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Vision21  Defining Moment For Islam & Pakistan

Vision21 Defining Moment For Islam & Pakistan



A two days group discussion with youth was held by Vision21 on 18th and 19th March 2009. The topics for the discussion were:...

A two days group discussion with youth was held by Vision21 on 18th and 19th March 2009. The topics for the discussion were:
 The Defining Moment for Islam
 The Defining Moment for Pakistan
 Future: The Undiscovered Country
For more details and information about Vision21 please contact: info@thevision21.org or browse http://awaam.wordpress.com/



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    • Group Discussion with Pakistani Youth The Defining Moment for Islam The Defining Moment for Pakistan Future. The Undiscovered Country
      • Vision 21 is Non-Profit Non-Partisan Political Organization based in Pakistan.
      • VISION:
      • To promote and actively seek Human well-being and happiness
      • MISSION:
      • To work towards developing and improving Human Capital; by
      • focusing on our objectives through developing and influencing
      • policy at governmental and non-governmental levels; and through
      • undertaking active initiatives and measures that help bring about
      • conceptual and behavioral change at grass root level.
        • Women Development and Empowerment
        • Rights Awareness and Human Dignity
        • Poverty Alleviation
        • Justice promotion as right and obligation
      • Crises Facing Humanity
      • Environmental crisis of Climate Change
      • Ethical Dilemmas
      • Crisis of Global Paradigm
      • Crisis of Self Identity
      • Spiritual Evolution (SQ)
      • Technological Evolution
      • Need for a framework which can address all these crises
      • Global Capitalism
      • Socialist Brotherhood
      • Pacifism
      • Green Movement / Gaia framework
      • Religiosity
      • Islam
      • Defining Moment of Islam and Pakistan.
      • why together ?
      • Two sides of the same coin
      • Theocracy vs. Secular state
      • Nation State ?
      • Sharia as basis of State Law ?
      • What is Islam ?
      • Why in Pakistan ?
      • Defining Moment of Islam
      • Present Paradigm of Ulema and Sufis with
      • malookiyaat
      • Paradigm of Prophet
      • Paradigm of Madinah Society
      • Paradigm of Fuqahaa and Khilafaat
      • Loss of Rationality
      • Loss of Mu’tazilaah
      • Loss of Philosophers
      • Loss of Intellectuals
      • Loss of Holistic Islam
      • Separation of Islam into Political (& Economic), Social ( and
      • Ritual) and Spiritual (individual) domains ( ruled By Malookiyaat, Ulema
      • and Sufis respectively )
      • RESULT ?
      • Ritualisation or Religionisation of Islam
      • Lack of Political development and Statecraft
      • Lack of development Socially and Economically
      • Loss of Chance to be Technologically developed
      • F our Fundamental Hurdles to Muslim Progress
      • Considering Women Inferior is the first and the foremost
      • Lack of Education,
      • Poverty of Justice, and
      • Need for reconciliation of Rationality in the form of Science and Technology with Islamic discourse and and integration therein.
      • Defining a new Paradigm in Islam
      • The only way that I see forward is neither ‘ijtihad’ nor ‘islah’, nor ‘ tajdeed’ ‘ehyaa’ or ‘tashkeel e nou’.
      • Islam and Muslims rather need ‘ibtidaa e nou - min al asal’ (New Beginning from the Original).
      • Defining a new Paradigm in Islam
      • Establishing Allah’s discourse in Islam
      • New Quranic Hermeneutics
      • Paradigm of Prophet and Sunnah
      • Redefining Hadith
      • Redefining the Sacrality in Islam
      • De-ritualisation and De-religionisation of Islam
      • New Quranic Hermeneutics
      • tarteeb e anzool.
      • Naskh ‘abrogating’
      • First word ‘ iqra’ read.
      • Creation from ‘alaq’.
      • Paradigm of Prophet and Sunnah
      • De-familiarisation and Deconstruction
      • Difference between Sunnah and Hadith
      • Redefining the status of Hadith
      • Redefining the Sacrality in Islam
      • De-ritualisation and De-religionisation of Islam
      • The new Paradigm of Islam
      • The paradigm of ordinary human beings / public interest
      • The paradigm defined by ordinary Muslims
      • 1.2 billion Muslims who seek ‘Allah’s purpose every day’ ( Ar Rehman)
