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MESCO-ALEEF to conduct free Arabic Language program at Hyderabad from December 1st

By Pervez Bari Bhopal: A six-month long Arabic Language programme christened as “Diploma Education in Arabic Language”, (D.E.A.L), is going to start at Hyderabad from December 1st, 2014 for graduates, Aalims and Hafiz-e-Quran (both male & female) candidates. The said course D.E.A.L. is being conducted by the Hyderabad-based MESCO-ALEEF (Muslim ...

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Education | Class act

By Shamik Bag “None of the Hindu children should feel insecure, that’s a strict message we give out to any new class,” says Abu Layes Siddique, teacher of Arabic at the Bogdahara Sidikiya High Madrasah in West Bengal’s Bankura district. It’s a complete contrast to the long-prevailing discourse on Muslim ...

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Imams and Madrassah teachers offered a pathway to Qualified Teacher Status with option to gain a Post Graduate Certificate in Education

IMO News Service London: Lord Patel of Bradford hosted the launch of the University of East London (UEL) CASS School of Education and Faith Associates’ new initiative to support Imams and Madrassah teachers, to achieve Qualified Teachers Status (QTS) in the UK. The initiative will give graduates from Islamic seminaries ...

Another approach to madrasah reforms in Pakistan

By Syed Mohammad Ali Several countries with large Muslim populations, including Malaysia, Indonesia, India and Pakistan, have been trying to reform their religious seminaries to introduce rational sciences with varying degrees of success. Given Pakistan’s proximity to conflict-ridden Afghanistan, focusing on madrasah reforms within this specific context is particularly important. ...

Origins of Madrasas in India predates Muslim period

In medieval India facility of education was available at least through three means: formal institutions (in the form of maktabs & madrasahs), informal institutions (in the shape of individual centers of teachings) and private teachers and tutors (known as muallim, muaddib or ataliq) By Prof. Zafarul Islam Madrasah education is ...

Maulana Azad favored modernization of Madarsa education

Hyderabad: Maulana Azad favored modernization of Madarsa education in spite of having some disagreements with Sir Syed Ahmad Khan on the way this needed to be carried out,said Mr. Mohammed Ali Rafat, I.A.S. Mr. Rafat was speaking at 2-day national seminar on the topic “Maulana Abul Kalam Azad -Educational Architect ...

No interference in madrassas: Sibal

New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal said Saturday (August 14, 2010) that the government had no intention of interfering in the process of religious education imparted in madrassas. But he said schools run by religious minorities will have to comply with quality provisions of the law on right ...

Madrassa and rogue Sharia law

By Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury When I for the first time forecasted that Madrassa was becoming breeding ground of Jihadists, many of my fellow journalists instantly raised their fingers at me saying, I was serving the purpose of ‘foreign interest’. Policymakers in the government were even much aggressive in bringing ...

Curious minds at work

By Rachna Bisht-Rawat Pesantren Darunnajah is a madrasah in Jakarta where children study Islam, watch Leonardo de Caprio on free weekends, and make friends on Facebook, says RACHNA BISHT-RAWAT ”Are you from India, Miss?” I turn to find two smiling girls with hijabs covering their heads. ”Yes!” I grin back, ...

Madrasa Education in India – A Need for Reorientation

By S. Farooq The emergence of the institution of the madrasa as a centre for religious learning, and of the ulama as a class of religious specialists, coincided with the spread of Islam outside the Arabian peninsula in the years after the death of the Prophet. Today, the madrasa system ...

AMU organizes science refresher course for madrasa teachers

IMO News Service The Centre for Promotion of Science (CPS), Aligarh Muslim University organized a Refresher Course in Science Subjects for teachers from Muslim Managed Educational Institutions and an Introductory Science Course for teachers from madrasas at AMU recently. Prof. Rashid Hayat Siddiqui, Department of Civil Engineering and Prof. A.N.K ...