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President International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) Dr. Ahmad Yousaf Al-Draiweesh, has said that IIUI is providing excellent combination of modern as well as Islamic education under one roof. The university has own separate female campus therefore parents prefer this university as compared to other universities of the country for the education of their children.
He was addressing at a reception organized by the Female Campus of the university in his honour. Dr. Zaitoon Begum, Director Female Campus including large number of female faculty and staff member were also present on the occasion.
Dr. Al-Draiweesh said that Islam always prohibited terrorism and extremism and urged the teachers to present Islam as a balanced way of life to the students so that they may start their practical lives without prejudices. About the female education, he said that they should study thoroughly and try to improve the academic level so that they represent this university in a better way in all walks of life.
Dr. Al-Draiweesh said that the teachers should participate in national and international seminar and educational conferences and the university will provide them each and every possible support. He said that Arabic is the language of Holy Quran so there is a need for everyone to learn Arabic language for which the campus may start Arabic Language programmes for its faculty and staff members.
Education is the most important and powerful tool which you can use to change the world. An educated nation begets educated children which equals a harmonious environment on earth provided it is used constructively.
With the new school year only a few days away, have today’s parents and students become non-chalant, lackadaisical and discarded Islamic or maktab education? Have they forfeited the inheritance left by our beloved Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him)? The inheritance of his knowledge, his principles and his complete way of life?
The value of Islamic education is priceless. Islam stands as the most rational and precise religion that Allah has given the whole mankind. It gives important education which is the process of teaching and acquiring or learning knowledge which includes beliefs, values, attitudes, manners and skills. In fact Allah sent Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) not only as His final messenger and the seal of the prophets (Quraan 33:40) but also as them great teacher to mankind.
A maktab or madrasah is vital to build an upright Islamic community. However; many parents feel that Islamic education is important; one can distinctly see that secular education is given preference over Islamic education on many levels.
Radio Islam’s Moulana Habib Bobat highlighted the importance of maktab education and South Africa being at the forefront of Islamic education in the world over. “The education system as organized as it is in South Africa, is never ever found in any part of the world Allahu Akbar”, said Moulana Bobat.