Senate passes resolutions for imparting compulsory Islamic education to students.

ISLAMABAD -- The Senate on Monday unanimously passed two resolutions, recommending attaining knowledge of the Holy Quran, the Sunnah, and the Seerat of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) at educational institutes from primary to a higher level.

Both resolutions were moved by Senator Mushtaq Ahmed of Jamaat-e-Islami, saying the two were in line with the constitutional provisions.

Moving the first resolution, he said it was a fact that in-depth knowledge of the Holy Quran and the Sunnah was mandatory for attaining religious, political, economic, social, and other facets of an ideal society.

He said that universities and colleges were the nurseries for preparing committed, productive, and good human beings, who 'eventually contribute towards attaining healthy, progressive and moral social order in a society'.

'An individual harnessed with the divine knowledge of the Holy Quran and the Sunnah can play a pivotal role in the progress and development of Pakistan in its true sense," the resolution reiterated.

It appreciated the initiative taken in the Punjab province where education of the Holy Quran with translation had been made mandatory in all public sector universities purely for knowledge and learning purposes.

'Teaching of (the) Holy Quran with translation, Tajveed and Tafseer should be made compulsory in all universities of Pakistan for students of all disciplines, without making it part of examinations or provision of additional marks so that focus should remain on (an) acquisition of learning and knowledge of (the) Holy Quran.'

The second resolution said: 'The house acknowledges the significance attached to the study of the life of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) for individual and...

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