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The Purpose of Creation. Barriers to Fulfill the Purpose. Where Are We Today?. How Do We Fulfill Our Purpose?. Where Do We Go From Here?. Please sharpen your focus and hold on to your seats, for we are going to cover Duniya & Akhirah in the next few minutes, Insha`Allah

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The Purpose

of Creation.

Barriers to

Fulfill the Purpose

Where Are We

Today?

How Do We Fulfill

Our Purpose?

Where Do We Go

From Here?

slide3

Please sharpen your focus and

hold on to your seats,

for we are going to cover

Duniya & Akhirah

in the next few minutes,

Insha`Allah

BUT, first ….

slide4

RESET

La

iLaha iLlallah

Muhammed Rasul Allah

Absolute and total negation of every source other than Allah

Calls for setting our minds to ….

Making Hijrah away from everything other than Qura`n & Sunnah

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What is the

Purpose of

Creation?

slide6

Allah,

The Perfect Designer and Fashioner,

created the universe

and everything in it,

for a definite Purpose and made them follow a System.

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Allah

He sent man to inhabit the earth for a limited time,

Man

man will return to his Creator

Life on the earth has been made

alluring, a trap and a test.

The Only Way Out

The All Knowledgeable and the Ultimate Reckoner,

Created the Heavens and the Earth for a Definite Purpose.

sent him clear guidance

to carry out a specific TASK.

In the End

for a complete accountability of his PERFORMANCE.

Earth

is one that the Creator Himself has prescribed

Al-Islam

Batil Ways

wa inna ilayhi rajioun and indeed to him shall we return

Aakhirah

The Permanent Abode

Guidance

Deeds

Duniya

The Temporary Abode

The Purpose of Man’s Creation

wa inna ilayhi rajiounand, indeed, to Him shall we return

The

Beginning

Inna liLahi

Indeed, from Allah we come

Accountability

The End

The Task

Iqamat-e Deen

Establishing the

Creator’s Prescribed

System of Life

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Allah, The Beneficent The Repeatedly Merciful

Created Man, ALL his Needs & Affairs, according to His overwhelming Plan and a System

He (swt) gifted Man with intelligence and a Total and Perfect System to live his limited life on the earth with …then gave him a Choice to accept it or reject it so He may test us in the End

the hereafter al aakhirah the permanent abode

Insaan

Mankind

The Hereafter – Al-Aakhirah – The Permanent Abode

Jannah - Paradise

Hidayah - Guidance

Ummah

The World – Al-Duniya – The Temporary Abode

State

Community

Family

Individual

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Allah(swt) Guaranteed the Perfection of the System

“… al yauma akmaltu lakum Deenakum wa atmamtu `alaykum neymati wa radhitum lakumul Islama Deena …” (5:3)

‘…this day have I perfected your Way of Life for you and completed My Favor upon you and chosen Islam as your Deen…’

He (swt) completed the Deen with Details & Examples

“… ma farratna fil Kitabe min shai …” (6:38)

‘…nothing have We omitted from the Book…’

“Wa laqad sarrafna fi haazal Qura`ne linnase min qulli masal…” (18:54)

‘And indeed We have put forth every kind of example in this Qura`n for mankind…’

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He (swt) then Commanded Man to…

“… udkhulu fis-Silme kaafah …” (2:208)

‘…enter into Islam wholeheartedly…’

And to Pledge…

“… samae`na wa `ata`na wattaqu Allah …” (5:7)

‘…we hear and we obey and fear Allah…’

Submitting his Whole Life to His Purpose…

“Inna Salati wa Nusuki wa Mahyayah wa Mamati Lillahi Rabbul `Aalameen…” (6:162)

‘indeed, my prayer, my spirit of sacrifice, my living and my dying are for the Lord of the Universe…’

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Our Failure:

Sub-Total Approach

We must, therefore, Rediscover and Re-implement the ENTIRE SYSTEM in our Lives – regardless of where we may be

