Despite the noble efforts of many Madaaris, the desired results expected of such
institutions have not fully materialised. Instead, we hear of incidents, such as
strikes, that are far from the high standards set by our pious predecessors,
occurring at the Deeni Madaaris.
The very fabric of Islam with every facet of its belief, practice, propagation and
dissemination of its beautiful teachings, depends on the acquisition of Ilm e Deen
(Knowledge of Deen). Fortunately, Allah has allowed an exemplary pattern for
us to adopt. We have a rich legacy left by our pious seniors, a legacy based on
sincerity, self-sacrifice, dedication and remaining true to the ways of the Ulama-esalaf,
which can be traced to the glorious era of the first three generations after
Tragically, our students choose to mimic the ways of the universities and colleges.
A special connection with Allah that is a prerequisite is absent in the lives of the
students and the ustaadhs. In the view of the students, the ustaadhs are ordinary
employees and not worthy of the profound respect that is associated with the
disseminators of the knowledge of the Qur’aan and Hadith. Noble Islamic
character, willingness to work and the unwavering pursuance of true ilm is being
ignored and the results are lamentable...