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Lessons for life: US NAVY Seals Admiral’s Commencement Speech

December 26, 2015

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This University of Texas at Austin 2014 Commencement Address - Admiral William H. McRaven is one of the best speeches about life strategies for everyone including in the workplace. Enjoy.

How Successful People Manage Stress and Stay Calm

February 12, 2014

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Travis Bradberry, Forbes The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and […]

How its employee ranking system has destroyed Microsoft

August 25, 2013

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Source: Will Oremus, http://www.slate.com There were many reasons for the decline of Microsoft under Steve Ballmer, including, as I wrote this morning, its lack of focus and its habit of chasing trends rather than creating them. But one that’s not obvious to outsiders was the company’s employee evaluation system, known as “stack ranking.” The system—and its poisonous […]

Online Islamic Management Course now being offered at Islamicity.com

January 13, 2011

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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 […]

One gigantic technological step backward in the UAE: Banning Blackberry functions

August 1, 2010

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Commentary from Rafik: Strategic myopia and one gigantic step backward: UAE acts to muzzle Blackberry. While the remainder of the world moves forward, Middle Eastern Arab countries are especially good at find unimaginable ways at shackling their own people and slowing any kind of progress. Here we go again. In the past, they would have […]

Inside Islam: What A Billion Muslims Really Think

November 25, 2009

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Dear  Reader, How many times have you heard the following: “Islam has nothing to do with democracy,” “Muslims are violent,” “They oppress women?” In partnership with Unity Productions Foundation, the makers of a new PBS documentary “Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think,” Link TV broadcasts this prescient and important new film that reveals […]

Fasting (Siyam) Is Good For Your Brain

September 5, 2009

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Qur’an: Surah Al Baqara, 2: 184, “For to fast is to do good unto yourselves if you but knew it.” Andrea Useem, Health.com Ramadan is in its third week now, and the required dawn-to-dusk fasting often feels like a daily mini–marathon. By late afternoon, hunger and thirst have sucked me dry, leaving me sleepy, slow-minded, […]

Non-Muslims turning to Sharia courts to resolve civil disputes

July 22, 2009

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From The Times July 21, 2009 Fiona Hamilton, London Correspondent Increasing numbers of non-Muslims are turning to Sharia courts to resolve commercial disputes and other civil matters, The Times has learnt. The Muslim Arbitration Tribunal (MAT) said that 5 per cent of its cases involved non-Muslims who were using the courts because they were less […]

Video Preview: Improving the Effectiveness of Islamic Boards of Directors

February 15, 2009

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Boards of Islamic Organizations need to improve their level of effectiveness, and this lecture details both the problems associated with the boards of masajids, and how to resolve them Insha Allah. Please see description of the “Islamic Management Series” in the article below. Sample Preview: Improving the Effectiveness of Islamic Boards of Directors Please feel […]

Video Preview: Strategic Planning & Implementation in Islamic Organizations

February 2, 2009

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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.

Islamic Management Lecture Series now available on DVD

January 25, 2009

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Professor Rafik Beekun, University of Nevada This past week, in joint cooperation with the Shura Council of Southern California and Dr. Muzammil Siddiqui,  we  just completed and launched an “Islamic Management Series”  lectures on DVD covering 10 lectures based on the training workshops which I have conducted globally with Islamic for profit and not for […]

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

November 24, 2007

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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 […]

Basic Planning for Islamic Organizations

October 11, 2007

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Note from Rafik Beekun: By the Grace of Allah, I just posted an article that Dr. Iqbal Unus and I wrote some years ago on this topic.  Please click on the Muslim Manager tab at the top of this blog, and view the last article posted as you go down the page.

Watch Video of Arabic School and VOTE whether it should be allowed to operate or not

September 5, 2007

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AOL is carrying out a survey asking people whether the Arabic school (see article below) should be allowed to operate or not. Please click here to participate in the vote. As of 4:30 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time), Sept 6, 2007, the results were as follows: 35% were voting in favor of the Arabic school being allowed […]

When hedge funds meet Islamic finance

August 9, 2007

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By JOANNA SLATER, The Wall Street Journal HAYMARKET, Va. One recent afternoon, New York money manager James Rickards presented Sheik Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo with a dilemma: Could his hedge fund be Islamic-friendly? Islam prohibits all kinds of speculative behavior that is embedded in Wall Street’s DNA. But Mr. DeLorenzo, a Massachusetts-born convert to Islam, is […]

Muslims must hold fast to flexibility in their tradition

July 24, 2007

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Sheikh Ali Gomaa, Grand Mufti of Egypt Irish Times, July 24, 2007 Almost two years ago the citizens of London were victims of a great atrocity. Those who perpetrated those crimes would like you to believe that they were inspired by the religion of Islam. Nothing could be further from the truth. There is nothing […]

Dua Video #5: Collection of Duas from the Qu’ran

January 8, 2007

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Du’as from the Qur’an in Arabic with English Subtitles by the superb Qari Basit

Dua Video #3: When facing hardship

January 8, 2007

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When facing any hardship, please recite this dua.

U.S. Muslim Mayor Avoids Mixing Politics and Religion

January 4, 2007

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Source: The Record By Maya Kremen “Hey, what’s up,” Mayor Mohamed Khairullah says. “Assalam alaikum. I got your e-mail.” Khairullah, 31, set a precedent in November by becoming the state’s first elected Arab-American Muslim mayor. Now he’s all about proving that, like any good politician, a Muslim can serve the public without mixing religion into […]

Before any major decision, pray Salat-ul-Istikhara

December 25, 2006

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Updated August 23, 2016 By Rafik Beekun at the Islamic Workplace weblog A step-by-step description of how to pray Salat-ul-Istikhara and, Insha Allah, how to interpret it. Click here to download the English only step by step description of how to pray Salat Istikhara in a one-page 12 size font handout. Click here to download the […]