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Al Jazeera News
Community Portal of Sri Lanka Muslims (SLMUSLIMS)
Sunday, 06 October 2013 22:37
It's true that - sadly - the modern office environment has become a minefield of distractions! You simply can't shut yourself away from it completely. However, there are a few techniques to help you. Here are some:
1. Be an early riser: If you're able to get to work early, this could be your best time to get quality work done and get ahead of the game before distractions start pouring in and derail you from your work. Of course, you have to be disciplined with yourself and not waste these early hours checking e-mails or surfing the net; make them truly productive hours.
2. Stop ALL *optional* notifications: There are some notifications that you can't turn off (e.g., your office ringing, or your boss calling you!). However, there are a lot of optional notifications that you can turn off, e.g., alerts from your mobile phone, notifications on your desktop computer, etc. Turn these off! They'll reduce the urge for you to stop your work and go check the latest e-mail. Which reminds me...
3. Don't check e-mail ALL the time: The world won't stop if you don't check your e-mails. Trust me. I tried it. Things will move on. So don't be obsessed about checking your latest e-mails every 5 minutes. Check e-mails at certain reasonable intervals (e.g., every hour or 2 hours, etc.).
4. Ask your colleagues/boss for some quiet time: Sometimes simply asking your colleagues/boss to leave you alone a bit to focus on an important piece of work can work. You'll never know till you ask. Make it a regular habit (every morning from 8am - 10am, you'll be working on a particular project and need your colleagues/boss to understand to give you some quiet time to get the work done).
5. Work in Pomodoro sessions: I've spoken about Pomodoro technique before, the technique where you work on a single task for 25 minutes then take 5 minutes break. You can use this at work as well. During those 25 minutes, you can close your door (if you have an office) or put up a sign saying you're busy for 25 minutes, close all notifications, unplug the phone if you have to and simply sit down and get work done.
A lot of times we tend to invite the distractions in our lives without us knowing, then we blame everyone when we're not focused or when we're distracted. It's time that you take ownership of your focus and career and not let the distractions around you stop you from being productive.
Monday, 23 September 2013 10:41
We spend a third of our lives at work, and it's amazing how we sometimes forget that what we do or say at work will also be taken into account on the day we stand in front of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala).
The work environment is full of situations that can tempt a person to gossip, lie, backbite, or simply be ill-mannered. Yet we need to keep in mind our role model, Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him), who said: "I have only been sent to perfect good manners".
It is hard sometimes to be polite and well-mannered especially in a stressful work environment, and with the social pressure to be like everyone else can make it difficult for you to stand out with your exceptional good manners. But in the end, on the Day of Judgement, when we stand in front of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, our work environment and colleagues won't help us, we'll need to help ourselves.
You might ask what does having manners have to do with being productive at work? The better your manners are at work, the less stressed you'll be, the more likeable you become, the easier it is for you to focus at work and for others to work with you and collaborate on projects together. All these factors and more improve your workplace productivity.
So here are 3 practical tips to boost your manners at the workplace:
Be conscious of your manners. Ask yourself: If the Prophet (Peace be upon him) as here with me today, would he approve of the way I behave and carry myself? Reflect on each day at work and how you handled yourself at different situations.
Be quick to apologize: If you've slipped or made a mistake or said something that was inappropriate (even if you're right), be quick to apologise to the person(s) you've hurt. Even if it's not your fault. Be the first to apologize.
Go the extra mile: Let your manners be exemplary. Be the first to say Salam and Good Morning when you walk in. Ask about people's well-being and about their families and how well they are doing. Write Thank You cards to those who've helped you or supported you. Bring small gifts and share with your colleagues at work. Keep your tongue clean of any evil saying and make it only say what's good and pleasant to hear.
May Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala) help us all follow the example of our Prophet (Peace be upon him) and perfect our good manners Insha ALLAH.
Tuesday, 10 September 2013 11:16
07th September 2013
Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapakse
Ministry of Defence and Urban Development
15/5 Baladaksha Mawatha
Dear Mr. Secretary,
KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT DEFENSE SEMINAR 2013
We note with great dismay, media reports of the references to the Muslim Community in Sri Lanka and to Muslims elsewhere made by you in your address at the Defense Seminar held recently.
As you aware, we the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama, which is the apex body of Muslim theologians in Sri Lanka, have made representations to you and to those placed at the highest levels in Government in regard to the hate campaign against the Muslim community carried on by certain extremist elements. Being patriotic Sri Lankans, in making such representations, we have acted responsibly and with great restraint, being conscious of the fact that there are forces still operating which are hostile to Sri Lanka and that these misguided actions of a few, could be unfairly utilized, to vilify Sri Lanka by such groups. We are grateful that you and the Government have taken action consequent to such representations.
Sunday, 08 September 2013 22:13
September 6th 2013
Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Ministry of Defense and urban development
15/5, Baladaksha Mawatha,
The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka appreciates your kind clarification confirming that you did not in any way insinuate that the Muslim Community in Sri Lanka endorsed the actions of external extremist elements in your speech at the Defense seminar on September 3rd 2013.
The Muslim Community also greatly appreciates your recognition of the unstinted cooperation extended by the Muslim Community and their unwavering loyalty and commitment to peace, prosperity and developments of our motherland.
Please be assured that the Muslims will continue to support and protect the hard won peace and stability in our motherland and will not allow any extremist forces from outside, whether Muslim or otherwise to operate under the cover of the Muslim community.
We further wish to place on record our deep appreciation of your support and assistance during the recent challenges faced by the Muslim Community.
Saturday, 07 September 2013 14:53
Saturday, 07 September 2013 22:22
An American Non-Muslim Hijabi
Amanda lives in Sacramento, California. She is a recent graduate of the University of Utah where she earned a B.A. in International Studies and Arabic. Amanda intends to pursue a Ph.D. in World Cultures.
