Make Islamiyat compulsory in educational curriculum: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Wednesday said that Islamiyat should be made compulsory subject in the educational curriculum for both private and public schools.
“Since Kashmir is a Muslim majority region, Islamic moral teachings are necessary to be promoted and taught to students to lay the foundation of better society based on moral and religious codes,” a statement issued here quoted Mirwaiz as saying.
According to the statement, Mirwaiz said this while addressing a seminar“Problems Of Youth, their Solutions in the light of teaching of Prophet Muhamamd (SAW)” organized by Anjuman at Nusrat-ul-Islam Higher Secondary School Rajouri Kadal here.
Mirwaiz further said that without the proper understanding of Islamic teachings, it was not possible that Muslims could find solution to their religious, social and political problem.
“Morality and religiosity makes a person a good human being besides it helps to build a reformed and enlightened society.”
He said there was no way other than to find the solution of problems except within the ambit of Islamic teachings.
“By strengthening the divine bond with Allah (SWT) and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) we can face the current challenges faced by us and by Muslims at large,” he added.
He said that said the parents, intellectuals, teachers and Ulemas have to play a vital role in the society to foil the conspiracies being hatched to weaken Islamic character of Kashmiris.
The Hurriyat (M) chairman while addressing the youth said that the only response to economic woes was to understand the dignity of labour and work hard to create and build business and industrial sector to achieve self sustenance.
He said the local handicrafts and industries have always been a backbone in sustaining Kashmir’s economy. “Instead of relying on government jobs, youth should take to business, trade and industry as a means of sustenance,” he added.
The statement further said that dozens of students from various schools of Srinagar and across the Valley participated and spoke on the topic.
Meanwhile, Mirwaiz expressed grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Muhammad Yousuf Shah resident of Barzulla Bagaat, the father-in-law of Shaheed Advocate Jalil Andrabi.