Browsing articles in "Economy and finance"
Apr
16
2012

Muslims on Wall Street, Bridging Two Traditions

If you were an investment bank executive and a Muslim applicant noted that, due to religious reasons, s/he could not shake hands with someone from the opposite sex, needed a private place to pray five times a day, and could not go to places where alcohol was consumed, would you employ the person? If so, how would you manage these issues?  Read the full article here

Jan
5
2011

Investing our time wisely Part I (one of life’s most precious assets)

God said that to be human is to be in a general state of loss. With the passing of time our life on earth is gradually consumed. Consequently, time is one of mankind’s most precious assets since it can never be replaced or renewed once it has passed. When we squander our time it is much like someone investing his capital unwisely and not using it to generate profit. However, when we invest our time wisely, we can avoid this inevitable loss. When we invest our time in that which is right and just, using it to uphold right beliefs, perform good deeds, offer honest advice and speak the truth we are making a wise investment.

Jan
5
2011

Investing our time wisely Part II (one of life’s most precious assets)

Investing our time wisely

Last week’s article discussed the importance of using one’s limited time on earth wisely. It cited various excerpts from the Quran that highlighted the importance of living a full and fruitful life, including investing in the right beliefs, doing good deeds and exhorting truth and endurance. You can either consume or invest your time. When one consumes time they engage in activities that are not of benefit to themselves or others – essentially ‘killing time’ […]