My focus these days is on the last verses of chapter Furqan. These verses give us criteria (Furqan) of Ibaad-ur-Rahman, Servants of Allah, True Men of Allah.
True Men of Allah are moderate in spending. They neither spend mindlessly nor sit on the wallet. They spend moderately where it is needed.
Reckless spending or […]
Last verses of Chapter 25 of Quran, (Al-Furqan…the Criteria), clearly explain the traits and qualities of Ibaad-ur-Rahman (Servants of Allah, True Men of Allah).
Islam expects from its followers a role to play in life, a meaningful role, a constructive role. True Men of Allah aspire to lead the humanity. They look forward to […]
Islam teaches modesty, humbleness and politeness. In the last verses of chapter 25, Quran describes the key traits of true servants of Allah. The first trait is that servants of Allah are humble people. They walk upon earth with ease. They are peace makers. They don’t create troubles.
The second trait is when idiots, […]
There are schools of thought in favor and against putting up a picture on the CV/Resume. The group normally called “recruitment specialists” says a picture discriminates you in advance and hence it should be avoided.
The other school of thought believes that job hunting is like a selling function and your resume is your brochure. […]
Quran prescribes a great law of change and transformation. Our external conditions, blessings, states of happiness start from inside of our heart, mind and soul. Our visible miseries and misfortunes are direct result of our own set of dis-empowering and debilitating thoughts.
According to Stephen Covey of The Seven Habits of Highly […]
Quran terms Riba(usury, sood) a heinous crime against humanity and strictly prohibits its business. This is such an abominable practice that Allah has warned the dealers of Riba that if they don’t stop it, then get ready for war with Allah and His Messengers.
Usury is the most exploitative form of ‘helping’ others. Those […]
CV or Resume (both words used interchangeably) represents you in your absence. Your CV has hardly 8-10 seconds to ‘sell’ you to recruiters and head hunters. So the sales pitch of your CV must be articulate, to-the-point and compelling. Your CV’s job is to bring you to the interview table. That is […]
I was talking to my friend Hammad Siddiqui just now and we realized that through our small social media network, we have raised hundreds and thousands of rupees for poor people whom we never met and from those whom we never knew. What a great feeling!
We have helped people get jobs through […]
Islam lays a great emphasis on spending in the way of Allah and promises reward in multiples, not only in this world but also in the Hereafter.
Quran allows us to advertise our charity or do it secretly. In another verse, spending secretly is better than spending publicly.
Spending publicly always motivates others. People […]
Since childhood, I’ve been very curious about the repetition of words and verses in Quran. You’ll find this art or science of repetition at the pinnacle in chapter Rahman when a single verse is repeated 31 times in total of 78 verses. I believe Quran is the ultimate document of overt and covert influence. […]
Many people complain that they applied everywhere but no body called them for interviews. They conclude that for job hunting you need strong reference/parchi. It’s not the case.
Against one advertised position, organizations receive hundreds of resumes/CVs. The challenge for recruiter/selector is short-listing the potentially right candidates. I recruit people for my clients regularly and […]
My client, an e-commerce giant operating globally is looking for Head of Sales & Marketing to be based in Karachi with extensive global traveling.
The candidate should be a thorough-bred e-commerce sales & marketing professional with ability to lead and develop large sales/marketing team. It is a senior position reporting to CEO. The company is […]
13th lesson is the continuation of lesson #12 in which Prophet Moses (A.S) prayed to Allah for increasing his confidence, capacity, persuasion and communication skills to enable him for challenging the tyrannical regime of Pharaoh.
Moses did not just pray only for skill-set, but he also prayed for the key resource person […]
When Pharoah’s cruelty crossed the limits, Allah ordered His Prophet Musa/Moses (A.S) to go to him and handle. It was a big project. Prophet was assigned the task of dismantling the well-established and strong regime. And Musa (A.S) certainly needed the art and skill-set of handling such a big task. He prayed to Allah […]
I am waiting at Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore for a Karachi bound flight and thought to share an interesting story with you. The story goes like this. Read it carefully.
Once upon a time, a poor man comes to a wise man for charity. Wise man asks him to do some trade […]
Of 30 lessons from Quran, first lesson on recruitment principle was derived from story of Prophet Shoaib (A.S). Hazrat Shoaib was sent to people of Madyan. This nation was notorious for cheating people with weights and measurements. They did not deliver goods as per the commitment and deprived people of their due […]
For one job in the market, there are 100s of job applicants. The job market is totally bearish. I get more than 50 unsolicited CVs daily and 6-7 calls for jobs.
I advise, please don’t waste time. Start your own small business from your home. Make a club of unemployed friends and think of one […]
Quran’s basic spirit is ‘improvisation’ by followers. Islam is incremental Din. It does not shake up the existing systems. It rather teaches advancing inch by inch. Quran was revealed in 23 years rather than over night. It did not change demeanor of its followers with a jerk.
Quran teaches reforms, improvising on daily basis, […]
Keeping Friday off or as working day is subject of discussion in the Muslim world since long. As per my knowledge of Holy Quran, there is no injunction (implied or explicit) to keep your work force away from work on Friday.
There is a separate chapter Al-Jumu’ah (Friday) that gives crystal clear injunctions to […]
Are you competent? Can you do things in your company in a better way than others? Is your credibility and integrity established?
Can you turn around the company? Are you confident to bring financial discipline in your company? Are you competent enough to take care of bottom line of your organization? Can you maximize […]