      • Ordinary Muslims are the inheritors of Islam not mullahs or theocrats or khalifahs. We are the true heirs. It is up to us to wrest our ‘virasat’ back.
      • Islam is not a religion but an ideology able to self evolve. Message of Islam is for all humans
      • The core principle is that Allah has created all humans equal and free in all respects
      • Allah has taught and commanded knowledge as the most fundamental and primary vehicle for human growth and ordained the use of ‘ akal’ ( the faculty to reason)
      • Allah has given humans complete independence in all matters of the world, from choice of belief to practice of one’s life on the basis of do-no-harm as the first principle
      • Allah has made Humans Khilaf ul Araz not Muslims 
      • Why The need for new Paradigm
      • The Muslim need
      • The Human need
      • The Global need
      • Defining Moment for Pakistan
      • For us, it is time now to define Pakistan as the rationalist state of Muslims inhabited by humans of different origins, race and colour.
      • A state that leads the new beginnings of Islam and the world;
      • A progressive post-modern nation state that spearheads the development of Muslim commonwealth, and human commonwealth
      • and helps make humanity ready for the existential challenges that face human beings in the 21st century.
          • Why Pakistan ?
          • To answer global challenges, one needs
          • global framework.
          • A framework can only be provided by an organisation
          • of some kind.
          • The largest form of organisation that can address
          • global issues and provide such a framework is ‘State’.
          • Pakistan is a state that can potentially perform the task
          • of putting forward a global framework to challenges
          • faced by humanity.
      • So What is Pakistan ?
      • A theocratic state ?
      • A secular state ?
      • A Muslim state defined by the ‘Human
      • Paradigm’ of Islam
      • Can Pakistan Provide solutions and
      • meaningful response to the challenges
      • faced by Humanity in the 21 st century.
      • If yes ? How ?
      • What is the fundamental most need of the hour?
      • Why has it failed so far ?
      • Why has Pakistan failed to build the dream?
      • Because we have lacked the intellectuals with the vision; and a few we have or had the vision, have lacked the courage to stand up for it or have got embroiled in irrelevant issues and lost focus.
      • Pakistan more than being the failure of politicians, military or bureaucracy has been the failure of intellectuals (including judiciary).
      • What is the fundamental most need of the hour?
      • The answer is staring us in the face.
      • Now when the Muslim consciousness is just about
      • ready, we are under attack again by external
      • players. Coincidental ? Intentional ?
      • The onus is on Muslim Intellectuals to
      • 1. Stop the slide into introversion of the present paradigm; and
      • 2. Develop the rational human paradigm of Islam , beginning form the original, for Pakistan, Muslim Ummah and the World.
      • THE TASK
      • To provide a framework of new paradigm, by
      • working on establishment of Allah’s discourse in
      • Islam (and starting afresh from Prophet's paradigm)
      • that guarantees
      • Equality and Freedom
      • Education and Justice
      • Rationality and Technology
      • The result will be a state that is politically,
      • socially, economically developed and leads
      • the world in providing intellectual answers to
      • the questions of these times .
      • A state that becomes exemplary for the rest of
      • the World in how it practices its politics,
      • economy, in what its social and ethical norms are
      • and in how it deals with the commonwealth of
      • whole humanity.
      • Is it possible ?
      • Some may consider it utopian.
      • Limits exist in one’s mind only.
      • Every journey begins with the first small step.
      • Being ‘Barish ka pehla katra’ is the most difficult.
      • How can the new intellectual framework achieve a new Pakistan ?
      • How nations, states, countries develop and change ?
      • To develop and change a country needs a core of human capital with solid will to provide an intellectual ideological framework; commitment to work for the policies based on this framework; and a strategy and plan of action how to implement those policies.