[Arshad Mukhtar, President of Jamia Mohammadia Education Society, addresses at the conference held at Mansoora in Malegaon on November 25, 26, 2017. (Photo: ummid.com)]
Mansoora (Malegaon): While acknowledging the importance of linking Madaris to mainstream education system, Arshad Mukhtar, President of Jamia Mohammadia Education Society (JMES) on Sunday said the 96% students studying in mainstream schools cannot be left without knowledge of Islam and its principles, and vowed to establish 100 schools across India for them.
“Jamia Mohammadia Education Society plans to establish in different parts of India 100 schools of international standard which will be affiliated with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and run on a composite and integrated syllabus”, Arshad Mukhtar said in his valedictory address at the two day conference held in Mansoora, Malegaon.
Experts, academicians, scholars and thinkers from India and abroad gathered at Mansoora – the plush educational complex 03 kms from the textile hub Malegaon, to discuss the need, challenges, solution and importance of integrating the mainstream and Islamic curricula.
The conference was opened on Saturday and ended late in the night on Sunday.
While addressing the valedictory session of the conference held at Abdullah as-Shae Auditorium, Arshad Mukhtar urged the delegates, mostly the managements of Madaris coming from different parts of India, to reform Dars-e-Nizami and replace the centuries-old syllabus with the one integrated with modern, scientific and research oriented curriculum.
“However, another challenge for us today is the future of 96% students who are studying in mainstream schools. These students have very little knowledge about Islam and its principles”, he said.
As per the government appointed Sachar Committee Report, 96% children from the Muslim community in India are studying in mainstream schools. Rest 04% are enrolled in Madaris.
“It’s our duty to take care of this huge number and provide them a curriculum of international quality which can take care of modern and mainstream system as well as the Islamic education system. It is for these students Jamia Mohammadia Education Society plans to establish 100 schools ”, he reiterated.
“A top class school of this kind will start its academic activities at Mansoora, Malegaon from the 2018-19 academic years whereas another 99 schools will be established in other parts of India from the next year”, he said.
Unveiling his ambitious plan targeting 96% of students who are studying in mainstream schools, Arshad Mukhtar said we will select 05 top students from each school after Class 10 exams and prepare them for higher education and professional courses.
“The top five students from each of these 100 schools will be given admission in our own junior colleges where they will be prepared for two years so that they get admission in colleges running different technical, medical and other professional courses”, he said.
“This way we intend to give the country 500 top notch doctors, engineers, pharmacists, lawyers and other professionals every year after 2035”, he added.
Jamia Mohammadiya Education Society (JMES) was established by Maulana Mukhtar Ahemad Nadvi, a renowned scholar and author who in the year 1976-77 revised the centuries-old Dars-e-Nizami. To run on this revised syllabus, he established Jamia Mohammadia Mansoora for boys in 1978 and Kulliya Aisha Siddiqa for girls after two years.
He was the first in India to introduce a new syllabus integrated with Islamic, and modern and scientific subjects for Madaris.
The Madrasa syllabus revised and introduced by Maulana Mukhtar Ahemad Nadvi proved so instrumental for the students that they were soon qualified for admission to Jamia Islamia Madinah Munawwera in Saudi Arabia. Year 2009 was a landmark year for Jamia Mohammadia Mansoora when 18 of its students ranked from 1st to 18 positionsin the Jamia Islamia Madinah Merit List.
Few years after establishing Jamia Mohammadia Mansoora for boys and Kulliya Aisha Siddiqa for girls, Maulana Mukhtar Ahemad Nadvi established Mohammadiya Tibbiya College and Assayer Hospital, which soon became a pioneer and leading name in the field of unani medical system.
Arshad Mukhtar took over the reins of the society after his father Maulana Mukhtar Ahmed's demise in 2007. Taking forward the dream of his father to establish an Education Campus where Islamic and Modern Education systems rule together, he established Maulana Mukhtar Ahemad Nadvi Technical Campus (MMANTC) in June 2010.
A polytechnic college started academic activities at Maulana Mukhtar Ahemad Nadvi Technical Campus (MMANTC) in 2015, and a college of Islamic Law was estabished in 2016. Newly constructed buildings named as Luluwa Yusuf Boodai Polytechnic and Mohammed bin Nasir Al Sayer Islamic College of Law were also inaugurated during the conference.