Amidst the long list of programs and celebrations being held throughout the world in this most memorable (Centennial) year in the history of Dawat Fatimiyah, Burhani Professionals Association – Saleh Mohallah Chapter (BPA-SMC) stepped forward to utilize the maximum potential of its resources and with the Dua Mubarak of Aqa Maula TUS embarked on yet another journey to set an example for others to follow.
BPA-SMC, under the guidance and supervision of our Aamil Saheb Janab Mufaddal bs Zakiuddin organized a 3-Day workshop on the topic of â€˜Entrepreneurship Developmentâ€™ conducted in the first week of this New Year. The concept of the workshop was based on the farmaan of our Bawa Shafiq:
Huzur e Aala (TUS) farmave che â€œMumineen ni jamaat ! Tamaru Rizq tamne talab karta hua awse, tame araam se zindagi guzaro, tamari koshish karo, pachi Khuda Taala par muki dou, je tamaru che yeh tamne zaroor milse, tame Shariat ni pabandi karjoâ€ (Ashara Mubaraka 1432H)
One of the most emphasized and highlighted topics by Huzur e Aala (TUS) during recent times has been the need and importance for Mumineen to do their own business with a professional approach. Based on this Nasihat-e-Uzma, BPA-SMC attempted to lay the foundation of a concrete commitment towards this cause. Shk Taizoon Bhai Haidry (Consultant at NiMble Business Solutions â€“ an international management consulting firm) developed and executed a comprehensive 3-day workshop on the development of entrepreneurial skills and abilities. An existing course on the same topic as developed by the Center for International Private Enterprise (a US-based concern) was obtained with their consent customized by the course facilitator. The audience targeted through this workshop was a perfect blend of existing and prospective businessmen who benefitted greatly from the immensely informative sessions.
The course was categorized on the 3M management philosophy i.e. Meaning, Management and Measurement. The â€˜Meaningâ€™ was derived from the Bayan of Aqa Maula TUS mentioned above, whereas the â€˜Managementâ€™ & â€˜Measurementâ€™ part of the presentation was inculcated in the participants by discussing the following topics to develop the entrepreneurial mindset:
Â· How to eradicate the fear of doing business (remove blocks from your mind)
Â· Importance of creativity, dedication and charm in business
Â· Emphasis on how to gain knowledge and work on networking, market research & confidence
Â· Tools required to run the business
Â· An evaluation of pros and cons of doing business versus service
Â· Business development process
Â· SWOT Analysis to create strategies
Â· Budgeting as the most effective tool for business
The 3rd day was solely reserved for the participants to present their business strategies which they planned to pursue after this workshop and how they intended to execute their ideas. Janab Shabbir bs Nomani graced the occasion with his presence on this day, gave some very valuable advice to the prospective future business men/women and awarded certificates.
Mr. Hammad Siddiqui (Senior Program Manager â€“ CIPE) also conducted a two-hour session on the topic of â€˜Success Factorsâ€™ where he enlightened the participants with the most crucial pre-start and post-start up factors of doing any business.
The entire workshop kept the participants glued to their seats and infused in them, what is known as the, â€˜Burning Desireâ€™ to become an entrepreneur. Apart from the interesting knowledge sharing by the course facilitator, some very targeted and â€˜well thought ofâ€™ practical exercises performed by the participants at regular intervals kept them motivated and encouraged them to think out of the box and, at the same time, leaving a lasting impression on their minds.
A rigorous follow up will be done by the BPA-SMC team in the months to come to achieve the sought objective of this workshop, which is, to lead the participants to the ultimate goal of starting their own business and conduct it professionally as per the Khushi Mubarak of Aqa Maula (TUS).
The event was held at the newly built Qaat ul Quran, Shabbirabad Block A and lunch and hi-tea were served during the sessions each day. The entire workshop was highly regarded and appreciated by all the participants and the need to organize such sessions on a large scale in our community was stressed upon by all those present.
We take this opportunity to thank Faiz-e-Hakimi for their extensive support and effort in encouraging us to execute this concept and to further continue to promote this notion through this platform. Special thanks to Janab Shk Zohair BHai (Aamil Saheb â€“ Burhani Mohallah) for his assistance and encouragement throughout the workshop.
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Long Live Aqa Maula (TUS) for hundreds of thousands of years and beyond. Ameen
Akhbar By Adnan Mustafa Cashwala