The Shepard’s Path: Are you a Leader of Your House? – Tawfique Chowdhury
From the Annual Australian Islamic Conference 2010
“FAMILY MATTERS: Foundation for Success”
The family is the cornerstone of this Ummah. By nurturing our families to be visionary, pious, confident, self-sufficient and selfless we are all able to contribute to uplifting the status of this Ummah. Put simply, the Family Matters! because it is the institution through which success in this life and the next is built.
In tackling the theme of Family, this year’s AAIC addresses three sub-themes:
What does it mean? How do you select a spouse? What are the rights and responsibilities of each spouse? What are the keys to a successful marriage in Islam?
How do we raise them? What vision should we have for them? How can we teach them to be proud of their Muslim identity and be ambassadors of Islam? How can we as parents become the best of role models?
What is its link and importance to the family? Why seek it? What should we be seeking? How do we incorporate it into our day-to-day lives?
By the end of the conference it is our intention that every individual will come away inspired, spiritually re-energized, and armed with essential knowledge and practical tools to make positive changes within their families and lives.
Tawfique Chowdhury is the founder and director general of AlKauthar Institute and Mercy Mission. AlKauthar Institute, one of the largest of its kind, now enriches lives through knowledge on 5 continents with thousands of students around the globe. Mercy Mission aims to change the world into one where every muslim can live faithful to their religion and a world in which humanity can appreciate the beauty of Islam. Mercy Mission now operates on two continents, now opening up in 2 more in 2009.
Sheikh Tawfique excelled in his Islamic studies both classically from the scholars of Medinah as well as graduating from the college of Shariah from the Islamic University of Medinah. He is also an experienced business professional holding a CEO position with a multinational IT company as well as soon to be medical doctor. He is also a corporate trainer, business coach and mentor.
Being a prolific speaker, Sheikh Tawfique has travelled internationally sharing his knowledge in many countries in Europe, North America, Middle East, Asia and Australia. He is well known for specialising in fiqh topics, particularly in Islamic finance, Personal law and medical Islamic ethics and his opinions in these matters are eagerly sought. He is also a well known media contributor on various TV Channels such as AlMajd, Peace TV, Islam Channel and ABC Asia Pacific.
Courtesy of: http://www.islamtv.com.au