Mangaluru (Karnataka): The inaugural programme of the Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Islamics was organised at Yenepoya University, Mangaluru (Karnataka) on 9th August 2018 at 10 am. The programme has been initiated by Chair in Islamic Studies and Research under Dr. Javed Jamil.
Inaugurating the programme Mohamood Madani, General Secretary Jamiat e Ulema Hind, described it as the ‘need of the time ‘and stressed that Islam is meant for the welfare of the whole humanity. He praised the syllabus of the proposed course and described it as an ideal which will be followed by the whole world in future.
Chief Guest, former Minister of Minority Affairs, Rahman Khan lauded the efforts of Dr. Javed Jamil on presenting a new holistic vision, and congratulated Chancellor Abdulla Kunhi for taking the initiative.
He said that “the concept of Applied Islamics is wonderful” and if Muslims learn its essence, a new evolution in Islamic studies will be witnessed.
Guest of Honuor Ziaulla Sheriff stressed upon the students to work hard and to be familiar with all the aspects of life.
Introducing the course Dr. Javed Jamil said that all the religions need to come together on the basis of religious morality and not fight on the basis of religious identity.
He said that the principles of Islam can be applied in fields like Health Sciences, Social Sciences and National Sciences for the benefit of the whole world. He stressed that one should not study Islam in the light of modern sciences, but study the modern sciences in the light of Islam.
Vice Chancellor Dr. M. Vijayakumar gave thr introduction of Yenepoya University saying that PG Diploma in Applied Islamics is the 100th course started by the University.
Chancellor Y Abdulla Kunhi expressed his delight at the inauguration of the course. He said that the varsity's ultimate aim is to establish a big International centre of Applied Islamics
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Islamics, the course inaugurated today, is a unique course, first of its kind in the world, which will focus on Islamic analysis of the scientific and social developments in the modern world.
About Applied Islamics
Applied Islamics refers to the study of the application of Islamic Principles in the modern fields of knowledge like Law, Natural Sciences, Health Sciences and Social Sciences including Economics and Philosophy.
It comprises of the analysis of the modern theories in different fields in the light of Islamic principles and the development of the alternative terminologies, definitions, methodologies, indices, programmes, policies, models and paradigms consistent with Islamic teachings with an aim of helping a cleaner, healthier and more peaceful world.
While subjects like Theology, Arabic and Islamic History are being taught in other places as well, it is the subject of Applied Islamics, which gives this course a very special place. It introduces an interdisciplinary approach.
Under the course, chapters on India’s Constitution and the importance of its Secular and Democratic values and the international institutions will also be covered.
It will also have Comparative Religion as part of its course and will work for the coming together of all religions and religious communities on the basis of common religious morality rather than fighting each other on the ground of religious identity.
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