Toward the New IslamicCivilizationIdeas for Today and Tomorrow             ‫د.طارق السويدان‬  Dr.Tareq Al-Suwaidan
Introductory Remarks   Together with many close Muslim brothers and sisters, we all started    with the Islamic work and ...
Introductory Remarks   We are all aware that the Islamic civilization started from the time of    the Hijrah of Prophet M...
Introductory Remarks   It is obvious that we need to change and regain our position of being    an exemplary civilization...
Introductory Remarks   We begin with the basics of strategy management and introduce a    simple model for change. We the...
Defining Change The process of transitioning from today’s reality to the desired future vision (Al- Suwaidan)
Defining Civilization Ideological            methodology of a nation during an era and it takes shape in the form of mate...
Generic Change Model                             How do we reach                               our vision ?               ...
Generic Change Model                The                Plan    Vision                      Reality                        ...
Generic Change Model                         The                         Plan        Vision                      Reality 1...
Generic Change Model                         The                         Plan    Vision                                  R...
Generic Change Model             1.   Phases and timelines             2.   Roles/Responsibilities                  and Pr...
Generic Change Model                       1.   Phases and timelines                       2.   Roles/Responsibilities    ...
The Reality What is our situation today ? We face some major crisis factors. 1.   Behavior and ethics 2.   Backwardness ...
Major Crisis Factors1. Behavior and ethics Behaviorand ethics are defined as sayings and actions and its conformity with ...
Major Crisis Factors1. Behavior and ethics   Faith and Rituals   Orderliness/Discipline and Cleanliness   Respecting ti...
Major Crisis Factors1. Behavior and ethics    Faith and Rituals    − Purity of creed (‫ )العقيدة‬and avoiding the bidah  ...
Major Crisis Factors1. Behavior and ethics       Orderliness/Discipline and Cleanliness    −     Appearance    −     Plac...
Major Crisis Factors1. Behavior and ethics       Respecting time    −     Individual appointments    −     Family appoint...
Major Crisis Factors1. Behavior and ethics       Social etiquettes    −    Honoring ones parents    −    Complexity in ma...
Major Crisis Factors1. Behavior and ethics       Decorum and grace    −     Decorum with people    −     Buildings and ar...
Major Crisis Factors2. Backwardness Backwardness  defined – The level of decline in competitiveness in comparison to othe...
Major Crisis Factors2. Backwardness Knowledge Education Quality Management                       methods Media Commu...
Major Crisis Factors2. Backwardness Knowledge  − Percentage spending on academic research  − Number of patents and invent...
Major Crisis Factors2. Backwardness Education  − Ranking among nations  − Level of the curriculum  − Level of the educato...
Major Crisis Factors2. Backwardness Quality    − Extent of the understanding of quality    − Number of quality certificat...
Major Crisis Factors2. Backwardness Management                      methods    − Increase efficiency (Reduce the effort, ...
Major Crisis Factors2. Backwardness Media    − Achieving the functions of the media      (entertainment, guidance,      e...
Major Crisis Factors2. Backwardness Communications    infrastructure  − Fixed and mobiles phones  − Internet
Major Crisis Factors2. Backwardness Military             strength    − Army census    − Number of nuclear warheads•We may...
Major Crisis Factors2. Backwardness (Military strength)
Major Crisis Factors3. Effectiveness Effectivenessdefined - Degree of productivity in comparison to competitors – Al-Suwa...
Major Crisis Factors3. Effectiveness Individual  − The productivity of the individual Muslim,    compared with the rest o...
Major Crisis Factors3. Effectiveness Countries  − Ranking of our countries in global    competitiveness  − Value of the p...
Major Crisis Factors3. Effectiveness Global       Competitiveness Report by the World Economic Forum  − Best reference wi...
Major Crisis Factors4. Leadership The  previous three crises are a reflection  of the crises in thought and leadership. ...
Major Crisis Factors4. Leadership Leadershipdefined – Ability to move people toward the goal. (Al-Suwaidan)
Major Crisis Factors4. Leadership1.   The importance of leadership2.   Levels and fields3.   Manifestations of the crisis4...
Major Crisis Factors4. Leadership1. The importance of leadership  − Comparison in the field of da’wah  − Comparison in rel...
Major Crisis Factors4. Leadership2. Levels and Fields  − Governments and Ministries  − Institutions and Companies  − Famil...
Major Crisis Factors4. Leadership3. Manifestations of the crisis  − Freedom  − Innovation  − Individualism  − Efficiency  ...
Major Crisis Factors4. Leadership4. Knowledge of leadership  − Concepts and Principles  − Characteristics, tests and measu...
Major Crisis Factors4. Leadership5. Plan for preparation of leadership  − Scientific methodology  − General preparation  −...
Major Crisis Factors5. Thought CrisisThought Defined - Realization of the mind in something to reach a new opinion regard...
Major Crisis Factors5. Thought Crisis1.   Features of Our Thought2.   Some flaws in the thought (process)3.   Inviolabilit...
Major Crisis Factors5. Thought Crisis1. Features of Our Thought  − Civilizational    Humane, purposeful, fair, balanced, ...
Major Crisis Factors5. Thought Crisis2. Some Flaws in the Thought (Process)    − Prejudices and affiliations    − Customs ...
Major Crisis Factors5. Thought Crisis3. Inviolability of the civilization  − Defining the inviolability    Quality of tho...
Major Crisis Factors5. Thought Crisis4. Refining the Thought − The objectives of the refinement process   (Treatment of th...
Major Crisis Factors5. Thought Crisis5. Tools to propagate the inviolability − Media (traditional and new)    Number of s...
Fundamental capabilities                Reality  1. Major crisis factors  2. Fundamental capabilities
Fundamental capabilitiesCompetitive advantagesFundamental capabilities defined - These are the fundamental strengths whi...
Fundamental capabilitiesFundamental capabilities - examples − Company example    Honda and engine capability − Individua...
