Islamic Careers

Islamic Careers

Islamic Careers

Why we need memories ... if only to give some significance to our lives

The island of Achill in Mayo holds wonderful memories for me of idyllic days spent on holidays with my three children when they were but knee-high to a grasshopper. On that island there is a place called The Deserted Village, like many a veritable crossroads scattered to the winds by the Famine, marked now only by an old graveyard and the bones of forgotten generations.
On one such faded gravestone, I recall vividly the inscription: 'Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal'.

We all have memories, some of us more than others. Memories are a tricky thing. They often aren't stable or reliable, changing with perception over time: they shift, as the passage of time affects them. And, of course, a lot us as we age sometimes find it difficult to remember aspects of last week, never mind yesteryear nor where we left those car keys.

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"We remember what we understand; we understand only what we pay attention to; we pay attention to what we want." - Edward Bolles

The statement above, made by a specialist in the study of memory, sums up this page on memory and the philosophy behind much of this web site on study skills.
• We insure more effective learning and memory when what we study and learn matches with and contributes to our career and educational goals.
• When we know how we learn best in terms of our learning style and preferences and are able to apply appropriate study techniques, we are better able to attend to, take in, and process information in various learning situations.

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All of us want meaningful lives. We aspire to create meaningful careers, whether it’s the work itself or the lifestyle and activities our careers allow. What makes your life worth living? Makes your career important? Makes your job satisfying and meaningful? We’re not all the same. What someone believes is significant, important and of value varies from one person to another. Meaning is an individual matter. And, what’s meaningful for you today may change a great deal over time.

Why Is Discovering Meaning So Important?

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The Importance of Memory

To understand how we learn, it is first necessary to understand something about how we think. Intelligence is fundamentally a memory-based process. Learning means the dynamic modification of memory. A system can be said to have learned if it is different at time t1 from the way it was at time t0. Under this kind of definition, even forgetting is a kind of learning. Learning means change--change that causes a system to act differently on the basis of what is contained within it. Human memories are in a constant state of dynamic modification.

Learning depends upon inputs. Each word you read and each sight you see changes your memory in some way. The role of memory is the interpretation and the placement of those inputs. Memory must decide what's worth keeping by determining what the meaning of an input is and where it fits in relation to previous knowledge it has already stored.

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Why your career should come before your family

If you were to take any time to watch me throughout my day, you would probably think that I am a typical family man. I average 40 hour work weeks. On the weekends, I spend a large amount of time with my family. We go to sport practices and play in the backyard. We go on bike rides together. I read them books every night before bed. I play Sorry, Battleship, Candyland, Stratego, and UNO with them. I take them sledding in the winter and camping in the summer. We make dinner a family meal every evening. I cherish the time I spend with my wife and kids. So it may come as a surprise that I consider my career as more important than my family.

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Identify How Emotions “Hurt” Your Trading

The first step to overcoming emotions during trading is to identify the ways in which emotions are harming your trading. These are the most common ways that emotions hurt a trader, and cost him money, and steps to overcome them:

Being Reluctant to Enter A Position When the System Calls For It

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Is It Halal or Haram for Muslim to Trade Forex?

The foreign exchange market (forex, or currency market) is a global, decentralized market for the trading of currencies such as rial, dollar, euro, pound, yen, dinar, etc.). If one who intends to trade currency, feels the value of a certain currency is going up, he will buy it and when its value dwindles, he sells it, or he buys expensive currencies and then after a while he sells the currency to gain profit.

Currency trading and exchange first occurred in ancient times. Money-changing people, people helping others to change money and also taking a commission or charging a fee were living in old times. Currency and exchange was also a vital and crucial element of trade during the ancient world so that people could buy and sell items like food, pottery and raw materials. There were times when a proxy was appointed for such trading. The agent would conduct the transaction and the profit or loss would be incurred by the capital owner.

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The Importance Of Memory

Life passes in moments of time where action happens. Something occurs and a response is triggered. An emotion is felt, a door is closed, a word is spoken. The face before you moves to communicate with you, or the car seems motionless as Earth itself passes by. Somewhere in your head, inside the piece of flesh that controls our personality – a stain is made. Something in life spilt and burned itself into a psychic world that you can’t control. A transparent image that can be summoned, or rise alone. Sounds, geography, scent; these pieces of now act as a ritual to then. Like a séance for remembering, and that vision appears, and all the factors of reality can reassemble themselves like it was just yesterday. Time doesn’t really go very far at all.

