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Content highlights reflect six core values: Care for the Poor; Excellence in Education; Faith in the Community; Family Life; Financial Responsibility; and Values in the Media.
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» Excellence in Education
Many colleges across the nation are attempting to encourage more responsible regulation of alcohol use among students. They are seeing a decrease in high-risk drinking, alcohol-related ambulance calls and alcohol violations on campuses.
But health risks aren't the only reason schools are looking to help students increase their understanding of alcohol's problems. Alcohol consumption affects other aspects of their lives, too.
» Faith in the Community
Many Muslims claim to enjoy peaceful serenity from living free of "riba," or interest. The Quran explicitly states, "Those who consume interest cannot stand ... Allah has permitted trade and has forbidden interest."
With such a direct sanction against interest, Muslims find it difficult to participate in a western banking system based almost exclusively on interest lending and borrowing. So how do Muslim-Americans get along without interest?
» Care for the Poor
» Excellence in Education
» Family Life
» Financial responsibility
» Values in the Media
» Other stories
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