Fundamental capabilitiesExample for a nation - The Zionist entity − Argument/Controversy (Dealing with the   Apostles) − ...
Fundamental capabilitiesWhat are your personal capabilities ?What are our ummah’s capabilities ?
Fundamental capabilitiesWhat are our ummah’s capabilities ? − Intense emotion and courage − Love for religion (Islam) − H...
Fundamental capabilities – OurLove for IslamSurvey results on question - Is religion an important part of yourdaily life ?
Fundamental capabilities –ReproductionData from Gapminder World
Fundamental capabilities – YouthPopulationData from Gapminder World
Fundamental capabilitiesWhat are our ummah’s capabilities ? − How do we invest in building the basic   capabilities of ou...
The Vision                  Vision  •   Where are we heading?  •   What is the ideal picture of our civilization      that...
The Vision                Vision  1. Describing our civilization  2. Competitive Objectives
Elements of Islamic CivilizationFaith based elements − Belief system that is consistent with human   nature − Rituals tha...
Elements of Islamic CivilizationLegislative elements − Use of the intellect guided by revelation and   the traditions of ...
Elements of Islamic CivilizationEthical elements − Ethics that elevate the human being − Freedom that serves virtue − Art...
Elements of Islamic CivilizationElements related to the practice of Islam − Care of the body that is related to spiritual...
Elements of Islamic CivilizationSocial Elements − The individual that is an organized part of the   family and society − ...
Elements of Islamic CivilizationGraph of History − Timeline of the rise and fall of the Muslim   Ummah    http://www.you...
The Vision                 Vision  1. Describing our civilization  2. Competitive Objectives
Competitive ObjectivesNations compete economically in 12 areasThese are identified in the Global Competitiveness Report ...
Competitive ObjectivesThe overall objective is to increase the performance of each Islamic country by two- thirds in each...
Competitive ObjectivesThe data used in these slides are taken from the 2010-2011 Global Competitiveness Report. The full ...
Competitive Objectives - GlobalCompetitiveness Index (GCI)        The GCI includes a weighted average of many different c...
Challenges             Challenges    What prevents us from realizing our               objectives?
Challenges             Challenges  1. Defining the challenges  2. Overcoming the challenges
Defining the ChallengesPolitical despotismWeakness of the legal (Sharia) educationFinancial CorruptionForeign interven...
Transparency International Report –Corruption Index
Overcoming the ChallengesPolitical despotismWeakness of the legal (Sharia) educationFinancial CorruptionForeign interv...
The Plan            The Plan     How do we reach our vision ?    1. Phases and timelines    2. Roles/Responsibilities and ...
The Plan - Phases and Timelines Four   phases of 5 year periodsPhase 1 (2011 to 2015)         Phase 2 (2016 to 2020)     ...
The Plan - Phases and Timelines    Phase 1 (2011 to 2015)•   Crystalize the Plan•   Treatment of the crisis    factors    ...
The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase   1 (2011 to 2015) − General Projects    Treatment of the crisis factors    Faith a...
The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase   1 (2011 to 2015) − General Projects    Treatment of the crisis factors    Social ...
The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase   1 (2011 to 2015) − General Projects    Treatment of the crisis factors    Manifes...
The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase   1 (2011 to 2015) − General Projects    Treatment of the crisis factors    Thought...
The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase   1 (2011 to 2015) − General Projects    Treatment of the crisis factors     Leader...
The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase   1 (2011 to 2015) − General Projects   Treatment of the crisis factors    Leadersh...
The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase   1 (2011 to 2015) − General Projects    Improving Global Competitiveness    Develo...
The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase   1 (2011 to 2015) − General Projects    Media-based projects    Value-based campai...
The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase   1 (2011 to 2015) − Special Projects (For each country)    Center for preparation o...
The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase   1 (2011 to 2015) − Projects for Palestine    Support the resistance    Media Jiha...
The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase   1 (2011 to 2015) − Other projects    Activating the Islamic movements    Networki...
The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase   2 (2016 to 2020) − Raise the rank of Arab states in the following   competitive cri...
Institutions Future Rank   Current Rank     Country     25            51           Kuwait      7            15            ...
Institutions Future Rank   Current Rank    Country     57            115         Algeria     32            64          Mor...
Infrastructure Future Rank   Current Rank     Country     25            50           Kuwait      3             6          ...
Infrastructure Future Rank   Current Rank    Country     49            99          Algeria     35            70          M...
Health and Primary Education Future Rank   Current Rank     Country     36            73           Kuwait     10          ...
Health and Primary Education Future Rank   Current Rank    Country     38            77          Algeria     43           ...
Higher Education and Training Future Rank   Current Rank     Country     41            82           Kuwait     14         ...
Higher Education and Training Future Rank   Current Rank    Country     51            102         Algeria     49          ...
The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase   2 (2016 to 2020) − Building the following institutions:    Organization to spread ...
The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase   3 (2021 to 2025) − Raise the rank of Arab states in the following   competitive cri...
Goods market efficiency Future Rank   Current Rank     Country     30            63           Kuwait      5            10 ...
Goods market efficiency Future Rank   Current Rank    Country     49            97          Algeria     34            68  ...
Labor market efficiency Future Rank   Current Rank     Country     30             59          Kuwait      8             16...
Labor market efficiency Future Rank   Current Rank    Country     64            127         Algeria     65            129 ...
Financial market development Future Rank   Current Rank     Country     31            63           Kuwait     16          ...
Financial market development Future Rank   Current Rank    Country     45            90          Algeria     48           ...
Technological readiness Future Rank   Current Rank     Country     32            63           Kuwait     16            33 ...
Technological readiness Future Rank   Current Rank    Country     45            90          Algeria     48            96  ...
Business sophistication Future Rank   Current Rank     Country     25            50           Kuwait     10            19 ...
Business sophistication Future Rank   Current Rank    Country     64            128         Algeria     38            78  ...
The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase   3 (2021 to 2025) − Raise the rank of Arab states in the following   competitive cri...