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Oral Communication - Meaning, Advantages and Limitations

Oral communication implies communication through mouth. It includes individuals conversing with each other, be it direct conversation or telephonic conversation. Speeches, presentations, discussions are all forms of oral communication. Oral communication is generally recommended when the communication matter is of temporary kind or where a direct interaction is required. Face to face communication (meetings, lectures, conferences, interviews, etc.) is significant so as to build a rapport and trust.

Advantages of Oral Communication

• There is high level of understanding and transparency in oral communication as it is interpersonal.
• There is no element of rigidity in oral communication. There is flexibility for allowing changes in the decisions previously taken.
• The feedback is spontaneous in case of oral communication. Thus, decisions can be made quickly without any delay.
• Oral communication is not only time saving, but it also saves upon money and efforts.

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Leadership and Motivation

Motivation is a goal-oriented characteristic that helps a person achieve his objectives. It pushes an individual to work hard at achieving his or her goals. An executive must have the right leadership traits to influence motivation. However, there is no specific blueprint for motivation.
As a leader, one should keep an open perspective on human nature. Knowing different needs of subordinates will certainly make the decision-making process easier.

Both an employee as well as manager must possess leadership and motivational traits. An effective leader must have a thorough knowledge of motivational factors for others. He must understand the basic needs of employees, peers and his superiors. Leadership is used as a means of motivating others.

Given below are important guidelines that outline the basic view of motivation:

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There are among those who believe in the popular saying as "Time is Gold." Time in Islam is more than Gold or any precious material thing in this world. Of all religions, only Islam guides mankind not only to the importance of time but also how to value it. Allah the Almighty and His Messenger, Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), very clearly tell us the value of time, why we must not waste it and how we can make use of our time wisely to increase our Eeman (Faith) and thus attain success, especially eternal success in the life hereafter.

The following are some of the most important duties demanded of Muslims:
1. Ensuring benefiting from time
2. Utilizing leisure time
3. Racing for good deeds
4. Learning from the passage of time
5. Seeking the superior times
6. Planning and organizing time
7. Fulfillment of time commitments
8. Necessary awareness of time wasters

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How To Start Trading: Order

A trade order is an instruction that is sent to a broker to enter or exit a position. While it can be very simple to enter and exit a position – push the “buy” button to get in and press the “sell” button when it’s time to get out – trading in this manner is both inefficient and risky. If you trade just using the buy and sell buttons, you can sustain losses from slippage and from trading without a protective stop loss order.

Slippage is the difference between the price you expected and the price at which a trade is actually filled and can be considerable and costly in fast-moving or thinly traded markets. Certain order types allow traders to specify exact prices for trades, thereby minimizing the risks associated with slippage.

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If you want to become successful in running your business organization, you have to make sure that you take good care of your image and reputation through effective corporate branding. Bear in mind that even the most formidable business establishments can be brought down after facing a controversy. And this is considered to be extremely damaging as it has been proven that redeeming an organization's image is more difficult and costly than losing a good sales deal. If your reputation, as a business owner, is already ruined, then you will have a hard time fixing the damage that this will cause to your entire organization. Here are a few reasons why a goodcorporate reputation, image and branding is extremely important for your business:

The importance of having a good corporate image and reputation

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Understand the importance of image types and when to use them

ShopFactory has a powerful Picture Manager built in to make your life easy. It can automatically adjust image sizes to create thumbnails, to limit the maximum size of an image and can also link a thumbnail to the larger picture.
ShopFactory has a powerful Picture Manager built in to make your life easy. It can automatically adjust image sizes to create thumbnails, to limit the maximum size of an image and can also link a thumbnail to the larger picture. So if you have taken a picture of an item with your camera, just store it on your computer - preferably with a descriptive name. ShopFactory will use the name as title - and take care of all the image management required (including sizing and image file format compression).

But, it is important to know what image types are available to use, the difference betweenimage types, and when to use each type.
Image Formats What is the difference between JPG GIF PNG?

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The Concept of Time in the Qur’an Surah Al-Asr

Most of us have committed to memory the beautiful, short surah: Al-Asr (Quran 103:1-3). Admittedly, we often choose to recite it in our salah because of its brevity rather than for its profound meanings. And yet Imam Shafi’i asserted that if Allah had revealed only this surah, it would have been enough for the guidance of all humanity!

Allah begins the surah by taking an oath – ’Wa al-‘Asr’ – which means ‘by time’. Anything that Allah the Most High swears by in the Qur’an is a tremendous matter – such as ‘Wa al-Fajr’ (by the dawn) or ‘Wa al-Shams’ (by the sun). In the time of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), beginning with an oath was a method to draw the attention of the listener. Time is a concept that fascinated and awed the Arabs then, and it still fascinates Muslims now.

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