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Modern education for Muslim women

Aligarh: On 10 March 2011, AMU’s Department of Islamic Studies organised an extension lecture on “Social and economic problems of modern times in the light of Fiqh principles”. Prof. Yasin Mazhar Siddiqi delivered the lecture which was chaired by Prof. Nejatullah Siddiqi, the celebrated scholar of Islamic economies.

Prof. Mazhar Siddiqi speaking on the topic said that all the four Fiqh schools of thought are right and their imams should be revered. Though, in this country Hanafi Fiqh is generally followed, there is, however, no harm to follow any other school of Fiqh in a particular case, if it is more suitable to people’s interests and needs. He also said that Muslims must act on the fair, just and generous rules and regulations of the Shariah regarding relations with non Muslims. In this way they should try to come close to them, so that misgivings about Islam and Muslims could be removed and Islamic teachings and values can be spread. He also expressed the view that Muslim women’s education is very important. In particular, care should be taken to see that modern education must be imparted to them within the parameters and framework of Shariah.

Dr Abdul Majid Khan was the convener of the program and prof. Zafarul-Islam Islahi head of dept of Islamic Studies AMU welcomed the audience and shed some light on the importance and relevance of the lecture.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 April 2011 on page no. 21

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