Institutions Future Rank   Current Rank     Country     17            51           Kuwait      5            15            ...
Institutions Future Rank   Current Rank    Country     38            115         Algeria     21            64          Mor...
Infrastructure Future Rank   Current Rank     Country     17            50           Kuwait      2             6          ...
Infrastructure Future Rank   Current Rank    Country     33            99          Algeria     23            70          M...
Health and Primary Education Future Rank   Current Rank     Country     24            73           Kuwait      7          ...
Health and Primary Education Future Rank   Current Rank    Country     26            77          Algeria     29           ...
Higher Education and Training Future Rank   Current Rank     Country     27            82           Kuwait     10         ...
Higher Education and Training Future Rank   Current Rank    Country     34            102         Algeria     33          ...
The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase   4 (2026 to 2030) − Raise the rank of Arab states in the overall   competitive crite...
Overall Rank by 2030Our Ambition by      Current Rank       Country     2030         From 133 Nations      13             ...
Overall Rank by 2030Our Ambition by      Current Rank      Country     2030         From 133 Nations      28              ...
The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase   4 (2026 to 2030) − Creating a Confederation of Muslim countries   through the unifi...
The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase   4 (2026 to 2030) − Creating a Confederation of Muslim countries   to be led by the ...
Generic Change Model                             How do we reach                               our vision ?               ...
Generic Change Model                       1.   Phases and timelines                       2.   Roles/Responsibilities    ...
Concluding Remarks   The basics of strategy management require that we define a    clear vision of the future, and in our...
Concluding Remarks   Is the proposed vision complete and perfect ? We do not claim    it as such but we believe it is def...
Concluding Remarks   This work is very much still in progress. We are encouraged    by the many positive responses we hav...
Concluding Remarks   The one who intends to do a good deed and actualizes it will be    rewarded by ten multiples and the...
Dr.TareqAlsuwaidansuwaidan@alresalah.netwww.suwaidan.com 00965 25761010
• This summary is prepared in collaboration with ANSI  Systems Sdn Bhd in Malaysia.• The company also produces e-books of ...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Change Project مشروع التغيير الحضاري - بالانجليزية

8,512

Published on

عرض مشروع التغيير الحضاري باللغة الإنجليزية

Published in: Education, Business, Spiritual
6 Comments
18 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Following on the footsteps of the transformers of our forefathers and try to unleash the faulted side of the great nation, born for this purpose you are my role model after the role model.
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • شكرا لك دكتور نتمنى ان نكون معا في طريقنا لنهضة الامة
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • شكرا لك دكتور جزاك الله خيرا
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • Thanks
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • It 's really fantastic ,I wish you the best & good luck
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
No Downloads
Views
Total Views
8,512
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
6
Likes
18
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Change Project مشروع التغيير الحضاري - بالانجليزية

  1. 1. Toward the New IslamicCivilizationIdeas for Today and Tomorrow ‫د.طارق السويدان‬ Dr.Tareq Al-Suwaidan
  2. 2. Introductory Remarks Together with many close Muslim brothers and sisters, we all started with the Islamic work and the Islamic movement during our youth and student days. For me it has been more than forty years. Previously I and those from my generation had the comfort of knowing that we have our elder brothers and scholars to seek for guidance and advise. A few years back we realized that we are now the elders from whom the younger generation are seeking for guidance and advise. Based on the many years of work that we have done in our professional lives providing training and consulting in the field of management and leadership development, particularly strategy management, we find that there is a great need to apply the tools of strategy management to this most important work and struggle of rebuilding the Islamic civilization.
  3. 3. Introductory Remarks We are all aware that the Islamic civilization started from the time of the Hijrah of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and the first generation of Muslims in the year 632. Since then it has grown in strength and provided leadership to the world despite some periods of minor decadence during which the Muslim ummah still showed political and civilization leadership. Today, we are far from that position of leadership in almost all aspects of civilization; governance, justice and fairness, education, health, wealth creation, individual freedom, and social manners.
  4. 4. Introductory Remarks It is obvious that we need to change and regain our position of being an exemplary civilization as alluded to in Surah Al-Baqarah verse 143 (And thus have We made you a group in the middle, so that you be an ultimate witness [of Gods guidance] on [other] people and the Messenger be an ultimate witness [of Gods guidance] on you). But how do we describe this change effort? This is what I’m proposing in a methodological way while limiting the scope to the strategic areas of change.
  5. 5. Introductory Remarks We begin with the basics of strategy management and introduce a simple model for change. We then describe in some detail the components of this model. This PowerPoint presentation summarizes the ideas of this change model. I’ve developed these ideas over a period of five years but really focused on the details during the last two years. I plan to publish a book in Arabic on this topic. I must congratulate the brothers who helped put together these slides in English. The topic and its ideas are very important and has to be made available to a wider range of readership for comments and suggestions to improve. May Allah bless and reward our good deeds.
  6. 6. Defining Change The process of transitioning from today’s reality to the desired future vision (Al- Suwaidan)
  7. 7. Defining Civilization Ideological methodology of a nation during an era and it takes shape in the form of material and moral output. (Al-Suwaidan)
  8. 8. Generic Change Model How do we reach our vision ? The Plan Vision Reality Where are we heading ? Where are we today ? Challenges What prevents us from realizing our objectives?
