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أكد تقرير صادر عن شبكة الجزيرة أن 60% من الطلاب و11 من بين 32 معلمًا بمدرسة "شاتوسبالي العليا" الإسلامية - بقرية "أورجرام" بولاية "البغال الغربية" في "الهند" - من الهندوس، وذلك نتيجة الإقبال على المدارس الإسلامية عقب إضافة المواد غير الإسلامية للمناهج لتلائم المنهج الوطني.
وأكد التقرير أن 15% من الطلاب الذين يرتادون المدارس الدينية الإسلامية من الهندوس في واقع الأمر، وهو ما منح فرصة للتآلف وتصحيح الصور المغلوطة عن الإسلام لدى غير المسلمين، وأيضًا تمكين طلاب العلوم الإسلامية من العلوم الدنيوية وتقوية حصيلتهم العلمية، طبقًا لتصريحات المسؤولين؛ المصدر: شبكة الألوكة.
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Madrassas in India attract Hindu students
Traditional Islamic madrassas (seminaries) in India's West Bengal state have been becoming increasingly popular among local Hindu students.
A report has revealed that as many as 15% of children attending traditional Islamic madrassas for education in India are in fact Hindus.
After Islamic madrassas accepted to incorporate the Indian national curriculum into their institutions, their success at not only teaching Islamic theological sciences, but also the secular sciences such as Mathematics, English, Biology and Physics, have earned them a good reputation throughout the state of West Bengal.
Although when the change was made in 2007 to ‘modernize’ Islamic madrassas in India, many Muslims protested against the idea, the change has now allowed the image of madrassas to change. Especially after 9/11, madrassas were viewed with suspicion by Muslims and non-Muslims alike, but now, due to the success graduates have enjoyed in their chosen careers, they are viewed as normal schools.
According to Al Jazeera, 60% of the 1,400 students, as well as 11 of the 32 teachers at the Chatuspalli High Madrassa in Orgram village in India's West Bengal state, are Hindus.
The fact that the madrassas are state-funded institutions mainly located in rural areas of West Bengal, charging no fees, makes them a perfect alternative for poor families. They also provide free school uniforms and meals.
Mohammad Fazle Rabbi, president of West Bengal Board of Madrassa Education, told Al Jazeera, "The modernisation of the madrassas was originally aimed to expose an increased number of Muslim children to modern education and to empower the backward community. But our madrassas have ended up helping Muslims as well as non-Muslims."
The scheme has also helped to create better understanding and cohesion between the Muslim and Hindu community.
One Hindu student at the madrassa was quoted saying, "Before I came to study in this madrassa, I was told that Islam was a militant religion and Muslims could not be friends of Hindus. I also heard that Muslims were biased against other religions…But now after studying in this madrassa for five years I have found that people have many incorrect beliefs about Islam and Muslims."
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