As a Muslim, our everything begins with the beneficent humanity, pride, and place, the blessed example of the beauty of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and our educational history also begins with the word “Iqra” in Ghar Hira. Happened which means read, which is an angel chosen from the holiest caste to teach a chosen man and the first school, madrasa, school, college or university of Islam was the Prophet’s Mosque and the most born of Islam born in it. The first successful and prosperous leaders, businessmen, teachers, politicians, mujahids, and the most virtuous people of the society were the Companions and it was the result of their successful education that in their time the world was more civilized, united, virtuous and wise. I was not one of them. Remember that the first man in the universe, Adam, was introduced in a place in the Holy Qur’an.
“And the knowledge of the heavens and the earth.”Quran
This reading, writing, learning, which we call education is the backbone of any nation, and all the paths of rising and fall, progress, and decline of any nation pass through this system of education.
Our dear country Pakistan, from the very first day of its birth, has been seen as a source of internal strife, fiber medicine, political pundits ignorant of the importance of education, inexperience, and selfishness, so the education system here is one of the top 150 education systems in the world. It is not visible and for seven decades no government has made any significant changes in it so that our education system can guide the world but our education system is such that instead of guiding the world we cannot imitate them properly even though the founder Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah wanted an education system in Pakistan that could develop the leadership of the entire Muslim Ummah and is unparalleled in the world. The importance of this is clear from his statement in which he said:
“Education is a matter of life and death for our nation.”Quaid-e-Azam
The education system in Pakistan is divided into many parts that are not coming together in any way or the interest of some unseen forces is probably hidden in this division. That is why no effort is strong and tenacious. Do we have to see that in the current system When did education begin? It is said that the first matriculation examination was held in the subcontinent in 1858 and the British government decided that the people of the subcontinent are half of our intellect so if our passing marks are 65% then it should be 32% in the subcontinent. Which was increased to 33% a few years later and we are still passing with 33% marks in 2020. However, the Federation of Madrassas has done 40% and that famous saying of Ladar Macaulay is still a part of the educational history of the subcontinent.
“We are preparing a consignment here through the education system which is Indian in form but mentally and intellectually a slave to the British.”
Similarly, the present religious education system was built around the same time as the British education system in response to or in response to changes in the first religious education system, in which the most famous “Nadwat Ulema” and “Darul Uloom Deoband” There is “Aligarh” in modern education, who has provided scholarly activities to the subcontinent while remaining within its sphere of influence.
Grand Mufti of Pakistan Mufti Muhammad Shafi Sahib (may God have mercy on him) made a very lively commentary on the current education system of Pakistan which has not lost its significance to date. He said this at a meeting in 1950 which was addressed by his son Shaykh-ul-Islam Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani. He also said that in many places
After establishing Pakistan, in fact, we do not need the system of Aligarh, nor the system of Nadwat Ulema, nor the system of Darul Uloom Deoband, but we need a third system that is connected to the history of our forefathers (ie The system of education which was prevalent before the arrival of the British in the subcontinent in which a successful scientist and Shaykh-ul-Hadeeth were quenching their thirst for religious and modern knowledge under the roof of the same madrassa).
Before moving on, read an interesting and serious commentary on Pakistan’s education system that was quoted in a column that
“Look at our education system which consists only of copying and printing, our children have become ‘publishers’. You see the spectacle that is written in the book, the teachers copy it on the board, the children copy it again. Teachers print the copied and printed material on the test, mark the important questions themselves and make the paper themselves, check it and give the marks themselves, whether the child has it or not. They also make decisions for themselves, applauding the result and singing the praises of children who are intelligent and capable. Those whose children fail, they continue to regret this result and ridicule their child for having a leprous brain and dull mind. Let me tell you honestly what the child has learned in all this. ”
This analysis makes you think a lot.