  9. 9. Generic Change Model The Plan Vision Reality 1. Major crisis factors Challenges 2. Fundamental capabilities
  10. 10. Generic Change Model The Plan Vision Reality 1. Describing our civilization 2. Competitive Challenges Objectives
  11. 11. Generic Change Model The Plan Vision Reality Challenges 1. Defining the challenges 2. Overcoming the challenges
  12. 12. Generic Change Model 1. Phases and timelines 2. Roles/Responsibilities and Projects The Plan Vision Reality Challenges
  13. 13. Generic Change Model 1. Phases and timelines 2. Roles/Responsibilities and Projects The Plan Vision Reality 1. Describing our 1. Major crisis civilization factors 2. Competitive Challenges 2. Fundamental Objectives capabilities 1. Defining the challenges 2. Overcoming the challenges
  14. 14. The Reality What is our situation today ? We face some major crisis factors. 1. Behavior and ethics 2. Backwardness 3. Effectiveness 4. Leadership 5. Thought/Ideology and Identity
  15. 15. Major Crisis Factors1. Behavior and ethics Behaviorand ethics are defined as sayings and actions and its conformity with values (Al-Suwaidan)
  16. 16. Major Crisis Factors1. Behavior and ethics Faith and Rituals Orderliness/Discipline and Cleanliness Respecting time Social etiquettes Decorum and Grace
  17. 17. Major Crisis Factors1. Behavior and ethics Faith and Rituals − Purity of creed (‫ )العقيدة‬and avoiding the bidah − Mastering the obligations and avoidance of the major sins − Concern for the nawafil (superarogatory) deeds and keeping away from the minor sins − No feeling of being restrained due to the vastness of permissible things − Preference for the priorities•There are many examples of strange beliefs and practices among Muslims with no basisfrom Al-Quran and As-Sunnah.•A significant percentage of Muslims neglect the obligations and commit major sins.•There is a decline in the importance of these nawafil deeds and many Muslims are no longersensitive toward the minor sins.•We significantly lack a sense of priorities even in the way we practice our faith and rituals.
  18. 18. Major Crisis Factors1. Behavior and ethics Orderliness/Discipline and Cleanliness − Appearance − Places of worship (Mosques and Hajj) − Traffic − Official authorities•One can clearly observe the lack of orderliness and cleanliness in the areas mentionedabove.
  19. 19. Major Crisis Factors1. Behavior and ethics Respecting time − Individual appointments − Family appointments − Official work − Projects − Activities•In general, we do not respect time and are rarely punctual. It is a negative attitude that beginswith the individual and permeates throughout our societies.
  20. 20. Major Crisis Factors1. Behavior and ethics Social etiquettes − Honoring ones parents − Complexity in marriage and engagement − Matters related to divorce − Development of children upbringing − Deviations and its treatment (sex, alcohol, drugs)
  21. 21. Major Crisis Factors1. Behavior and ethics Decorum and grace − Decorum with people − Buildings and architecture − Appreciation of the arts − Beauty in the appearance•In general, there is a lack of decorum and grace in the way we deal with people in terms ofpoliteness, courtesy, civic mindedness and basic manners.•Its painfully obvious that many of the physical artifacts of our history are considered objects ofbeauty even by the West but we are far behind in modern architecture, arts and culture.
  22. 22. Major Crisis Factors2. Backwardness Backwardness defined – The level of decline in competitiveness in comparison to others (Al-Suwaidan)
  23. 23. Major Crisis Factors2. Backwardness Knowledge Education Quality Management methods Media Communications infrastructure Military strength•Examples of critical areas in which we are quite far behind compared to the more developedcountries. Even some of our richer countries like Qatar, Brunei and Saudi Arabia are relativelyfar behind in these areas compared to countries with a similar GDP per population ratio.
  24. 24. Major Crisis Factors2. Backwardness Knowledge − Percentage spending on academic research − Number of patents and inventions − Number of Nobel Laureates − Number and Level of research centers − Encouraging inventors
  25. 25. Major Crisis Factors2. Backwardness Education − Ranking among nations − Level of the curriculum − Level of the educators/teachers − Care for the gifted/talented − Spending on education − Quality of primary education
  26. 26. Major Crisis Factors2. Backwardness Quality − Extent of the understanding of quality − Number of quality certifications − Number of sectors that grant quality certificates − Quality control systems − Quality in the services (education, health, training) − Systems for continuous improvement•Its obvious that our countries are not equated with quality. One thinks of Japan, South Koreaand Germany.
  27. 27. Major Crisis Factors2. Backwardness Management methods − Increase efficiency (Reduce the effort, time and cost) − Methods of decision-making − Management of meetings − Management of the working group − Administrative structures•We are definitely not there in pioneering modern management practices. We are still farbehind in adopting good management and governance practices.
  28. 28. Major Crisis Factors2. Backwardness Media − Achieving the functions of the media (entertainment, guidance, education, enlightenment, reporting, incitement, mobilization) − Changing the human (thought, interests, skills, relationships, role models)•In general, our media is too biased toward entertainment and being a propaganda machine.
  29. 29. Major Crisis Factors2. Backwardness Communications infrastructure − Fixed and mobiles phones − Internet
  30. 30. Major Crisis Factors2. Backwardness Military strength − Army census − Number of nuclear warheads•We may be able to provide numbers for our armies but we import a large percentage of ourweapons. When it comes to advanced weapons we rely almost exclusively on Westerncountries.•Although Iran and Pakistan purportedly have some nuclear capability it is not known to surpassthat of Israel and India.
  31. 31. Major Crisis Factors2. Backwardness (Military strength)
  32. 32. Major Crisis Factors3. Effectiveness Effectivenessdefined - Degree of productivity in comparison to competitors – Al-Suwaidan
  33. 33. Major Crisis Factors3. Effectiveness Individual − The productivity of the individual Muslim, compared with the rest of the world Family − Family working as separate scattered individuals and not as a collective unit Organizations − Extent of institutional integration in organizations
  34. 34. Major Crisis Factors3. Effectiveness Countries − Ranking of our countries in global competitiveness − Value of the purchase of weapons − Political systems Movements − Institutional integration and the degree of innovation and efficiency − Freedom of assembly − Freedom of the press
  35. 35. Major Crisis Factors3. Effectiveness Global Competitiveness Report by the World Economic Forum − Best reference with data available today that relate to nation competitiveness. − Model may have shortcomings and biased to the Western concepts of economic development and competitiveness but it is a good model to start with. Easily referenced to benchmark areas of improvement. − Highest ranked Muslim country in 2010-2011 is Qatar – 17. In the 2011-2012 report Qatar improved its position to 14. Saudi Arabia also moved from 21 to 17.
