There is no division of Islamic and modern knowledge, says Prof. Akhtarul Wasey

Patna: Noted Islamic scholar and Vice Chancellor of Maulana Azad University, Jodhpur, Prof. Akhtarul Wasey told that in Islam there is no division of Islamic and modern knowledge. He was delivering keynote address on the occasion of two day national seminar on the life and services of Maulana Manazir Ahsan Geelani organized by Institute of Objective Studies at the Conference Hall of AN Sinha Institute, Patna, Bihar.

He further said that Maulana Geelani individually contributed to the knowledge of Islam which was expected of an organization. He also said that Bu Ali Seena was not the product of an institute like AIIMS. When a mathematician like Omar Qayyam and a dialectic like Imam Qazali can be produced in a school founded by Nizam-ul-Mulk Toosi, why can’t we produce such persons today, he asked.

There is no a single medical university in the world where “Al Khanoon” is not prescribed as a text book in medical education. This book is like a bible in medicine.

The British divided modern and Islamic education. Now the time has come for us to go back to the old system of Islamic education, he reiterated.

Maulana Sayeed-ur-Rehman Azmi told that Maulana Manazir Ahsan Geelani is the prominent personality of 20th century. Maulana Anees-ur-Rehman Qasimi, in his welcome address pointed out that Bihar has given birth to commendable personalities who wrote excellent books on Hadith, Exegesis and Islamic Jurisprudence.

Vice Chairman of Institute of Objective Studies, Prof. Afzal Vani thanked the guests and audience of the seminar.