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 […]
Rafik Beekun Working at sedentary jobs is contributing to a whole list of health problems including obesity. To avoid becoming overweight and falling victim to all the physical issues associated with obesity, Muslim workers need to adhere to the Sunnah of the Prophet (s) regarding exercise. in addition, exercise has been shown to benefit the […]
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 […]
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 […]
Beryl Lieff Benderly, Scientific American For years, Americans have heard blue-ribbon commissions and major industrialists bemoan a shortage of scientists caused by an inadequate education system. A lack of high-tech talent, these critics warn, so threatens the nation’s continued competitiveness that the U.S. must drastically upgrade its K-12 science and math education and import large […]
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 […]
CAIR (WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/4/2010) – A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today said new security measures announced by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) amount to profiling of Muslims. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said the new guidelines, under which anyone traveling from or through 13 Muslim-majority nations will be required […]
BBC NewsCash in Hand A two part series that explores a simple but controversial idea that cash hand-outs can lift people out of poverty. The idea is to encourage certain patterns of behaviour by giving poor families money in exchange for sending their children to school. The series begins with a Report on the example […]
PersonnelToday.com, edited by the Islamic Workplace… [Read more…] Christianity There are a wide variety of Christian churches and organisations. Festivals: - Christmas Day December 25th - Easter Sunday March/April (date set by lunar calendar) - A festival starting on Maundy Thursday and finishing on Easter Sunday In addition there are a number of ‘holy days of […]
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 […]
Kat Baker, PersonelToday.com Lillian Ladele, a Christian registrar who claimed she faced religious discrimination after she refused to conduct civil partnership ceremonies, has lost her appeal. Ladele, a registrar of births, deaths and marriages for the London Borough of Islington, refused to conduct civil partnership ceremonies when they were introduced in 2005, as she believed […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
By Ann Wright, New York Times OpEd News Journalists Pascale Bourgaux and Mercedes Gallego in their trips to Iraq as war correspondents were stunned to hear from military women in Iraq that they should be very careful working in military units due to sexual assault and rape. When they left Iraq they decided to investigate […]
Amna Nawaz, NBC News KARACHI, Pakistan – No one is exactly sure how old Taimur Muslim is. A soft-spoken, lanky lad with a chipped front tooth and eyes undecided between green and gray, Taimur told me that school is his favorite part of the day, that he hates having to watch over his younger siblings […]
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 […]
NPR Please click here to listen to the interview of a U.S. Army Muslim Chaplain after the tragic events at Fort Hood.
CNN ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) — Assistant Sub Inspector Anwar Ali starts his day with a prayer. He needs all the help he can get. Anwar is a police officer — part of Pakistan’s increasingly vulnerable “thin blue line.” Pakistan’s men in blue are a police force under siege. When he sets out for work on […]
OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma man complains about losing his job after allegedly receiving a hateful phone call at work. A former Sprint worker says he was let go from Oklahoma City’s call center after he hung up on a customer who told him he ‘could go to hell’ because he’s Muslim. The employee claims […]
Rachel Maddow Exposes Anti-Muslim Extremists in Congress Media Matters and CAIR The Council of American-Islamic Relations has recently come under attack from four Congressional Republicans who accuse the group of attempting to plant spies in key Congressional offices in order to affect policy. Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC), Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ), Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), […]
Clarion Ledger Jerry Mitchell email@example.com 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 […]
Part 1 The United States is a deeply religious country, over 90% believe in god and 80% believe in miracles. For the US military, dealing with its own religious identity has become an internal battle. Growing evidence points towards a rising influence of evangelical Christianity, and with two wars still raging in Muslim countries with […]
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 […]
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.
(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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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 — […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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. […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.