  36. 36. Major Crisis Factors4. Leadership The previous three crises are a reflection of the crises in thought and leadership. Thus the priority is to solve our thought and leadership crisis. Behavior and Backwardness Effectiveness Ethics Crisis Crisis Crisis Leadership Thought Crisis Crisis•Poor leadership and some flaws in our thought/ideology are the two cornerstones of our crisis.
  37. 37. Major Crisis Factors4. Leadership Leadershipdefined – Ability to move people toward the goal. (Al-Suwaidan)
  38. 38. Major Crisis Factors4. Leadership1. The importance of leadership2. Levels and fields3. Manifestations of the crisis4. Knowledge of leadership5. Plan for preparation of leadership
  39. 39. Major Crisis Factors4. Leadership1. The importance of leadership − Comparison in the field of da’wah − Comparison in relief work − Comparison in charity work − Comparison with the Prophet’s experience − Comparison with the Malaysian experience
  40. 40. Major Crisis Factors4. Leadership2. Levels and Fields − Governments and Ministries − Institutions and Companies − Family − Islamic work
  41. 41. Major Crisis Factors4. Leadership3. Manifestations of the crisis − Freedom − Innovation − Individualism − Efficiency − Ethics (‫)األخالق‬
  42. 42. Major Crisis Factors4. Leadership4. Knowledge of leadership − Concepts and Principles − Characteristics, tests and measures − Types (administrative, voluntary, specialized) − Leadership Training − Islamic leadership
  43. 43. Major Crisis Factors4. Leadership5. Plan for preparation of leadership − Scientific methodology − General preparation − Specialist preparation − Categories (talented individuals, women, children, adolescents) − Benefiting from real experiences
  44. 44. Major Crisis Factors5. Thought CrisisThought Defined - Realization of the mind in something to reach a new opinion regarding it (Al-Suwaidan)Thought includes the belief, principles, values, aspirations and understanding of life and analysis of the past and the present and foreseeing the future.
  45. 45. Major Crisis Factors5. Thought Crisis1. Features of Our Thought2. Some flaws in the thought (process)3. Inviolability of the civilization4. Refinement process5. Tools to propagate the inviolability (of the thought)
  46. 46. Major Crisis Factors5. Thought Crisis1. Features of Our Thought − Civilizational  Humane, purposeful, fair, balanced, global − Practical − Rational − Renewed (having gone through various stages of renewal) − Flexible
  47. 47. Major Crisis Factors5. Thought Crisis2. Some Flaws in the Thought (Process) − Prejudices and affiliations − Customs and traditions − Patriarchal − Fascination, dependence and sanctification − Influenced by reality − Freedom of worship and religion•References of our thought are the pure sources of Al-Quran and As-Sunnah. But many timeswe allow our customs and traditions to define our thought and thought processes withoutquestioning its basis. We also allow our prejudices and affiliations particularly with the variousMazhab to influence the thought process.•At times our fascination with the sacredness of some of our customs prevent us from looking atthe issues at hand objectively. A simple example is the mass celebration of the birthday of ourbeloved Prophet in some Muslim countries. It is sensitive to point out that such celebrationswere not observed during the time of the Prophet or rightly guided Caliphs.
  48. 48. Major Crisis Factors5. Thought Crisis3. Inviolability of the civilization − Defining the inviolability  Quality of thought, and the degree of spread and its application − Manifestations of the loss of inviolability  Culture, arts, clothing, food − Causes of the loss of inviolability  Difficulty/complexity thinking, isolation of the scholars (from real, practical experiences), Globalization − Models of civilizational inviolability − Improvement of the inviolability
  49. 49. Major Crisis Factors5. Thought Crisis4. Refining the Thought − The objectives of the refinement process (Treatment of the flaws and the renewal of the features) − Scientific methodology (Delphi) − Independence (From governments and political parties) − Individual roles − Institutional roles
  50. 50. Major Crisis Factors5. Thought Crisis5. Tools to propagate the inviolability − Media (traditional and new)  Number of satellite channels  Proportion of Internet users − Education − Publication − Speeches − Direct contact
  51. 51. Fundamental capabilities Reality 1. Major crisis factors 2. Fundamental capabilities
  52. 52. Fundamental capabilitiesCompetitive advantagesFundamental capabilities defined - These are the fundamental strengths which appears in all the products (compared with competitors) – Al-Suwaidan
  53. 53. Fundamental capabilitiesFundamental capabilities - examples − Company example  Honda and engine capability − Individual example − Example for a nation  The Zionist entity (Please refer to the book “Start-Up Nation – The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle” by Dan Senor and Saul Singer)
  54. 54. Fundamental capabilitiesExample for a nation - The Zionist entity − Argument/Controversy (Dealing with the Apostles) − Insolence (the Zionist army) − Not being afraid of failure
  55. 55. Fundamental capabilitiesWhat are your personal capabilities ?What are our ummah’s capabilities ?
  56. 56. Fundamental capabilitiesWhat are our ummah’s capabilities ? − Intense emotion and courage − Love for religion (Islam) − Honor and desire for dignity − Reproduction − Nation with a large youth population
  57. 57. Fundamental capabilities – OurLove for IslamSurvey results on question - Is religion an important part of yourdaily life ?
  58. 58. Fundamental capabilities –ReproductionData from Gapminder World
  59. 59. Fundamental capabilities – YouthPopulationData from Gapminder World
  60. 60. Fundamental capabilitiesWhat are our ummah’s capabilities ? − How do we invest in building the basic capabilities of our nation to increase its effectiveness in competing with other nations?
