Aljazeera.com Thousands of foreign workers have died in Malaysia in recent years from accidents, illnesses and suicide. They work in so-called ’3D’ conditions – dirty, dangerous and difficult. Critics say the death rate is a result of slack safety standards, poor housing conditions and weak enforcement of laws to protect them. Last year, more than […]
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 […]
With the number of Muslims increasing in the workplace it is important for employees to know how to approach the month of Ramadan when working for an employer. The aim of this guide is to provide some helpful tips on how to deal with some of the things that come up during the month of Ramadan for employees. A Working Muslim […]
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, […]
Dr. Jamal Badawi, Fiqh Council of North America I. INTRODUCTION There are nearly 1.3 Billion Muslims worldwide; about one fifth of the total world population. As is the case with any universal religion, a great cultural diversity does exist among them. Similarly, the extent of religious commitment and practice varies considerably between individuals and cultures. […]
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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 […]
Professor Muhammad Abdallah Al Buraey, King Fadh University, presentation in Sydney, Australia (and commented upon by Professor Rafik Beekun), theIslamicworkplace.com In choosing excellent leaders and making appointment of public officials, only merit matters, nothing else. [Note from Rafik Beekun: clearly as indicated by the Qur’anic quotations and ahadiths cited by Professor Buraey below, “merit” is […]
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 […]
Rafik Beekun, theIslamicworkplace.com I am always amazed by how time challenged Muslims are–whether as a student, a businessman or businesswoman, or a homemaker. Time management can be daunting as you seek to balance your responsibilities for this dunya and your responsibilities for akheera. Staying on target can get easily swept aside if you do not […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
By Tara Bahrampour Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, April 2, 2010; A06 Muslim advocacy groups say an increasing number of Muslim and Arab U.S. citizens and permanent residents who travel abroad are facing new complications in returning to the United States because of heightened security. An attempted Christmas day bombing on a Detroit-bound airplane caused […]
Kim Willsher, guardian.co.uk Halal butchery and poultry shelves in a supermarket in Illzach, eastern France. Photograph: Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images Few things define the traditional good life in France better than champagne and foie gras, but few would have thought them symbols of social integration – until now. A boom in sales of halal products, including […]
The Alternative Finance Program respects Islamic law by offering fixed-rate loans. Published: 03/24/2010 Katherine Lymn email@example.com An Islamic law enacted centuries ago was an obstacle for modern Minneapolis businesses until Minneapolis partnered with an African business resource group to allow Muslim business owners a way to both comply with their beliefs and invest in their […]
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 […]
BBC News Mukul Asadujjaman returns $21,000 A Bangladeshi taxi driver in New York City has gone out of his way to track down the person who left thousands of dollars in cash in the back of his cab. Mukul Asadujjaman, a medical student, drove nearly 80km (50 miles) to an address he found with the […]
NPR The Middle East is facing its worst water crisis in decades. For three summers, the annual rains have failed to come. Farmland has dried up across the region in Iraq, Syria, southeast Turkey and Lebanon. While oil was the resource that defined the last century, water and its scarcity may define this one. Experts […]
Georgina Fuller, PersonnelToday.com With increasing numbers of Muslims employed in the UK is it time for employers to pay more than lip service to Islamic law? Georgina Fuller reports. The furore after Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, suggested earlier this year that integrating some aspects of Shariah law into the UK legal system might […]
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Note from Rafik Beekun: Please note that much of what Citibank does involves riba. New York – Kingdom Holding, the Saudi group which has pumped billions of dollars into ailing Citibank, said Tuesday it had lost more than eight billion dollars in the final quarter of 2008. Run by flamboyant billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed […]
Before you snuggle up with an airplane blanket or tie a red ribbon on your suitcase, read these tips from frequent fliers 1. Planning Know the difference between “direct” and “nonstop” flights, and always opt for the latter. Unlike nonstops, direct flights can touch down at other airports on the way to their ultimate destinations, […]
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 […]
Clarion Ledger Jerry Mitchell firstname.lastname@example.org The U.S. attorney’s office in Oxford targeted convenience store operators in north Mississippi, many of Middle Eastern descent, despite a lack of any connection to terrorism, according to documents obtained by The Clarion-Ledger. The Convenience Store Initiative arose from meetings with local law enforcement officers in the years following 9-11 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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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.
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Harvard Business School Publishing One of the best ways to boost your employees’ skills is to coach them. But coaching isn’t easy. Use this tool to learn how effective a coach you are. For each question rate the frequency with which you perform each action. Please click here to assess how effective you are at […]
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 […]