The Group Intellect Responds to “What if?”
“And He has made subservient to you whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth, all, from Himself; most surely there are signs in this for a people who reflect.” Al-Quran, [45:13]
Think for surely thinking profits the thinker[s].”―Prophet Muhammed (S)
“We should have a studious group…studying our history and present circumstances…they should be predicting what we have to face 20, 30, 40 years from now.”—Imam W. Deen Mohammed”
We asked you to take the “What if” Community-Wide Brainstorming Challenge and share with all of us a “headline” into the future…a future unimpeded by the word “can’t.” The required format was to state your headline and even go further if you desired to and to report on it as though you were there witnessing and recording it firsthand. The headline would end with “What if?” And here was the sample or demo “What if” headline we offered as an example:
―American Muslims Study Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
CWSC Issues White Paper to Leading U.S. Think Tanks and Ambassadors
NATIONAL ― A progressive faith-based think tank, known as the Community Wide Shuraa Conference or CWSC is preparing its Office of International Relations to lead a delegation to the Middle East and into the heartland of conflict. Why? Its leaders say, to deliver and discuss the organization’s recently released white paper, A Road to Peace: Recognizing our Human Rights First.
Here are some of your “What if?” responses…
NATIONAL: A progressive faith-based think tank, known as the Community Wide Shuraa Conference or CWSC through its Office of Health Education evaluated and documented that the ten year efforts of Wise Choices in Health Literacy – WCHL- Communications, through its series of online weekly webinars and conference calls; along with face to face monthly gatherings in public libraries throughout urban, rural and suburban America has reduced disparities in health literacy by 65% within low-income, culturally diverse, linguistically diverse, educationally and economically disadvantaged communities, and faith based communities in the United States.–Dr. Fowziyyah Ali, AL
Americans are awakened to the question- What’s in a name?
The CWSC are interviewing educators; anthropologists; architects; laborers; mothers and fathers-why? National-A representation of the ” group intellect ” better known as The Community Wide Shuraa Conference or CWSC, is calling on citizens to dedicate their cities, communities, neighborhoods, etc. throughout the United States of America, for the covenant of human excellence…What if? (read full version here)–Martha Nailah Williams- founder/director of KNOW ME /no me Institute, FL
Supporters of Community Wide Shuraa Conference (CWSC) have agreed to begin research and plans for the establishment of a CWSC National Federal Credit Union.
Membership begins with as little as $10 per member and will be open to all. The CWSC NFCU will be established and operated on principles of Islamic finance. This will be the beginning of pooling of economic resources to finance CWSC national and international efforts and to serve the needs its members. What if? –Bilal Yasin El-Amin, VA
Muslim Americans Review Boko Haram Kidnappings CWSC Offers Solutions to Government-Boko Haram and Nigerian Think Tanks What If? –Imam Tamir Mutakabbir, North Carolina
Thank you to all contributors. Have you taken the “What if?” Challenge?” If not, take it today and share your “What if?” Have some fun. Be imaginative and unconstrained by a perceived lack of resources, people, finances, or other obstacles that stand as ghosts blocking the path of achievement. Our Lord is the Most Gracious, Most Merciful and the Owner of everything!
Share as many What if’s as you like on any topic or issue domestic or international. You don’t have to figure out a plan to make the headline a reality. That’s for all of us to ponder on together as we form focus teams throughout the country. This is our chance to envision what the future can be, no matter how far ahead we want to be or where we are now.
The first step to bringing an idea into material reality is when the pen intersects the paper. Go ahead, pick up your pen and take us on your intellectual journey of creativity and model community excellence…together we can remake the world.
Click here to submit your “What if” headline! Click here to read a longer version of the demo “What if?” CWSC aims to provide a shared freedom space for the group intellect. Comments and feedback do not necessarily reflect the policies and opinions of CWSC
Note: Did you miss the CWSC Live On Air Interview last Friday? Listen to an encore presentation in the American Muslim 360 Archives!
Made a phone call the other day trying to reach the future. Got the past who was unavailable. Got the present and was put on hold. Finally got the future’s voicemail; it said: “If you want to reach me, take me off hold in the present.” Click on “Get involved” and help remake the world. Community Wide Shuraa Conference (CWSC): “Unleashing and harnessing the capacity inherent in the group intellect.