The Case of Indonesia An Indonesian teenager has launched a landmark legal case over abuse she suffered at the hands of her employers. She was one of an estimated 700 thousand Indonesian children working as domestic servants. Now a push is underway to change laws, and attitudes, to protect them. Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports […]
A brilliant, down-to-earth speech from our President to our nation’s students. Speaking at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Va., President Barack Obama tells students about his schooling while urging them to work hard and commit to their education. This is the kind of speech Muslims need to hear from their leaders around the world given […]
Given the threat of a potential swine flu pandemic, the CDC recommendations are of special importance for businesses and employers. Please click here to read them.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/22/09) A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group reported today that anti-Iranian graffiti was scrawled inside a Philadelphia store ransacked by vandals earlier this week. According to the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the vandals also overturned counters, broke glass windows and doors and scattered food and other items around […]
By Abigail Hauslohner/Al-Mahalla al-Kubra Time Magazine In the Nile delta region where the famous Egyptian cotton is made, laborers are striking and blaming the government for their poor condition. The strikes involving several dozen workers in the Nile Delta town about 60 miles north of Cairo are just the latest in over a dozen that […]
Skynews Dubai’s ‘Robin Hood’ Benefits From Recession 2:55pm UK, Monday August 10, 2009 Ashish Joshi, Gulf correspondent As the recession forces more Britons to return home from United Arab Emirates, many are donating unwanted items to groups taking from the rich and giving to the poor. Many Britons are returning to the UK as the […]
THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE July 31, 2009 President Obama Nominates Abdul K. Kallon and Jacqueline Nguyen to Serve on the District Court Bench WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama nominated Abdul Kallon and Jacqueline Nguyen to United States District Court judgeships. “These nominees have dedicated their careers to […]
Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level starting July 2010, from scholars specializing in Gender and Islam. The successful candidate will hold a joint appointment in the Religion Department and in the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. Applicants should have expertise in one or more of the following: […]
By Maulvi Waris Mazhari (Translated from Urdu by Yoginder Sikand) Some traditional ulema are of the view that Muslim women must not work outside their homes. They even argue that women can step out of their homes only under extreme necessity. Otherwise, they insist, they must remain within the four walls of their homes. Ironically, […]
Prof. Rafik Beekun Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion is a great, relatively new journal which was started in 2004. Its launch correlates with one of the hotest new areas in management: sprituality. Finally, management experts have realized that people do not turn off their spiritual self when they go to work (even in secular […]
Bill Taylor, Harvard Business Publishing Website As leaders, we have no control over how fast markets grow or how wisely banks lend. But we do control our own mindsets and “animal spirits” — the phrase coined by John Maynard Keynes in the depth of the Great Depression. If all you’ve got is a spreadsheet filled […]
ArabianBusiness.com by Claire Ferris-Lay More than 180 people from across the Gulf have been blacklisted for holding fake US academic certificates allegedly bought from non-accredited institutions, including 69 from Saudi Arabia and 68 from the UAE. Almost 10,000 people in total have been blacklisted by the US Department of Justice for purchasing fake high school […]
The U.S. State Department has just released a very beautiful and informative brochure about “Being Muslim in America”. Please click here to see the brochure.
Ilene Prusher, Staff Writer, Christian Science Monitor RAMALLAH, WEST BANK - Khouloud el-Faqeeh has shattered the glass ceiling of Islamic jurisprudence. After years of pushing to break into the all-male ranks of sharia judges in the Palestinian territories, she finally secured a post after scoring among the best – along with another woman – in a recent test […]
Helen Gray, The Kansas City Star Shortly after the Bernard Madoff story broke, “Religion & Ethics Newsweekly” broadcast a program called “Jewish Reaction to Madoff Scandal.”… [Read more…] In the broadcast, Rabbi Yitzchok Breitowitz of Silver Spring, Md., said Madoff’s crime was an affront to the Jewish religion.… [Read more…] “If you are not honest in business, […]
Muslim Democrats Arif Alikhan is appointed as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development at the Department of Homeland Security The Napolitano, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has appointed Arif Alikhan as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development. He will be joining the DHS within a couple of weeks according to the press office […]
CAIR CAIR-LA is looking for a dynamic, energetic individual to lead several key programs. JOB DESCRIPTION: This person will be responsible for developing and managing programs, publications, interns, and volunteers for CAIR’s office in the Greater Los Angeles Area. This person must also be able to research, apply for, and manage grants. The ideal […]
Muslim Democrats Internships with the US State Department The US State Department is offering several Internships that provide a wide range of programs to accommodate all types of students. The two current programs that are featured by the State Department are the Cooperative Education Project and Stay-In-School Program. 1. The Cooperative Education Project is an Internship program […]
April 13, 2009 Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullah MSA Activists and Students! It is with great pleasure that MSA of the US and Canada announces the second year of its scholarship program for MSA activists and students: The M. Naziruddin Ali Award for Excellence. The M. Naziruddin Ali Award for Excellence provides national […]
Departmental Lecturership in Islamic History, 1000-1500 Salary Grade 7, £28,839 £35,469 per annum Applications are invited for a teaching position in Islamic History, 1000-1500. This fixed-term post is to commence on 1 September 2009 and run until 31 August 2010. The principal duties of the post are to give lectures and classes in Islamic […]
Al Jazeera According to a new report from the World Bank, the quality of education in the Arab world is falling behind other regions and needs urgent reform. The report states that Arab countries need to make education their top priority in order to meet the needs of a young population and rapidly-expanding labour market. […]
Al Jazeera Riz Khan speaks with Ron Bruder, a successful American businessman who took a deep look at the problems of the Middle East after the attacks of 9/11 and founded Education for Employment which now operates in several Arab countries.
