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Reforming religious seminaries

Islam is the second-largest religion in the world after Christianity. The contemporary Muslim considers that Islam only falls within the jurisdiction of ulemas and Madrasa students. However, Islam has its own social-political economical structure which means Islam is the religion which has a wider domain. It has been said that marriage completes the Eman of Muslims. It means Muslims have to actively perform not only their religious duties but also the functions assigned to them by the society such as (Haqooq ul bad. (The Rights of the people). But unfortunately, in Pakistan Islam is limited within Mosques. Why can’t a Madrasa student be a soft engineer or a political activist? There is no other option left for them except to pursue their career in seminaries where the pay of the Hafiz and Aalmm is very low. Comparatively the students of universities after passing out from the Institutes have multiple options to go. The is an undeniable fact that the religious scholars and ulemas performed their functions with respect to the maintenance and rules and regulations of Madrasa very well and without the financial support of the Pakistan Government. The state has its primary duty to consider students of seminaries as their citizens provide them opportunities in every field. Students of Madaris can play a crucial in every issue of Pakistan which can easily be solved by them such as population bomb and portraying the rights and duties of Muslims because every class of Pakistani society respectfully follow their teachings. There is a dire need for Madras reforms so that every individual of Madras can play his due role in the social-economic political development of the county.

Liaqat Hussain
Lahore



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