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Madrasa 5: The History

Madrasa 5: The History

By SYED JAWED ANWAR First Published: Muslims Weekly, Issue No. 219,May 14, 2004 IN his last khutaba (speech), the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (s.a.w.), clearly declared, “There is no messenger after me, and you have to transmit this message to all who are not present here.” As a light-bearer of the message of the last Messenger of God, Muhammad (s.a.w.), Muslims began a major worldwide migration and brought their incomparable education system, fully intact, with them.

22 Jun 2012
Madrasa 6: The Economy

Madrasa 6: The Economy

By SYED JAWED ANWAR First Published: Muslims Weekly, Issue No. 220,May 21, 2004 WHEN Muslims ruled India, their government never established a separate department of education and never appointed salaried teachers. Already established was a tradition where the kings, rulers, and the affluent citizens had to establish educational institutions.

22 Jun 2012
Madrasa 7: The Education System

Madrasa 7: The Education System

SYED JAWED ANWAR BECAUSE of its immense importance, I’d like to reiterate that, before the British occupation in South Asia, there were various types of Madrasahs readily available for students. There were the Arabic Madrasahs (specializing in deeni and religious education), Farsi Madrasahs (specializing in worldly education), and Mahajani Madrasahs (specializing in commercial education).

22 Jun 2012
Madrasa 8: The Curriculum

Madrasa 8: The Curriculum

SYED JAWED ANWAR WESTERN secular education is directed at the gathering of information. In contrast, Islamic scholars and educators consider the main purpose of education to be the character building. Therefore, fashioning each child with good etiquette and polishing the character was the focus of the primary education.

22 Jun 2012
Madrasa 9: Women’s Education

Madrasa 9: Women’s Education

SYED JAWED ANWAR “…Those truly fear Allah, among His Servants, who have knowledge…” (Al-Qur'an 35: 28). “They will further say: "Had we but listened or used our intelligence, we should not (now) be among the people of the Blaze” (67: 10). “…Say: ‘Lord, increase me in knowledge’” (20: 114). Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) said, “The search for knowledge is a duty for every Muslim man and woman,” and, “Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.”

22 Jun 2012
Madrasa 10: Medical Education

Madrasa 10: Medical Education

SYED JAWED ANWAR DISEASE is of such concern among human beings that, from the beginning, Allah gave some prophets healing ability in the form of miracles so that the prophets would be recognized as legitimate, thereby validating their warnings of the hereafter. Prophet Jesus (pbuh) was given the capability to cure the blind and the leper (Al-Quran 5:110). Prophet Muhammad (saw) was given the knowledge of how to protect the body and to live a healthy life; and his wife Hazrath Aisha r.a, became a medical

22 Jun 2012
Madrasa 11: Business and Technology

Madrasa 11: Business and Technology

SYED JAWED ANWAR MUSLIMS had intellectual, moral, geographical, scientific, and industrial superiority and vast human and natural resources over the West before Muslim lands were occupied by Western powers. The West had no edge over the Muslim world other than that attributed to political and military conspiracy, lies, deception, and propaganda --all fueled by disinformation and misinformation. With no concept of selfish nationalism, Muslims allowed Western companies, businessmen, and professionals in

22 Jun 2012
Madrasa 12: Western Educated Ulemas, Mullahs and Maulvis

Madrasa 12: Western Educated Ulemas, Mullahs and Maulvis

SYED JAWED ANWAR IN GENERAL, people think that English and Western Education started in India after the British occupation and after the educational movement of Muslim scholars (for example, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan) who cooperated the British occupiers. Historically, however, this notion is not accurate. Several British historians have noted that only few nations throughout history can match the educational tradition that Indian Muslims had. The scholars of Muslim India were always trying to learn every knowl

22 Jun 2012
Madrasa 13: The Complete Destruction

Madrasa 13: The Complete Destruction

SYED JAWED ANWAR WHEN the British first started controlling India, Muslims were the ruling power and the heart and mind of the society. They held intellectual and physical superiority over other communities. Therefore, the British East India Company instigated a policy to humiliate and degrade Muslims from all spheres of life. Governor General George Hilario Barlow (ruled from 1805 to 1807), in his letter to Lord Willington, wrote “I can’t shut my eyes to the fact that this race [Muslims] is basically

22 Jun 2012
Madrasa 14: Sir Syed Ahmed Khan and Aligarh

Madrasa 14: Sir Syed Ahmed Khan and Aligarh

SYED JAWED ANWAR DURING the complete destruction and occupation of India under British rule in 1857, over 7,000 Muslim scholars and educationists were executed, and the rest were deported or forced to leave. This left an abnormal situation in which to revive the Muslim education system. The only alternative for remaining Muslims was to adjust and compromise as they accepted the harsh reality that Muslims were eliminated from government, politics, business, and education and that the Muslims of greatest ge

22 Jun 2012