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  • 1. Toward the New IslamicCivilizationIdeas for Today and Tomorrow ‫د.طارق السويدان‬ Dr.Tareq Al-Suwaidan
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. Defining Change The process of transitioning from today’s reality to the desired future vision (Al- Suwaidan)
  • 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. 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. Generic Change Model The Plan Vision Reality 1. Major crisis factors Challenges 2. Fundamental capabilities
  • 10. Generic Change Model The Plan Vision Reality 1. Describing our civilization 2. Competitive Challenges Objectives
  • 11. Generic Change Model The Plan Vision Reality Challenges 1. Defining the challenges 2. Overcoming the challenges
  • 12. Generic Change Model 1. Phases and timelines 2. Roles/Responsibilities and Projects The Plan Vision Reality Challenges
  • 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. 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. Major Crisis Factors1. Behavior and ethics Behaviorand ethics are defined as sayings and actions and its conformity with values (Al-Suwaidan)
  • 16. Major Crisis Factors1. Behavior and ethics Faith and Rituals Orderliness/Discipline and Cleanliness Respecting time Social etiquettes Decorum and Grace
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Major Crisis Factors2. Backwardness Backwardness defined – The level of decline in competitiveness in comparison to others (Al-Suwaidan)
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Major Crisis Factors2. Backwardness Communications infrastructure − Fixed and mobiles phones − Internet
  • 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. Major Crisis Factors2. Backwardness (Military strength)
  • 32. Major Crisis Factors3. Effectiveness Effectivenessdefined - Degree of productivity in comparison to competitors – Al-Suwaidan
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. Major Crisis Factors4. Leadership Leadershipdefined – Ability to move people toward the goal. (Al-Suwaidan)
  • 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. 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. Major Crisis Factors4. Leadership2. Levels and Fields − Governments and Ministries − Institutions and Companies − Family − Islamic work
  • 41. Major Crisis Factors4. Leadership3. Manifestations of the crisis − Freedom − Innovation − Individualism − Efficiency − Ethics (‫)األخالق‬
  • 42. Major Crisis Factors4. Leadership4. Knowledge of leadership − Concepts and Principles − Characteristics, tests and measures − Types (administrative, voluntary, specialized) − Leadership Training − Islamic leadership
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Fundamental capabilities Reality 1. Major crisis factors 2. Fundamental capabilities
  • 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. 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. 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. Fundamental capabilitiesWhat are your personal capabilities ?What are our ummah’s capabilities ?
  • 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. Fundamental capabilities – OurLove for IslamSurvey results on question - Is religion an important part of yourdaily life ?
  • 58. Fundamental capabilities –ReproductionData from Gapminder World
  • 59. Fundamental capabilities – YouthPopulationData from Gapminder World
  • 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. 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. The Vision Vision 1. Describing our civilization 2. Competitive Objectives
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. The Vision Vision 1. Describing our civilization 2. Competitive Objectives
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. Challenges Challenges What prevents us from realizing our objectives?
  • 75. Challenges Challenges 1. Defining the challenges 2. Overcoming the challenges
  • 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. Transparency International Report –Corruption Index
  • 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. The Plan The Plan How do we reach our vision ? 1. Phases and timelines 2. Roles/Responsibilities and Projects
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. The Plan – Roles and Projects Phase 1 (2011 to 2015) − Other projects  Activating the Islamic movements  Networking the innovators/creative individuals
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Dr.TareqAlsuwaidansuwaidan@alresalah.netwww.suwaidan.com 00965 25761010
  • 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