November 22, 2022

Everyone has the right to feel comfortable and included in religious celebrations, regardless of their faith or the occasion. Those who are hard of hearing will naturally struggle to keep up with celebrations, and ceremonies of every shape and size should still factor this into their event planning procedures. While it is a somewhat invisible disability, hearing loss is still one that shapes the lives of those afflicted. Yet, the world moves towards inclusivity more and more, and religious celebrations... Read more

September 3, 2022

Special Episode of The Artistic Foodies Podcast: We sat with producer and community organizer Guled Muse to talk about his background and artistic journey leading up to the unveiling of The Khamsa Project. Khamsa, the Arabic word for five, is a multimedia art exhibition showcasing 20 Black, Muslim, Immigrant, and Refugee visual artists and musicians expressing the five stages of grief. Khamsa aims to address the different forms and contexts of grief, weaving both personal and universal experiences of loss.... Read more

September 2, 2022

Cryptocurrency is a form of digital currency that uses encryption to secure transactions. It can be used as a store of value or as an investment asset. It’s also known as virtual money, or digital currency, and it could also be considered an asset class. The cryptocurrency was first introduced in 2009 by an anonymous person under the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto. Satoshi designed the currency using cryptographic software and ensured that there would only be a limited amount of... Read more

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

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