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Beauty in the Muslim Blogosphere

“I personally refuse to hold someone’s idealistic image against them as long as they have achieved it via healthy means. If a woman is naturally slender with attractive proportions I will not loath her as long as she is gracious with her beauty and at rest with it. As I read in the book Captivating, […]

Musings on Management

In the introduction of “One Minute Manager” by Ken Blanchard, Confucius says, “The essence of knowledge is, having it, to use it.” This is my attempt to do just that. If you haven’t read this book before, you should. It’s a well-written short story, if you will, about a young man who sets out to […]

Islam & Ethical Decisions

My business ethics text listed some reasons for why we fail to make ethical decisions, and I will go through those in a minute, but what I found most concerning was that in a list of nations in the order of how corrupt their governments and institutions were, many Muslim countries were ranked among the […]

Forget-Me-Nots & Second Thoughts

“Two more…” “Two more people to give $5,000.” His gaze sweeps across the audience searching for a raised hand or finger. As he holds the mic up to his mouth, the people in the room shuffle and whisper. You turn to the left and then the right looking for the next donor. “Allahu Akbar!” You […]

Saving Sajdah

Wednesday August 26th 8:00 pm Nothing. She hasn’t moved all afternoon. I’m used to her kicking throughout the day, especially when I have something sweet. I start to cry uncontrollably; I feel like I can’t breathe. Maybe she’s just sleeping, and insha’Allah she’ll wake up later, when I lay down. 11:00 pm I start crying […]

Unprofessionalism in the Muslim Community

It’s the end of the month, but there will be no paycheck for another week. As though being late wasn’t bad enough, to top it off, you are made to feel as though the money you’ve worked for isn’t your right; they are doing you a favor by paying you anything at all. This Islamic […]

Risk and Return

Whenever I considered doing anything major in my life, my Baba (Dad) would tell me that I needed to do a “cost-benefit analysis” first. I understood the gist of what he meant and often thought a great deal about anything I considered doing, though this usually resulted in me over-thinking the issue. During my study […]