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AMU more likely to begin post-graduate course in Sanatan Dharma 

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AMU likely to start post-graduate course in Sanatan Dharma 

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LUCKNOW: A few days after deciding to take away the books of two authors — Abul Ala Maududi of Pakistan and Sayed Qutb of Egypt –from the syllabus of Islamic Studies division, the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has determined to introduce a course in Sanatan Dharma together with different religions in its Islamic Studies division from subsequent tutorial session.

The college which presently has programs associated to Islamic research will introduce a post-graduate course in comparative religions, sources stated.

According to AMU PRO, Umar Salim Peerzada, AMU is an inclusive college with college students of all religions, faiths and languages coming to it to hunt increased training.

“We have decided to start ‘Sanatan dharma studies’ course in the department of Islamic studies in MA,” the PRO added.

Peerzada additionally claimed that the Theology division of the college had been educating Sanatan Dharma for the final 50 years however now the Islamic Studies departments had proposed to begin a course in it.

AMU official spokesperson Shafey Kidwai additionally confirmed that the proposal to begin a course in comparative research of various religions was moved by the chairperson of the Islamic Studies division. To be began from the subsequent tutorial session, the course would comprise the non secular textual content of Sanatan Dharma and different faiths together with Islamic research.

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Meanwhile,  Islamic Studies division chief Mohammad Ismail claimed that the principle intention of the transfer was to impart high quality training of Sanatan Dharma and different faiths like Islamic research to the scholars. 

He elaborated by saying that the course would supply classes on Vedas, Puranas, Upnishads, Ramayana and Bhagwad Geeta together with the teachings of Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism and different religions.

However, Prof Mufti Zahid Ali Khan, former chairman of Theology division which had been educating Sanatan Dharma for years, felt that as an alternative of beginning a course in Islamic Studies Department, it ought to have a separate division. He claimed that the division of Islamic Studies had nothing to do with the faith in contrast to Theology division the place the faith was taught. In Islamic Studies division, the historical past of the faith was taught as an alternative of the faith itself, stated Prof Khan.

LUCKNOW: A few days after deciding to take away the books of two authors — Abul Ala Maududi of Pakistan and Sayed Qutb of Egypt –from the syllabus of Islamic Studies division, the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has determined to introduce a course in Sanatan Dharma together with different religions in its Islamic Studies division from subsequent tutorial session.

The college which presently has programs associated to Islamic research will introduce a post-graduate course in comparative religions, sources stated.

According to AMU PRO, Umar Salim Peerzada, AMU is an inclusive college with college students of all religions, faiths and languages coming to it to hunt increased training.

“We have decided to start ‘Sanatan dharma studies’ course in the department of Islamic studies in MA,” the PRO added.

Peerzada additionally claimed that the Theology division of the college had been educating Sanatan Dharma for the final 50 years however now the Islamic Studies departments had proposed to begin a course in it.

AMU official spokesperson Shafey Kidwai additionally confirmed that the proposal to begin a course in comparative research of various religions was moved by the chairperson of the Islamic Studies division. To be began from the subsequent tutorial session, the course would comprise the non secular textual content of Sanatan Dharma and different faiths together with Islamic research.

ALSO READ | AMU drops works of two Islamic students from syllabus over allegation of ‘objectionable’ content material

Meanwhile,  Islamic Studies division chief Mohammad Ismail claimed that the principle intention of the transfer was to impart high quality training of Sanatan Dharma and different faiths like Islamic research to the scholars. 

He elaborated by saying that the course would supply classes on Vedas, Puranas, Upnishads, Ramayana and Bhagwad Geeta together with the teachings of Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism and different religions.

However, Prof Mufti Zahid Ali Khan, former chairman of Theology division which had been educating Sanatan Dharma for years, felt that as an alternative of beginning a course in Islamic Studies Department, it ought to have a separate division. He claimed that the division of Islamic Studies had nothing to do with the faith in contrast to Theology division the place the faith was taught. In Islamic Studies division, the historical past of the faith was taught as an alternative of the faith itself, stated Prof Khan.