New Delhi, Aug 05: The Aligarh Muslim College (AMU) has determined to incorporate ‘Sanatan Dharma’, together with different religions, in its curriculum from the following educational session.
“AMU is an inclusive college with college students of all religions coming right here. We have thus began a ‘Sanatan dharma research’ course within the division of Islamic research in MA,” mentioned Umar Salim Peerzada, PRO AMU.
Based on the Occasions of India, the college has thus far supplied programs solely in Islamic research however has determined to incorporate “Sanatan Dharma, together with different religions, in its course curriculum from the following educational session”.
Mohammad Ismail, the chairperson of the Islamic research division, informed TOE, “Like Islamic research, we aspire to supply high quality schooling regarding Sanatan Dharma and different religions. Within the new course, there might be classes on the Vedas, Purans, Upanishads, Ramayana, Gita and different scriptures associated to Sanatan Dharma. Teachings of Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and different religions will even be there within the curriculum.”
In the meantime, the AMU has eliminated the works of twentieth century Islamic authors Abul Ala al-Maududi and Sayyid Qutub from the syllabus of Islamic Research Division following claims that the content material was objectionable.
About 20 students had not too long ago written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi complaining in regards to the inclusion of the work of the 2 authors within the syllabus.
The choice to drop the texts, which the protesting students claimed propagated radical political Islam.
Story first printed: Thursday, August 4, 2022, 20:43 [IST]