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Office Romance: An UnIslamic and Dangerous Path

November 29, 2007

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Source: http://www.marriagepartner.com An office romance, work romance, or corporate affair is a romance that occurs between two people who work together in the same office, work location, or business. It tends to breach nonfraternization policies and is a foreseeable business expense. In its 2003 nationwide survey, Vault found that 47 percent of workers have participated […]

Humorous Anecdote #1: Does management know their staff?

November 29, 2007

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On walking into the factory, the Managing Director (MD) noticed a young guy leaning against the wall, doing nothing. He approached the young man and calmly said to him, “How much do you earn?” The young man was quite amazed that he was asked such a personal question, he replied, none the less, “I earn […]

How Moral Are You? Take the Morality Quiz.

November 24, 2007

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Please click here to take the Morality Quiz from Time Magazine, and to assess how moral you are. After you are done, please click here to read a very interesting article from Time Magazine on “What makes us moral.”

Leadership Lessons from The Qur’an: The Story of Dhul-Qarnayn

November 24, 2007

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by Dr. Iqbal Unus, IIIT and Dr. Rafik Beekun The Qur’an is a continuing source of Guidance, and the Guidance it offers is in the context of what the reader is seeking.  Learning from the Qur’an is a dynamic process and that is why we keep reading it in all sorts of circumstances and need. The […]

Understanding The Principle Of Bay` Muzayadah in business

November 24, 2007

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Source: Malaysian ICM, Quarterly Bulletin of Malysian Islamic Capital Market, March 2007, 2: 1 Author: Securities Commission In Islamic financial transactions, price is determined on a willing buyer, willing seller basis. In most instances, the seller will sell to the highest bidder. From a Shariah perspective, a transaction that involves bidding is known as bay` […]

Young Muslim Professionals Drinking Alcohol

November 22, 2007

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A new problem is cropping up in the workplace: drinking by young Muslim professionals. Recently, at a fundraising dinner for a Muslim cause held in a hotel in North America, a Muslim volunteer for the dinner expressed the concern that some Muslims might be bringing in drinks from the hotel bar.   He was shocked that a major concern of […]

Why L.A. police cancelled a plan to map Muslims

November 21, 2007

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By Daniel B. Wood – staff writer and Alison Tully Contributor A high-profile police plan to map Los Angeles’s Muslim population to pinpoint possible terror risks – a plan abruptly withdrawn last week – is an object lesson for US law enforcement in the era after 9/11, say policing experts. Los Angeles, a bastion of […]

Fear-mongering Ad by Congressman Tancredo Targets Muslims

November 15, 2007

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The Politics of Fear: Vote for Tancredo or else! Keith Olbermann from MSNBC exposes Tom Tancredo: Tom Tancredo advocates bombing Mecca and Medina Tom Tancredo on Islam Tom Tancredo denies his own words on CNN The part where the true Tancredo is exposed is towards the last 2 minutes of this video clip.

Isamophobia 101–Episode 24: Police ‘Mapping’ the Muslims of Los Angeles

November 14, 2007

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CAIR LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush on CNN offers reaction to the LAPD MAPS program targeting Southern California Muslims LAPD’s Muslim project decried Police say effort is to reach community; foes say proposal amounts to profiling. By Rick Orlov, Staff Writer, Press-Telegram Article Launched: 11/13/2007 Amid growing nationwide controversy, Islamic leaders called on the Los […]

The brave lawyers of Pakistan–Part 2

November 7, 2007

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Please click here to listen to the latest CNN interview of Chief Justice Iftikar Chaudry.

Destroying economic life on the West Bank

November 7, 2007

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BBC News  Construction is continuing in dozens of Jewish settlements in the West Bank despite Israel’s pledge to freeze their expansion, an campaign group has said. Peace Now says Jewish population growth is three times higher in the area occupied in 1967 than in Israel itself. It says settlers are bypassing a ban on using […]

Why bad employees don’t get fired

November 7, 2007

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Source: CNN, Tag Goulet  If you’re like most people, you have probably also experienced the frustration of working with someone who made your own job more difficult. In both cases you may have wondered, “Why don’t they just fire this person?” Firing someone may seem easy in theory, but it is often a last resort […]

The brave lawyers of Pakistan–Part 1

November 5, 2007

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Source: New York Times General Musharraf, in a televised address on Saturday night, citied the danger to the country posed by extremists and said only emergency rule could solve it. He suspended the Constitution, fired the judges of the Supreme Court, closed the transmission of privately owned television news channels and curbed the broadcasts of […]

Embattled Professor Is Awarded Tenure at Barnard

November 4, 2007

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November 3, 2007   By ALAN FINDER   An assistant professor of anthropology at Barnard College whose scholarship on the use of archaeology in Israel has attracted both fierce criticism and scholarly support has been approved for tenure, Barnard officials said in a statement released yesterday.   The professor, Nadia Abu El-Haj, who was born […]

Muslim Women in Sports: Muslima basketball team in action

November 1, 2007

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Please click here to watch this video clip from ESPN about the Lady Caliphs, playing basketball in hijab. They are champions, with a record of 21 wins versus one loss.  They even played basketball matches while fasting during the month of Ramadan! For sisters only, here is Sister Ruqaya Al Ghasara winning a race in […]

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