In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful
In The Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful

The Age of the Great Awakening


BY
SAAD ALFAISAL ALSAUD


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ISLAMIC FRAMEWORK

First: At State Level:

THE ISLAMIC UNION:
Compromises all Islamic States at governmental level, and structured as follows:

a - Supreme Council: representation by Heads of States or Heads of Governments.

b - Councils at Ministerial Level: Covering all fields, except the military.

c - General-Secretariate: the Secretary-General shall be appointed by the Supreme Council upon the nomination of a candidate by the state chairing the Council on a rotating process. The Council defines the credentials, duties and the duration of his post.

d - The Defence Treaty Organisation: Members of the Union shall sign either a separate treaty or an appendix to the Union Agreement, on Heads of States level. Delegates to the Council of the Organisation shall be the Ministers of Defence of the Union's member states. The Supreme Council shall appoint a secretary general of the Organisation in the same manner as the Union Secretary General is appointed. The prime aim is to establish a defence pact to prevent any military threat or aggression against member-states that would enable it to execute its role decisively. The Organisation must take all necessary collective measures to achieve this position.

e - Islamic Commission of Arbitration: The General-Secretariate draws down the conditions, descriptions and credentials of members of the panel to be approved by the Council of Ministers of Justice, and then to the Supreme Council for final endorsement. The highest Islamic Fatwa Organisations and scholars of Shari'ah jurisprudence in all member-states will submit a list of candidates to their government, who in turn will introduce it to the Supreme Council, to choose the first panel of the Commission.

The Supreme Council shall also decide the number of the members of the panel and the period of their membership. The main duty of the Commission is to examine all applications referred by the General-Secretariate of the Union. All applications are voluntarily submitted by the disputing parties. The ruling of the Commission is absolute, and will be referred to the Secretariat-General. If the disputing parties follow the ruling, the Secretariat- General is to be informed. If they refuse the ruling, the General-Secretariate will submit the matter to the Supreme Council who will adopt measures to implement the ruling. All resorts must be used even the use of force through the Defence Treaty Organisation when necessary.

f - Advisory and Guidance Commission: The Ministerial Council concerned, which is a part of the Supreme Council, shall provide the Commission with the most able scholars in Islam and experts in appropriate fields who can offer the concept of Islam to reach all Muslims by means of new scientific and guiding technology.

g - Development Body: This will embrace existing organisations, such as The Islamic Bank for Development and will study the possibility of creating a Central Bank, that can be partly financed by private capital. It must also establish a centre for research and planning in various sectors and fields on an international level seeking data on existing Islamic potentials and prepare development programmes based on the best exploitation of all resources available within the Islamic World and how best to use them effectively for the good of all Muslims in the future.


CLARIFICATION:

1
- The hosting country shall chair the meeting.

2 - The provisions of the Union to be drawn in the conference.

3 - A resolution to be adopted regarding the rotation of the chairmanship of the conference, The Ministerial Councils, including the Defence Treaty Organisation.

4 - The General-Secretariate for the Union and that for the Defence Treaty Organisation, shall be appointed, and the period of exercising their duties will be defined.

5 - To draw the text of The Defence Treaty Organisation.

6 - To decide on the headoffices. Maccah Almukkarramah for the central head offices; Al Madinah Almunawwarah for the Advisory and Guidance Commission; Pakistan for the Defence Treaty Organisation; Albania for the Development Body; Egypt for the Islamic Commission of Arbitration. Other future branches of the Union may be established in other countries.

7 - The ISLAMIC UNION is the best and ideal alternative, in modern times, for the Islamic State.

The Supreme Council is the alternative to the 'Khilafa'. The Union Ministerial Councils and its organisations are the replacement of The Central Government 'in the old Islamic State'. The Defence Treaty Organisation is the substitute of the 'Islamic State Army'.


