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Walter Reed Officials Asked: Was Nidal Hassan Psychotic?

November 12, 2009

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NPR News Nov 11, 2009 Deeply Troubling, Schizoid Behavior When a group of key officials gathered in the spring of 2008 for their monthly meeting in a Bethesda, Md., office, one of the leading — and most perplexing — items on their agenda was: What should we do about Hasan? Hasan had been a trouble […]

Videos: U.S. Muslims Condemn Cowardly Fort Hood Attack

November 9, 2009

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Oklahoma Muslims Condemn Unequivocally Fort Hood Attack Fort Hood (Texas) Muslims Condemn The Deadly Rampage Rachel Maddow says Right-Wing Wrong on Fort Hood Attack Muslims Condemn Shootings, Urge Calm and Unity Cair Rep Discusses Fort Hood Attack on PBS ‘Newshour’ South Florida Muslims Pray Fr Peace Muslims Worry About Backlash N. Texas Muslims Fear Fort […]

Islamophobia: Muslim Interns Infiltrating Congress?

October 28, 2009

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The above video is referring to the attack by four Republican Congressional Representatives on Muslim interns in Congress and on CAIR. Please click here to read about the unjustified attack by these lawmakers. Rep. Ellison Speaks Out Against Muslim ‘Intern Spy’ Hunt [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STSqmcs-Y_U]

Muslim World Losing Battle Against Drugs

October 23, 2009

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Al Jazeera The Case of Egypt Off a major desert highway that connects Egypt’s capital to the coastal city of Alexandria, drug users gather at a hidden exit to score heroin, free from the prying eyes of the authorities. Yasser, 25, has to drive 20km on the Alexandria highway to ensure his almost daily supply. […]

Abercrombie & Fitch vs. the Hijab

September 24, 2009

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Time Magazine, Sean Gregory Given the hyper-sexualized advertising that Abercrombie & Fitch has long embraced, it is no surprise that the company encourages its employees to let their hair down. But is the company practicing discrimination if it won’t hire a young woman who covers her head for religious reasons? Yes, according to the Equal […]

Hillary Clinton Appoints U.S. Special Representative to Muslim Communities

September 16, 2009

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Swearing-In Ceremony for Farah Pandith US Dept of State’s (first) Special Representative to Muslim Communities. While we congratulate our sister in Islam for her appointment, please note that Secretary Clinton is dressed more modestly and thus in a way more acceptable to Muslims than Pandith.   http://www.state.gov/video/?videoid=40275422001 by Secretary Clinton: September 2009 While U.S. Muslims applaud this […]

Domestic Workers Treated like Slaves in Muslim Countries

September 10, 2009

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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 […]

Obama’s Timely School Speech Stresses Student Responsibility

September 8, 2009

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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 […]

CDC Recommendations for businesses and employers with respect to flu season

September 2, 2009

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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.

Attack on Muslim Business Probed as Hate Crime

August 24, 2009

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(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 […]

Egyptians in Nile Delta go on labor strikes

August 18, 2009

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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 […]

Dubai recession and expats’ departures benefit disadvantaged residents

August 11, 2009

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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 […]

Obama nominates Abdul K. Kallon to serve on District Court Bench

August 1, 2009

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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 […]

Position: Islam and Gender, Wesleyan University, Asst Prof

July 22, 2009

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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: […]

Can Muslim Women Work Outside Their Homes?

July 22, 2009

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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, […]

Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion

June 25, 2009

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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 […]

10 Questions Every Change Agent Must Answer

June 25, 2009

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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 […]

Fake Degree Scam in Gulf and Saudi Arabia

June 11, 2009

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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 […]

New Brochure from the US State Department: Being Muslim in America

June 4, 2009

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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.

New Female Judge Transforms Islamic Court

May 14, 2009

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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 […]

Spirituality in the Workplace: Each Faith Offers Guidelines For Business Ethics

May 12, 2009

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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, […]

Arif Alikhan Appointed as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development at the Department of Homeland Security

May 7, 2009

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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-Greater Los Angeles Area Chapter Seeking Development and Programs Coordinator

April 30, 2009

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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 […]

Internships with the US State Department

April 30, 2009

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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 […]

Scholarships available for Muslim Students in North America

April 13, 2009

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 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 […]

University of Oxford: Position in Islamic History

March 24, 2009

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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 […]

Inside Story: Arab Education System Failing

March 21, 2009

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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. […]

Riz Khan: Unemployment in the Arab World

March 21, 2009

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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.

Cleveland Cab Drivers Prohibited from Praying while in Taxi Queue

March 19, 2009

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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. […]

Global Recession Hits Dubai Job Market–The Dubai Files

March 18, 2009

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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 […]

Assistant or Associate Professor Muslim Societies

March 17, 2009

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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 […]

Position Opening: Lectureship in Islamic Studies and Arabic

March 17, 2009

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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, […]

Some Key Business Ethics Principles in Islam

March 3, 2009

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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 […]

Outcomes of Effective Ethics Programs at Work

March 3, 2009

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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.

Professional Muslim Women in Great Britain: To Be or Not To Be?

March 1, 2009

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Please click here to listen to the audio of the plight of professional Muslim Women in Great Britain.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rashad Hussain to be Deputy Associate Counsel to President Obama

January 28, 2009

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  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, […]

Adobe Announces the 2009 Adobe Design Achievement Awards

January 26, 2009

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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 […]

Leading@Google: Authentic Leadership

January 26, 2009

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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 […]

Islamic Management Lecture Series now available on DVD

January 25, 2009

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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 […]

KAUST scholarships for graduate studies in Saudi Arabia

January 22, 2009

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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 […]

Job Opportunities on Capitol Hill for American Muslim Citizens

November 21, 2008

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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 […]

Prospective Jobs in Obama Administration

November 9, 2008

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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 […]

Like AIG, Sarah Palin has taken advantage of taxpayers

October 21, 2008

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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 […]

Kareem R. Khan, American Muslim Hero who made the ultimate sacrifice

October 19, 2008

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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 […]

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