Browsing All Posts filed under »Ethics & Morals«

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 […]

Shame on Dubai and Abu Dhabi: Human Trafficking

July 30, 2009

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Al Jazeera More than one million people, the majority of them women and children, are smuggled across international borders to work in near slavery every year, the US state department says. Its 2009 Trafficking in Persons Report lists more than 170 countries which it claims are not doing enough to tackle the problem. Al Jazeera […]

Corruption in the Workplace: Feds Arrest Several Mayors and Rabbis

July 23, 2009

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NBC News and news services NEWARK, N.J. – Three New Jersey mayors, two state lawmakers, a deputy mayor and five rabbis were among 44 people charged Thursday in a two-track corruption and international money-laundering probe, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Jersey announced. The investigation began as a probe into a money-laundering ring that allegedly […]

Prince Bandar on Corruption in Saudi Arabia: “So what?”

June 25, 2009

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The Guardian, UK Prince Bandar, challenged as to whether there is corruption in deals with the Saudi royal family and whether 1 billion UK pounds in bribe were paid to bank accounts controlled by Prince Bandar himself, replies: “Yes. So what?” Please click here to watch the video clip where he made that reply.

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 […]

Merciful Storekeeper Changes Robber’s Mind and Religion

June 4, 2009

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Kiran Khalid, CNN, 6/3/09 Click here to watch the video. NEW YORK (CNN) — A potential victim became a compassionate counselor during a recent robbery attempt, changing the would-be criminal’s mind — and apparently his religion. Storekeeper Mohammad Sohail was closing up his Long Island convenience store just after midnight on May 21 when — […]

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, […]

Congressman Ellison Acts Against Irresponsible Lending and Unfair Credit Card Gimmicks

May 7, 2009

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From Congressman Keith Ellison’s Newsletter Irresponsible lending practices and lax regulation by the Bush Administration were driving forces in the collapse of the financial markets and the largest number of home foreclosures since the Great Depression. As a member of the House Financial Services Committee, my focus is on preventing this from happening again. This means […]

Islamic Banking Helps An American Bank Succeed

March 7, 2009

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  A Hometown Bank Heeds a Call to Serve Its Islamic Clients By SAMUEL G. FREEDMAN, New York Times ANN ARBOR, MICH. Until a stranger without an appointment showed up one day in late 2001, Stephen L. Ranzini was feeling rather pleased with himself. University Bank here, which he led as president, had just won a […]

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.

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 […]

Bribery of Leaders in Muslim Countries and Haliburton

January 29, 2009

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All Things Considered, January 26, 2009 · Halliburton Corp. has announced it will pay out more than $560 million to the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission to settle a probe into bribery and bid-rigging in contracts around the world with leaders in Nigeria, Egypt, Indonesia, etc. Investigative journalist Lowell Bergman talks about […]

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 […]

Never Forget the Muslim Heroes of the Holocaust

December 23, 2008

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Robert Satloff lecture on how Muslims risked their life to save Jews during World War II   To order Robert Satloff’s book “Among the Righteous” which details these stories and more, please click here:

Al-Zawahiri, isn’t time for you to shut up and turn yourself in?

November 19, 2008

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Note from Rafik Beekun: Muslims reject terrorism of any kind, and take particular offense to al-Zawahri’s use of the offensive term “house Negro” in reference to President-elect Barack Obama. Islam abhors racism and emphasizes universal peace and brotherhood. We reject any and all use of racial slurs or insults. Al-Qaida’s second in command releases new […]

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 […]

Putting family before politics: Senator Obama and his ailing grandmother

October 21, 2008

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“And when I hear a woman talk about the difficulties of starting her own business or making her way in the world, I think about my grandmother, who worked her way up from the secretarial pool to middle management, despite years of being passed over for promotions because she was a woman..” She’s the one […]

Campbell Brown Commentary: So what if Obama was a Muslim or an Arab?

October 13, 2008

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Note from Rafik Beekun: Kudos to Campbell Brown for stating the obvious. I have always admired her ability to speak her mind when she was at NBC. Now at CNN, she exhibits the same level of professional ethics that we have to expect from her in America. Editor’s note: Campbell Brown anchors CNN’s “Campbell Brown: […]

An Islamic Perspective on Civic Engagement and Voting in America

October 9, 2008

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Islamic Shura Council of Southern California The future of America will be decided as Americans cast their votes this November for the next president of the United States. In looking to the coming months, the Muslim American community must remain steadfast in our commitment to political and civic participation in accordance to the guiding principles […]

Dubai: ‘We need slaves to build monuments’

October 9, 2008

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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 […]

Ethics: McCain and Keating

October 7, 2008

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The current economic crisis demands that we understand John McCain’s attitudes about economic oversight and corporate influence in federal regulation. Nothing illustrates the danger of his approach more clearly than his central role in the savings and loan scandal of the late ’80s and early ’90s. John McCain was accused of improperly aiding his political […]

