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‘Education Expo 2023’ workshop for scholars, imams organised in Aurangabad

– Pervez Bari

Bhopal, Dec. 21: India Islamic Academy, Deoband (IIAD) and Islamic Research Centre Education and Welfare Trust (IRC) organized a two-day intellectual and educational conference, “Education Expo 2023” in Aurangabad on December 16 and 17. The conference was presided over by Maulana Fazl-ur-Rahim Mujaddidi, General Secretary of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), a press statement stated.

Maulana Fazl-ur-Rahim Mujaddidi, who is also Rector of Jamea-tul-Hidaya, Jaipur, delivering his presidential address, congratulated the organizers of the edu-expo. Highlighting the new education policy, he explained how to incorporate modern education system in madrasas. He appealed to madrasa functionaries to understand the requirements of the present era and pay attention to the intellectual and educational training of their students, equipping them with religious and contemporary education knowledge.

Maulana Mujaddidi said such intellectual and educational workshops and fairs are necessary and should be held in different parts of the country so that people can understand the demands and ideological invasion of the modern age and prepare themselves to compete with it. This will also ensure the protection of Urdu language and literature.

In the “Education Expo 2023” Nadeem Akhtar of Meerut spoke on “Reality of Secularism”. He gave a detailed talk on prevalent secularism and communism.

Akram-ul-Jabbar, former Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, presented a lecture on “Minority Institutions and Tax Matters”, while on “Responsibility of Arbab Madaris in the light of New Education Policy”, a highly researched lecture, was delivered by an educationist, Prof. Tanveer Ahmed.

A legal expert, Adv. Fawaz Shaheen presented a lecture on “Religious Institutions and Legal Matters”. He shed detailed light on the methods of documentation of cases of oppression and violence and gave satisfactory answers to the questions put up by the audience.

Maulana Mehdi Hasan Aini Qasmi, Director IIAD delivering lecture in Education Expo 2023 at Aurangabad

Thereafter, Maulana Mehdi Hasan Aini Qasmi, Director of India Islamic Academy, Deoband, in his lecture on “Ideological Invasion and Responsibilities of Scholars” discussed the prevailing ideologies at the international level such as Liberalism, Secularism, Capitalism, Orientalism, Colonialism, Internationalism, Globalization, Humanism, Feminism, Atheism and Agnosticism.

Maulana Aini also gave a detailed talk on the prevailing ideas in India such as Shudhikaran, home-coming, Hindutva, nationalism, patriotism and discussed burning issues like jihad, saffron trap, apostasy and assimilation. He also answered the questions of scholars.

AIMPLB Secretary Maulana Mohammed Umrain Mahfooz Rahmani, proposed vote of thanks.

Maulana Marghubur Rahman Tayyab Qasmi, IIAD Deputy Director compered the proceedings.

A view of the audience

Besides Aurangabad and Marathwada, some scholars from Maharashtra and Telangana also participated in this workshop, especially Maulana Ghulam Vastanwi, founder of Jamia-e-Uloom, Akkal KuwaN. Maulana Farooq Vastanwi, Mufti Mahfoozur Rehman Farooqi, Maulana Umar Farooq and a large number of other scholars.

This was the second intellectual workshop organized by IIAD. This series will be extended across the country.

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