For there will be no excuse acceptable, such as…

“… kunna mustadafeena fil Arde …” (4:97)

‘…weak and oppressed were we in the earth…’

Islam, indeed, promises the perfect solutions to every affair in this Duniya and the only means of success in the Aakhirah

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Barriers to

Achieving

the

Purpose

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Common Confusions & Barriers

Deen vs. Religion

Deen is an entire System of Life,

Religion relates to its Spiritual Component only

Deen vs. Duniya

Deen al-Islam covers Duniya & Aakhirah as one whole

Is Islam only a Spiritual and Moral code?

Spiritual & Moral are the core components of

Islam’s Comprehensive System

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Common Confusions & Barriers (contd.)

Purposeful vs. Ritual

Perfection leaves no room for Ritual – every iota has a Purpose

Revealed vs. Man-devised

Revealed covers Duniya & Aakhirah, Man-devised covers Duniya alone

Methodology vs. Skills, Tools & Technology

Methodology is linked to Ideology, it must never change - Skills, Tools & Technology are a product of man’s discovery of Allah’s infinite knowledge, they must be sought, learnt, excelled in and used to Serve Him best

To establish His Prescribed System on the earth

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“Verily this is My Way leading straight: follow it;

follow not (other) paths: they will scatter you about from His Path:

Thus does He command you, that ye may be righteous” al-An`am, 6:153

- Islam -

The Straight Path

Al-Sirat-ul

Mustaqeem

  • In Life – some elements of other systems may seem compatible with Islam
  • Because they address the same human needs

Batil Ways

Crooked Paths

Batil Ways

Crooked Paths

Points of Deception

  • However, all man-made ways are truly influenced by man’s basal and worldly desires
  • The paths may cross
  • But, beware of their Origins!

Batil Origins

Batil Origins

Origins

In Qura`n & Sunnah

slide18

What is the

Islamic

System?

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What is a System?(Webster’s Dictionary Definitions)

  • ‘A set or arrangement of things so related or connected as to form a unity or organic whole, as the solar system, irrigation system…’
  • ‘…a group of substances in or approaching equilibrium’ (as in chemistry)
  • ‘a number of bodily organs acting together to perform one of the main bodily functions, as the circulatory system, digestive system’
  • ‘An assemblage of objects arranged after some distinct method’
  • ‘The body as functional unity’
  • ‘a whole scheme of created things regarded as forming one complete whole; universe, the world’

Without any of its parts, or substituting one from another system, it ceases to be a System

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Economic System

Civic (Political) System

Spiritual System

Moral System

Social System

Iqamat-e Deen

Establishing the Comprehensive Islamic System

Holistic Ibadah – Total Submission

Perfect Balance - Total Integration

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Spiritual

Economic

Moral

Civic

Social

Islam

the Total Way

of Life

  • Hajj
  • Community
  • Ummah
  • Whole
  • Group
  • Political
  • Sawm
  • Behavior
  • Mannerism
  • Character
  • Self-Control
  • Salah
  • Discipline
  • Brotherhood
  • Unity
  • Organization
  • Collective
  • Small Groups
  • Part of Whole
  • Zakah
  • Welfare
  • Livelihood
  • Material Support
  • Skills
  • Career
  • Eemaan/Faith
  • Aqeedah
  • Belief
  • Enlightenment
  • Guidance
  • Taqwa

The Integrated Whole

Some Characteristics

of its Sub-Systems

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Moral

Spiritual

Economic

Social

State

Community

Family

Individual

Eemaan

Salah

Zakah

The Islamic System

Civic

Ummah

Purpose of Life

Establishing

Iqamat-e Deen

Islamic System

Relationships & Roles

Total Integration

Hajj

Sawm

The Foundation of Islam

slide23

Where

Are We

Today?

slide24

Economic System

Civic (Political) System

The Shari`ah

Spiritual System

Moral System

Social System

Spiritual

Economic

Moral

Political

Social

Transformation of the Divine to the Earthly

When Spiritual & Moral aspects of life are separated, the model looses its balance and orientation ….

