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Islamic Society (10 Jan 2015 NewAgeIslam.Com)


  • Dear Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, I read this article on your exhortation. really ur ideas are so meaningfull, so distribute some copies in the Madarsa and relevant institute.
    By Ruknuddin JNU - 2/18/2015 6:51:17 AM

  • In view of the wider acceptance of the Islamic banking systems, madrasa students should also be taught the theories and concepts of Islamic finance. They should be enlightened on the functionalities of Islamic financial institutions. It is deeply felt that the importance of this subject in Indian Madrasas will increase when the Government of India will allow banks to start Islamic investment.

    By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi - 1/13/2015 7:09:59 AM

  • Well intentioned but not strong on history. Please do read Mufti Raza Ansari's Baanii-e Dars-e Nizami, and Shaikh Muhammad Ikram's three volumes of the Kausar series, the only intellectual history of Indian Muslims available in Urdu. (In English, two books by Aziz Ahmed.) 
    The main fact is that madrasas (or for that matter most of our 'modern' schools) do not teach critical inquiry and logical thinking. 
    Nor do they have a sense of intellectual pursuit. In the past they may have had two books on Astronomy but were not interested in the subject itself. So no one actually went outside to look at the stars, something that Christian and Buddhist clergy did. We know that Indian Mathematics was studied at Baghdad but how many Indian Ulema studied Indian Mathematics that was more easily available around them. For centuries. Aristotle was taught but there was no interest in Aristotle Studies as such. Has any 'so-called 'Alim even bothered to write a History of Spain which is so much in the news now as the land of previous Muslim glory. We are so in love with this notion of a past glory that though we laugh when someone claims that there was aviation in the Vedic age but totally fall for any nonsense about the Qur'an's pre-knowledge of modern science. 

    By C M Naim - 1/12/2015 8:25:36 AM

  • Dear Ghaus Saheb, 

    thank you very much for your endorsement. We, actually, need reformers and change agents in our Madrasas who can spread the moderate and spritual narrative of Islam combatting all forms of extremism, particularly regionalism, racism, exclusivism, totalitarianism– in short, anything that can damage cohesion and social harmony in our country and world at large.

    By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi - 1/12/2015 7:26:17 AM

  • Nice article, 
    "Religion needs not to be changed, reformed or perfected. God has already completed his glorious religion with the Prophet Muhammad's message, as he said: "This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favour upon you and have approved for you Islam as religion." We, actually, need reformers and change agents in our Madrasas who can renew and revive the present-day Muslims' attitude towards their religion".  
    By Ghulam Ghaus غلام غوث - 1/12/2015 6:29:31 AM

  • Dear Ghulam Mohiyuddin saheb, critical analysis of the theological issues is what the current curricula of Indian madrasas abysmally lack. I am sure the day critical thinking is developed and inculcated in the minds of madras graduates, they will walk in the direction of reviving fatih "tajdid-e-deen".
    By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi - 1/12/2015 2:41:17 AM

  • Excellent article! The purpose of education is to teach students critical thinking.
    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 1/10/2015 3:16:02 PM

  • Thanks GRD for informative article.

    By rational mohammed yunus - 1/10/2015 8:05:30 AM