  61. 61. The Vision Vision • Where are we heading? • What is the ideal picture of our civilization that we consider our strategic goal? • Elements of Islamic Civilization (We may need between 50 to 100 years to achieve)
  62. 62. The Vision Vision 1. Describing our civilization 2. Competitive Objectives
  63. 63. Elements of Islamic CivilizationFaith based elements − Belief system that is consistent with human nature − Rituals that drive building of the civilization − Belief that is coupled with deeds − The world as a preparation for the Hereafter − Science that does not lead to disbelief
  64. 64. Elements of Islamic CivilizationLegislative elements − Use of the intellect guided by revelation and the traditions of the Prophet − Legislation to ensure the greater good − Justice to support benevolence − Rights balanced with duties and responsibilities − Rule and power to complement religion
  65. 65. Elements of Islamic CivilizationEthical elements − Ethics that elevate the human being − Freedom that serves virtue − Art that conforms to values and ethics − Innovation − Science
  66. 66. Elements of Islamic CivilizationElements related to the practice of Islam − Care of the body that is related to spiritual deeds − Power that defends right − Halal (Legitimate) wealth expended in the correct avenues − Balance of body and soul, mind and emotion − Education that complements legislation
  67. 67. Elements of Islamic CivilizationSocial Elements − The individual that is an organized part of the family and society − Society that does not dominate the individual − The state that establishes the practice of religion − Shura council that is governed by evidence from Quran and Sunnah − The nation open to the world
  68. 68. Elements of Islamic CivilizationGraph of History − Timeline of the rise and fall of the Muslim Ummah  http://www.youtube.com/changeproject1#p/a/u/2/ u-1EwAPCMKI − Minority Religions  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMHTBHuHs kY − World Religions  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muydBtULO K8
  69. 69. The Vision Vision 1. Describing our civilization 2. Competitive Objectives
  70. 70. Competitive ObjectivesNations compete economically in 12 areasThese are identified in the Global Competitiveness Report prepared by the World Economic Forum − In our research we find this model to be the most complete and fully substantiated with available data. It is not a perfect model and is devoid of many of the salient features of the Islamic civilization. However the 12 general areas mentioned are relevant as a benchmark for Muslim countries to improve upon.
  71. 71. Competitive ObjectivesThe overall objective is to increase the performance of each Islamic country by two- thirds in each area over the next 20 yearsThe Arabic version of this presentation details out the 12 areas of competitiveness, the 2010- 2011 rankings of the top nations and also that of selected countries in the Middle East and other Muslim countries.
  72. 72. Competitive ObjectivesThe data used in these slides are taken from the 2010-2011 Global Competitiveness Report. The full report can be downloaded from http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GlobalCom petitivenessReport_2010-11.pdfThe World Economic Forum recently (in August 2011) released the 2011-2012 report.
  73. 73. Competitive Objectives - GlobalCompetitiveness Index (GCI)  The GCI includes a weighted average of many different components, each measuring a different aspect of competitiveness. These components are grouped into 12 pillars of economic competitiveness.  While the pillars are aggregated into a single index, measures are reported for the 12 pillars separately because such details provide a sense of the specific areas in which a particular country needs to improve.1. Institutions 7. Labor market efficiency2. Infrastructure 8. Financial market development3. Macroeconomic environment 9. Technological readiness4. Health and Primary Education 10. Market size5. Higher Education and Training 11. Business sophistication6. Goods market efficiency 12. Innovation
  74. 74. Challenges Challenges What prevents us from realizing our objectives?
  75. 75. Challenges Challenges 1. Defining the challenges 2. Overcoming the challenges
  76. 76. Defining the ChallengesPolitical despotismWeakness of the legal (Sharia) educationFinancial CorruptionForeign interventionAttrition in the conflict with the Zionist entity
  77. 77. Transparency International Report –Corruption Index
  78. 78. Overcoming the ChallengesPolitical despotismWeakness of the legal (Sharia) educationFinancial CorruptionForeign interventionAttrition in the conflict with the Zionist entityThe various projects proposed in the section on “The Plan” partially address how toovercome the above challenges.
  79. 79. The Plan The Plan How do we reach our vision ? 1. Phases and timelines 2. Roles/Responsibilities and Projects
  80. 80. The Plan - Phases and Timelines Four phases of 5 year periodsPhase 1 (2011 to 2015) Phase 2 (2016 to 2020) Phase 3 (2021 to 2025) Phase 4 (2025 to 2030)
  81. 81. The Plan - Phases and Timelines Phase 1 (2011 to 2015)• Crystalize the Plan• Treatment of the crisis factors Phase 2 (2016 to 2020) • Building the institutions Phase 3 (2021 to 2025) • Engage in institutional competitiveness Phase 4 (2025 to 2030) • Engage in nation competitiveness • Forming the Islamic confederation
  82. 82. The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase 1 (2011 to 2015) − General Projects  Treatment of the crisis factors Faith and Rituals Veneration of Allah (SWT) Love of the Prophet (SAW) Tazkiah an-Nafs (Purification of the self/soul) Tablis Iblis (The Devils Deception) Reverence of the Prophet’s family and Companions
  83. 83. The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase 1 (2011 to 2015) − General Projects  Treatment of the crisis factors Social and Moral Honoring ones parents Family bonding (See works by Dr. Jasem Al- Mutawwa’) How to raise your children Publication on ethics Fight against smoking, drugs and alcohol
  84. 84. The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase 1 (2011 to 2015) − General Projects  Treatment of the crisis factors Manifestations of civilization Respect for time Aesthetics Commitment to good traffic manners
