Madrassa

  • Sena backs Sakshi Maharaj's remarks, says Madrassas have become 'factories for jehadis' 1 week ago

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday backed Bharatiya Janata Party MP Sakshi Maharaj's remarks that children studying in Madrassas are trained to become terrorists. An editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamna has repeated Maharaj's assertion that Madrassas have become "factories for jehadis". The editorial also questioned the benefit of religious education provided...
  • BJP distances itself from Sakshi Maharaj's 'Madrassas teach terrorism' remark September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has distanced itself from its Unnao MP Sakshi Maharaj's remarks on Madrassas. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the party does not endorse what Maharaj has said. Sakshi Maharaj has sparked a controversy by saying children in Madrassas were being trained to become...
  • BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj faces flak for saying children in Madrassas were trained to become terrorists September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Unnao Sakshi Maharaj has sparked a controversy by saying children in Madrassas were being trained to become terrorists. Sakshi Maharaj is facing flak from political parties for his remark. "Whosoever maharaja this is, if he has evidence, he should put it in the public...
  • BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj courts controversy, says Madrassas give 'education of terrorism' September 14, 2014

    Lucknow: After their campaign against 'love jihad' a word coined by certain sections of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Party MP from Unnao, Sakshi Maharaj made a controversial statement on Sunday saying that children studying in Madrassas are trained to become terrorists. Sakshi Maharaj on Sunday alleged that madrassas were giving...
  • Madrassas allocation move politically motivated, says Raj Thackeray September 4, 2013

    Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Wednesday termed as "politically motivated" the state government's decision approving allocation of funds for modernisation of madrassas (Islamic seminaries) in the state. In a major decision ahead of the Assembly elections, Maharashtra Cabinet has approved a proposal by the Minorities department for allocation of...
  • Pakistani seminary furious over US 'terrorist' tag August 22, 2013

    Peshawar: Students and teachers at a Pakistani Islamic school designated as a "terrorist training centre" by the United States furiously rebutted the charges Wednesday and said they had not had a chance to defend themselves against the accusations. The US Treasury imposed economic sanctions on the Ganj madrassa, or Islamic school,...
  • US sanctions top Al Qaeda official, madrassa for aiding LeT August 21, 2013

    The US has sanctioned a top Al Qaeda official and a madrassa in Peshawar, serving as a terrorist training centre supporting LashkareTaeba, the Pakistan based terrorist group behind the Mumbai attack, and the Taliban. Targetting Jamia TaleemUlQuranWalHadith Madrassa, also known as the Ganj Madrassa, the Treasury department Tuesday said the Peshawar...
  • US designates Pakistani madrassa as a terrorist organisation August 21, 2013

    The US on Tuesday designated a Pakistani madrassa as a terrorist organisation supporting the LashkareTaiba, Al Qaeda and Taliban, the first time such action has been taken against a seminary. Ganj Madrassa in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, officially known as Jamia TaleemUlQuranWalHadith Madrassa, is the first seminary to...
  • Bridge course to help madrassa students join varsity programs August 17, 2013

    Charting a new path for promotion of modern education among Muslims, the prestigious Aligarh Muslim University is now introducing a bridge course to enable madrassa graduates to join graduate programmes in university. A senior AMU official said the objective behind the initiative was to provide a platform for graduates from Islamic...
  • Jammu: Madrassa teachers burn boy's feet to discipline him February 12, 2013

    Jammu: In a shocking case, two teachers at a madrassa allegedly burnt the feet of a 11yearold student by pressing hot iron on them after the child tried to run away from the seminary in Rajouri district. The two teachers, AnwarulHaq and Ahmed Jameel, allegedly pressed hot iron on the...
  • AP: Boy beaten up, kept in chains at madrassa October 7, 2012

    Sangareddy A 12yearold boy was allegedly chained by authorities of a local madrassa to prevent him from escaping from the school, following which a case was registered against its management, police said on Sunday. According to Medak town police, the boy has been studying in 'Minhajululoom' religious school for the...
  • Muslims must embrace modern education: Vastanvi May 9, 2011

    Bijnor: ViceChancellor of Darool Uloom Deoband seminary Maulana Ghulam Mohammad Vastanvi has said Muslims must embrace modern education as it will solve the problem of poverty faced by the community. Speaking at Shehzadpur Nagal village in Najibabad here, Vastanvi said the government alone could not bring Muslims out of poverty and...
  • Hindu yoga teacher at Uttar Pradesh madrassa December 24, 2010

    Karari: Shortly after reciting 'Bismillah alRahman alRahim' from the Holy Quran, hundreds of students at a madrassa here fall in line for their first lesson of the day yoga taught by a Hindu teacher. ImdadulJamiaUloom Madrassa in Karari town in Uttar Pradesh's Kaushambi district has introduced yoga lessons for its...
  • UP Madrasa board bans co-ed in its institutes February 1, 2009

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Board of Madarsa Education (UPBME) has banned co-education in madarsas across the state, saying it is against the "spirit of Islam". "In Islam, parda (veil) is very important. By allowing co-education we promote 'be-pardgi' (women without veil), which is against Shariyat. "This is why we have directed...
  • Arjun Singh for Central Madrassa Board January 20, 2009