Election 08: Senator Obama, American Muslims and Islamophobia

October 7, 2008

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Daniel Varisco, Tabsir.net Statement of Concerned Scholars about Islamophobia in the 2008 U. S. Election Campaign Not since the election of John Kennedy in 1960 has the religious faith of a U.S. presidential candidate generated so much distortion as the false claims generated by extremist critics that Senator Barack Obama, the candidate of the Democratic […]

Who is fit to lead now? McCain Reinventing Obama

October 6, 2008

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By Larry Rohter, New York Times Speaking in Albuquerque on Monday, Senator John McCain attacked Senator Barack Obama on several fronts that by now have become familiar. But many of his charges relating to the economic meltdown, taxation and health care contained inaccuracies or exaggerations of his own position or Mr. Obama’s. For instance, Mr. […]

Obsessionwithhate.com–New website to answer anti-Muslim propaganda in “Obsession” film

September 26, 2008

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What is ‘Obsession’? Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West is a 2005 anti-Muslim propaganda film put together by controversial anti-Muslim figures to further the perceived divide between Western and Muslim audiences. 28 million copies of the DVD were recently distributed by a mysteriously-funded entity by the name of the Clarion Fund with the help […]

Factcheck.org: McCain Distorting Obama’s Tax Voting Record

September 22, 2008

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From CNN’s Josh Levs   Did Obama vote to raise taxes more than 90 times? The statement: “He said he won’t raise taxes for most people, but he’s voted 94 times in his short Senate career for tax increases and against tax cuts.” -Sen. John McCain, at a campaign stop in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Friday […]

Ethics and U.S. Politics: John McCain and the Lying Game

September 18, 2008

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Joe Klein, Time Magazine Politics has always been lousy with blather and chicanery. But there are rules and traditions too. In the early weeks of the general-election campaign, a consensus has grown in the political community — a consensus that ranges from practitioners like Karl Rove to commentators like, well, me — that John McCain […]

When democracy fails: Asif Ali Zardari– the godfather as Pakistan’s president

September 7, 2008

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The Post Asif Ali Zardari: the godfather as president By Tariq Ali Sunday September 07 2008 Asif Ali Zardari – singled out by fate to become Benazir Bhutto’s husband and who, subsequently, did everything he could to prevent himself from being returned to obscurity – is about to become the new President of Pakistan. Oily-mouthed […]

Ethics at Risk: U.S. Republicans Assault the Media And Do Not Mind A Few lies

September 5, 2008

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Source “Media Matters”; by Jamison Foser A few weeks ago, for example, there was a frenzy of conservative whining that Barack Obama had gotten more media coverage than John McCain. Now, the amount of coverage each candidate has gotten, by itself, tells us virtually nothing. What was the content of the coverage? Was it positive? […]

Islam Forbids the Violation of Copyrights and Laws Regarding Intellectual Property

September 3, 2008

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Note from Professor Rafik Beekun: Many Muslim publishers, software publishers, CD/DVD producers as well as quite a few individual Muslims violate copyright and intellectual property laws by copying books, CDs, DVDs, videos, logos, designs, computer programs, etc at will, thinking that there is not against Islam. Such violation of copyright and intellectual property laws is […]

Anwar Ibrahim Exposing Judicial Corruption in Malaysia

August 26, 2008

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In September 2007 Anwar Ibrahim released the videotape recording of Malaysian lawyer VK Lingam engaged in a telephone conversation with Chief Justice Ahmed Fairuz about fixing judges and court cases (see the 3 video clips at the end of this post). The conspiracy depicted in the video implicates the highest levels of power in the […]

Toxic Leadership: McCain as the man with his finger on the button

August 8, 2008

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Note from RI: There is some bad language in this video. In a report on Senator John McCain’s well documented “temper,” MSNBC offered this insightful, accurate and disturbing analysis of a man who might be the next President of the United States. Does putting his hand in control of the enormous power of the US […]

Alleged Copy of Medical Report of Saiful Bukhari Aslan, the accuser of Anwar Ibrahim

July 28, 2008

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Source: Penang & Malaysia Source of the post below: Freeanwar.org–reprinted here with permission. A new development took place on July 28, 2008 when the medical report on Saiful Bukhari Aslan was leaked out from the hospital where he had gone to complain about being sodomized. This report, if proven to be accurate, would clearly indicate […]

CBS Evening News Disregarding Professional Ethics in Airing Edited McCain Interview

July 25, 2008

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Dear Friend, Earlier this week, CBS Evening News was criticized for splicing video of an interview with Sen. John McCain that resulted in the removal of a statement in which McCain falsely asserted that the 2007 U.S. troop surge “began the Anbar Awakening.” CBS replaced the false statement with an answer McCain gave to a […]

