Role of Business in Muslim Schools

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The Role of Business & Professional Communities:

The Role of Business & Professional Communities Why are Muslim schools necessary and why should you support them?

If Apple & Google were wiped off the face of the earth, would we feel the loss?:

If Apple & Google were wiped off the face of the earth, would we feel the loss? 3

So let’s ask our non-Muslim brothers and sisters………:

So let’s ask our non-Muslim brothers and sisters ……… “If Islam and all its signs were wiped off the face of the earth, what would be lost for you?”

Allah’s purpose for us:

Allah  ’s purpose for us 5 3:110 You are the best of peoples Extracted (chosen) for (the benefit of) mankind; enjoining what is right forbidding what is wrong and believing in Allah. كُنتُمْ خَيْرَ أُمَّةٍ أُخْرِجَتْ لِلنَّاسِ تَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَتَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ وَتُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللّهِ

Let’s ask ourselves...:

Let’s ask ourselves... Are we fulfilling this purpose?

So what should we do?:

So what should we do? Face the brutal facts…….. But never lose hope in eventual success 8 Only losers make excuses

World Leaders:

World Leaders Telecom China Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone Airlines Revenue Lufthansa, American Airlines, United Hospitals Bumrungrad Hospital, Bangkok, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai Universities Caltech, Oxford, Harvard, Stanford, MIT Stock Markets NYSE, NASDAQ, Tokyo, London Banks Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, HSBC, Credit Agricole Group 10 Fastest growing industries Social Networking & Game Development & e-book publishing

Media: Battle for mindshare:

Media: Battle for mindshare Rupert Murdoch Harper Collins Star TV Fox Channel The Sun Ted Turner Turner Broadcasting System AOL - Time Warner CNN Cartoon Network Turner Classics 1.5 Billion viewers in 212 countries 11 World public opinion is the opinion of 2 men

Top Global Charities:

Top Global Charities Charities Revenue: Billion USD Stichting INGKA Foundation - Netherlands Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - USA Wellcome Trust - UK Howard Hughes Medical Institute - USA Ford Foundation - USA J. Paul Getty Trust - USA 36 34.6 22.1 16.1 11 10.5 12 Not a single Muslim charity

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13 International Space Station: 15 countries. Speed 7.71 km/sec. Orbits the earth 16 times a day No Muslims

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So what went wrong? :

So what went wrong? For 500 years while the West built universities we built tombs & palaces Oxford (1096); Cambridge (1207); Harvard (1634) While feudalism declined and democracy started in Europe, we lived under anarchic dictatorships. And we still do. 15 So they have the world & we have the tombs

Questions: UK:

Questions: UK What’s the % age of Muslims in advanced courses at universities in the UK & Europe? How many are studying science & technology? How many Muslim professors teach at UK & European universities? What subjects do they teach? What is the percentage of them compared to the number of Muslims in the world? 16 There are more than 8000 Indian professors in American Universities but less than 1% are Muslim

Standard setters versus followers:

Standard setters versus followers Rasoolullah  changed the perspective of his Companions by giving them a Standard. For 100 years they set the standard of morality, courage, chivalry, and justice which they demonstrated in all aspects of their public and private life. 18 They did not talk about it. They demonstrated it.

The ‘Ordinary’ Muslim:

The ‘Ordinary’ Muslim Imam Zuhri (R) said, “Islam spread rapidly after Fatah Makkah because for the first time the non-Muslim was able to see the life of an ‘ordinary’ Muslim.” So what has changed now? 19 Credibility falls through the gap between talk and walk

Do you want to change this?:

Do you want to change this?

Window of Opportunity:

Window of Opportunity Every generation has a window Every window closes Winners anticipate windows and are ready when they open Even the best sailor can’t make the wind blow. But all winds favor good sailors Our window is open today

The ‘Winning Partnership’:

The ‘Winning Partnership’ 24

Creating partnerships:

Creating partnerships The challenge is to create a partnership between the beneficiary and the benefactor Benefactor: The child in the school Beneficiary: His/her supporter Muslim Schools are our insurance without which we will cease to exist 25 The Writing is on the Wall

Implementation Strategy:

Implementation Strategy Start ‘World Class’ Muslim Schools World class curriculum, teaching, infrastructure Central Curriculum Organization Islamic + Secular: Integrated teaching methods Open the schools as ‘Centers of Excellence’ Showcase Islamic Education for the world Students must be Standard Bearers of Islam

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Essential focus:

Essential focus All Muslim Schools must have a global focus and be seen as beneficial to all of society Not as islands of plenty in the desert Create Teacher Training Colleges Because good teaching is not hereditary 28 Demonstrate the benefit of Islam, for only ‘seeing is believing’.

Feeder Schools:

Feeder Schools Start feeder schools in deprived areas to provide high class education to children who can’t afford it – All children When they reach a certain level, bring them into the main schools mandatorily These partnerships are your guarantee against crime and your political future This is the most effective form of Da’awa

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Mirza Yawar Baig Website: www.yawarbaig.com جزاكم الله خيرا كثيرا

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