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TV Executive’s decapitation of wife not allowed in Islam

February 20, 2009

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Kari Ansari, Chicago Tribune, 2/20/09 Aasiya Zubair Hassan is dead of decapitation. When we in the Muslim community received this news we prayed for her soul and held our collective breath, waiting for the negative associations to surface in media reports. Sure enough, the term “honor killing” has risen like green scum on a stagnant […]

The Heights of Hysteria in Britain: Anti-terror code ‘would alienate most Muslims’

February 16, 2009

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• Draft strategy brands thousands as extremists  • Ministers ponder plan to be unveiled next month ·         Vikram Dodd ·         The Guardian, Tuesday 17 February 2009   The government is considering plans that would lead to thousands more British Muslims being branded as extremists, the Guardian has learned. The proposals are in a counterterrorism strategy which […]

Video Preview: Improving the Effectiveness of Islamic Boards of Directors

February 15, 2009

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Boards of Islamic Organizations need to improve their level of effectiveness, and this lecture details both the problems associated with the boards of masajids, and how to resolve them Insha Allah. Please see description of the “Islamic Management Series” in the article below. Sample Preview: Improving the Effectiveness of Islamic Boards of Directors Please feel […]

Video Preview: Business Ethics from an Islamic Perspective

February 15, 2009

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Please see description of the “Islamic Management Series” in the article below. This lecture on business ethics is based on my book, Islamic Business Ethics. Sample Preview: Business Ethics from an Islamic Perspective Please feel free to order the Islamic Lecture Series either from my e-store or from the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California […]

World Shame: Child Labor

February 11, 2009

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BBC and International Labor Organization Adyeel The International Labour Organization (ILO) has estimated that 218 million children between the ages of five and seventeen work in developing countries. Of these, 122.3 million children work in the Asia-Pacific region, 49.3 million work in Sub-Saharan Africa, and 5.7 million work in Latin America and the Caribbean. Most […]

Islam in America

February 9, 2009

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CNN ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) — Hailey Woldt put on the traditional black abaya, expecting the worst. Hailey Woldt, in a traditional Muslim head scarf, studied how people react to her garb in Arab, Alabama. The last time she’d worn the Muslim dress that, with a head scarf, covered everything but her face, hands and feet, […]

Science validates Qur’anic claim that Ants talk to one another

February 7, 2009

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Note from Rafik Beekun: Allah in the Quran [Surah 27 verses 18-19] mentions that ants have their own language: “Till, when they came to the valley of the ants, one of the ants SAID: “O ants! Enter your dwellings, lest Sulaimân (Solomon) and his hosts crush you, while they perceive not. So he (Solomon) smiled, […]

Video Preview: Conflict Management in Islamic Organizations

February 7, 2009

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Are you a Muslim having conflicts with others either in an Islamic organization or at home? In this lecture, I will, Insha Allah, help you understand the difference between positive and negative conflict, the causes and consequences of conflict and how to handle conflict using the Seerah of the Prophet (s). Please see description of […]

How are your coaching skills as a leader?

February 5, 2009

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Harvard Business School Publishing One of the best ways to boost your employees’ skills is to coach them. But coaching isn’t easy. Use this tool to learn how effective a coach you are. For each question rate the frequency with which you perform each action. Please click here to assess how effective you are at […]

Obama extends a hand to all faiths, including Islam

February 5, 2009

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Excerpt from President Obama’s speech at the National Prayer Breakfast: We know too that whatever our differences, there is one law that binds all great religions together.  Jesus told us to “love thy neighbor as thyself.” The Torah commands, “That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow.”  In Islam, there is […]

British Police adopt uniform hijab

February 3, 2009

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Note from Rafik Beekun: British Police should be praised for incorporating the hijab into their uniform. It is noteworthy that while some “Muslim” countries are often resistant to giving women their rights, Britain in this case is one step ahead of them. Saturday, January 31, 2009, Police have opened the door to female Muslim recruits […]

Video Preview: Strategic Planning & Implementation in Islamic Organizations

February 2, 2009

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This video clip is from the “Islamic Management Series” DVD set, and is based on my book “Strategic Planning and Implementation for Islamic Organizations”. Both my book and the DVD set are available from my online store. The DVD set alone is also available from the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California.

Video Preview: How does Islam guide us in managing stress?

February 1, 2009

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The short excerpt below is from the “Islamic Management Series” of lectures, and this specific lecture is by Professor Beekun and Dr. Tahar Salaat, and is part of a series of ten lectures in the DVD set. The Islamic Management Series set can be ordered either from Dr. Beekun’s online store at: http://www.theislamicworkplace.com/Books.html or from […]

Video Preview of “Islamic Management Series”

February 1, 2009

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Please see description of the “Islamic Management Series” in the article below. In the first module of this lecture, I am trying to explain the core of an Islamic perspective of leadership. Sample Preview: Leadership from an Islamic Perspective I will be, Insha Allah, adding more sample previews from some of the other modules later […]

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