Economics becomes the driver – with Social (Haves & Have-Nots)and Politics (How can I have more than the other?) naturally following ….

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T

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Civic

(Political)

System

Economic

System

Spiritual

System

Social

System

Moral

System

Spiritual

Economic

Moral

Political

Spiritual

Social

Moral

1

Comprehensive Islamic System

Wholesome & Totally Integrated

The Perfectly Balanced Model

Man-Made Systems

‘Separation of State & Church’

Completely Disoriented System

Our Current Status

Other than Spirituality & Morality being linked to Qura`n & Sunnah –

the rest is borrowed from and mortgaged to Batil Systems

The Lopsided Model

The Enslaved Model

2

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The Muslim Communities

Trickle

I

n

Out

Trickle

Muslim Skills & Resources

Driven and

Used by

Other Systems with Minimum Benefits

Current State of Our Affairs

With Minimal Control

With Virtually no Infrastructure

Mostly Pass Through

The World At-Large

Inadvertently Feeding & Strengthening the Adversary

Creating A Self- Destructive Cycle

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How Do

We Fulfill

Our

Purpose?

slide28

3

Re-define

Our Ultimate

Purpose

Understand the

Demand of

Iqamat-e-Deen

1

Determine

How Do We

Get There?

Re-learn &

Re-assemble

The System

2

Assess Where

Are We Now?

Realize the

Depth of

Slavery

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The Community of Muslims:

  • Firmly organized - around
  • The Purpose of Allah (swt)
  • In the exact manner shown by the Prophet Muhammed (saw)
slide30

We must, once again,

become an Ummah of:

doers, not idle talkers

Leaders, not just Followers

Producers, not mere consumers

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Three Modes of

ACTION:

  • Driven by other forces

Out of control, weak and oppressed …

  • Blindly following others

Accepting the status quo, riding the tide, adjusting to fit, apologizing …

  • Leading others

Taking Control

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The 1st Step

1.

Discover the correct Aqeedah and the real Purpose of Life – located on the

Siratul Mustaqeem,

the Straight Path

2.

Move and establish the Spiritual System firmly on the SiratulMustaqeem

Spiritual System

Economic System

Social System

Civic System

Moral System

3.

Derive the Moral, Social, Economic and Civic Systems from the Spiritual System and firmly integrate with it.

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The Process & Priorities

Self-Assessment & Character Building

Calling Fellow Muslims to Join & Establish the Islamic System to Rule their Lives

1.

Tazkiah wa

Tarbiyah

3.

Iqamat-e

Deen

2.

Da`wah

Internal

Sharing Islamic Teachings & Solutions with the World

Invitation By Example

4.

Da`wah

External

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Strategically Planned, Calculated &

Controlled Input/Output

O

u

t

Plug the Holes

I

n

Maximum Retention

Build a Solid Core

Islamic Infrastructure

Establish, Strengthen &

Grow A Self-Sustaining

Comprehensive Islamic Society

Strengthen Defenses

Taking Charge

Recycling Our Resources

slide35

Where Do

We Go

From

Here?

slide38

The Spirit of Medina

Basic Objectives

REDISCOVERING

The Structure & Mechanics of the Complete Islamic System

RECREATING

A Functional, Self-Supporting Model of the Islamic System – complete with ALL Essential ingredients of a collective life

UTILIZING

The Best Muslim Intellectual, Physical and Monetary Resources

Thus, hopefully, becoming eligible to attain the Best of Duniya & Aakhirah

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Al-Hikmah

Shari`ah Sphere

al-Markaz

The Nucleus

The Infrastructure

Al-Suq

Economic Sphere

Al-Medina

Community Sphere

A Living Cell of the Islamic System

The Spirit of Medina

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Core

The Spirit of Medina - Institution

  • System’s
  • Research
  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Economic
  • Civic