    New Delhi: The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry plans to set up a Central Madrassa Board on the lines of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), HRD Minister Arjun Singh said on Tuesday. This would help modernise the education imparted by the Islamic seminaries across the country, the minister said. "There...
  • Jamaat-e-Islami protests Tricolour at madrassas January 26, 2008

    Bhopal: The Jamaat-e-Islami in Madhya Pradesh may object to hoisting the national flag at madrassas, but many other Muslim bodies and intellectuals see no problem in such a move. Anwar Safi, spokesperson of the Jamaat-e-Islami (Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh), had said in a statement Thursday that hoisting the Tricolour on national...
  • Funds for math in madrassas not Islamic laws: Centre January 22, 2008

    New Delhi: The government will not fund religious instruction like Quranic interpretation and Islamic law at madrassas (religious schools), but financially support regular subjects like math and science that may soon be taught there as part of its modernisation process. The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development will link madrassas with...
  • Hindu to advise Pakistan PM on madrassas January 9, 2008

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Caretaker Prime Minister Muhammadmian Soomro has appointed Amar Lal, a Hindu, as his special advisor to monitor the process of registration and reforms of Deeni Madaris, Online news agency reported. Soomro ordered his appointment December 16. Lal will enjoy the status of a federal minister. As per the information collected...
  • Don't pay us to be patriotic: Muslims to UPA January 4, 2008

    New Delhi: A seemingly innocuous proposal from the Centre to offer incentives to madrassas so that they can celebrate National Holidays has the Muslim community up in arms. The Centre has proposed to offer additional grants to nearly all the 12,000 madrassas, which get Government funds, to celebrate national festivals namely...
  • Police search in Hyderabad madrassas sparks row August 31, 2007

    Hyderabad: Madrassas functioning in Hyderabad are now being questioned by the police. In the last two days, police teams visited at least 10 leading madrassas seeking details. The madrassas have opposed the idea. Over 200 madrassas in Hyderabad could soon have some unexpected visitors - police officers looking, sources say,...
  • Hyderabad cops visit madrassas, kick off a row August 31, 2007

    New Delhi/ Hyderabad: The Hyderabad police have ruffled feathers by visiting madrassas while investigating the August 25 twin bomb blasts in the city. Sources tell CNN-IBN the police are searching for a man called named Mujibur Rahman but authorities refused to comment if he is a suspect in their investigation. The police...
  • Govt plans modern education for madrassa students July 14, 2007

    New Delhi: The Centre has announced steps to push the welfare of the minorities. The government has promised aid to states for modernising madrassas. It has asked states to introduce subjects like mathematics and science in madrassas. The Centre has sanctioned about Rs 50,000 per year for each teacher hired to...
  • Taliban goes recruiting in Bihar April 13, 2007

    Patna (Bihar): The Taliban seems to have found new recruitment ground in Bihar. A video CD designed to incite youth to join the Taliban is being doing the rounds in the rural parts of the state. The propaganda machine of Taliban has reached Bihar and is targeting Muslim youth of the...
  • Implement Sachar report in full: Lalu June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Lalu Prasad said on Wednesday that the UPA government must implement recommendations of Sachar Committee "in toto". He said that Muslims were “yet to get their due” after six-decades of the country's independence, and hence the Sachar report recommendations must be brought into effect. "We are least bothered...
  • Pak female students dare authorities June 20, 2007

    Islamabad: Veiled in burqas and armed with canes, scores of female seminary students have occupied a children's library in the Pakistani capital to protest government plans to demolish mosques and madrassas built without official permission. The unusual protest has pit authorities, who are trying to stop runaway land encroachment, against the...
  • Only 3 pc Muslims study in madarssas June 21, 2007

    New Delhi: In a strong indictment of the popular perception that madrassas attracts many Indian Muslims, the Sachar report says barely three per cent of the community's children study in the seminaries. An investigation into the "Social, Economic and Educational Status of Muslim Community of India" says that the number of...
  • Pak forced into war on terror : Kasuri November 4, 2006

    Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri seconded Pakistan's decision in joining the international war on terrorism on grounds that an uncooperative attitude on Pakistan's part towards the US would have landed them in a similar situation like Iraq or Afghanistan. The Dawn newspaper quoted him as...
  • Islamic leaders to protest Pak attack October 31, 2006

    Islamabad (Pakistan): Islamic leaders have blamed the United States for a military attack on a religious school on Monday that killed 80 people in one of the deadliest attacks yet against suspected militants in Pakistan. The leaders have called for nationwide demonstrations to condemn the attack that flattened the madrassa and...
  • Pak troops bomb madrassa, 80 killed October 30, 2006

    Khar (Pakistan): Pakistani troops backed by missile-firing helicopters destroyed an al-Qaeda-linked training facility in a northwestern tribal area near the Afghan border on Monday, killing many terrorists, officials said. The pre-dawn attack targeted a madrassa holding 70-80 terrorists in Chingai village near the town of Khar, the main town in the...
  • Bihar madrassa teaches Hindu kids September 20, 2006

    Patna (Bihar): Patna's children, who attend the darul-Uloom Al-Islamia madrassa, begin their day with the recital of the Holy Koran and follow it up with Sanskrit slokas. Strange? Well what is stranger is that this Islamic school has 40 Hindu students and they are at ease with both the Koran Sharif...