  85. 85. The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase 1 (2011 to 2015) − General Projects  Treatment of the crisis factors Thought Free your mind Equity for the woman Return to the original sources Cleansing history Simplifying the thought/ideology Freedom as a fundamental Contemporary application of the Sharia Constitution of the Islamic State
  86. 86. The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase 1 (2011 to 2015) − General Projects  Treatment of the crisis factors Leadership The leadership specialization  Dissemination of the intellectual (Please refer to the project at mofaker.net)  Informational/Media leadership  Political leadership  Investor leadership  Leader/Commander (Leadership academy)  Teacher  Trainer  Icons (See romooz.com)  Faqih (Jurist)
  87. 87. The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase 1 (2011 to 2015) − General Projects  Treatment of the crisis factors Leadership The Leadership Curricula  Incubation level (Kindergarten, Pre-School)  Primary school level  Middle school level  Secondary school level  University level (Al-Ruwwad : ‫)الرواد‬  Adults (Al-Ibda’ : ‫)اإلبداع‬
  88. 88. The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase 1 (2011 to 2015) − General Projects  Improving Global Competitiveness Development of curricula for basic education Curricula of development of teachers Center for quality control/supervision of education in the Arab world Arab Center for the control/supervision of the quality of health Arab Center for Transparency Center for spreading democracyand political freedom/liberty Center of encouraging innovationand Scientific Research
  89. 89. The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase 1 (2011 to 2015) − General Projects  Media-based projects Value-based campaigns Production of value-based programs for children Programs for building personal leadership Production of dramas that inculcate positive values Development of Arab films Production of international films New Media (Internet, Mobile)
  90. 90. The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase 1 (2011 to 2015) − Special Projects (For each country)  Center for preparation of leaders  Promoting political freedom  Fight against financial and administrative corruption  Improving country effectiveness  Development of education  Quality of health  Scientific research  Development and activation of the Stock Exchange  Development and activation of the Endowments (‫)األوقاف‬  Center for Privatization
  91. 91. The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase 1 (2011 to 2015) − Projects for Palestine  Support the resistance  Media Jihad (‫)الجهاد اإلعالمي‬  Electronic Jihad (‫)الجهاد اإللكتروني‬
  92. 92. The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase 1 (2011 to 2015) − Other projects  Activating the Islamic movements  Networking the innovators/creative individuals
  93. 93. The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase 2 (2016 to 2020) − Raise the rank of Arab states in the following competitive criteria by half  Institutions  Infrastructure  Health and Primary Education  Higher Education and Training
  94. 94. Institutions Future Rank Current Rank Country 25 51 Kuwait 7 15 UAE 4 9 Qatar 16 32 Saudi Arabia 9 18 Oman 15 30 Bahrain 28 56 Egypt
  95. 95. Institutions Future Rank Current Rank Country 57 115 Algeria 32 64 Morocco 11 23 Tunisia 33 67 Libya 12 25 Jordan 28 57 Syria 50 100 Mauritania
  96. 96. Infrastructure Future Rank Current Rank Country 25 50 Kuwait 3 6 UAE 19 39 Qatar 18 36 Saudi Arabia 15 29 Oman 13 27 Bahrain 27 55 Egypt
  97. 97. Infrastructure Future Rank Current Rank Country 49 99 Algeria 35 70 Morocco 18 37 Tunisia 52 105 Libya 21 42 Jordan 40 79 Syria 59 118 Mauritania
  98. 98. Health and Primary Education Future Rank Current Rank Country 36 73 Kuwait 10 20 UAE 4 8 Qatar 35 71 Saudi Arabia 46 92 Oman 18 37 Bahrain 42 84 Egypt
  99. 99. Health and Primary Education Future Rank Current Rank Country 38 77 Algeria 43 87 Morocco 15 30 Tunisia 52 104 Libya 28 57 Jordan 35 70 Syria 57 114 Mauritania
  100. 100. Higher Education and Training Future Rank Current Rank Country 41 82 Kuwait 14 29 UAE 12 25 Qatar 26 53 Saudi Arabia 33 67 Oman 24 48 Bahrain 44 88 Egypt
  101. 101. Higher Education and Training Future Rank Current Rank Country 51 102 Algeria 49 99 Morocco 16 32 Tunisia 37 75 Libya 21 42 Jordan 52 104 Syria 66 132 Mauritania
  102. 102. The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase 2 (2016 to 2020) − Building the following institutions:  Organization to spread the call for political freedom  Education Development  Development of a free economy  Islamic Foundation for Waqf (Endowment)  Sophisticated health system
  103. 103. The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase 3 (2021 to 2025) − Raise the rank of Arab states in the following competitive criteria by half  Goods market efficiency  Labor market efficiency  Financial market development  Technological readiness  Business sophistication
  104. 104. Goods market efficiency Future Rank Current Rank Country 30 63 Kuwait 5 10 UAE 10 21 Qatar 15 29 Saudi Arabia 16 33 Oman 11 22 Bahrain 43 87 Egypt
  105. 105. Goods market efficiency Future Rank Current Rank Country 49 97 Algeria 34 68 Morocco 20 39 Tunisia 60 119 Libya 21 43 Jordan 50 101 Syria 55 111 Mauritania
  106. 106. Labor market efficiency Future Rank Current Rank Country 30 59 Kuwait 8 16 UAE 7 14 Qatar 35 71 Saudi Arabia 15 33 Oman 17 35 Bahrain 63 126 Egypt
  107. 107. Labor market efficiency Future Rank Current Rank Country 64 127 Algeria 65 129 Morocco 49 98 Tunisia 66 132 Libya 53 106 Jordan 64 128 Syria 48 95 Mauritania
  108. 108. Financial market development Future Rank Current Rank Country 31 63 Kuwait 16 33 UAE 17 35 Qatar 26 53 Saudi Arabia 21 43 Oman 15 30 Bahrain 42 84 Egypt
  109. 109. Financial market development Future Rank Current Rank Country 45 90 Algeria 48 96 Morocco 43 87 Tunisia 61 122 Libya 26 52 Jordan 62 123 Syria 65 129 Mauritania
