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Training Camp for Teachers of Islamic Studies Concluded



The 5-day All India Resource Persons Training Camp of Part Time Makatib and School Teachers of Islamic Studies organised by Department of Education, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind at Aurangabad, Maharashtra concluded on 24 May.

The inaugural session commenced with recitation of the Holy Qur’ān with Mohammed Ashfaque Ahmed, Secretary Jamaat-e-Islami Hind in the chair. The first session was an open session in which the participants asked questions to which Mohammed Ashfaque Ahmed, Abdul Ghafoor Ansari and Maulana Abdul Salam Islahi gave appropriate answers.

In his inaugural address, Mohammed Ashfaque Ahmed, Secretary Department of Education, JIH threw light on the objectives of the camp. He said that the purpose is to get the teachers acquainted with the psychology of children, physical, mental condition, ability and modern ways of teaching. He welcomed the representatives coming from different states.

In his keynote address, Nusrat Ali, Secretary General Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, spoke on the “Need of Makatib, its utility and desired role”. He added that it is our responsibility to transfer our beliefs, civilization and culture to the new generation. That is why where religious schools are working, these part time schools are also required.

Twenty-six key Resource Persons presented how to teach Islamiyat and the Qur’ān in the light of modern ways of teaching, both theoretically and practically. Ninety participants coming from 17 different states made the most of it.

Eight participants expressed their opinions about this five-day camp. Most of the participants expressed their satisfaction over organising this camp and the lectures delivered on the various topics.

In the concluding speech, Mohammed Ashfaque Ahmed gave satisfactory answers to the difficulties asked by critics. In the end, A.G. Ansari thanked all the participants of the camp, speakers, organisers and all responsible persons of Baitul Yateem. He expressed the hope that the purpose of the camp will be fulfilled only when the delegates would implement their notes and learning at their respective places.

Certificates were distributed at the hands of Prof. Dr. Mohammed Mahmood Siddiqui and Shah Hussain Nehri.

Maulana Inamullah Falahi carried out the duties of an organiser in the concluding programme. On the last day of the camp, Dr. Javeed Mukarram Siddique delivered a lecture on “Time Management”, stating that we have got a very golden opportunity, availing of which we can get rid of our sins. Moreover, he said that newspaper reading, unnecessary talking on mobile and overeating are great obstacles in the way of time management.

Abdul Ghafoor Ansari delivered a lecture on “Co-Curricular activities and annual planning” and said that practical planning of educational activities is not the sole guarantee of all round personality development; but on the contrary with the help of co-curricular activities all round personality development is possible.

Dr. Badrul Islam drew attention of the participants towards “Examination and preparation of question paper” and said that the Islamic concept of life itself is exams and testing. As a matter of fact, examination is an effective parameter of our deeds. Examination is not the end but the means of achieving our goal.

Abdul Ghafoor Ansari and Abdul Mujahid Nadvi presented a model lesson respectively on Diniyat and Azkar.

At the end of each lecture there was question-answer session. At the end of model lessons, critics advised the participants who presented the model lessons to make their teaching still better.

On the 4th day, Abbas Ansari spoke on “Responsibility of a teacher” with the help of a projector very effectively. He presented the responsibilities of a teacher in the form of points and asked the participants to be accountable to Allah.

Dr. Dost Mohammed Khan threw light on “Introduction of Educational Psychology, Importance and Use”. Prof. Dr. Mohammed Mahemood Siddiqui spoke on “Different stages of development in Children”.

In the third session Dr. Badrul Islam delivered a lecture on “Different stages of development in children – later childhood and adolescence”. In this stage physical and mental development and abilities should be given a right and proper direction. The participants of the camp presented a lesson in groups on “Micro teaching lessons” learnt earlier in the presence of experts.

In the last session of the day Maulana Abdus Salam Islahi presented a model lesson on “Teaching of  Nazera  Qur’ān”.

On 3rd day Dr. Badrul Islam, Associate Professor of MANU, presented a lecture on Islam – Theory of Islam and Introduction of Education System. Prof. Dr. Mohammed Mahemood Siddique presented a lecture on “Discipline”.

In the second session Ilyas Ahmed Headmaster, Iqra Primary School, expressed his valuable thoughts. He gave a PPP on “Multi Classes Teaching”. Mufti Mohammed Mohiyuddin presented a model lesson on “Multiple classes teaching”.

In the third session the participants prepared a lesson plan on “Microteaching” under the guidance of experts. In the fourth session Maulana Abdus Salam Islahi presented a model lesson on “Tayseerul Qur’ān”.

On the second day Maulana Inamullah Falahi and Dr. Shabbir Hussain Josh delivered lectures on “Methods of teaching – Prophet’s method of teaching and training” and “Introduction of microteaching, skills of questions and answers” respectively.

In the second session Dr. Josh threw light on “Microteaching variation and blackboard skill”. Dr. Mohammed Mahemood Siddiqui presented “Lecture method and Demonstration method” in detail.

In the third session A.G. Ansari threw light on “Introduction of four-year syllabus of Makatib and Annual Planning”. There was a symposium on “Part time Makatib – Problems of Teachers and Students and Their Solution”.

In the last session Abdus Salam Islahi presented a model lesson by considering the psychology and mental level of children.

Quari Nisar Ahmed Kalimi, president “Darul Quirat Kalimia” Aurangabad, said that there are four rights of the Qur’ān. He called upon the participants to recite the Qur’ān phonetically with proper articulation. Prof. Mohammed Mahemood Siddiqui delivered a lecture on “Introduction of teaching technique and methods of teaching”.

There was also a symposium on “Part Time Makatib, Problems and Solutions” in which participants from respective states took part.

Mr. Nusrat Ali, president of the symposium, said that problems are always there but the people having faith have always tried to kindle the lamp to remove darkness. He also appealed to the ladies that they should create an atmosphere at home conducive to learning religious knowledge so that we would be able to maintain religion and civilization in our coming generations.

In the last session of the first day, Mohammed Ashfaque Ahmed delivered a lecture on “Madaris-e-Deniya and desired method of teaching”. He described the modern methods of teaching and said that the way in which we try to make existing teaching effective and standard; in the same way we should also adopt the modern ways of teaching in Islamic seminaries (Deeni Madaris) to make it more effective and standard. He laid stress on combined methods of teaching instead of individual method which is common in our makatib nowadays. Lady teachers were also present in the camp. 

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