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Difference Between Westernization and Modernization
« on: July 27, 2006, 01:12:47 AM »
What is Modernization?
What is Westernization?
Whats difference Between Modernization and Westernization?


 Salam All,
  As we can see majority of people they are adopting western culture just to show that they are modern but we have never analyzed About westernization and modernization.
  Lets think about westernization what is westernization?
  Westernized means To make or become like the people of Europe and America in customs, or like their institutions, practices or ideas
  Now what is modernization?
  To switch to more modern methods or techniques
  Its ok when we talk about instituites and techniques of western countries As far as that is a part of modernization but that doesnt mean what ever people of western coutries do that is also a part of modernization Because that is their culture and you cant compare culture with Techniques.
  I have decided now in every annual function of my college and University i will go there in my traditional Baluchi dress Because i want to be modern but i dont want to be western Because i am having my own culture and customs.

Note:- I am not against of western culture but just trying to clear the concept of Westernization and Modernization

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Re: Difference Between Westernization and Modernization
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2006, 11:44:06 PM »
Welodone Brother.
We Have To Do Everything For Our Culture.Not Only Wearing Balochi Libaas But We Also Have To Pass a Simple Life Just Like Balochs.And I Hope You Guyz Know Very Well That How Baloch LiveTheir Life.

And Haan Its Too Good To Hear That Brother That U have Decided To Wear Balochi Libas Where Ever You Be.This Is a Good Way To Promote Our Culture And To Show How We Look.
You Know One Thing We Also use To Wear Balochi Libas In Lahore.Yahan Balochi Libaas Pehne Ka Aik Alag Lutf Hota Hey.Log To Heraan Hote hein Humare Libaas Dekh Kar.

Aik Ahem Waqaya Bayaan Karta Jawoon Yahan.Yahan Kisi College Mein Aik Dhoobi Wala hey.Starting Mein Voh Kam Paisa Liya karta Ta Kapdon Ko Dhone k Liye Aur Itiri Karne K Liye.Lakin Ab Us ne Badah Diya Hey Kiraya Istiri Aur Dhone K Liye.Jab Us Se poocha Gaya Keh Bhai Aapne Kyun Badha Diya hey Kiraya .To Usne Kahan Mere Paas Top Mostly Balochon k Kapde Aate Hein Istiri Aur Dhone K Liye Aur Har Baloch Ke kapde Itne Badhe Badhe Hote Hein Keh Mein Aik Qamees istiri Dek Kar Thak Jaata Hoon To Zahir Hey Itne Bade Bade Shalwaron Ko Istiri Dena Koi Asaan Kaam Nahee Hey. :mrgreen:


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Re: Difference Between Westernization and Modernization
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2006, 06:50:57 AM »
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Dear Brothers And Sisters Being a Baluch and Part Of Baluchistan we should represent our culture,Language and traditions every where,In Annual Functions of Our Schools,Colleges,Universities,Festivals,Shows and where we go because its our duty to represent our culture in other words if we dont give importance to our culture then no one else gonna give it importance.We belong to that nation Which got a history which got a language then why should we learn that language which is imposed on us????? Why should we follow others when Our culture is better then those???? For communication we can learn English as its the international language but The Language which has no History (Lashkari Zaban) why should we waste our time on it when Time is very precious.

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Re: Difference Between Westernization and Modernization
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2006, 04:21:03 PM »
Lion-Of-Desert

pa watee zubanaa taee hub deyst dil sak baaz wash but.
ey diwan-e-tahaa yak topic-ey hasten' baheden' pa watee culture-aa deymaa yaaragaa ma shuma douraen' ishiye tooka baar buzooren'


gon' neiken' wahagaan'

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Re: Difference Between Westernization and Modernization
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2006, 11:03:25 PM »
Menat war gohar rouzard  :)

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Re: Difference Between Westernization and Modernization
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2006, 09:18:05 PM »
Dear Brothers & Sisters,

The topic is good as it talks about a thing which our minds usually get confused about. Brother Lion-of-Desert already clarified the difference between westernization and modernization I would like to add just a few more things.

Everything Western is not necessarily modern and everything modern is not necessarily western. For example, there is nothing modern about drinking alcohol or dating or having pre-marital sex, these are rather some of the diseases, which the western societies are gripped by with disturbing consequences (and unfortunately, the same things are now being blindly followed by our own societies, thinking it to be modern and cool).

There are institutions and systems in the West which are based on fair and just principles, or universal principles, because of which their societies have progressed. Due to progress they have advanced in many areas of life, especially in science and technology, through which they created facilities that helped them become more and more productive thus helping able to contribute in further advancement their country. If that is what we call “Modern”, then this is not because of the West but because of the Universal Principles, which any society may apply and become advanced.

Islam is all about Universal Principles and therefore Islam is the basis for any society to become Modern or advanced just as the Muslim World was (modern) before the Western World started adopting those same principles (which the Muslims did previously). But unlike the Muslims, the Western world monopolized their advancement therefore (in an unfair manner) keeping itself ahead of other societies.

However, as far as cultures are concerned, it is natural for a culture to make its place in a society or in the world at large if it enjoys a great influence over the others, just as the American or Western culture is doing today (whether by force or by influence, due to its technologically/materialistically superior position in the world which is reflected through all sorts of media).

We have to be careful whenever it comes to choosing between a cultural value and Islamic principle, because culture is about a person’s identity but Islam is about life.

I apologize for any mistakes as I did not re-check what I wrote due to shortage of time. Hope I will come back to hear the views of my brothers and sisters and sorry for not being around for quite sometime.

With best regards and wishes,

Abdullah

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Re: Difference Between Westernization and Modernization
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2006, 12:30:42 AM »
Thanks Brother Abdullah for your views.

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Re: Difference Between Westernization and Modernization
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2009, 11:54:25 AM »


We have to be careful whenever it comes to choosing between a cultural value and Islamic principle, because culture is about a person’s identity but Islam is about life.


How Islam is about life.... ??? life without Islam can exist but Islam without life will never be existed!!!!!
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