To God we belong, and to him is our return. Anas reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, used to supplicate, “O Allah, there is no ease except what You make easy, and you alone can turn a difficulty into ease.” (Ibn As-sinni) Any ad or video clip below the double lines is from […]
Note from Rafik Beekun: Typical of the Taliban, they committed the cowardly act of shooting an unarmed, 14 year old school girl–all because she wanted an education for our sisters and spoke up for the rights of children. Bu then maybe we should not be surprised. What do the Talibans know of Islam? The Prophet’s […]
Prohibition against prostitution from the Qur’an: Allāh says in Sūrat An Nur: A painful punishment waits in this world and the next for those who like indecency to spread among the believers. God knows and you do not. [Qur'an, Sura An Nur, 24:19].… [Read more…] Nor shall you compel your handmaidens to whoredom–for they too ardently […]
Amnesty International, 2012 “Muslims are subject to a variety of forms of racism and intolerance, as described in several sections of this report. In particular, some factions of public opinion make no distinction between terrorists, religious extremists and the Muslim population as a whole. In some cases, it is claimed that these prejudices lead […]
It is truly sad to see the country which proclaims “Liberty, equality and brotherhood” for all systematically discriminate against Muslims. In this first video, a woman who is wearing a head scarf is discriminated against because she is wearing a headscarf: Muslim Women Discriminated in the Workplace for Wearing Headscarf French Muslims face job discrimination […]
CNN.com There is a shiny addition among the Ottoman mosques and palaces that make up Istanbul’s stunning skyline: the metallic, mirrored dome of the new Sakirin Mosque, a Muslim place of worship built with a woman’s touch. For what may be the first time in history, women have been at the forefront of the construction […]
The Talibans are practicing an extremist and puritanical form of Islam and often behave unIslamically–as in the manner they treat their women. Prophet Muhammad (s) said, ” “The most perfect in faith amongst believers is he who is best and kindest to his wife.” and ““Do treat your women well and be kind to them, for […]
Dr. Rafik Beekun, theislamicworkplace.com Last updated September 9, 2012 Recent studies reveal that 45-55% of married women and 50-60% of married men engage in extramarital sex at some time or another during their relationship (Atwood & Schwartz, 2002 – Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy). According to US statistics, 46% of unfaithful wives and 62% […]
Kevin Roose, New York TImes NAIEL IQBAL’S co-workers couldn’t figure him out. He’d just started at a Midtown Manhattan hedge fund — the kind of elite enclave where overachievers in button-downs go to make a few hundred grand before heading off to Harvard Business School. But Mr. Iqbal, 27, a graduate of the Wharton School, […]
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Tawakkul Karman’s Acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize Speech in Oslo One of the most moving speeches I have listened to. This is the complete acceptance speech of Tawakkul Karman from Yemen, the first Arab woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, as well as its youngest winner to date. Karman, a 32-year-old mother of […]
Last updated August 13, 2011 I have extracted from Fiqh us Sunnah, the website Sunnah.com and the website fatwaIslam.com relevant information that relates to some of the issues faced by Muslim brothers and sisters at work during Ramadan. The following is not meant to be exhaustive or to replace the opinion of Fiqh scholars, but […]
Larry Buhl, Career Builder While the job market can’t be called robust, employers say they plan to hire almost 20 percent more four-year college graduates than they did last year, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers.… [Read more…] 1. Computer science More than 56 percent of computer science majors in the class of […]
http://www.cair.com Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals because of their religion in hiring, firing and other terms of employment. The act also requires employers to reasonably accommodate the religious practices of the employee, unless doing so would create an “undue hardship” for the employer. CAIR offers […]
Rafik Beekun, theislamicworkplace.com Many Islamic community organizations, masajids and businesses are often characterized by leadership lacking any vision and the requisite skills for the job. As a result, masajids have been reduced to mere prayer halls, community organizations lack a sense of direction and do nothing really well, and businesses are characterized by nepotism, favoritism […]
David Glenn, Chronicle of Higher Education, U.S.… [Read more…] Business [school] majors spend less time preparing for class than do students in any other broad field, according to the most recent National Survey of Student Engagement: Nearly half of seniors majoring in business say they spend fewer than 11 hours a week studying outside class. In […]
By Hena Zuberi… [Read more…] Most of us have heard the the reports out of Egypt, but this is not just an Egyptian problem. It is experienced in many Muslim countries. Many women in Muslim countries don’t even know that this is a crime. Lets look at the stats coming from Egypt more closely. In 2008, […]
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 […]
BBC News A court in the Saudi city of Medina has sentenced a woman to three years in jail for the severe physical abuse of her Indonesian maid. Sumiati Binti Salan Mustapa, 23, was admitted to hospital in November with broken bones and burns to her face and body. The case received worldwide attention, and […]
