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In Bangladesh, corruption kills hundreds

April 29, 2013

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Transparency international Around the world, corruption hurts people. In many countries – like Bangladesh – it can even kill. More than 200 people died and more than 1,000 were injured following the collapse of a building that housed several garment factories in Savar, near the capital city of Dhaka. While families mourn loved ones lost, […]

The horror of Bangladesh Sweatshops

April 29, 2013

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Video of Fire in 2012, Nov 27 Following Saturday’s deadly garment factory fire in Bangladesh, some wonder if greed is being put before safety? Robin Stickley reports. Building Collapse of April 24, 2013 An eight storey block housing factories and a shopping center collapsed on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital on Wednesday, killing more […]

Are your brand name clothes helping or hurting Bangladeshi Sweatshop Workers?

April 29, 2013

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Doug Saunders, the Globe and Mail, USA Inside the garment factory, hundreds of poor women sewed the clothes that filled our shops. The factory’s owners had been warned that the place was hazardous; they ignored the warnings. When disaster struck, the death toll was horrendous. That describes the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, in which […]

From our readers: Choosing Salaat over a Job Promotion

April 24, 2013

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Note from Rafik  Beekun: In response to a recent story about salaat on this blog (Whether to pray or not?), one of our readers from South Africa sent us this very inspiring post about a critical job related decision he had to make.  May Allah strenthen all of us to choose our deen over dunya […]

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the Victims of the Boston Marathon Terrorist Attack

April 15, 2013

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We pray for the victims of the recent terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon, and pray for their speedy recovery. We also pray that whoever committed this horrendous and criminal act be brought to justice as swiftly as possible.