Channel: Zakir Naik
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We should see to it that we are bringing our children close to the Quran and decided
it is a duty that we give our children proper education.
That is the reason I say that your children are your Amana. See to it, you give them proper education
for both the worlds. And
this was the dilemma that I faced, maybe eight years back.
And though umbrella,
I used to give talks on irrigation. And I didn't take time to choose my life partner because I'm on the right life partner. And finally, Allah gave me Alhamdulillah. And
when the children are born, my eldest son is 12 years old. And I always had that thing that we should have a proper School, which has a striking balance between the Islamic education and the formula education. I don't call mathematics, science or secular education, because secular by definition means nothing to do with God. I believe science believes in God.
Mathematics is the Islamic subject. So therefore, when I talk about the other conventional subjects, I call them formula education, mathematics, science, history, geography, English, we call it as formal subjects. So I always had the dream, that to have a school, which has the striking balance
the Islamic subjects
Islamic education, and the formula education. But mathematics, science history, according to me, are part of Islam.
And that made me to the world. And I did a survey and umbrella of most of the Islamic schools at that time.
That was about six to eight years back in the span of two three years, Mashallah. I went to most of the best schools of the world, and America, and Canada, and UK, and South Africa, in Australia, in Malaysia, and I visited hundreds of schools.
And when I observed that in the Western countries, most of the Islamic schools, almost all, they were more of a Muslim, manage school.
Muslim manage school means the management was Muslim, but I would not call them as Islamic schools. Because we realized that in the Western world,
there is a fear of alcoholism,
of drug addiction, our opportunity, so in the schools, we found that the desk code that the students for their Islamic job, Mashallah that the time for prayer for Salah Alhamdulillah, there was no alcohol, there was no calendar law. So that was what was called an Islamic school. We're back in India, most of the Muslim managed schools, they have the Islamic dress code, you can offer Salah there is no alcohol there is no drug. So, I did not find something new, but a hamdulillah considering the western country, where drug addiction is common alcoholism is common. obscenity is common. It is an achievement which I was happy. But what I came to search for, that when our
children go to school, they should get the best of knowledge. I could not find any of the schools.
What do you want it that we have? Now, the Muslim Ummah, rather divided into two types of education, one type of education when we are secular education, they acquire
the so called secular education, which are called a formal education. they acquire knowledge of mathematics, science, history, geography, but they are far away from the dean. On the other hand, when we go to a madrasahs which teach about Quran, Hadith, Sharia Frick, and under the law, May Allah give them an award, but they are unaware of mathematics, science, history, geography. So we wanted a balance between the two