Dr. Fatima Shujatullah, Iranian
Ambassador, AMU VC and Dr. Samdani at a programme organised by
Centre for Promotion of Science
Aligarh: Syed Mehdi Nabi
Zadeh, Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Iran while appreciating the
efforts of AMU in promoting scientific temperament among the
minority institutions and Madarsas of India said that through science
education only Muslims can develop themselves.
The Iranian Ambassador to India
visited Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) today and delivered the
inaugural address at the function of Computer Application in teaching for
teachers from Deeni Madaris and Minority Institutions organized by
Centre for Promotion of Science.
He said that the Prophet of Islam has always propagated the
education which is the key to empowerment. Quranic verses are
emphasizing towards attainment of education, he added.
Zadeh said that the certificate of AMU bears the verse 'Allamal
Insan-a-Maalam Yaalam', which is a testimony to the fact that AMU
is working on the principles of Islam.
He said that educational madaris should be equipped with modern technologies including the
computer applications so that they can be placed at can be par
with other modern educational institutions.
Zadeh also focused on the relation of Iran and India. He said
even before the advent of Islam there have been good relations
between Iranians and Indian. India and Iran shares a composite
Nabi Zadeh said education has received special
impetus in recent time as is evident by the fact that there were
only 1.5 lakh students before Islamic revolution in Iran but now
there are more than 30 lak students in Iranian Universities.
Prof. P.K. Abdul Azis, Vice Chancellor said that India and Iran
shares a great relationship. Iranian Revolution led by Ayatullah
Khumaini is cherished by the whole democratic world.
He said that
Iran is one of the few Arab countries which is giving adequate
freedom to its women. Iran is now one of the most vibrant Islamic
State of the world, he added.
Prof. Azis said that HRD Ministry
recently introduced the cheapest tablet PC “AKASH” to be
distributed among the students community in the country. He said
that University places on record its appreciation towards the HRD
Minister Kapil Sibal for introducing such a unique and useful
device for the benefit of the students.
Prof. Saud Alam Qasmi, Guest of Honor and former Dean of the
Faculty of Theology said that knowledge is the key to life, as it
provides empowerment to the community.
He highlighted the
teachings of Quran that are the directives towards attainment of
He said that knowledge is a two sided sword, it can protect
humanity as well as cause destruction to it. The complete
knowledge is that which gives an insight of both the deen and the
Prof. Qasmi said that Madarsas are not only creating
awareness among the masses but also acting as an instrument of
cleansing the society by producing God fearing people.
Dr. Fatima Shujatullah, Director, Centre for Promotion of Science
said that the intellectual activity of the Muslim community had
become confined to the literature, religious studies and few
subjects in social sciences, and that an inclination towards
scientific pursuit was lacking prompted the Centre for Promotion
of Science to take step to promote science education among the
Muslim community of India.
She said that a vast majority of Muslim
students acquire their primary education in either madarsas or
Muslim managed schools. This Centre is pursuing different programs
for the enrichment and uplift of teachers of Deeni Madaris and
Muslim minority educational institutions.
Dr. Shakeel Samdani, Coordinator, General Education Centre while
conducting the programme threw light on the yeomen services the
AMU has rendered in spreading the light of modern knowledge amidst
a large ocean of traditional stream of education. Prof. Jawed
Akhtar, Dean, Faculty of Management proposed vote of thanks.