New Delhi: Syed Sadatullah Husani, President of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH), has exhorted community-run educational institutions to generate world-class academics and leaders capable of leading the world. He gave the keynote lecture at the Federation of Muslim Educational Institutions (FMEItwo-day)’s national conference on the topic of ‘be an effective school leader for quality schools’ held on May 24 -25.
He claims that education is important and plays a crucial role in Islam, as the first verse revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) emphasized the value of education and knowledge.
He goes on to state that the goals of education are to form a very strong contact with the Creator as well as to raise a community or group that can give a new dimension to the world’s sciences and arts-based on divine guidance and play a significant role in the development of global civilization.
He stated that Islam’s educational vision is very high and magnificent. It is about building the entire globe and cultivating a generation worthy of global leadership, rather than just acquiring academic degrees. As a result, he asked community-run institutions to create lofty goals and visions.
Husaini noted that India’s educational issues are divided into three categories: expansion, equity, and excellence, and that there are still many communities in the country where people lack access to or receive a poor quality education. “Right now, we’re working on expanding educational access to all citizens, including villagers, the poor, and the downtrodden,” he stated. It is now necessary to acquire academic brilliance.” He requested that educational institutions help students develop five skills: critical thinking, creativity, teamwork, communication, and character.
On occasion, Mujtaba Farooq, Secretary-General of FMEI and Chairman of the JIH Education Board (Markazi Taleemi Board), spoke about the federation’s history, background, establishment, and goals. According to him, FMEI’s goals and objectives are to find solutions to educational institutions’ challenges and provide legal and other essential support. He emphasized the importance of education in Islam, saying that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) established an educational and learning system despite a lack of resources.
Officials from various educational institutions in several states discussed their issues and challenges. Syed Tanveer Ahmed, director of the JIH Education Board, observed that some of the obstacles are personal, while others are at the school level, and the remainder is collective. He assured them that many of their problems might be solved using cutting-edge technology and that the federation would Endeavour to solve some of them. Tanveer continued, “The obstacles posed here are related to management, academics, resources, legal issues, and community attitudes that may be overcome via cooperative efforts, and the federation will completely collaborate.”
CA Waqar-UL-Haq presented accounting and finance for school leaders, Advocate Anupam Chowdhury spoke on legal considerations, and Prof. Mohammad Akhtar Siddiqui spoke on the National Education Policy 2020 and community challenges. Mujtaba Farooq gave the closing remarks, also presented by Justice KD Naqvi, Dr. Shoaib Raza Khan, and Ms. Zia Firdous.
While underlining the importance of education, former Vice Chancellor of Agra University and Chairman of FMEI, IPS. Manzoor Ahmed advised Muslims to demonstrate steadfast commitment and attention to study. Saleemullah Khan, FMEI Treasurer, proposed the vote of thanks.