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Global Recession Hits Dubai Job Market–The Dubai Files

March 18, 2009

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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 […]

Some Key Business Ethics Principles in Islam

March 3, 2009

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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 […]

Outcomes of Effective Ethics Programs at Work

March 3, 2009

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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.

Professional Muslim Women in Great Britain: To Be or Not To Be?

March 1, 2009

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Please click here to listen to the audio of the plight of professional Muslim Women in Great Britain.

Video Preview: Business Ethics from an Islamic Perspective

February 15, 2009

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Please see description of the “Islamic Management Series” in the article below. This lecture on business ethics is based on my book, Islamic Business Ethics. Sample Preview: Business Ethics from an Islamic Perspective Please feel free to order the Islamic Lecture Series either from my e-store or from the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California […]

Video Preview: Conflict Management in Islamic Organizations

February 7, 2009

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Are you a Muslim having conflicts with others either in an Islamic organization or at home? In this lecture, I will, Insha Allah, help you understand the difference between positive and negative conflict, the causes and consequences of conflict and how to handle conflict using the Seerah of the Prophet (s). Please see description of […]

How are your coaching skills as a leader?

February 5, 2009

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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 […]

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.

Video Preview: How does Islam guide us in managing stress?

February 1, 2009

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The short excerpt below is from the “Islamic Management Series” of lectures, and this specific lecture is by Professor Beekun and Dr. Tahar Salaat, and is part of a series of ten lectures in the DVD set. The Islamic Management Series set can be ordered either from Dr. Beekun’s online store at: http://www.theislamicworkplace.com/Books.html or from […]

Video Preview of “Islamic Management Series”

February 1, 2009

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Please see description of the “Islamic Management Series” in the article below. In the first module of this lecture, I am trying to explain the core of an Islamic perspective of leadership. Sample Preview: Leadership from an Islamic Perspective I will be, Insha Allah, adding more sample previews from some of the other modules later […]

Bribery of Leaders in Muslim Countries and Haliburton

January 29, 2009

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All Things Considered, January 26, 2009 · Halliburton Corp. has announced it will pay out more than $560 million to the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission to settle a probe into bribery and bid-rigging in contracts around the world with leaders in Nigeria, Egypt, Indonesia, etc. Investigative journalist Lowell Bergman talks about […]

Leading@Google: Authentic Leadership

January 26, 2009

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True North shows how anyone who follows their internal compass can become an authentic leader. This leadership tour de force is based on research and first-person interviews with 125 of today’s top leaders—with some surprising results. In this important book, acclaimed former Medtronic CEO Bill George and coauthor Peter Sims share the wisdom of these […]

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 […]

Islam Forbids the Violation of Copyrights and Laws Regarding Intellectual Property

September 3, 2008

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Note from Professor Rafik Beekun: Many Muslim publishers, software publishers, CD/DVD producers as well as quite a few individual Muslims violate copyright and intellectual property laws by copying books, CDs, DVDs, videos, logos, designs, computer programs, etc at will, thinking that there is not against Islam. Such violation of copyright and intellectual property laws is […]

Poll: Muslims Positive About Globalization, Trade

August 28, 2008

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For Release: 23:00 GMT August 27, 2008 Contact: Steven Kull (202) 232-7500 College Park, MD—Contrary to the common assumption that Muslims view globalization as a threat to their society, a new poll of predominantly Muslim countries finds that globalization is generally viewed positively. The poll was conducted by WorldPublicOpinion.org in six nations located in different […]

American Muslim Pilot and Veteran Placed on Terrorist Watch list

August 25, 2008

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CNN Please click here to watch how an American Muslim pilot, placed on a terrorist watch list, may now be unable to provide for his family and himself because he will not be able to fly planes. He is a war veteran who has placed his life on the line for our country.

Travelers’ Laptops, Cellphones, Flash Drives, Pagers, etc. May Be Detained At Border

August 1, 2008

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No Suspicion Required Under DHS Policies By Ellen Nakashima Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, August 1, 2008; A01 Federal agents may take a traveler’s laptop computer or other electronic device to an off-site location for an unspecified period of time without any suspicion of wrongdoing, as part of border search policies the Department of Homeland […]

Security tips for your Smartphone or Blackberry

July 26, 2008

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Note from Rafik Beekun: This is an excellent video clip from the Data Doctor on CNN about how to keep your personal data more secure on your smartphone or Blackberry. Please click here to watch the video clip. Blackberry Mobile Anti Theft Recovery Software – Roblock Other articles of interest: 1. FBI taps cell phone […]

Getting Corporate Responsibility on the CEO Agenda in Malaysia

July 25, 2008

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ICR chairman Datuk Johan Raslan introduces four panelists, Khazanah Nasional Bhd managing director Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar, IJM Corporation managing director Datuk Krishnan Tan, Astro chief executive officer Rohana Rozhan and HSBC chief executive officer Irene Dorner at the StarBiz-ICRM forum on corporate responsibility. Part 1 Part 2 The panelists elaborate on the roles of […]

Saudis Look Beyond Oil to New Economy in Desert

July 17, 2008

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By Faiza Saleh Ambah Washington Post Foreign Service Thursday, July 17, 2008; A01 MEDINA, Saudi Arabia — Clouds of yellow dust swirled in the air as tractors moved back and forth, leveling a huge, barren piece of land dotted with billboards announcing the city that will rise from the sand here. Over the next few […]

Aqeeda: Saudi Businessman bans alcohol at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Cairo

May 23, 2008

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By Magdi Abdelhadi BBC News, Cairo A decision by the Saudi owner of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Cairo to ban the sale of alcohol and destroy millions of dollars worth of beverages has sparked a debate in Egypt. The international company which runs the hotel has urged Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Brahim – a relative of […]

