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

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AMU drops works of two Islamic scholars from syllabus over allegation of 'objectionable' content

By PTI

ALIGARH: The Aligarh Muslim University has eliminated the works of Twentieth-century Islamic authors Abul Ala al-Maududi and Sayyid Qutub from the syllabus of Islamic Studies Department following claims that the content material was objectionable.

About 20 students had lately written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi complaining in regards to the inclusion of the work of the 2 authors within the syllabus.

The resolution to drop the texts, which the protesting students claimed propagated radical political Islam, was taken on Monday, a senior AMU official stated.

“We took this step to avoid any further unnecessary controversy on this topic since some scholars have criticised the works and have complained to the PM regarding what they have described as objectionable contents in the works of the two authors,” the official informed PTI on Wednesday.

He stated this shouldn’t be thought of an erosion of educational freedom.

Abul Ala al-Maududi (1903-1979) was an Indian Islamic scholar who migrated to Pakistan shortly after Partition.

He based the Jamaat-e-Islami, a Muslim organisation in India and Pakistan.

His main works embrace “Tafhim-ul-Quran”.

He graduated from the Deoband seminary in 1926 however fell out with it and its political wing Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind.

Sayyid Qutub (1906-1966), an Egyptian creator, was additionally a number one member of the Muslim Brotherhood within the Nineteen Fifties and Nineteen Sixties.

He was recognized for his radical views and was jailed for opposing President Gamal Abdul Nasser of Egypt.

Qutub authored over a dozen works, together with a commentary on the Quran and “Social justice in Islam”.

AMU spokesperson Omar Peerzada stated the works of those authors had been a part of optionally available programs and, therefore, they could possibly be dropped with out discussing the problem within the Academic Council, as is remitted if any change is to be made within the syllabus.

ALIGARH: The Aligarh Muslim University has eliminated the works of Twentieth-century Islamic authors Abul Ala al-Maududi and Sayyid Qutub from the syllabus of Islamic Studies Department following claims that the content material was objectionable.

About 20 students had lately written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi complaining in regards to the inclusion of the work of the 2 authors within the syllabus.

The resolution to drop the texts, which the protesting students claimed propagated radical political Islam, was taken on Monday, a senior AMU official stated.

“We took this step to avoid any further unnecessary controversy on this topic since some scholars have criticised the works and have complained to the PM regarding what they have described as objectionable contents in the works of the two authors,” the official informed PTI on Wednesday.

He stated this shouldn’t be thought of an erosion of educational freedom.

Abul Ala al-Maududi (1903-1979) was an Indian Islamic scholar who migrated to Pakistan shortly after Partition.

He based the Jamaat-e-Islami, a Muslim organisation in India and Pakistan.

His main works embrace “Tafhim-ul-Quran”.

He graduated from the Deoband seminary in 1926 however fell out with it and its political wing Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind.

Sayyid Qutub (1906-1966), an Egyptian creator, was additionally a number one member of the Muslim Brotherhood within the Nineteen Fifties and Nineteen Sixties.

He was recognized for his radical views and was jailed for opposing President Gamal Abdul Nasser of Egypt.

Qutub authored over a dozen works, together with a commentary on the Quran and “Social justice in Islam”.

AMU spokesperson Omar Peerzada stated the works of those authors had been a part of optionally available programs and, therefore, they could possibly be dropped with out discussing the problem within the Academic Council, as is remitted if any change is to be made within the syllabus.