 2008


Fatwa from QUESTION: I have a 12-hour school day at the university. If I do not perform well on quizzes, tests, and participation, am I excused from fasting? By the end of the day I lose my concentration and I can no longer focus my eyes to read the material in class most likely […]

Ramadan 101 + Ramadan Duas from Qur’an and Sunnah

September 24, 2007


Ramadan 101 Ramadan is the month of fasting for all the Muslims who are followers of Islam. Ramadan is the ninth month of Islamic calendar and is the month of devotion of self to Allah. Muslims believe that during this month they must indulge themselves praying to Allah and concentrating less on their daily work […]

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Is work during Ramadan worship?

September 13, 2007


Meena S Janardhan Note from Rafik Beekun: This is  a reprint of an older article, but the issues it brings up are still current and being brought up each Ramadan.   DUBAI, Oct 25, 2005 (IPS) – Ramadan is a period of fasting, prayer and penance for Muslims everywhere but, in the Gulf countries, it is also a month […]

During your life, pray Salat-ul-Tasbih at least once.

September 9, 2007


Updated August 21, 2011, My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, Ramadan Mubarak. Sometime ago, I posted an article on Salat-ul-Tasbih. I am reproducing and expanding it here because of its importance and the blessings that it brings, Insha Allah. I have also updated the answer on how to count during Salatul Tasbih.  Please note […]

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Muslim Football Players at the 2014 World Cup

June 16, 2014


“I am to my servant as he expects of Me, I am with him when he remembers Me. If he remembers Me in his heart, I remember him to Myself, and if he remembers me in an assembly, I mention him in an assembly better than his…” (Bukhari and Muslim)

Greed, Rapaciousness and Intrigue: How Egypt became dependent on Israeli Gas

June 13, 2014


These oil and gas deals “add up to a total loss to the Egyptian people of possibly over $11bn. Almost all of these involved Hussein Salem at some point in time arranging the deals.” Mika Minio-Paluello Energy Analyst

When $ trumps human rights violations and crimes against humanity: Gap enters Burma (Myanmar)

June 7, 2014


In spite of the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Burma–(please read the article “US House passes resolution calling on Myanmar to end abuses against Rohingya Muslims), GAP has decided that profits matter more and is now establishing two factories in Burma (known now as Myanmar). Muslims around the world should boycott GAP products. Gap: First […]

Myanmar’s State Sponsored Apartheid Against and Genocide of Rohingyas

June 1, 2014


This is an excerpt from an opinion piece written by Nicholas Kristoff in the New York Times: SITTWE, Myanmar — Minura Begum has been in labor for almost 24 hours, and the baby is stuck. Worse, it’s turned around, one tiny foot already emerging into the world in a difficult breech delivery that threatens the […]

Petition Against the execution of Sudanese Christian woman

May 29, 2014


Islam has always been for freedom of choice with respect to one’s faith. In the Qur’an in Chapter 2, verse 256, God orders, “Let there be no compulsion in religion” Although apostasy is a sin in Islam, never during the time of the Prophet Muhammad (s) was an apostate put to death simply for choosing […]

American Muslims Honor Memorial Day Weekend

May 26, 2014


Both my son as well as my wife served honorably in the US NAVY. My father and my uncles also served in the British Army during and after the Second World War. To them and to all others who have served to defend the cause of freedom and justice, we say a great thank you […]

Boko Haram: “Neither in the name of Islam, nor of Muslims globally.”

May 23, 2014


A Group of Nigerians and Muslims have launched a campaign in response to the recent Boko Haram abductions of young girls and other atrocities. What they have to say may surprise you. The Campaign is called #NotInGodsName (Not In God’s Name) is an a public declaration to reject criminal acts in the name of God […]


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