Karachi – The Ameer of Jamat-ud-Dawah Pakistan Professor Hafiz Muhammad Saeed said that America wants to establish its system of disbelief in the name of education. America blames Pakistan for its failure in the Afghan war.
In order to secularize the education system in Pakistan, portions of the curriculum are being removed. At this point, we are in need of educational institutions that can counter these moves. Hafiz Saeed expressed these views at a conference at the Taqwah Center in Gulshan-e-Iqbal.
All those who addressed the conference included: Director Educational Resources Development Center (ERDC), Salman Asif Siddiqui; renowned Doctor Ghulam Ahmad Khwaja; Central Representative of Jamat-ud-Dawah, Doctor Abu QWaqas; Jamat-ud-Dawah education division in-charge, Rashid Minhas; and Jamat-ud-Dawah’s renowned religious scholar, Hafiz Kaliullah.
Present at the conference were individuals belonging to the field of education, including teachers and professors from government and private schools, colleges and universities, as well as principals and scholars from government and private educational institutions.
Hafiz Saeed said that in the field of education, all the conspiracies against us by foreign forces will be unveiled. In this way, we will be able to prevent a feeling of hopelessness from setting into the minds of our youth.
In order to rectify the flaws in our curriculum at the moment, we are putting in every effort at every level to put things right. The education system is of immense importance because it is through this system that individuals learn to control the country and the economy. This is the reason why western countries want individuals educated in Pakistan to be educated according go their liking. At this pointy they are spending millions of rupees in an attempt to secularize the education system in Pakistan.
He said that the slave-like mentality of our rulers we are unable to defend our education system under international pressure. This is why we need to be united and make an effort together in order to stop western interference in our education system. We will have to work with all jamaats in order to bring together a joint move.
Students should be allowed to learn knowledge of the world, but they should also be above the enslaving ideologies that are being preached.
Also addressing the conference was Director Educational Resources Development Center (ERDC), Salman Asif Siddiqui, who said that the current education system is not ours; it is a western system.
There are some westerners themselves who aren’t satisfied wit the western education system. They argue that the education system simply prepares students to be servants, and this is the reason why students coming out from top colleges and universities just looking for jobs. Moreover, corporal punishment in our system is appalling. Especially in a religious educational system, instead of corporal punishment, the relationship between the teacher and student should be one of understand.
The more we understand the psychological level of children, the better results we can produce. In order to make sure we create a better impact on children’s lives, we, as teachers, will need to improve the way we teach. Holding this conference is the first step towards improved education.
While delivering a presentation on education, Jamat-ud-Dawah’s education in-charge, Rashid Minhas, said that the first step is training children. Following that is education. The best way of giving children education and training is to ensure that the educational facility is well equipped, which inevitably means a feasible environment as well as well trained and knowledgeable teachers.
While delivering his presentation, Rashid Minhas also highlighted training in light of our Prophet’s (Sw) life.
Speaking at the conference, well-known Doctor Ghulam Ahmad Khwaja said that without research there can be no progress. Research in our society can only be effectively carried out in the society’s major language, Urdu. Until and unless we use Urdu as a means of research, we can’t progress. With majority of people in the country us peaking Urdu, the education system needs to cater to them. Due to educating our people in an alien language, major divisions have been created.
A central representative of Jamat-ud-Dawah, Doctor Abu Waqas said that it is through education that we can transform the world. Western countries are currently spending millions of dollars through UNESCO and UNICEF in order to remove Islamic content out of our curriculum.
In his address, religious scholar of Jammat-ud-Dawah, Hafiz Kalimullah said that action based on knowledge is a must. The purpose of our existence in this world is to correct ourselves for a good end. We also need to give children a good religious education so that they can prepare for their end too.