Bareilly. An online Panel Discussion was organized on a national scale yesterday 23rd August for promoting research and education in Muslim society by the Research Division of Kanzuliman Foundation. Prominent figures, Lecturers, Educationists, Scholars and Islamic Clerics from all over the country participated in this discussion. In the event, Dr. Ahmed Junaid of Amity University, told that scholars will have to give priority to reconciling between the old and new paradigms to regain the top spot in the global research. Dr. Shahnawaz Ahmad Malik Asst. Prof. AMU Mallapuram Campus Kerala discussed the historical factors and various reports that were developed over the time through which he addressed the causes of Muslim decline in Education and Research.
Social activist Mr. Nadeem Sheikh from Munazzamah Falaahiyah said that we need to focus on producing intellectuals along with providing education. Maulana Arif Raza Nomani, editor of the monthly magazine Payam-i-Barkaat, told that the Qur’an and Hadith are the complete code of conduct for Muslims to follow and if they do so they will achieve their goals. Fauzia Khan said that education among women is also crucial for developing a healthy society. Bushra Naz Sayyed agreed that Muslim culture and Shariah are not a hindrance in upliftment of women, rather they are helpful. Shafaque Khan quoted the Sachchar committee’s report and pointed out that both Islamic and the contemporary knowledge is necessary for achieving success in the world.
Public Relations Officer of the organization, Mr. Fardeen Ahmad Khan Sahib moderated this event and said that there was a time when Muslims were leading the world in literature, culture and philosophy and Baghdad was the largest city in the world in the 9th and 10th century. He said that we should work to restore that past glory.
Head of Research Division, Mr. Yasir Raza Qadri said that various programs, publications, training, etc. are being organized time and again by the institution for the promotion of research and education in various fields and this discussion is also an integral part of this sequence. Similarly, the institute has also established KanzulIman International Journal on Razwiyaat and Research Help Desk, which will give researchers an opportunity to understand the research and its importance at an international level. Along with this, the organization has decided to issue the Kanzul Haya magazine for women empowerment.
Approximately 100 people were present on the ZOOM meeting, nearly 300 on Facebook live and 25 people were listening to the discussion in physical gatherings following the guidelines of social distancing, It was live on the official Facebook page of the Kanzuliman Foundation from 2 pm. Moreover, visitors were given a chance to put up their questions in front of the panel members. Finally, the President Mr. Amir Hussain Sahib delivered a spectacular vote of thanks addressing panel members, visitors, the people behind the working of organization.
Above all, during discussion various reasons were addressed for the decline along with the solution for the problems. As it is rightly said “ Identification of the problem is the first step towards the betterment”. Hence finding out various issues led to a fruitful discussion and spectacular solutions.