Browsing All posts tagged under »Workplace«

Video Preview: Strategic Planning & Implementation in Islamic Organizations

February 2, 2009


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.

New York Times: Muslim Fast in U.S. Holds Difficulties

September 2, 2008


Note from Rafik Beekun: This is an older article, but the issues it raises are still similar to those by American Muslims today. By PETER STEINFELS During Ramadan, the holy month that began with the new moon this week, Muslims abstain from food and drink from dawn to dark. In many Islamic countries, this means […]

Religion and Spirituality in the Workplace

March 26, 2008


Creating a Compatible Environment for Spiritual and Religious Values and Practices. Commentary by Rafik Beekun One major source of individual values that is recently being linked to ethical thinking and behavior is spirituality (Giacalone and Jurkiewicz, 2003).  As they indicate, at the individual level, recent research (e.g. Mitroff and Denton, 1999) suggests that  spirituality-based values, […]

What are your religious rights at work?

December 9, 2007


 Minnesota Family Council, 2001 Have you ever wondered to what extent the law requires employees to leave their faith at the workplace door and not exercise their religious rights in the work place? How much leeway does the law give to employers to regulate the religiously related behavior and practices of their employees? These important […]

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 […]

Islam in the Workplace (Part 2): Muslims’ Attire

August 7, 2007


Note from Rafik and Nadiah Beekun: Though some of the following information is available on other websites, we have reproduced it here because of its direct relevance to the issues covered by this blog. We have also added to the material available on the internet through our own research. We will explore the implications of Hijab […]

Workplace Discrimination Against Muslims after 9/11

May 6, 2007


[…] Hadji said that in late 2004, he reproached a customer for harassing a Tunisian waiter. Hadji said he asked the customer to leave after the diner said, “If you don’t like it, go back to your country,” and “I fought two wars to get rid of people like you.” The restaurant’s owners ordered Hadji […]

Islam in the Workplace (Part 1): Religious Diversity

November 21, 2006


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 […]