Introduction to Jamia Farooqia, Karachi.
Islam in Subcontinent Indo-Pakistan
The Indo-Pakistan subcontinent has always occupied a place of
great importance because of its ideal and historical location. It has also
maintained cultural and commercial contacts with the Arab world throughout the
ages. Thus when the sun of Islam rose over the horizons of Arabia with all its
glamour, its rays enlightened the indo-Pakistan subcontinent soil. Islamic
culture and civilization began to penetrate the local population and Islamic
character started its reflection in the individual and collective lives here.
Efforts made by Muslim traders, scholars, and spiritual personalities
contributed to the growth of the power and glory of Islam. It brought into being
powerful and vast Islamic States which lasted for 800 years till the success of
British Imperialist invasion.
Darul Uloom Deoband
As is evident upon a brief look at the history of Indo-Pakistan, efforts to preserve the unity of Muslims and their Islamic identity during the imperial occupation, the services rendered by Darul Uloorn Deoband and its Ulema (scholars) were not only outstanding, exemplary and useful but were worthy of imitation in all respect. In fact, soon after the establishment of Darul Uloom Deoband, a net work of religious institutions (Madaaris-e-Diniyah) began covering the whole subcontinent. Subsequent events proved that these institutions were successful not only in resisting the colonial influence but also became the very means for the spread of Islamic learning with such dedication which looked beyond imagination.
Islamic Services in Pakistan
With the creation of God-gifted state of Pakistan, a majority of religious centers and
institutions fell within the Indian borders and the paucity of such institution
in Pakistan began to be felt seriously and urgently. Soon, through the sincere
efforts of the scholars (Ulema), mosques, religious educational institutions and
organizations appeared in the newly born state numerously and thousands of such
institutions came into being. Through a well concerted efforts these
institutions sprang up in every corner of the country including Karachi, Lahore,
Hyderabad, Rawalpindi, Multan, Peshawar, Quetta, to name a few. Through Allah's
bounty and mercy, these institutions are performing their duties and running
Foundation of Jamia Farooqia
After the sincere kind advices and serious consultations with the prominent Muslim
scholars of their time like, Maulana Mufti Mohammed Shafi, the then Grand Mufti
of Pakistan, and Muddithul 'Asr Maulana Mohammad Yousuf Binnori, this
institution came into existence on 23rd January, 1967 A.D. through the ceaseless
efforts, painstaking and unmatched striving of Hadhrat Sheikhul Hadeeth Ustaazul
Ulema Maulana Salimullah Khan, a well known religious scholar of the
Introduction of the Founder
Founder of the Jamia, Hadhrat Sheikhul Hadeeth, Maulana
Salimullah Khan son of Abdul Aleem Khan was born in District Muzaffar Nagar,
India. He belongs to Hasanpur, Lohari of Doaba, U.P. which is famous with
reference to many learned scholars and respected spiritual leaders. The
spiritual teacher (Sheikh) of Hadhrat Haji Imdadullah Mohajir Makki, Sheikh
Mianji Noor Mohammed passed his whole life in the said village.
Aims and Objectives
It is included in the objectives of Jamia Farooqia from the beginning that:
The Principles of the Jamia Farooqia
It is expected that all the people connected with the Jamia whether a teacher, a student or supporter must follow the path of Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaa'ah as explained in the Quraan and demonstrated in the life of Holy Prophet (SallAllaho alaihi wasallam) or acted upon by his Sahaabah (the Companions). He must shun innovation in religion (Bid'ah) and other sinful acts. He should not have any place in his heart and mind for this mortal world and should be influenced with the concern and hope for Aakhirah (the Hereafter), following the footsteps of Sahaabah, Tabi'een (the nearest followers of Prophet's Companion), and Ulema (the Scholars) and Mashaaikh (the Spiritual guides) of Darul Uloom Deoband.
The Jamia considers it an honour to link its lineage in
learning with Imamul Hind Hadhrat Shah Waliullah Bin Abdur Rahim, a great
spiritual leader and learned scholar of subcontinent Indo-Pakistan. The
services rendered by Hadhrat Shah Waliullah to revive Prophetic teachings (Sunnah)
and the inimitable sacrifices made by him for the preservation and protection
of Islamic society are worth being written in letters of gold. He was the true
lover of Islamic learning and a model of piety in this part of the earth.
System of Education
Keeping the objectives in view, the Jamia has based its programme of instruction on Quraan, Hadeeth (Prophetic Traditions) and Fiqh (Islamic Law). The syllabus of the Jamia is distinguished by the fact that through it, considerable number of expertise can be achieved in Islamic learning and knowledge in a short time. The objectives of the Jamia include the character buildings, indoctrination of the dedicated scholars (Ulema). Therefore, every effort has been made in the syllabus that the students may not lack anything in terms of training, in terms of learning and application or in terms of sincerity and contentment.
Subjects Included in the Syllabus
Quraanic Sciences (Uloom ul Quran), Sciences related to Tradition i.e. Hadeeth (Uloom ul Hadeeth), Phraseology of Hadeeth (Mustalih al Hadeeth), Sciences of Jurisprudence of Islam (Uloom ul Fiqh il Islami), Sciences of Principles about the Jurisprudence of Islam (Uloom ul Usool ul Fiqh) Sciences of Faith about Hidden Facts (Uloom ul Kalaarn) Sciences related to the Pious Life and Character of Prophet (SallAllahu alaihi wasallam) (Uloom ul Seerat un Nabawiyyah), Islamic History (Uloom ul Tareekh ul Islam), Arabic Literature (Uloom ul Adab il Arabi) Sciences of Etymology and Syntax (Uloom ul Nahw was Sarf), Sciences of Meaning and Rhetoric (Uloom ul Ma'aani wal Balaaghah), Comparative Study of Religions and Sects (Uloom ul Maqarinat ul Adiyaan wal Firaq), Arithmetic (Ilm ul Hisaab), Economics (Uloom ul Ma'aashiyaat), Political Science (Uloom us Siyaasiyaat), etc.
The syllabus is approved by the Executive Committee of the Board of Religious Educational Institutions (Wafaq ul Madaaris al Arabiyah) Pakistan.
Stages of Learning
Education in the Jamia has different stages, as follows:
Conditions for Admissions
The Jamia accepts those students for a class who have successfully passed the previous level or class. For example, those who have passed primary will be admitted to Middle, those who have passed Middle will get admission in Secondary and so on. Students emigrating from other institutions are subject to examinations to ascertain their scholastic level. Students, seeking admission for specialization and research, are required to have secured at least "A" grade (Jayyad-Jiddan) in the examination of Aalimiyyah (Masters) held every year of in the supervision of Board of Religious Educational Institutions (Wifaqul Madarisal Arabiah), Pakistan.
Department of Hifz and Tajweed-e-Quraan
It is an important department of Jamia. In this department, Muslim children memorize Holy Quraan by heart with very much care under proper guidance. It is included in our aims that Muslim population should be crowded by these Haafizeen of Quraan.
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