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Top Ten Ways Islamic Law forbids Terrorism

November 14, 2015

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By Juan Cole, Nov 14, 2015 1. Terrorism or hirabah is forbidden in Islamic law, which groups it with brigandage, highway robbery and extortion rackets– any illicit use of fear and coercion in public spaces for money or power. The principle of forbidding the spreading of terror in the land is based on the Qur’an […]

Sexual Assault on American Campuses: The Dark Side of University Life in the US

September 4, 2014

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Recently, the sad plight of a Columbia student, Emma Sulkowicz who had been raped on campus was brought to light by her courageous quest for justice.  Since the university would not expel her alleged rapist,  she has decided to carry a twin size mattress everywhere she goes on campus to call attention to sexual assault […]

Wage Equity in Islam vs Wage Inequity at the New York Times–The Case of Jill Abramson

May 16, 2014

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Shame on the New York Times for gender bias. The number one (and biased) US news paper with a global reach shows its true colors by discriminating in pay against its first female executive editor, Jill Abramson, and then firing her. She found out that for equal work, she was making less money (in pay […]

Freedom of Religion and Apostasy: the Islamic Perspective

May 15, 2014

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This is an excellent expose on Islam’s position versus apostates:

An Open Letter to Boko Haram

May 15, 2014

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Recently, Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad of the Sacramento Mosque wrote a very moving appeal to the extremist child abductors of Boko Haram, and it outlines very clearly the Islamic position on such horrendous behavior by “Muslims”.  Here is part of  his letter verbatim: I address you with the blessed greeting of Islam, under the assumption […]

Muslims are required to be Eco-Friendly: Here’s the Qur’anic evidence

April 6, 2014

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This is an excerpt from the article: “10 Quran Verses On The Environment And Do-able Action Plans” from the ecomuslim.com blog. For Muslims the Qur’an is the ultimate green-guide. Believed to be a sublime revelation with remarkable ideas, this divine scripture is scrupulously read by Muslims for spirituality. But it is not limited to only […]

Religion in America: Islam on the increase

December 18, 2013

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Niraj Chokshi, Washington Post It goes without saying that religion is big in America. It played a starring role in the founding of the nation and continues to be the source of policy fights. Just this week, a group of Satanists launched a donation drive to erect a monument on Oklahoma’s Capitol grounds, in what […]

Nelson Mandela’s Journey with Islam and Muslims in the Struggle Against Apartheid in South Africa

December 9, 2013

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JOHANNESBURG – As millions worldwide bid farewell to Nelson Mandela, many Muslim eyes were turned back to history, reviving memories of a long history of interaction between Muslims and the iconic leader across the past decades.  As the Nelson Mandela himself once said, ““In the face of European colonialism, Islamic communities took their place along […]

The Crusader Sub-Culture in the US Military

November 14, 2013

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Note from Rafik Beekun: The US Military is supposed to to be upholding our Constitution where the “inalienable rights” of each man and woman in the USA are guaranteed, where freedoms such as freedom or religion are guaranteed. Unfortunately, some extremists within the military are forgetting why they wear the uniform of our great country. […]

Job Discrimination Because of One’s Religion: Judaism, Islam and Sikhism

November 2, 2013

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Why America is light years ahead of many countries, including Muslim countries. Regular people come to the help of a Jewish man, a Muslim woman and a Sikh man who are being “discriminated” against during a job interview. These people did not know that these situations were staged. It is heartwarming to see how day […]

The Surprising Story of ‘Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an’

October 13, 2013

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NPR Staff Thomas Jefferson had a vast personal library reflecting his enormous curiosity about the world. Among his volumes: a Quran purchased in 1765 that informed his ideas about plurality and religious freedom in the founding of America. In her book Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an: Islam and the Founders, author Denise Spellberg draws parallels between the beliefs of […]

The Muslim Hero Who Rescued Lives at the Westgate Mall during the Nairobi Terror Attack

September 27, 2013

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Paul Canning This is one of the most moving and viral images which came out of the terrorist attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi. Last night we learned the identity of the man who the little girl is running towards and all of Kenya is hailing him as a hero. His name is Abdul […]

Muslim Prayers for Peace and A Condemnation of the Terrorist Attack in Nairobi, Kenya

