Bismillah hir Rahman nir Rahim – In the name of God the Most Beneficent the Most Merciful Announcing Good News Jan 7, 2011 – Anaheim: Islamic Shura Council of Southern California is pleased to launch an online leadership and management course tailored for the current and future leadership of Masajid and non-profit organizations. “Masajid ought […]
Commentary from Rafik: Strategic myopia and one gigantic step backward: UAE acts to muzzle Blackberry. While the remainder of the world moves forward, Middle Eastern Arab countries are especially good at find unimaginable ways at shackling their own people and slowing any kind of progress. Here we go again. In the past, they would have […]
Dear Reader, How many times have you heard the following: “Islam has nothing to do with democracy,” “Muslims are violent,” “They oppress women?” In partnership with Unity Productions Foundation, the makers of a new PBS documentary “Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think,” Link TV broadcasts this prescient and important new film that reveals […]
Qur’an: Surah Al Baqara, 2: 184, “For to fast is to do good unto yourselves if you but knew it.” Andrea Useem, Health.com 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, […]
From The Times July 21, 2009 Fiona Hamilton, London Correspondent Increasing numbers of non-Muslims are turning to Sharia courts to resolve commercial disputes and other civil matters, The Times has learnt. The Muslim Arbitration Tribunal (MAT) said that 5 per cent of its cases involved non-Muslims who were using the courts because they were less […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Note from Rafik Beekun: By the Grace of Allah, I just posted an article that Dr. Iqbal Unus and I wrote some years ago on this topic. Please click on the Muslim Manager tab at the top of this blog, and view the last article posted as you go down the page.
AOL is carrying out a survey asking people whether the Arabic school (see article below) should be allowed to operate or not. Please click here to participate in the vote. As of 4:30 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time), Sept 6, 2007, the results were as follows: 35% were voting in favor of the Arabic school being allowed […]
By JOANNA SLATER, The Wall Street Journal HAYMARKET, Va. One recent afternoon, New York money manager James Rickards presented Sheik Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo with a dilemma: Could his hedge fund be Islamic-friendly? Islam prohibits all kinds of speculative behavior that is embedded in Wall Street’s DNA. But Mr. DeLorenzo, a Massachusetts-born convert to Islam, is […]
Sheikh Ali Gomaa, Grand Mufti of Egypt Irish Times, July 24, 2007 Almost two years ago the citizens of London were victims of a great atrocity. Those who perpetrated those crimes would like you to believe that they were inspired by the religion of Islam. Nothing could be further from the truth. There is nothing […]
Du’as from the Qur’an in Arabic with English Subtitles by the superb Qari Basit
When facing any hardship, please recite this dua.
Updated April 10, 2012 By Rafik Beekun at the Islamic Workplace weblog A step-by-step description of how to pray Salat-ul-Istikhara and, Insha Allah, how to interpret it. Click here to download the English only step by step description of how to pray Salat Istikhara in a one-page 12 size font handout. Click here to download […]