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Below you will find updates of all recent activities to do with the Project. Please note all advertisements on the side of the homepage are not associated with the website.

JANUARY - 2018 - LAUNCH OF PROMOTIONAL VIDEO: THE KHOJA AWAKENING THINK TANK




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHubLHRVOAg


DECEMBER - 2017 - NEW LECTURES AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE

As you Give so shall you Receive (7 Mins) - in Gujarati





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_ZV2fgDyUs


Cooperation and Collaboration (સહકાર) and future of the community (3 mins)






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnxosRD8cCs


Sincerity in our Heart - The Key to Successful Relationships (9 Mins) – Gujarati





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2FUNLCZ0zk

NOVEMBER - 2017 - A CALL FOR JUSTICE - REVIVING QUR'ANIC PRINCIPLES



My heart saddens at the escalating sequence of events pertaining to scholarly and public disagreements within our small community. The last few months have shown that we simply do not have the maturity or a process within our community institutions to handle differences of opinion coming from the mimbar (pulpit). Whether a person is a male or female, scholar or layman, leader or volunteer, we do not have the God-given or human right to be aggressive or abuse anyone. We do not have the right to be suspicious of a person’s action as a crime or a sin until there is proof to class it as such. We do not have the right to articulate a judgement on a person’s views until sound, transparent evidences and testimonies have been gathered. This is the essence of justice. READ MORE BY CLICKING THE LINK BELOW:

my heart saddens at the escalating sequence of events perta

ining to scholarly and

public disagreements within our small community. The last few months have shown that we

simply do not have the

maturity or a process within our

community institutions to handle

differences of opinion coming from the mimbar (pulpit).

Whether a person is a male or female,

scholar or layman, leader or volunteer, we do not have the God

-

given or human right to be

aggressive or abuse anyone. We do not have the right to be suspicious of a person’s action as a

crime or a sin until there is pr

oof to class it as such. We do not have the right to articulate a

judgement on a person’s views until sound, transparent evidences and testimonies have been

gathered. This is the essence of justice.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mpboe4gy7cabuwn/A%20Call%20for%20Justice%20-%20Sibtain%20Panjwani%20PDF.pdf?dl=0

AUGUST - 2017 - TENSIONS and CHALLENGES FACING KSIMC and THE STEPS WE NEED TO TAKE

For full article - Click on - http://awakeningproject.page.tl/TENSIONS-and-CHALLENGES-FACING-KSIMC.htm 
COMMENTARY ON THE ARTICLE  - FOR GUJARATI SPEAKING
PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING THREE PART YOU TUBE VIDEOS TO LISTEN TO THE COMMENTARY ON THE PAPER:-
TENSIONS and CHALLENGES FACING KSIMC - Part 1 (13 Mins) – click on:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGrX-E94DSA
TENSIONS and CHALLENGES FACING KSIMC - Part 2 ( 13 Mins) – click on:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKMTkLdoKTI
TENSIONS and CHALLENGES FACING KSIMC + Q&A - Part 3 (25 Mins) – click on:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYpCEYcZLDg


JULY - 2017 - ELIMINATION OF POVERTY IN KSI MUSLIM COMMUNITY WITHIN 10 TO 15 YEARS: An Appeal to the Community– click on - https://www.dropbox.com/s/uv4sdckfo11aash/2017%20-%203rd%20-%20Final%20-%20Discussion%20Paper%202017.pdf?dl=0-
ALSO CLICK ON - http://awakeningproject.page.tl/POVERTY-IN-THE-COMMUNITY.htm

SARA VICHARO - સારા વિચારો (ON POVERTY)

Click on for 3 min of video:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB4_vFNOt0g

ELIMINATION OF POVERTY IN KSI MUSLIM COMMUNITY WITHIN 10 TO 15 YEARS: An Appeal to the Community

