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Note: This is my summarized notes from a workshop by Dr. Tawfique Chowdhury with VisionWeavers. Any inaccuracy and lack of depth in explanation is from me, it was a great workshop.
This event was only 2 hrs, more info on the 3 day seminar below.
Why bother with goals?
It’s absolutely essential to pursue goals consciously and appropriately; because otherwise 2 problems can arise
1 – Romanticizing about goals – You know those da’wah goals that is so ‘nice’ to talk about…but has no substance or real meaning; like “I will bring khilafah back” or “I’m going to study Islam…going to, not yet. But when I do I will…” and of course “”My goal is to change the ummah.”
2 – Life regains the attention – there’s a strong motivation to do something, but then it dies down. Then comes another one – that person is directionless
It’s a terrible thing to see, but have no vision”
Even when going after goals and working really hard at it, it may just be the “rocking horse” approach.
Especially in da’wah, sometimes the goal is “lets just do something…something ya’nee”. Of course it’s good and their reward is with Allah, however it is just movement without significant progress.
Clear Focus, knowing it’s this way and not that way. That clear focus on a powerful vision will energizes people.
Example: Shaykh Tawfique’s goal when starting AlKauthar Institute was: launch, then reach 5 continents in 2 years. Alhamdulillah that happened.
What do visions Do?
Vision = the ability to see the invisible
“Vision guides to today towards what you see tomorrow”
The ability to close your eyes and see the world after you’ve passed away, how your Continue reading VisionWeavers with Dr. Tawfique Chowdhury