Second: At Individual Level:

The Supreme Council Of Islamic Jurisprudence and Fatwa: members will be chosen by the highest advisory, legal and fatwa official authorities in every one of the member-states in the ISLAMIC UNION, so that everyone of them will be represented. Their task will be to research and seek means of narrowing the gap between the different opinions of the scholars explaining the texts, i.e., the issues that concern the Muslims in present and in future wherever they are. The aim is to reach a unanimous resolution in all essential issues. These reaching the Secretary General of the ISLAMIC UNION, who in turn will circulate them through the different Ministerial Councils, educational, justice and endowment. Also through the Advisory and the Islamic Commission of Arbitration, and the Advisory and Guidance Commission for general application of the Shari'ah Islamic culture. If the Council decides that certain issues are in need of more research and investigation, it will undergo treating them individually with extensive research and intensive debate until consensus is reached. The result will then be referred, following the same procedure. Part of the council's duties is to receive inquiries from individuals, governments, councils, scientific or religious institutions and even from the General-Secretariate of the Islamic Council itself. Answers, at all times, should be unanimous to achieve the most important aim of establishing the Council which is consensus.

Moreover, the Council has the responsibility of co-ordinating with The ISLAMIC UNION Supreme Council through the General-Secretariate simple practical meetings with Christian religion representatives finding where Islam and Christianity meet, the common beliefs and principles, publishing them at their religious and educational institutions. If in disagreement, the issues can be discussed and debated logically and scientifically, until a positive resolution is reached, then it can be published as in the previous method. The aim is firstly: to correct how they see Islam, and secondly: to narrow the difference between the two beliefs.


THE ISLAMIC CONSULTATIVE ASSEMBLY:

Members are every male and female of the Islamic faith, regardless of nationality, state, organisation, school of thought or political party. The definition of a Muslim, who wishes to be a member, should be stated by the Supreme Council for Islamic Jurisprudence and Fatwa.

Members who attend the first meeting may:

1 - Select a chairman for the meeting, a procedure to be followed in every future meeting.

2 - Select a General-Secretariate from the attending members.

3 - Draw a Covenant of Honour to be signed which should include:
- Membership is open to any person who is a Muslim.
- A different chairman to be selected at every session.
- Absent members cannot authorise anyone to represent them ,but they can send what they wish to propose to the General-Secretariate.
- No member is to praise or slander a ruler, state, regime, political party, group or an individual during the session.

4 - The importance of the member's attendance , is to make the effort to reach the best for the Muslims, discussing and
underlining the problems,solving them and making the resolutions.

5 - During the session, time must be consumed for serious practical and informative programs to reach the members' efforts to improve The Muslims' state of affairs. These programs must be detailed.

6 - Meetings shall be considered in session with whoever is present. Absent members can write to the General-Secretariate. This is to ensure equality for all members is guaranteed without disrupting the Council's work.

7 - Although the Assembly's resolutions cannot be dictated to the Supreme Council and the member states within the ISLAMIC UNION, they all work towards the general Muslim welfare. In the reasonable framework, and due to the media's reaction and the Muslim public opinion, these resolutions will be considered.

8 - The Assembly can consult the Supreme Council of Islamic Jurisprudence and Fatwa if necessary.

9 - The Assembly can apply-through its General-Secretariate to the General-Secretariate of the ISLAMIC UNION, demanding information that can be useful for their discussions, or statistics that might help their programs. The General-Secretariate of the Assembly is to refer all the resolutions, programs and recommendations to the ISLAMIC UNION.

10 - The meetings of the Assembly take place according to what has been decided in previous meetings.

The date and place of the first meeting are to be decided by the host person by the various media means. The General-Secretariate will accept donations, gifts, presents and whatever the members might decide to contribute unconditionally. The cost and expenses of the first meeting will be met by the host.


ISLAMIC SALVAGE FOUNDATION:

An expansion of the existing association, connected to the governments and accepting unconditional grants. The Foundation is to be supported for improvement, to be more effective, experienced, active, honest and efficient. No need for more staff. The Councils emerging from the Supreme Council of the ISLAMIC UNION, i.e. The Economy and Finance Council, the Justice Council, the Social Affair Council, and the Interior Affair Council, are to nominate the top management of the Foundation. The Supreme Council is to select the management. The management is then free to elect the necessary experts from Muslims and non-Muslim communities, guided by previous conditions.

The management is to establish an investment administration, experienced to invest the funds from the aids and donations. The proceedings to go towards aiding The Muslims of the world suffering from natural disasters, diseases, homelessness, drought, famine, and post-war disasters, also launching projects for rehabilitation of the victims of such disasters and training programmes to enable those eligible to help themselves.



THE ARABIC FRAMEWORK

First at the State Level:

THE ARAB UNION:
Membership for all the states who are members of the ' the Arab League', with stated conditions for any other country willing to join.

