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August 5, 2016

CII lauds govt decision to teach Holy Quran till Class XII


August 5, 2016

ISLAMABAD: The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) has lauded decision of the Federal Government to include teachings of the Holy Quran in syllabi of schools and colleges from middle to the higher secondary level.

“The CII meeting has appreciated decision of Minister of State for Education Balighur Rehman to teach the Holy Quran from 6th to 12th class,” the CII chairman Maulana Muhammad Khan Shirani while addressing a press conference at end of three-day meeting said.

At the same time, he said the CII meeting had recommended that there should be dedicated faculty which could read and teach the Holy Quran with ‘Tajveed’ and ‘Qiraat’.The meeting, however, felt that the Government should also include verses of Madni Surahs.

It may be pointed out here that the Madni Surahs talked more about family and social laws, the injunctions of jihad and expositions of limits and duties appear frequently.It is worth-mentioning here that the Minister of State Balighur Rehman in a statement on Wednesday had said the entire Holy Quraan would be taught from class 6th to 12th.

To a question, Maulana Shirani said to safeguard an Islamic state is called ‘Jihad’ but imposition ones thought on others by forces is ‘Fasad’ not ‘Jihad’.The CII chairman observed that when needed by America, the verses which talk about ‘Jihad’ were included in text books.

He further said the meeting also discussed 21 out of 45 Articles of the Hague Convention on the International Child Abduction and found six Articles 12, 13, 1416, 18 and 20 are against Constitution of Pakistan, Islamic laws and law of the land.

“We will send our final report on the Hague Convention to the Government after completing reading of all Articles of the Convention,” he said.To a question, Maulana Muhammad Khan Shirani said he had no intention to remain as CII chairman on completion of his tenure in coming December. “I have been continuing on this post as decision of my party but I am not drawing my salary as CII chairman,” he said adding he would focus more on social services sector.He said the CII is also working on a Child Protection Law and so far 75 clauses have been drafted and total number of clauses would reach the figure of around 100.


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