I am an American non-Muslim woman who has chosen to wear the hijab. Yes, you did read that correctly! I am not conducting an experiment on what the hijab is like or trying to explore the lives of Muslims. I have made a permanent life decision to only show my face and hands while in public, and I love it!
When I was younger, I found the hijab to be beautiful, but unfortunately I thought that a lot of the myths about the hijab were true, and so I was daunted by it. When I started college I studied Arabic and made friends with the Muslim students in my classes. A few of the girls wore a hijab, and even though I liked the look of it and respected their right to wear it, I thought that it was oppressive.
Unfortunately, around the same time, I began to notice that some of the men at my university would openly speak about their female classmates as though they were moving pieces of meat. I would often have to hear stories that I rather wouldn’t about what these boys would like to do to this girl or that one, and I began to notice their looks. Before entering university, I would catch men looking at me in an inappropriate way from time to time, and I would just ignore it, but after hearing these conversations and feeling their many looks, I couldn’t just ignore it anymore.
Saturday, 07 September 2013 14:41
Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa Secreta ry Minis try of Defens e a nd Urba n Development 15/ 5, Bala daks ha Mawatha, Colombo 03 Dear Sir,
We, the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka (MCSL) wish to bring to your kind attention the Muslim community’s deep disappointment and concern at media reports of your speech at the Defense seminar on September 3rd 2013.
As you are well aware, the Muslim community has without any hesitation stood by the Sri Lankan State throughout the 30 year conflict and has never resorted to any form of armed resistance.
The extremist elements that have been propagating hatred against the minority communities have taken your statement as an endorsement of the State’s approval of their stand on extremism amongst the Muslim community....
Friday, 06 September 2013 17:31
MCSL Letter to the Secretary of Defense
06th September 2013
The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka vehemently refutes the blatant lies and canard spread against the Muslim Community by the Bodu Bala Sena at their press conference held on the 3rd September 2013.
Alcohol, narcotics or any form of intoxicants are totally prohibited in Islam and Muslims cannot engage in any activity related to them. Any Muslim involved in these activities cannot be considered to be following the teachings of Islam. We urge the enforcement authorities to take the strictest possible recourse and punish with the full force of the law any persons involved in destroying the social fabric of society by indulging in trafficking, distributing or trading in any form of narcotics irrespective of their religious belief.
The recent detection of a large haul of Heroin at the Colombo Port has been confirmed by the relevant authorities to be a consignment imported by International drug traffickers and Sri Lanka has been used only as a transit point. Leveling charges against the Muslim community of being part of this criminal act tantamount to inciting hate which can lead to violence against the Muslim community.
Further, a number of other allegations in this press conference including forced contraception of Sinhala women, aborting unborn children, killing children etc. are serious criminal charges, which carry severe penalties. We urge the relevant authorities to conduct an impartial inquiry immediately on these allegations. Meanwhile, we also urge the government and law enforcement authorities to take action against the Bodu Bala Sena for this hate mongering.......
Thursday, 05 September 2013 08:39
The first group of Sri Lankan Haj pilgrims will arrive at the Haj Terminal in Jeddah on Sept. 13.
The country’s Consul General Adam Bawa Uthumalebbe told Arab News on Wednesday that 2,240 Sri Lankan pilgrims would perform Haj this year. “Last year we had 3,200 pilgrims but the quota was reduced this year by 20 percent because of the ongoing development work in the holy city of Makkah,” he said.
SriLankan airlines and Saudi Arabian Airlines are transporting the pilgrims this year, he said.
“Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has given special instructions to the Sri Lankan missions in the Kingdom to offer the best facilities and services to the Lankan pilgrims,” Uthumalebbe said
He said the consulate would deploy a team at the Haj Terminal to welcome the pilgrims. The officials would offer refreshments and attend to the needs of the pilgrims until they leave for the holy cities.
He said his mission had formed three teams in Makkah, Jeddah, Mina and Madinah to assist the pilgrims. In addition to the mission’s staff, volunteers have also been brought in to help. A medical team is accompanying the pilgrims.
The Saudi Foreign Ministry has sent two diplomats to the Saudi Embassy in Colombo to issue Haj visas. According to an official from the Saudi Embassy in Colombo, work on issuing visas is taking place smoothly.....
Tuesday, 03 September 2013 09:18
Islamic university offers scholarships
JEDDAH: HABIB SHAIKH
Published — Monday 2 September 2013
Last Update 2 September 2013 12:37 am
The International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), an OIC affiliate university, is offering a range of undergraduate, post-graduate and Ph.D. scholarships to students from OIC member states under the Educational Exchange Program (EEP). The university is also offering placement in its post-doctoral program, where students can engage in research and other activities.
The participation of the IIUM in the OIC–EEP bodes well for promoting greater cooperation in higher education and strengthening academic links between the OIC member states, which is imperative for the advancement of knowledge in the Muslim world.
The OIC Educational Exchange Program, entitled “Solidarity through Academia in the Muslim World,” is drawing increasing interest and participation from member states and their public and private sector universities. A significant number of students are currently benefiting from higher education scholarships offered under the program.
The IIUM is also ready for short-term and long-term arrangements for faculty exchange, whereby higher education institutions in both the public and private sectors of OIC member-states are encouraged to engage in faculty exchange to varying extents.
OIC member-states are also encouraged to send lecturers and researchers to the IIUM for training courses and specialized projects to cater to the specific needs of member states. Such specialized requests can be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
Details of the IIUM offer are being shared with OIC member states by the OIC General Secretariat through official diplomatic channels. Students, researchers and faculty members can also directly access these details on the OIC website at http://www.oic-oci.orgunder the tab “Educational Exchange Program.”
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