September 22, 2013

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From Professor Rafik Beekun I despise and denounce anybody or group who goes out and kills innocent civilians who’ve done nothing to hurt them–as happened today in Nairobi. Whatever these terrorists from Al Shabab did has nothing to do with Islam. As God Himself says in the Qur’an (5:32), “[If] any one slew a person […]

Decision-making biases may hamper your effectiveness and productivity

August 25, 2013

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The Qur’an engages Muslims to practice consultative decision making by urging us in  chapter 42 verse 38, “Amruhum Shura Baynahum.” “Those who hearken to their Lord, and establish regular Prayer; who (conduct) their affairs by mutual consultation among themselves; who spend out of what We bestow on them for Sustenance” [are praised] Please note that the shura process […]

Disability in Islam Guide & Campaign

October 25, 2012

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Disability in Islam Guide & Campaign Assalamu Alaikum Inshallah Tala, hope you are doing well. From our acquaintances, we know that there are individuals with disabilities in our families and friends. However, not many of them partake in our community activities and discourse for fear of being seen differently. At times they feel not welcomed […]

Time to End Prostitution in the Muslim World

September 30, 2012

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Prohibition against prostitution from the Qur’an: Allāh says in Sūrat An Nur: A painful punishment waits in this world and the next for those who like indecency to spread among the believers. God knows and you do not.  [Qur’an, Sura An Nur, 24:19]. […] Nor shall you compel your handmaidens to whoredom–for they too ardently […]

Discrimination in France against Muslims

September 27, 2012

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It is truly sad to see the country which proclaims “Liberty, equality and brotherhood” for all systematically discriminate against Muslims. In this first video, a woman who is wearing a head scarf is discriminated against because she is wearing a headscarf: Muslim Women Discriminated in the Workplace for Wearing Headscarf French Muslims face job discrimination […]

Mourning the loss of our Ambassador and Diplomatic Envoys in Libya–Never Forget Chris Stevens

September 12, 2012

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This article will be updated until those responsible for the murder of our envoys are brought to justice. Last updated on September 16/2012. Ambassador Chris Stevens 1960-2012[/caption]Today is indeed a sad day.  A few Muslim terrorists violated one of the most sacred tenets of Islam, i.e. that of not harming diplomatic envoys or emissaries (as […]

Muslim woman wins $5Million in workplace-harassment case

August 3, 2012

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  ASSOCIATED PRESS WIRE REPORT Tuesday, May 8, 2012 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A former Kansas City woman who converted to Islam in 2005 said she was harassed for years at AT&T, and that the abuse boiled over in 2008 when her boss snatched her head scarf and exposed her hair. A Jackson County jury […]

Muslim Olympians wrestle with Ramadan dilemma

July 22, 2012

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  Note from Rafik Beekun: I don’t see why it is a dilemma for these Olympians. Islam allows people who are working in very harsh conditions to postpone their fasts. As some of the Muslim athletes below indicate, they have received the Islamic opinion from some scholars that they can postpone their fast during the […]

What Employers and Employees Need to Know About Working Muslims During Ramadan–in English, French & Spanish

July 12, 2012

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With the number of Muslims increasing in the workplace it is important for employees to know how to approach the month of Ramadan when working for an employer. The aim of this guide is to provide some helpful tips on how to deal with some of the things that come up during the month of Ramadan for employees. A Working Muslim […]

The contribution of Islam and Muslim scholars to Science

July 9, 2012

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Source: Scienceislam.com Seeking knowledge is obligatory in Islam for every Muslim, man and woman. The main sources of Islam, the Quran and the Sunnah (Prophet Muhammad’s traditions), encourage Muslims to seek knowledge and be scholars, since this is the best way for people to know Allah (God), to appreciate His wondrous creations and be thankful […]

Islam and Extra-Marital Affairs in the Workplace

April 17, 2012

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Dr. Rafik Beekun, theislamicworkplace.com Last updated May 21, 2013 Recent studies reveal that 45-55% of married women and 50-60% of married men engage in extramarital sex at some time or another during their relationship (Atwood & Schwartz, 2002 – Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy). According to US statistics, 46% of unfaithful wives and 62% […]

Muslims on Wall Street: Bridging Two Traditions

April 16, 2012

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Kevin Roose, New York TImes NAIEL IQBAL’S co-workers couldn’t figure him out. He’d just started at a Midtown Manhattan hedge fund — the kind of elite enclave where overachievers in button-downs go to make a few hundred grand before heading off to Harvard Business School. But Mr. Iqbal, 27, a graduate of the Wharton School, […]

