Diwan Al Dawla is a universal guild that advances a way of living based upon a scientific religious narrative and approach (منهج ديني علمي).

The name of the guild (ديوان الدولة) is inspired by the Arabic word al dawla to promote the guild's initiative of collaborative effort as founded upon standards of religious self-governance, while remaining autonomous and unincorporated in relation to any external secular system (مستقل وغير مقونن تحت أي سلطة خارجية).

Diwan Al Dawla's flag (@Colo) contains a yellow six-pointed star. The six-pointed star represents the universal symbiosis between natural science and true religion.

This six-pointed star, which symbolises the support by the Creator, is considered to be the seal (خاتم) of the Masīḥ ʿĪsā Ibn Maryam (the Messiah Jesus Son of Mary), as it appeared in Dāwūd's (David's) hexagonal weaved iron armour (لبوس), the making of which he was taught by the Creator ([Qurʾān 21:80] وَعَلَّمْنَاهُ صَنْعَةَ لَبُوسٍ لَّكُمْ).

The seal as it emerges in Dāwūd's hexagonal iron armour maximises the number of shielding points against an arrow in battle. The six-pointed hexagon represents the perfect compactness in nature, as it appears in the densest packing patterns of the honeycomb cube cells, the six-cornered snowflake and the tight packing of circles and spheres.

The Prophet ʿĪsā (Jesus) is a seed of Ibrāhīm (Abraham) and Yaʿqūb (Isrāʾīl) and a descendant of Dāwūd through his mother Maryam bint ʿImrān. The guild carries this seal on its black colored flag (rāya) (راية) for the potent anticipation of ʿĪsā Al Masīḥ (Jesus the Messiah) and the desire to uphold his mission. The seal was previously used as a royal Sultanic symbol by the early Ottomans, the Mughals and the Timurids, whose emergence is traced back to the East from regions variously known as greater Khurasān (the East).

Today, however, it is believed that the word "Australia", which is cognate to "Austria" with the same Proto-Indo-European root meaning “east” (rather than “south”), also implies the meaning of Khurasān (خراسان), which is the Persian word for the "east" or the Arabic al-sharq (الشرق). Australia, therefore, as a modern-day Khurasān would qualify as the Eastern land from which the black banners of guidance emerge prior to their arrival in the Levant (Bilād Al Shām).

The religious site of the guild in 2017/2018 at Colo in Australia was known as the Southern Chariot Religious Site (banner) and in Arabic as Ribāṭ Al Dawla (banner). The Southern Chariot constellation (7 stars) is the original name of the constellation that points to the South direction. The idea of a 'southern cross' constellation as it appears in New South Wales state symbols and in Australian federal symbols, such as the coat of arms and the flag, is taken from a later invention from the 1800's by colonialists who were agitating for southern migration. Diwan Al Dawla strongly rejects such usage of religious signs in public Australian symbols, such flags and court house logos, and the guild's scientific use of the original Southern Chariot was in response to that.

As a result of the targetted campaign and the religious persecution faced by Diwan Al Dawla in 2018 and 2019 in Australia, the guild has relocated some of its religious activities to Lebanon, where it continues to stand for the same rightful cause.

Today, in addition to the study of the history and philosophy of Arabic science and its leading role in human civilisation, Diwan Al Dawla's practical endeavour involves the political mission of advocating for this universal heritage by promoting political reforms that achieve socioeconomic justice.



2005-08

In September 2005, Dr Mustapha Kara-Ali was invited to join the Australian Prime Minister's community reference group to advise the federal government on community religious issues. As part of engaging the federal government with the community, Mustapha cofounded Diwan Al Birr, formerly known by the acronym BIRR, as a community initiative that focussed on the issue of disadvantaged youth living in Western Sydney.

Early in 2006, the BIRR team put forward a proposal to the Australian federal government for a partnership initiative between the Commonwealth and the community that tackled the structural disadvantage of youth in relation to the issue of radicalisation. In June 2006, the initiative was agreed to by the federal government and the Building Identity and Resisting Radicalisation (BIRR) Initiative was run with Mustapha Kara-Ali as the team leader and manager.

Between 2006 and 2008, the BIRR researchers and volunteers managed the partnership initiative and authored a youth mentoring guidebook that was made available in the community and also through the National Library of Australia. (The guidebook was later updated from its 2010 version by new research.)


2009-10

The BIRR Mentoring Program began operating as a community initiative in Western Sydney in 2009. It established a practical development framework for confronting the structural disadvantage that individuals face.


2011-17

In 2013, the BIRR team underwent a fundamental change of approach after a series of attempts to forge a sustainable model for tackling structural disadvantage failed due to a continued politicisation of the issue and a lack of political will for reform amounting to structural oppression by state and federal political systems.

The consequent new way has incorporated a socioeconomic scheme into a civilisational model. It is framed within the 3 i’s inform-inspire-integrate, as it aims to inform and inspire individuals through a scientific initiative that incorporates them into a social scheme, which works to achieve socioeconomic justice.


 
 
 
 
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