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Important information for MBA Applicants to US Business Schools

February 21, 2007

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US Business Schools are generally recognized as being among the best in the world.  Islam encourages excellence in everything that you do.  Hence, if you wish to excel in the workplace as a businessperson, a leader or an entrepreneur, you may consider applying to some of these schools.   If you are planning to apply to […]

Saving the world with a cup of yogurt

February 21, 2007

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, the father of microcredit, has a new idea. It’s called social business enterprise, and the first step is a yogurt factory in Bangladesh. Fortune’s Sheridan Prasso reports. By Sheridan Prasso, Fortune January 29 2007: 1:54 PM EST (Fortune Magazine) — Along a dirt road in Bangladesh’s green, fertile heartland, […]

Islamic Pakistan to get its own whisky

February 20, 2007

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Source: money.cnn.com January 31 2007: 9:52 AM EST KARACHI (Reuters) — Predominantly Muslim Pakistan, where most people are banned from drinking alcohol, is set to get a domestically produced, 20-year-old single malt whisky, an official at the company making the drink said Wednesday. The whisky is due to go on sale in July to non-Muslims, […]

New BBC Poll Finds Significant Middle Ground between Islam and The West

February 19, 2007

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VIEWS OF RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MUSLIM AND WESTERN CULTURES Can find common ground Violent conflict inevitable France 69% 23% Germany 49% 39% Great Britain 77% 15% India 35% 24% Indonesia 40% 51% Italy 78% 14% Kenya 46% 35% Lebanon 68% 26% Nigeria 53% 37% Turkey 49% 29% US 64% 31% By Roger Hardy BBC Islamic affairs […]

Careers: Average Starting Salaries for University Graduates in US for 2007

February 18, 2007

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Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers and Most Lucrative Degrees for 2007 Grads. Average salaries are per year in US$.  Employment requires being a US citizen, or the possession of a green card already.  On occasion, a company may sponsor citizens of foreign countries in areas of critical need and scarcity in the U.S.–this type of […]

Good Samaritan 101: Mr. Aguilar, Spanish Minister of Justice

February 17, 2007

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Congratulations to  the Spanish Minister of Justice, Mr. Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar, for taking a stand against gender discrimination in Saudi Arabia. During an official visit to Saudi Arabia last month, Mr. Aguilar was invited to speak at Imam Mohammed Ibn Saud Islamic University. When the Minister learned that female journalists traveling with him would […]

U.K. Muslim Top 100 List Is Published

February 17, 2007

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6351057.stm An ageing pop star, a rear admiral in the Royal Navy and the head of Amnesty International have been included on a list of most influential Muslims. The Power 100 website compiled the top 100 list to show how Muslims have contributed positively to the UK. Singer Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, […]