By VIKAS BAJAJ, NYtimes.com MUMBAI — Microcredit is losing its halo in many developing countries. Microcredit was once extolled by world leaders like Bill Clinton and Tony Blair as a powerful tool that could help eliminate poverty, through loans as small as $50 to cowherds, basket weavers and other poor people for starting or expanding […]
english.aljazeera.net Sexual assault within the ranks of the military is not a new problem. It is a systemic problem that has necessitated that the military conduct its own annual reporting on the crisis. A 2003 Air Force Academy sexual assault scandal prompted the department of defense to include a provision in the 2004 National Defense […]
By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF, New York Times What’s the ugliest side of Islam? Maybe it’s the Somali Muslim militias that engage in atrocities like the execution of a 13-year-old girl named Aisha Ibrahim. Three men raped Aisha, and when she reported the crime she was charged with illicit sex, half-buried in the ground before a […]
December 14, 2010 The federal government has sued a west suburban school district for denying a Muslim middle school teacher unpaid leave to make a pilgrimage to Mecca that is a central part of her religion. In a civil rights case, the department said the school district in Berkeley denied the request of Safoorah Khan […]
By Steve Connor, Science Editor, independent.co.uk Muslims face “massive discrimination” when applying for jobs, according to the first scientifically validated study of anti-Muslim bias among employers in France. Researchers now want to study whether there is a similar bias in Britain, where unemployment among Muslims is higher than in any other religious group. The French […]
Daily Mail Reporter, October 28, 2010 Eve Ahmed Much of my childhood was spent trying to escape Islam. Born in London to an English mother and a Pakistani Muslim father, I was brought up to follow my father’s faith without question. But, privately, I hated it. The minute I left home for university at the […]
Kareem Fahim, New York Times KUWAIT — With nowhere else to go, dozens of Nepalese maids who fled from their employers now sleep on the floor in the lobby of their embassy here, next to the visitors’ chairs. In the Philippines Embassy, more than 200 women are packed in a sweltering room, where they sleep […]
English.aljazeera.net The Taliban has waged a violent campaign against girls who go to schools in their Afghan strongholds. A series of attacks against schools and female students have driven many girls to go underground to receive an education. In one attack in Kandahar in 2008, around 15 girls and teachers were sprayed with acid by […]
By Betsy Hammond, The Oregonian April 01, 2010, 1:08PM With supporters of religious freedom looking on, Gov. Ted Kulongoski signed a bill this morning that will end Oregon’s ban on teachers wearing head scarves and other religious attire. The ban won’t lift until after the 2010-11 school year. The rationale for the delay is to […]
By Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor, Telegraph.co.uk All staff involved in caring for patients should be ‘bare below the elbows’ to ensure sleeves do not become contaminated and hands can be washed thoroughly to prevent infections passed around the ward. However female Muslim staff had been concerned about the rule as exposure of their forearms is […]
March 12, 2010 By ANDREA ELLIOTT, New York Times A federal commission has determined that New York City’s Department of Education discriminated against the founding principal of an Arabic-language public school by forcing her to resign in 2007 following a storm of controversy driven by opponents of the school. Acting on a complaint filed last […]
Rafik Beekun I knew Sr. Aminah from 1979 until her death. She was very close to my family, helping me get married to my wife, Nadiah, and being a very close friend. Her whole life was dedicated to Islam and to representing it in the best possible way. Sr. Aminah brought many to Islam and […]
Calif. Muslim employee fired for refusing to remove scarf in public (SANTA CLARA, CA, 2/24/10) – The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) is calling on Abercrombie & Fitch customers who value diversity and inclusion to contact the company to express their concerns about a Muslim employee who was […]
CNN ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) — Six years ago an ad in the Sunday paper changed a young Pakistani woman’s life and made aviation history. The ad read: “Pakistan Air Force recruiting females cadets.” Back then Ambreen Gul was 20-years old and living in Karachi. Her mother wanted her to be a doctor. She remembers her […]
CAIR Nadia Hassan says she was the victim of profiling during a full body search at an airport. CNN’s Alina Cho reports. (CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad quoted on profiling incidents.) Muslim Fears Over Profiling Heightened Debate over Racial Profiling
Rafik Beekun While some may discriminate against Muslims, many day-to-day Americans are just and decent folks, and will also stand up for and defend Muslims’ rights to practice their faith. This sense of balance and fairness among my American countrymen is what makes America such a great and welcoming country.
CAIR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CAIR-Chicago Asks Citibank to Apologize for Hijab Incident Muslim customer allegedly harassed by bank guard because of Islamic scarf (CHICAGO, IL, 12/8/09) — The Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) today called on Citibank to apologize to a Muslim woman who was allegedly verbally abused by a security […]
Thansparency International 2009 The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) table shows a country’s ranking and score, the number of surveys used to determine the score, and the confidence range of the scoring. The rank shows how one country compares to others included in the index. The CPI score indicates the perceived level of public-sector corruption in […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]