CAIR A recently-issued policy directive from the City of Cleveland, USA, prohibits Muslim cab drivers from praying at Hopkins International Airport while waiting for fares in the taxi queue. Other policy directives ban the drivers from using airport restrooms to make ritual ablutions (wudu) and from praying in the airport chapel while on the job. […]
Updated January 4, 2010 Dubai Before November 2008 Dubai in 2009 Dubai companies given “junk” status Al Jazeera, Jan 4, 2010 Standard & Poor, an international ratings agency, said it has cut the credit ratings of six Dubai government-linked companies to junk status. S&P said on Thursday it has taken the move as the likelihood of […]
University of California, San Diego The Department of Sociology at UC, San Diego (http://sociology.ucsd.edu/) invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. We are looking for a first rate scholar whose research focuses on Muslim societies. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree and will be expected to teach and […]
The University of Edinburgh is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Islamic Studies and Arabic in the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies beginning in September 2009. The successful candidate is expected to have the ability to engage in teaching in core areas of Islamic studies (such as the Qur¹an, Sufism, hadith, fiqh, […]
Dr. Muzzamil Siddiqui, Fiqh Council of North America Allah Almighty says, [To the Madyan people (We sent) Shu'aib, one of their own brethren: he said: "O my people! Worship Allah: ye have no other god but Him. And give not short measure or weight: I see you in prosperity, but I fear for you the […]
Source: EPIC Studies have recognized eight generally expected outcomes of ethics/compliance programs: Unethical/illegal behavior Awareness of ethical/legal issues Seeking advice Willing to report wrongdoing Bad news to management Values in judgment processes Employee commitment to organization Meeting external stakeholders’ needs To read the whole article, please click here.
Please click here to listen to the audio of the plight of professional Muslim Women in Great Britain.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
President has named Rashad Hussain to be Deputy Associate Counsel to the President. Mr. Hussain recently served as a Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice. Prior to that, he was as a Law Clerk to Damon J. Keith on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Earlier in his career, […]
Get Recognized for Your Work on an International Stage The 2009 Adobe Design Achievement Awards give higher education students from around the world the shortcut to brilliance to propel their careers in the future. Enter in 12 categories in 3 media areas endorsed by the industry. Cash prizes will be awarded during the Icograda World […]
True North shows how anyone who follows their internal compass can become an authentic leader. This leadership tour de force is based on research and first-person interviews with 125 of today’s top leaders—with some surprising results. In this important book, acclaimed former Medtronic CEO Bill George and coauthor Peter Sims share the wisdom of these […]
Professor Rafik Beekun, University of Nevada This past week, in joint cooperation with the Shura Council of Southern California and Dr. Muzammil Siddiqui, we just completed and launched an “Islamic Management Series” lectures on DVD covering 10 lectures based on the training workshops which I have conducted globally with Islamic for profit and not for […]
Saudi Arabia is setting up a New Research and Science University at Rabegh (90 Kms from Jeddah) which is unique of its kind as it has the highest grant (Endowment Fund) in the world after Harvard Business School. It will be called KAUST (www.kaust.edu.sa) and it will offer only Masters and PhD degrees to […]
MPAC Announcement Due to the political transition taking place in Washington, D.C., there are unique opportunities for young Muslim Americans to become involved, both in the Obama Administration and in Congress. With new senators and House representatives looking to staff their offices and committees, the Congressional Muslim Staffers Association (CMSA) is creating and disseminating a […]
A website (www.change.gov) is designed to provide prospective applicants with information to help them apply for positions in the Obama-Biden Administration This website is designed to provide prospective applicants with information to help them apply for positions in the Obama-Biden Administration. President-Elect Obama will make appointments throughout the federal government. Some positions will require Senate confirmation […]
First Story: AP Investigation: Alaska Funded Palin Kids’ Travel By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS reported in the New York Times Published: October 22, 2008 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Sarah Palin charged the state for her children to travel with her, including to events where they were not invited, and later amended expense reports to specify […]
On “Meet the Press” today, Colin L. Powell concluded his endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama by referring to the death of a Muslim soldier, Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan of Manahawkin, N.J., who was killed in Iraq on Aug. 6, 2007, and whose remains were buried in Arlington. He and three other soldiers, including a corporal […]
It is already home to the world’s glitziest buildings, man-made islands and mega-malls – now Dubai plans to build the tallest tower. But behind the dizzying construction boom is an army of migrant labourers lured into a life of squalor and exploitation. Ghaith Abdul-Ahad reports o Ghaith Abdul-Ahad o The Guardian, The sun is setting […]
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 […]
http://www.democracynow.org AMY GOODMAN: Democratic Congress member Keith Ellison of Minnesota has been back in the Twin Cities this week closely monitoring the treatment of protesters and journalists at the RNC. He joins me now here. Welcome to Democracy Now! REP. KEITH ELLISON: Glad to be here, Amy. AMY GOODMAN: And thanks for helping out last […]
Note from Rafik Beekun: This is an older article, but the issues it raises are still similar to those by American Muslims today. By PETER STEINFELS During Ramadan, the holy month that began with the new moon this week, Muslims abstain from food and drink from dawn to dark. In many Islamic countries, this means […]
For Release: 23:00 GMT August 27, 2008 Contact: Steven Kull (202) 232-7500 College Park, MD—Contrary to the common assumption that Muslims view globalization as a threat to their society, a new poll of predominantly Muslim countries finds that globalization is generally viewed positively. The poll was conducted by WorldPublicOpinion.org in six nations located in different […]
CNN Please click here to watch how an American Muslim pilot, placed on a terrorist watch list, may now be unable to provide for his family and himself because he will not be able to fly planes. He is a war veteran who has placed his life on the line for our country.