Islamabad: The Rector of the International Islamic University (IIU), Prof. Masoom Yasinzai, has called for a uniform education system, adding that bridging the gap between religious seminaries and modern educational institutions is the need of the hour .
Addressing a dialogue organized by the Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue (IRD) at Balochistan University, Dr. Masoom Yasinzai said that religious leaders, scholars, “khanqas” and “mashaikh” had a vital role to play in protecting the ideology of Islam and Pakistan.
He was addressing a dialogue session titled “Our Education System, One Curriculum, and the Role of Religious Scholars.” IRD’s Executive Director, Dr. Husnul Amin, was present along with other researchers and academics.
Dr. Masoom said that since counseling and deliberation is a Sunnah of the Prophet (PBUH), religious and modern educational institutions should unite in this regard and they should be given the opportunity to contribute to the preparation of a curriculum unique.
He said different recommendations and suggestions for a uniform national curriculum and education system should be made, as the federal government is taking serious steps in this regard, and in the first phase, a uniform education system has been introduced at the primary level.
“Protecting the younger generation from atheism is a big challenge for us because atheism is currently spreading among young people.” He said the importance of madrassas and religious scholars cannot be denied.