The Union consists of:

a
- The Supreme Council: representation by heads of states or governments.

b- The Councils at Ministerial levels in different sectors.

c - General-Secretariate: the Secretary-General to be appointed by the Supreme Council, following nomination by the country chairing by rotation. The Supreme Council states his duties, nature of work and the term of office.

d - The Union's duties is to study and resolve the projects proposed by the members for narrowing the gap between the different systems in education and culture, internal security, economic and commercial systems, exchanging of experiences, co-ordination to avoid duplicating projects of the single product for a single market. Members must co-operate in development spheres encouraging investments, united officially and firmly facing any international issue. If international circumstances change, it may be studied and faced anew.

The issue, at all times, being the welfare of the Arab citizen, security, stability and flourishing of the Arab World.

Thus the strategy of the Union should be grounded on comprehensive and effective sincerity and good will to succeed, following the different stages of the development within the framework of practical and flexible plans, applied with full co-operation and sincerity, employing every available resource within the framework of ISLAMIC UNION or outside of it.


CLARIFICATION

1
- The host country of the first summit conference, chairs the meetings.

2 - The Provision for the Union may be drafted and signed.

3 - Agreement on rotating the chairmanship of the conference and the councils emerging from it, and defining the period of chairmanship.

4 - The first Secretary General to be appointed and the period of his practice to be defined.

5 - Announcing the headquarters of the Union - an intelligent choice for practical reasons would be Bahrain.

6 - Other Associations will be situated in different Arab Cities - e.g. Culture Art and Archaeology Association in Cairo - Association for Preserving the Arabic Language and the Academy of Arabic Language in Damascus etc.

7 - Note that the ARAB UNION is the only alternative to the Arab Unity, and that the Supreme Council is the saviour. Let the Union be the Arab State and let the supreme Arab Welfare be the leader as a substitute to the one single leader for all the Arabs, a fact which may have been the only obstacle in the path of Arab Unity. As long as the Ultimate Arab welfare is the objective of Arab Unity, then where is the necessity for an impossible Arab Unity under an individual leadership?

Second: At Individual Level:

THE ARAB ASSEMBLY
has absolute independence of the ARAB UNION and the member states, in constitution, freedom, discussions and resolutions. Membership shall be available for every Arab man or woman, wherever they may be, as long as they can prove their Arab descendency.


The Council consists of :

1
- The Secretary-General for drafting summary records co-ordinating dates and places of meeting without chairmanship.

2 - The chairman of the meeting: to be elected from the attending members to chair that meeting on that date only. The First meeting to be chaired by the inviting individual.

3 - Members: every member attending the meeting is equal in the rights and duties. No one can authorise another member to speak for him, but has the right to write with his proposals to the Secretary General.

4 - Membership available after signing Covenant of Honour defining, no favouritism praise or slander of a leader, state, party, organisation or individual.

5 - The motto of the council is 'the Arab Role' - it proposes an accurate study, by different experts, to be agreeable by all parties to achieve and to practice 'The Arab Role'.

All information, statistics, data studies and research to be at their disposal. The Covenant of Honour, forbids any interference of the Assembly in internal affairs of any state. The Assembly cannot dictate its resolution on any state. It is a means of spontaneous and effective opinion when resolutions are made, by the Arab Union and in the response and support of the Arab Public opinion represented in the Arab Assembly.

6 - Invitation for the first meeting, by the first individual that adopted and advertised the scheme. The place, time of the meeting to be defined in the media. He also provides all expenses needed. He chairs the meeting taking the responsibility of introducing and explaining the aims and conditions of the scheme.

7 - Attendants of the meeting meet their own expenses all costs and expenses of General-Secretariate are met by voluntary work, or partly from the Assembly funds from donations, gifts and presents from institutions, organisations or individuals and companies with no effect or influence whatsoever on the Assembly's neutrality.


CLARIFICATION

Arab Individuals must take this opportunity to be able to decide their future and the future of generations to come. In the making of the future of our history we must be participants and not spectators.

This is the chance .......... Anyone for it ?!
The responsibility of the ARAB POSITION is theirs.
The place to exercise that responsibility is the ARAB ASSEMBLY
As for their motto, it shall always be the ARAB ROLE

SAAD ALFAISAL ALSAUD
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