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Business ethics in Islam

Source : Syed Asad | Dawn Newspaper | 22 Jul 2011

The term ‘business ethics’ refers to the behavior that a business organization is supposed to adhere to in its interaction with society, transactions with customers and in its internal affairs. The concept of business ethics is as old as business itself.

Initially, different cultures and regions had different ethics of business. With increasing globalization, the various sets of business ethics are continuously acquiring common values and forms. Islam has given guiding principles for all human activities and also prescribes and explains the ethics of business.


Kashmiris protest over rape by Indian soldiers

Source : Associated Press
SRINAGAR | 22 Jul 2011

Thousands hurling rocks and shouting anti-India slogans protested in a remote village in Indian Kashmir on Friday, after a woman told police she was abducted and raped by army soldiers stationed in the Himalayan region.


The religion of modern science; Roots of modern God-free thinking

By: Harun Yahya
21 Jul 2011

"Modern science directly implies that the world is organized strictly in accordance with mechanistic principles. There are no purpose principles whatsoever in nature. There are no gods and no designing forces that are rationally detectable. Second, modern science directly implies that there are no inherent moral or ethical laws, no absolute guiding principles for human society. Third, human beings are marvellously complex machines. The individual human becomes an ethical person by means of two primary mechanisms: heredity and environmental influences. Fourth, we must conclude that when we die that is the end of us." - One of the contemporary supporters of Darwinism Prof. William Province, Cornell University


India weddings faulted for prodigious food waste

Source : Nirmala George | AP
NEW DELHI | 21 Jul 2011

When the daughter of businessman Mohammed Sultan got married recently, guests were treated to a lavish 30-course meal served in super-sized silver platters.

The Kashmiri feast, prepared by an army of chefs, included more than 20 meat and kebab dishes rich with spices to go with the saffron-flavored rice and naan breads.

Hours later, after the more than 500 guests had eaten their fill, the leftovers were dumped by the cartload at a nearby garbage site.


EU: Majority believe Muslims want to be distinct

Source : World Bulletin
Pew Research Center | 21 Jul 2011

Pew published a new study on Muslim-Western tensions. There's a lot of interesting information in there, but I focus below on two issues: How Westerners view Muslim assimilation in their countries, and how they view Muslims in general.


Islamic healers treat wounds in Russia's Chechnya

Source : Thomas Grove | Reuters
GROZNY : Russia | 21 Jul 2011

Lying on a couch with her eyes closed, 26-year-old Milena sips water blessed by an Islamic healer who sits nearby reciting verses from the Koran to cure her depression.

Outside, a long line of patients wait at Chechnya's state-run Islamic Medical Center, hoping its staff can heal deep psychological wounds left by years of war in the volatile region in Russia's North Caucasus.


Libyan rebels report Qaddafi fight-back

Source : Nick Carey | Reuters
MISRATA : Libya | 21 Jul 2011

Libyan rebels said a fierce counter-attack by forces loyal to Muammar Qaddafi had checked their gains on a frontline east of Tripoli on Thursday.

A rebel spokesman in Zlitan, on the coast road 160 km (100 miles) east of the capital, said pro-Qaddafi forces backed by tanks had surrounded rebels who had seized the nearby town of Souk Al-Thulatha the previous day.

The soldiers had flattened homes with tank shells, he said in an Internet posting.


Israel torn on apologizing to Turks over Gaza ship

Source : Dan Williams | Reuters
JERUSALEM | 21 Jul 2011

Israel is debating whether to say sorry for storming a Gaza-bound Turkish activist ship last year, after its jurists recommended satisfying Ankara’s demand for an apology to help fend off war-crimes lawsuits.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has so far voiced only “regret” for the navy’s killing of nine pro-Palestinian Turks aboard the Mavi Marmara, but Israeli officials say support for a stronger show of contrition is spreading in his government.


What is Islamic Finance?

Source : Mohammad Shafique | Global Trader
Institute of Islamic Banking and Insurance | 19 Jul 2011

Islamic finance is similar to conventional finance in the sense it refers to facilitating pooling of financial resources and their investments, except that all the activities are undertaken in compliance with Shari’ah – commonly referred to as Islamic law. Shari’ah, literally means ‘path’ or ‘way’ to water source.


Iran says it has shot down a US spy plane over nuclear site

Source : Reuters
TEHRAN | 20 Jul 2011

Iran has shot down an unmanned US spy plane over its Fordu nuclear site, a state-run website reported on Wednesday, a day after it confirmed it was installing a new generation of advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges.


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