The videos accompanying this course have been sponsored by Allied Marketing Pvt Ltd. Others who have helped make this course possible include Topline Publishers Pakistan.
About the resource person
Khurram Ali Shafique is best known as an Iqbal scholar, who has won the Presidential Iqbal Award three times for his ground breaking research in the domain.
About the module
The module comprises twelve lessons offered at two levels.
At the general level, each level is presented as a short video on Khurram’s Desk, the YouTube channel of the resource person. If you are interested in following the module at this level, all you have to do is watch the videos (listed below as “Outline of the module”), comment on them or engage with comments posted by other participants.
The module is also being offered at an advanced level to registered participants. Completing the general level is not a pre-requisite for admission to the advanced level, and hence a learner can directly get enrolled at the advanced level (instead of following the general level first), if the learner is interested in what is being offered at the advanced level.
The advanced learners will be offered an in-depth knowledge of the content presented in the videos, and will get additional learning benefits that include distant teaching directly by the resource person. They will also receive a certification of successful participation on completing all twelve lessons of the module. For further details, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Who should attend
The course is for everyone, as it offers a much-needed perspective on our world based on a vision shared by some of the best minds of diverse cultures. However, it is important that you understand the premise of this module, and agree with it.
The module rests on the premise that Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, was always guided by two principles:
- Firstly, he wanted to discover and follow the general will of his nation (possibly the highest example of what Mary Parker Follett describes as “the will to will the common will”).
- Secondly, he believed that his nation was passing through a process of collective evolution. The first four stages of this process were well-known to Jinnah, while the subsequent stages up to our times will be drawn out in this module along the lines identified by him.
Both these principles have been explained in the first lesson of the module, i.e. the first video of the series listed below. If you feel comfortable looking at the world on the basis of these two principles, welcome on board!
Outline of the module
As mentioned above, the module comprises twelve lessons. They are offered in the form of twelve short videos, embedded below. If you are following the module at the general level, the following videos give you the entire content of the module, especially if you also read their descriptions on their YouTube pages. For the advanced learners, these videos comprise the basic content that will be further expanded for them by the resource person.
Jinnah’s approach to history
The social contract of Pakistan
How India won freedom
The birth of Pakistan
The Objectives Resolution
The Munir Ideology
The Tashkent Declaration
SAARC and Jinnah
The Afghanistan Compact
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