Reforms in curriculum of Madaris critical to their output: Dr Hussian Mohi-ud-Din Qadri
The religious seminaries are the fortress of Islam and the protector as well as inheritor of the scholarly legacy of Suffa, a sheltered raised platform set up by the Holy Prophet (PBUH). There is no denying the importance and inevitability of the role of Madaris nor can this intellectual and scholarly role be minimized.
Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri, president of MQI and deputy chairman of BoG of Minhaj University Lahore, expressed these views while addressing a ceremony held under the banner of Nizam-ul-Madaris Pakistan for the distribution of prizes among the position-winning students.
The MQI President asked the teachers and organizers of the religious seminaries to not leave any stone unturned for bringing about improvement in the syllabi in line with the contemporary requirements. He said that the teaching of the modern sciences in Madaris is also important so that hundreds of thousands of the students can become part of the mainstream and play their constructive role as honorable members of the society.
Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri congratulated the students who won positions in the exams. He also felicitated Allama Imadullah Qadri, Mir Asif Akbar, Ain-ul-Haq Baghdadi, Dr Shafqat Baghdadi and the whole team for designing the curriculum according to the demands of the contemporary age. He said that the revival of the scholarly prestige of the religious seminaries will help eradicate extremism, hatred, and violent attitudes and promote harmony and peace.
Speaking on the occasion, Syed Ziaullah Shah Bokhari, Amir Mutthidda Jamiat Ahel-e-Hadith, said that Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri has done justice to the duty of serving the religion by including Seerat-un-Nabi (PBUH) as a formal subject in syllabi of religious seminaries. He said that if we make Seerat-un-Nabi (PBUH) our practical role model, we will be rid of all the social and moral scourges that have bedeviled our lives.
Syed Tahir Raza Bokhari, Director Aukaf Punjab, thanked Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri for including Seerat-ur-Rasool (PBUH) as a proper subject in the syllabi of Nizam-ul-Madaris Pakistan. He said that this step is a great service to religion and society. He said that those religious institutions that get registered with Nizam-ul-Madaris Pakistan will get the status of Baba-e-Madina-tul-Ilm.
Jamat-i-Islami senior leader Dr Farid Paracha said that there is great desire and thirst for modern religious education. He said that we are thankful to Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri who quenched this scholarly thirst by including Seerat-un-Nabi (PBUH) in the curriculum of Nizam-ul-Madris Pakistan as a proper subject.
Allama Toquir Abbas said that the combination of modern and religious education in the syllabi of Nizam-ul-Madaris Pakistan is its unique feature. He said that the work done by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri is simply brilliant and a great service to the society.
MQI Secretary General Khurram Gandapur said on the occasion that the performance of Nizam-ul-Madaris Pakistan and the conduct of the examination on the basis of the modern system of education are excellent achievements. He welcomed all the honorable guests for making time to attend the ceremony.
General Secretary Nizam-ul-Madaris Pakistan Allama Mir Asif Akbar termed the updation of syllabus of the religious seminaries as a great revivalist service of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri. He said that such a feat was achieved after 300 years. He said that the unique and modern system of education established by Nizam-ul-Madaris Pakistan has laid down the foundation of scholarly and intellectual revolution in the religious seminaries.
Those who addressed the occasion included Allama Ain-ul-Haq Baghdadi, Prof Abdul Manan Chishti, Dr Nabeera Andaleeb Naeemi, and Dr Shafqat Ali Baghdadi. Raja Zahid Mahmood, Allama Imdadullah Qadri, Dr Mumtaz-ul-Hassan Barvi, Allama Ashfaq Chishti, Shahzad Rasool Qadri, Shoaib Tahir, Allama Mahmood Masood Qadri, Sidra Karamat, and Ayesha Mubashir were also present on the occasion.
Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri, Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, and Brig. (r ) Iqbal Ahmad Khan distributed prizes among the position-holding students at the end of the ceremony.