  110. 110. Technological readiness Future Rank Current Rank Country 32 63 Kuwait 16 33 UAE 17 35 Qatar 26 53 Saudi Arabia 21 43 Oman 15 30 Bahrain 42 84 Egypt
  111. 111. Technological readiness Future Rank Current Rank Country 45 90 Algeria 48 96 Morocco 43 87 Tunisia 61 122 Libya 26 52 Jordan 62 123 Syria 65 129 Mauritania
  112. 112. Business sophistication Future Rank Current Rank Country 25 50 Kuwait 10 19 UAE 18 37 Qatar 17 35 Saudi Arabia 28 57 Oman 30 61 Bahrain 36 72 Egypt
  113. 113. Business sophistication Future Rank Current Rank Country 64 128 Algeria 38 78 Morocco 27 54 Tunisia 55 111 Libya 25 49 Jordan 45 90 Syria 62 125 Mauritania
  114. 114. The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase 3 (2021 to 2025) − Raise the rank of Arab states in the following competitive criteria by two-thirds  Institutions  Infrastructure  Health and Primary Education  Higher Education and Training
  115. 115. Institutions Future Rank Current Rank Country 17 51 Kuwait 5 15 UAE 3 9 Qatar 11 32 Saudi Arabia 6 18 Oman 10 30 Bahrain 19 56 Egypt
  116. 116. Institutions Future Rank Current Rank Country 38 115 Algeria 21 64 Morocco 8 23 Tunisia 22 67 Libya 8 25 Jordan 19 57 Syria 33 100 Mauritania
  117. 117. Infrastructure Future Rank Current Rank Country 17 50 Kuwait 2 6 UAE 13 39 Qatar 12 36 Saudi Arabia 10 29 Oman 9 27 Bahrain 18 55 Egypt
  118. 118. Infrastructure Future Rank Current Rank Country 33 99 Algeria 23 70 Morocco 12 37 Tunisia 35 105 Libya 14 42 Jordan 30 79 Syria 39 118 Mauritania
  119. 119. Health and Primary Education Future Rank Current Rank Country 24 73 Kuwait 7 20 UAE 3 8 Qatar 24 71 Saudi Arabia 31 92 Oman 12 37 Bahrain 28 84 Egypt
  120. 120. Health and Primary Education Future Rank Current Rank Country 26 77 Algeria 29 87 Morocco 10 30 Tunisia 35 104 Libya 19 57 Jordan 23 70 Syria 38 114 Mauritania
  121. 121. Higher Education and Training Future Rank Current Rank Country 27 82 Kuwait 10 29 UAE 8 25 Qatar 18 53 Saudi Arabia 22 67 Oman 16 48 Bahrain 29 88 Egypt
  122. 122. Higher Education and Training Future Rank Current Rank Country 34 102 Algeria 33 99 Morocco 11 32 Tunisia 25 75 Libya 14 42 Jordan 35 104 Syria 43 132 Mauritania
  123. 123. The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase 4 (2026 to 2030) − Raise the rank of Arab states in the overall competitive criteria by two-thirds
  124. 124. Overall Rank by 2030Our Ambition by Current Rank Country 2030 From 133 Nations 13 39 Kuwait 8 23 UAE 7 22 Qatar 9 28 Saudi Arabia 14 41 Oman 13 38 Bahrain 23 70 Egypt
  125. 125. Overall Rank by 2030Our Ambition by Current Rank Country 2030 From 133 Nations 28 83 Algeria 21 73 Morocco 13 40 Tunisia 29 88 Libya 17 50 Jordan 31 94 Syria 38 113 Mauritania
  126. 126. The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase 4 (2026 to 2030) − Creating a Confederation of Muslim countries through the unification of  Foreign Policies  Finance  Defense  Travel (Freedom of cross-border travel)
  127. 127. The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase 4 (2026 to 2030) − Creating a Confederation of Muslim countries to be led by the following countries  Turkey  Malaysia  Saudi Arabia  Egypt
  128. 128. Generic Change Model How do we reach our vision ? The Plan Vision Reality Where are we heading ? Where are we today ? Challenges What prevents us from realizing our objectives?
  129. 129. Generic Change Model 1. Phases and timelines 2. Roles/Responsibilities and Projects The Plan Vision Reality 1. Describing our 1. Major crisis civilization factors 2. Competitive Challenges 2. Fundamental Objectives capabilities 1. Defining the challenges 2. Overcoming the challenges
  130. 130. Concluding Remarks The basics of strategy management require that we define a clear vision of the future, and in our case, a clear picture of how the Muslim ummah will look like in the future. It simply cannot be generic statements like “an Islamic state”, “an Islamic Khalifah”, “to implement Shari’ah”. It must be in some tangible form, preferably quantifiable and with timelines. That is what we have tried to clarify in our vision statement for the ummah over the next twenty years; to quantifiably improve the level of economic competitiveness for each Muslim country and to enhance the unity and cooperation among the Muslim countries by proposing a confederation united in the four suggested areas.
  131. 131. Concluding Remarks Is the proposed vision complete and perfect ? We do not claim it as such but we believe it is definitely a good start. When we started on this project in 2008, many considered the vision far-fetched considering the economic and political situation then. Now events have changed significantly. − The financial crisis in 2008 is crippling the economies of the West and weakening their financial institutions. The biggest economy in the world, the United States, is facing a major debt crisis. − The spring uprising in 2011 will change the political landscape in the Middle East. It’s opening the doors of freedom and greater autonomy for the common people. It will help overcome our first challenge factor; political despotism.
  132. 132. Concluding Remarks This work is very much still in progress. We are encouraged by the many positive responses we have received indicating that although the work is not perfect, we are on the right track. We have created a web portal in Arabic (for now) to share our ideas and invite comments and participation from all interested Muslims. − http://www.change-project.co We certainly invite comments and suggestions to improve upon it. Kindly distribute report on this humble work to your circle of friends.
  133. 133. Concluding Remarks The one who intends to do a good deed and actualizes it will be rewarded by ten multiples and the one who intends to do a good deed but does not actualize it will still be rewarded with a single multiple of the deed. So make your intentions sincere and proceed with the deeds.Don’t forget us in your prayers.
  134. 134. Dr.TareqAlsuwaidansuwaidan@alresalah.netwww.suwaidan.com 00965 25761010
  135. 135. • This summary is prepared in collaboration with ANSI Systems Sdn Bhd in Malaysia.• The company also produces e-books of selected topics in Islam that I have lectured on. http://estore.ansi.com.my

×