Qad`a

  • Financial
  • Engine
  • Consulting
  • Commerce
  • Industry
  • Products
  • R & D
  • Services
  • Community
  • Welfare
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Housing
  • Masaajid
  • Relief
  • Social/Civic

Resource Pool

Bait-ul Maal

Fields of Action

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Ta`leem wa Tarbiyah

Research & Publishing

System Solutions

Shari`ah & Fiqh

Da`wah

Qada` Arbitration

Mudarabah Musharakah

Investments

Core

Ideas & Talents

Halal Projects

Support & Networking

Community Baitul Maal

Training & Development

Halal Profits

Healthcare & Housing

Earned Equity

Community Institutions

Personal & Family Welfare

A Living Cell of the Islamic System

The Spirit of Medina

Infrastructure

Based on Shari`ah

slide42

Community

Projects & Institutions

Community

Bait-ul Maal

Community Support & Networking

Earned

Equity

Halal Profits

Halal Projects

Fair Partnerships

Bait-ul Maal

of Ideas & Talents

Monetary & Ideological Investments

Central

Resource Pool

Qada` - Islamic

Arbitration

Infrastructure Based on

The Shari`ah

The Spirit of Medina - Systems’ Integrator

Living Islam:

Integrating

Teaching &

Preaching

With Action.

Islamic Society:

. Self-Contained

. Fully Functional

. Totally Integrated

. Self-Supported

A Prototype of the Comprehensive Islamic System

  • Systematizing
  • Relief Operations
  • Self-Sufficiency
  • for Islamic Institutions
  • Ta`leem wa Tarbiyah
  • Institutionalized Zakah
  • Community Welfare
  • Community Healthcare
  • Halal Earnings
  • Networking
  • Ummah-wide
  • Talent/Causes
  • Personal & Family Welfare
  • Affordable & Appropriate Housing
  • Opportunities for Talented Muslimahs
  • Employment
  • Practical Unity
  • Constructive Engagement
  • Dividends
  • Worldwide Markets
  • Highly Profitable Ventures
  • Re-circulation of money
  • Providing Professional
  • Assistance
  • Rediscovering Islamic System & Solutions
  • Business & Professional
  • Development
  • Active Research
  • Building Leadership & Platform
  • Musharaka
  • Mudaraba
  • Publishing
  • Training Youth
  • Archiving

The Basic Mechanics & Structure

slide43

Qada` Court

SHARED INTERNAL & NETWORKED

Resources & Services

Central Resource Pool

Baytul Maal

ALLIANCES &

COLLABORATIONS

With

Individuals & Groups

SOM - in a Nutshell

Primary Role

System’s Integration

Al-Hikmah

(Shari`ah Sphere)

Al-Medina

(Community Sphere)

Al-Suq

(Economic Sphere)

slide44

SOM

Al-Hikmah

Communication

Research

&

Workshop

Platform

Al-Hikmah

Compilations of

External Research

Compilations of

Internal Research

Book

Collection

Newsletters

Periodicals

Published

Reference Material

Publications

Reference

Cataloging

Publication of

Completed Works

Journal

Collection

Translations

Community

Supervision

Community

Shari`ah

Economic

Assembling Islamic System Solutions

slide45

SOM

Computer

Books

Al-Suq

Consumer

Electronics

Products

Products

Food

Health/Nutri

Shared

Equipment

Gifts/Misc.

General

Markets

NSI

Products & Svcs.

Muslim

Markets

Cooperatives

Consulting

Infrastructure

Healthcare

Info. Tech.

Services

Services

Core

Mgmnt.

Housing

Printing/Pub.

Professional

Other

Projects – in Partnerships, Collaborations and Alliances

Al-Suq

The Marketplace

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