Bigotry on the Playing Field against Judaism and Islam

March 12, 2012

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Editorial, New York Times, March 11, 2012 Intolerance seems to be part of the message sent to student-athletes on the sporting fields of Texas. Only under legal pressure and public criticism did the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, which organizes competitions for more than 200 schools, recently agree to accommodate an Orthodox Jewish […]

Islam and Moderation

January 31, 2012

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Rashard Jedaar/Cape Town/South Africa Allah SWT enjoins in the Holy Qur’an: “Thus have We made of you an Ummah, Justly balanced, that you might be witnesses over the nations. “Quran (2: 143) A question most frequently asked when Muslims meet, is: Why are we so divided today? […] Common sense tells us that the more […]

Follow the Sunna of the Prophet (s): How Exercise Benefits the Brain and Overall Performance

December 1, 2011

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Rafik Beekun Working at sedentary jobs is contributing to a whole list of health problems including obesity. To avoid becoming overweight and falling victim to all the physical issues associated with obesity, Muslim workers need to adhere to the Sunnah of the Prophet (s) regarding exercise. in addition, exercise has been shown to benefit the […]

In Muslim Organizations and Businesses, Watch Out for Strategy Inflection Points

November 6, 2011

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Rafik Beekun An important skill that your Islamic organization may wish to develop is the ability to track strategy inflection points. As indicated by Andrew Grove, CEO of Intel, (Thompson and Strickland, 2002) organizations should monitor the effectiveness of the strategies they are using. “A key warning sign..[of]..a strategic inflection point is when all of […]

Talking points around the Water Cooler: Terrorism and Islam are antithetical

September 12, 2011

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Muslims at work are often drawn into a conversation around the water cooler where they have to defend Islam and Muslims against the “Islam is a terroristic religion” or “All Muslims are not terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims” arguments. The following slideshare presentation should give you enough counterarguments both from historical facts and from […]

New book examines Muslims, Jews — and their common ground

May 27, 2011

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Emma Silvers, Jweekly.com Last summer, as the debate over the Islamic community center near ground zero reached a fever pitch, longtime friends and former classmates Reza Aslan and Aaron Hahn Tapper were watching, fascinated. “There were some Jewish organizations coming down on the rights of Muslims to build that center, and then some other Jewish […]

Why Islamic Leadership must be competent

May 21, 2011

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Rafik Beekun, theislamicworkplace.com Many Islamic community organizations, masajids and businesses are often characterized by leadership lacking  any vision and the requisite skills for the job.  As a result, masajids have been reduced to mere prayer halls,  community organizations lack a sense of direction and do nothing really well, and businesses are characterized by nepotism, favoritism […]

Areas of Workplace Sensitivity for Muslims

April 18, 2011

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BY MARY NEVANS-PEDERSON TH STAFF WRITER Telegraph Herald On line Although Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the U.S., it and its adherents often are misunderstood by the majority culture, said a Muslim woman working to dispel misconceptions about her adopted faith. Lisa Zaynab Killinger, vice president of the Iowa chapter of the Council on […]

Working During Ramadan

April 16, 2011

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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 […]

5 Ridiculous Things You Probably Believe About Islam

December 28, 2010

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By Jacopo della Quercia Dec 20, 2010 1,565,015 views A conservative commentator recently made headlines by claiming 10 percent of all of the world’s Muslims are terrorists. An amazing claim, considering that equals 150 million terrorists and if each were to pull off an attack killing just 40 people, they could exterminate all non-Muslim life […]

Muslim Youths Feeding the Homeless in San Antonio

December 28, 2010

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Note from Rafik Beekun: Please also see the article about the Northern Nevada Muslim Community feeding the homeless during Thanksgiving.

Northern Nevada Muslim Community Center Feeds the Homeless, Needy and Neighbors on Thanksgiving Day

November 25, 2010

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Rafik Beekun Today was one of the best Thanksgiving of my life so far. By the Grace of God, the Muslim community of Reno and Sparks, Nevada, hosted the homeless, the needy and some of our neighbors for a great Thanksgiving dinner. It reminded me of what Islam is all about: helping those in need […]

Employers in Europe discriminate against Muslims, study finds

November 23, 2010

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By Steve Connor, Science Editor, independent.co.uk Muslims face “massive discrimination” when applying for jobs, according to the first scientifically validated study of anti-Muslim bias among employers in France. Researchers now want to study whether there is a similar bias in Britain, where unemployment among Muslims is higher than in any other religious group. The French […]

Why ARE so many modern British career women converting to Islam?

