Muslims must embrace modern education: Vastanvi

Vice-Chancellor 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.

Last Updated: May 09, 2011, 12:45 PM IST

Bijnor: Vice-Chancellor 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 modern education was the only solution.

He said though Muslims comprise over 20 per cent of the
population of Uttar Pradesh, Urdu is not imparted properly in
the state`s government schools and the language is taught well
only in madrassas.

He also said it was not right to view madrassas with
suspicion.

Vastanvi`s comments are in tune with Vice-President Hamiz
Ansari`s statement yesterday in Bangalore that Muslims need to
embrace modern education to stay apace with the changing times
in addition to pursuing religious studies.

PTI