Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicMadrasa education

Topic: Madrasa education

From Akbar’s court to Baghdad, Muslims laid foundation for scientific education and curiosity

In ‘The Scientific Muslim’, Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz writes on the rise and fall of scientific temperement in Islam.

Assam govt to close state-run Madrasas, Sanskrit ‘tols’ & turn them into regular schools

Education Minister Himanta Sarma said it was 'not the job of govt institutes to provide religious books' as the reason behind the decision.

Indian media’s tendency to brand madrasa students as terrorists is ruining institutions

Authors Ziya Us Salam and Aslam Parvaiz have documented how madrasa textbooks are caught up in a time warp but mainstream media not doing its job.

Modi govt wants IIMs, AMU and Jamia to train and modernise madrasa teachers

Plan is at ‘embryonic stage’ but minority affairs ministry hopes project will instil sense of ‘modernity’ among madrasa teachers

For parents, having a madrasa-educated daughter brings social prestige to the family

Author Hem Borker in this excerpt reveals to his readers that for Muslim parents preparing their girls for 'afterlife' matters more than life's journey itself. 

On Camera

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.
Representational image for trade from China | Photo: Bloomberg

What conflict? India’s imports from China soar to almost $100 bn, led by smartphones, machinery

According to China's official data, its exports to India reached $97.52 billion in 2021, while total two-way bilateral trade touched $125.66 billion.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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