 ---- “Our community is sufficiently blessed with both financial and an entrepreneur resource, if sufficiently and properly directed, can eliminate poverty from the community. What needs to be conceived is an inspirational vision to eliminate poverty which is both pragmatic in its thinking and practical in its implementation. At the same time, leadership, entrepreneurs, professional, community workers and philanthropists within the community at all levels have to be mobilised with determination to implement the vision. If Allah swt wills, we can eliminate poverty within the next 10 to 15 years in our community world wide”


JUNE - 2017 - 
“Challenges we face on ‘Our Family life’ and Achievable Solutions” Presentation at HIC – Orlando – USA – February 2017 - CLICK ON THE LINK: - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDB2z81iZA0

MAY - 2017 - 
THE VALUE OF TIME Excerpt (less than 2mins) from the Lecture given at the Teachers Gathering - Dar es Salaam - click -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAWHX1KLKYc

APRIL - 2017 -
THE ISSUE OF BANNING SPEAKERS



What have our Imams said on the issue of banning speakers? How did they deal with scholars who disagreed with them? Is it the practice of the Ahl al-Bayt (a.s) to ban those who disagree with them? Find out in the latest Awakening Project report:

'On the Subject of Banning'
https://www.dropbox.com/s/aokejkt59w5yi34/2017%20-%20ON%20THE%20SUBJECT%20OF%20BANNING.pdf?dl=0


MARCH - 2017


Vision paper for the Mimbar entitled: "Formulating a vision for the mimbar: the goals of the masjid"

Available here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/o41eo34hmaw8on6/2017%20-%20Vision%20for%20the%20mimbar%20from%20the%20concept%20of%20the%20masjid%20-%20FINAL.pdf?dl=0

FEBRUARY - 2017 - Community Spirit Evening - Birmingham - UK

A community event open to all. The debate will take place in a parliamentary style so there will be opportunities to contribute through comments and questions and even make suggestions from the crowd. All are encouraged to attend what is set to be a highly opinionated debate that has seen many conversations and discussions in the past within the community.



FEBRUARY - 2017 - Visit to HIC - Orlando - USA

A series of four programs around the theme of "Community and its enduring institutions of Madrasah (Sunday School), Mimbar (Pulpit) and Family."

The programs were be presented by Dr. Sibtain Panjwani of The Awakening Project.


The Awakening Project is a worldwide grassroots-orientated project that seeks participation and reform from community members themselves - madrasah teachers, professionals, volunteers, scholars, laymen and laywomen, youths, the elderly and all those interested in meeting current and future social, spiritual, ethical and cultural challenges.


JANUARY 2017 - ‘Why should you be a member of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Muslim Community?’
At ‘The Awakening Project’ seminar held in Dar es Salaam in October 2016, a critical question ‘Why should you be a member of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Muslim Community?’ was raised. This seminar was held with a view to offer some reflections. For ease of listening, I have sub headed the topics. If you wish to listen then please click on the following SIX YOU TUBE LINKS (More will follow in due course):
1.    Why should you be a member of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Muslim Community?” – SHORT HIGHLIGHT (3mins) - https://youtu.be/71957kjaapM
2.    Why should you be a member of KSIMC?” – DAR es SALAAM JAMAAT– HISTORICAL – PART 1(13 Mins) - https://youtu.be/W3Ak9PdS3b0

3.    Why should you be a member of KSIMC ?” – JAMAAT and UNITY – PART 2 – (7Mins) https://youtu.be/lKjYoq86RQI
4.    Why should you be a member of KSIMC ?” - GLOBALISATION, DIASPORA, BELONGING – Part 3 – (9 Mins) https://youtu.be/dfiLjknm4zg
5.    Why should you be a member of KSIMC ?” IDENTITY/FAITH/LANGUAGE– PART 4 – (9 Mins) - https://youtu.be/QcgOec4ftE8
6.    Why should you be a member of KSIMC ?” - COMMUNITY IDENTITY and CHANGE – PART 5 – (10 Mins) - https://youtu.be/hfGjHRbam4Q
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