October 28, 2010

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Daily Mail Reporter,  October 28, 2010 Eve Ahmed Much of my childhood was spent trying to escape ­Islam. Born in London to an English mother and a ­Pakistani Muslim father, I was brought up to follow my father’s faith without question. But, privately, I hated it. The minute I left home for university at the […]

Get to know a Muslim, rather than hate one

September 27, 2010

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By Tom Krattenmaker, USA Today A strong work ethic, devotion to God and family, conservative views on abortion and sexuality — on these scores and more, the newcomers would appear to be right in stride with the traditional-values folk in Anytown, USA. In view of the Christian gospel followed by most of the established residents, […]

The GOP’s new McCarthyism against Muslims

August 17, 2010

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7:23 am August 17, 2010, by Cynthia Tucker What has happened to the leadership of the Republican Party? Are there no longer any statesmen/women in the GOP? Does the party have any leading figures who believe in the Bill of Rights? The GOP’s leadership has been taken over by a group of shrill demagogues who […]

Airport Body Scanning Leads to Anatomical Ridicule and Sexual Harassment

May 7, 2010

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(CNN) — Full-body scanning machines may reveal a little too much, if an incident of workplace violence this week among Transportation Security Administration screeners is any indication. A TSA worker at Miami International Airport in Florida was arrested for allegedly assaulting a co-worker who had repeatedly teased him about the size of his genitals. The […]

Middle-class French Muslims Expand Halal Product Demand

April 6, 2010

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Kim Willsher, guardian.co.uk Halal butchery and poultry shelves in a supermarket in Illzach, eastern France. Photograph: Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images Few things define the traditional good life in France better than champagne and foie gras, but few would have thought them symbols of social integration – until now. A boom in sales of halal products, including […]

Muslim scholar’s fatwa condemns terrorism

March 3, 2010

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Note from Rafik Beekun: London, England (CNN) — A Muslim [Sufi] scholar has issued a fatwa, or religious ruling, that says suicide bombers are destined for hell. Tahir ul-Qadri condemned terrorism and criticized Islamic extremists who cite their religion to justify violence. Ul-Qadri’s 600-page fatwa is “arguably the most comprehensive theological refutation of Islamist terrorism […]

Does Full Body Scanning Violate Islamic Religious Rulings?

February 16, 2010

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The Fiqh Council of North America (an association of Muslims who interpret Islamic law on the North American continent) issued a ruling (fatwa) earlier this week that says Muslims shouldn’t go through full body scanners since this violate Islamic rules on modesty. Nihad Awad heads the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and their purpose is to […]

Abu Dhabi Grants US$ 25 million to Global Malaria Partnership

February 12, 2010

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www.thewcmp.org FEBRUARY 11, 2010 The Government of Abu Dhabi announced today a grant of US$25 million, over five years, to support the work of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM). Specifically to scale-up malaria control worldwide and contribute to achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG) by 2015. The grant from the Government of […]

The Proof of Allah’s Omnipotence is in His Creation

January 31, 2010

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Note from Rafik Beekun. Please click here to view an amazing document that proves that the Qur’an reflects Allah’s Perfect and Complete Knowledge and that the universe is indeed Allah’s creation. The document is 2 megabytes in length, and you must read it until the end.

The Top 100 Universities in the World–No Muslim University Ranked

January 30, 2010

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Note from Rafik Beekun The three oldest universities in the world are Islamic universities: 859 Fes, Morocco University of Al-Karaouine Considered the oldest continuously-operating degree-granting university in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records. 975 Cairo, Egypt Al-Azhar University A degree-granting jāmiʿah (“university” in Arabic) with individual faculties for a general college and […]

Islam finds a place in Haiti

January 26, 2010

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Note from Rafik Beekun Islam is blossoming in Haiti. Please click here to go to the website of Muslims in Haiti. cnn.com June 13, 2002 Posted: 6:47 PM EDT (2247 GMT) PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) — Tucked away on a corner of the Haitian capital’s dusty, congested Delmas Road, a modest white building bears a curious […]

Humor: Muslim While Flying

December 28, 2009

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