Investment by Saudis in China Grows

May 19, 2008

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Javid Hassan, Arab News Saudi investments have been flowing into China on three levels — industrial ventures, refinery joint ventures and investment in the capital market. The low cost in China of both production and skilled manpower, together with mounting energy needs, have always acted as a magnet for institutional investors from the Kingdom. Even […]

Career Builder’s Top 10 Job Interview Mistakes

May 12, 2008

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By Rosemary Haefner, careerbuilder.com Hiring managers don’t want to hear a lot of things during an interview — confessions of a violent past, a cell phone ring, a toilet flush. Yet job seekers have committed these interview gaffes and worse, according to CareerBuilder.com’s annual survey of the worst interview mistakes. Hiring managers say don’t offer […]

Madeeha Hasan Odhaib: #32 among TIME Magazine’s 2008 Top 100 People in the World

May 7, 2008

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By Queen Rania It’s not every day that success stories echo out of Iraq into the halls of power, but Madeeha Hasan Odhaib defies the norm. Armed with her sewing machine, unflinching stoicism and determination, Madeeha, 37, is mending the fabric of Iraq. Four years ago, this mother of two and seamstress turned district council […]

Emirates Islamic Bank announces 253% growth in first quarter profits

May 3, 2008

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Emirates Islamic Bank, one of the leading financial institutions in the region announced the first quarter results which were even more impressive when compared to an already impeccable record of results and customer experience. The Bank recorded a net profit of Dhs148.6m, recording a phenomenal increase of 253 % on the results for the same […]

China looks at Malaysia to develop halal industry

May 3, 2008

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By JACK WONG, the star, Malaysia, KUCHING: China, which has more than 18 million Muslims, is looking to Malaysian companies for collaboration to develop its halal food and consumer goods industries. Vice-Consul (Economic and Commercial) of the China Consulate in Kuching Ma Yu said the Chinese Government had provided preferential policies and financial support to […]

Price Rises Drive Expatriates out of Saudi Arabia

March 24, 2008

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 Arab News JEDDAH, 23 March 2008 — Prices of essential commodities and house rents have increased by 30 to 50 percent, prompting Saudis and expatriates to call for government intervention to curb the unprecedented phenomenon and for increasing their salaries to cope with the situation. “The government should stop the monopoly of big companies that […]

The Al Buraq Islamic Credit Card

March 24, 2008

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Since 2002, ABC Islamic Bank E.C, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arab Banking Corporation, has issued the first Islamic credit card. The card, considered the first Islamic credit card that conforms to Sharia principles, is expected to be well accepted by all customers who prefer to utilise a credit card based on Glorious Sharia principles. Prior […]

Breaking Through in the Netherlands

February 5, 2008

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Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 By CARLA POWER, TIME  When Famile Arslan showed up for her first day of work, the receptionist pointed her toward the broom closet. “‘The cleaning supplies are over there,'” Arslan recalls being told. “I had to say, ‘No, I’m not the cleaner. I’m the lawyer.'” In fairness to the receptionist, Arslan […]

Muslim Investment Funds Are Rewarded for Their Faith

December 27, 2007

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 By Lawrence Carrel TheStreet.com Senior Writer 12/24/2007 6:13 AM EST Islamic law prohibits the collection and payment of interest. That means mutual funds aimed at Muslim investors must avoid financial services stocks. This proved to be a winning formula in 2007, when Wall Street finally paid the price for several years’ worth of predatory lending […]

Russia’s first Muslim clinic opens in Moscow

December 12, 2007

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by Carole Landry Fri Dec 7, 11:39 AM ET MOSCOW (AFP) – With Koranic scriptures adorning its walls, Russia‘s first Muslim clinic opened in Moscow this week, hailed by religious leaders as a sign of greater respect for Islam. After cutting the red ribbon at the entrance of the gleaming modern facility in Moscow’s industrial […]

Understanding The Principle Of Bay` Muzayadah in business

November 24, 2007

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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` […]

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.

Craving for wealth and status–Part 1

September 29, 2007

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Imam Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali The first type of craving for wealth is that a person has extreme love for wealth and also relentlessly exerts efforts to attain it – via means which are lawful – being excessive in that, striving hard and making painstaking efforts and toiling in order to attain it. It has been […]

Deal to put Warner in Abu Dhabi

September 27, 2007

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Claudia Eller, Times Staff Writer SECTION: BUSINESS; Business Desk; Part C; Pg. 1 Time Warner Inc.’s Warner Bros. studio struck a multibillion-dollar joint venture deal Wednesday with two Abu Dhabi companies that would bring such American icons as Bugs Bunny, Roadrunner and Scooby-Doo to the Persian Gulf region. The partners have agreed to build a […]

Dubai Exchange Vies for Global Role

September 21, 2007

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The Wall Street Journal By Aaron Lucchetti in New York and Alistair MacDonald and Jason Singer in London September 20, 2007  A stock exchange owned by the government of Dubai emerged as the leading contender to win Nasdaq Stock Market Inc.’s stake of about 30% in the London Stock Exchange Group PLC and a minority […]

Middle East Deal Makers

September 21, 2007

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Wall Street Journal, September 21, 2007 As oil prices soar, Middle Eastern governments are demonstrating their clout in global financial markets — but doing so with a new political savvy Yesterday saw a burst of deal activity involving Mideast governments, including a battle among two Persian Gulf emirates over the London Stock Exchange and a […]

Islam in the Workplace (Part 1): Religious Diversity

November 21, 2006

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Source: Religious Diversity and the Workplace  by Grove Harris (2004) Note: This is an excerpt with respect to Muslims only from Grove Harris’s report. For the full article, please visit The Pluralism Project at Harvard University. […] According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in Washington, D.C., there has been a substantial rise […]