Browsing All Posts published on »November, 2007«

Office Romance: An UnIslamic and Dangerous Path

November 29, 2007


Source: An office romance, work romance, or corporate affair is a romance that occurs between two people who work together in the same office, work location, or business. It tends to breach nonfraternization policies and is a foreseeable business expense. In its 2003 nationwide survey, Vault found that 47 percent of workers have participated […]

Humorous Anecdote #1: Does management know their staff?

November 29, 2007


On walking into the factory, the Managing Director (MD) noticed a young guy leaning against the wall, doing nothing. He approached the young man and calmly said to him, “How much do you earn?” The young man was quite amazed that he was asked such a personal question, he replied, none the less, “I earn […]

How Moral Are You? Take the Morality Quiz.

November 24, 2007


Please click here to take the Morality Quiz from Time Magazine, and to assess how moral you are. After you are done, please click here to read a very interesting article from Time Magazine on “What makes us moral.”

Leadership Lessons from The Qur’an: The Story of Dhul-Qarnayn

November 24, 2007


by Dr. Iqbal Unus, IIIT and Dr. Rafik Beekun The Qur’an is a continuing source of Guidance, and the Guidance it offers is in the context of what the reader is seeking.  Learning from the Qur’an is a dynamic process and that is why we keep reading it in all sorts of circumstances and need. The […]

Understanding The Principle Of Bay` Muzayadah in business

November 24, 2007


Source: Malaysian ICM, Quarterly Bulletin of Malysian Islamic Capital Market, March 2007, 2: 1 Author: Securities Commission In Islamic financial transactions, price is determined on a willing buyer, willing seller basis. In most instances, the seller will sell to the highest bidder. From a Shariah perspective, a transaction that involves bidding is known as bay` […]

Young Muslim Professionals Drinking Alcohol

November 22, 2007


A new problem is cropping up in the workplace: drinking by young Muslim professionals. Recently, at a fundraising dinner for a Muslim cause held in a hotel in North America, a Muslim volunteer for the dinner expressed the concern that some Muslims might be bringing in drinks from the hotel bar.   He was shocked that a major concern of […]

Why L.A. police cancelled a plan to map Muslims

November 21, 2007


By Daniel B. Wood – staff writer and Alison Tully Contributor A high-profile police plan to map Los Angeles’s Muslim population to pinpoint possible terror risks – a plan abruptly withdrawn last week – is an object lesson for US law enforcement in the era after 9/11, say policing experts. Los Angeles, a bastion of […]