April 28, 2022

NOTE: I originally wrote this for my org (FGBS) newsletter. Some items have been edited, as the original links were only visible to internal employees within the FGBS org at Amazon.  Below is an updated version which includes public links to my YouTube channels. Feel free to comment on my blog below. Thanks About Ramadan Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic Calendar, which follows the Lunar cycle. Many Muslims, including my family, still follow the traditional method of... Read more

April 25, 2022

In February 2022, I pitched an idea about doing a panel discussion about Ramadan at my work and what began as something small quickly turned into a much larger event! Originally planned to be a pre-recorded video, which we even recorded a few days before the planned broadcast date, it was determined that an error in the recording happened. So the day before, we decided to go ahead and have the discussion LIVE! There were over 800 RSVP’s for the... Read more

February 11, 2022

The world of finance is a labyrinthian arena; a sprawling and competitive industry that’s hard (and expensive) to break into, but immensely rewarding for those that do. Trustworthiness is a universally admired trait; one that people can appreciate no matter their beliefs, backgrounds, or personal situation. It can get you far in business and in life, and thankfully, it can be nurtured in the eyes of the customer, particularly in a field such as finance where trust is of paramount... Read more

November 15, 2021

  My co-host, Abbas Mohamed and I had the pleasure of interviewing Islamic Scholars, both Sunni and Shia, to discuss the Fiqh (Islamic Rulings) on Halal Food. We asked them a lot of questions and covered many of the “Hot Topics” of Halal Food today such as Machine v. Hand-Slaughtered Halal Meat, Cooking with Alcohol, Eating at Restaurants which serve Halal, Kosher Food, Seafood, the etiquettes of Halal and much more! This episode was so big that we had to... Read more

November 8, 2021

As a business, you’ve got enough on your plate without worrying about your high staff turnover. You want to be confident that your employees are happy in their careers with you, and in order to do that, you’re going to have to create a work environment that is challenging, fulfilling, and concerning of their needs. This might sound like a tall order, but if you manage to pull it off, your staff will think more positively of you, and you... Read more

October 8, 2021

Sending a package over a long distance can be an ethical dilemma. Shipping undoubtedly creates excess miles, grows your carbon footprint, and can sometimes even involve wasted packaging. Rather than trying to avoid shipping altogether, there are a few simple tips you can follow to make the process a little greener. #1 Source renewable packaging First and foremost, packaging makes a big difference in how green your delivery is. Shipping in plastic containers creates waste, but even more benign-looking packaging... Read more

August 2, 2021

After the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington during September 2001, Western security organizations started to push for funding so that they could monitor (and in some cases manipulate) use of the internet. The internet was correctly identified as a communicative hub for all sorts of activities – both legal and illegal – that governments wanted to keep tabs on. Unfortunately, people planning malicious actions are not the only people surveilled by organizations like the National Security Agency and... Read more

March 25, 2021

When organizing an event, you want to ensure that everybody knows what is going on. This can help with smooth communication and collaboration between those with key responsibilities, which in turn will help the event go off without a hitch. Planning an event should be as fun as hosting it and working with your company should be just as rewarding. Here are three things that can help you successfully organize an event and keep everyone stress-free throughout the whole process.... Read more

March 17, 2021

With the push of a button or the pull of a handle, our faces and wastewater disappear. However, did you know that almost 80% of wastewater in the world is not reused or treated? This is a shocking statistic when we learn that over 2.4 billion people lack access to safe, clean water and sanitation. In fact, in many countries, the untreated wastewater from one individual may end up being the drinking water of another. But how do we end... Read more

March 17, 2021

My friend Abbas Mohammed and I started a new podcast last year called The Artistic Foodies, which is about life through the lenses of ART and (Halal) Food! Our first episode is about the success of the first-ever #HalalRestaurantWeek in North America which was organized by HalalFest, Inc. here in the SF Bay Area in Dec. 2020.  We interviewed some Chefs, Halal Restaurant Owners as well Foodies who participated in the event. At the end of the interviews we give some... Read more


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