Getting Corporate Responsibility on the CEO Agenda in Malaysia

July 25, 2008

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ICR chairman Datuk Johan Raslan introduces four panelists, Khazanah Nasional Bhd managing director Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar, IJM Corporation managing director Datuk Krishnan Tan, Astro chief executive officer Rohana Rozhan and HSBC chief executive officer Irene Dorner at the StarBiz-ICRM forum on corporate responsibility. Part 1 Part 2 The panelists elaborate on the roles of […]

Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim Arrested In Spite of Offer of Full Cooperation

July 16, 2008

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: July 16, 2008 Filed at 2:40 a.m. ET KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Police arrested Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on Wednesday about an hour before a deadline for him to appear at police headquarters to answer allegations that he sodomized a male aide. The arrest was likely to exacerbate the […]

Please Sign Islamica Magazine’s Open Letter Concerning Anwar Ibrahim

July 14, 2008

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In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful May Peace and Blessings be upon the Prophet Muhammad and his kin “ … [M]ake peace between them justly, and act equitably. Lo! Allah loveth the equitable. / The believers are naught else than brothers. Therefore make peace between your brethren and observe your duty to […]

Bread Protests in Mahalla Put Down by Riot Units in Egypt

July 10, 2008

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Please click here to go to the link, and then watch the slide show on the food protests and strikes against low wages. Casualties of Food Crisis in Egypt Food Crisis in Egypt

UAE detains 3,000 Indian workers over camp riot

July 9, 2008

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Arab News   ABU DHABI: Around 3,000 Indian workers were detained at an undisclosed location on the outskirts of the UAE capital on charges of arson and rioting. The workers of a large ceramics manufacturing unit in the emirate of Ras Al-Khaimah were rounded up by security agencies after they went on a rampage at […]

10 U.S. Airports Install Body Scanners–Which May Violate Islamic Modesty Rules

June 14, 2008

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Thomas Frank, USA today BALTIMORE — Body-scanning machines that show images of people underneath their clothing are being installed in 10 of the nation’s busiest airports in one of the biggest public uses of security devices that reveal intimate body parts. Body Scanners are Invasive The Transportation Security Administration recently started using body scans on […]

Aqeeda: Saudi Businessman bans alcohol at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Cairo

May 23, 2008

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By Magdi Abdelhadi BBC News, Cairo A decision by the Saudi owner of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Cairo to ban the sale of alcohol and destroy millions of dollars worth of beverages has sparked a debate in Egypt. The international company which runs the hotel has urged Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Brahim – a relative of […]

Ethics Controversy: Union Carbide and the Bhopal Tragedy

April 23, 2008

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Al Jazeera examines the devastating events of Bhopal, India in 1984, when a cloud of poisonous gas released over the city killed thousands in the world’s worst industrial disaster. More than 2 decades later, a whole city still suffers. However, Dow Jones, the new owner of Union Carbide, has attempted to reject all liability for […]

‘Islamic’ schools that force African children to beg are behaving unislamically

April 21, 2008

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Note from Rafik Beekun: Islam emphasizes honest work in a halal job at all times over begging. The behavior of the “Islamic” school instructors who force children to beg for any reason, least of all to fill their own pockets, is absolutely against the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (s). Indeed, earning money through a […]

US Presidential Candidate John McCain and Corruption

April 16, 2008

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McCain and Keating McCain Flip Flops on Ethics Reform McCain: Corruption in Politics

Islamophobia and Racism on the Rise: Geert Wilders Polarizing Dutch Society Against Islam, Muslims and Arabs

April 4, 2008

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Geert Wilders Insults Dutch Prime Minister Geert Wilders insults the Dutch Prime Minister publicly, and blames the Dutch Parliament for defending Muslims in the Netherlands. Stephen Sackur of BBC World “Hard Talk” talks to Dutch Member of Parliament, Geert Wilders about his controversial views on Islam, Muslims, Arabs and immigration. Part 1 In the first video, Wilders would like […]

Ethics and Politics: The Misadventures of the Clintons

March 25, 2008

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First, it was Bill’s turn:   Now, it is Hillary’s turn: Hillary has learned how to imitate her husband. Please click here to see how Hillary has mimicked her husband in the past. They are definitely using the same playbook. The Death of Vince Foster, personal attorney to Bill and Hillary Clinton Howard Phillips, host […]

The Al Buraq Islamic Credit Card

March 24, 2008

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Since 2002, ABC Islamic Bank E.C, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arab Banking Corporation, has issued the first Islamic credit card. The card, considered the first Islamic credit card that conforms to Sharia principles, is expected to be well accepted by all customers who prefer to utilise a credit card based on Glorious Sharia principles. Prior […]

Dirty Trick #1: Mc Cain Staffer Responsible for Distributing Obama Video Clip

March 21, 2008

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CNN The McCain campaign suspended a staff member Thursday afternoon for distributing a YouTube video that questions Barack Obama’s patriotism and includes footage from the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s controversial sermons. “We have been very clear on the type of campaign we intend to run and this staffer acted in violation of our policy. He has […]

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