ISLAMABAD: Ulema of major Islamic schools of thought have agreed to bring out consensus-based text translation of the Holy Quran for teaching in schools.
The agreement came during the first meeting of the Ulema Committee constituted by Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training for this purpose in Islamabad.
Speaking on the occasion, Ulema greatly appreciated the government’s initiative to introduce compulsory teaching of Holy Quran with translation in schools.
It is pertinent here to mention that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Elementary and Secondary Education Department has made the teaching of the Holy Quran a compulsory subject in all the public and private schools.
The Elementary and Secondary Education Department plans to teach the Holy Quran (Nazra) as a compulsory subject from Grade 1st to 5th and translation of the Holy Quran from Grade 6th to 10th for Muslim students both in public as well as private institutions in the province.
The summary was approved by Chief Minister for placement before the provincial cabinet of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the same will be implemented in the forthcoming educational session.
The summary says that Objectives Resolution (a substantive part of the Constitution under Article 2A) commands that the Muslims in Pakistan shall be enabled to order their lives in the individual and collective spheres in accordance with the teachings and requirements of Islam as set out in the Holy Quran and Sunnah.
It is one of the Principles of Policy, vide Article 31 of the Constitution, that steps shall be taken to enable the Muslims of Pakistan, individually and collectively, to order their lives in accordance with the fundamental principles and basic concepts of Islam and to provide facilities whereby they may be enabled to understand the meaning of life according to the Holy Quran and Sunnah.