Jamia, Men and Ideas

Halidé Edib

in Inside India

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780195699999
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080540 | DOI:
Jamia, Men and Ideas

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The Jamia Millia Islamia (National Muslim University) in New Delhi had two purposes. The first was to train the Muslim youth with definite ideas of their rights and duties as Indian citizens. The second was to co-ordinate Islamic thought and behaviour with Hindus. The university wanted to create a harmonious Indian nationhood without Muslims losing their Islamic identity. The Jamia marked the second turning point in Islam, the first being the Aligarh College. The institution, headed by Dr Zakir Husein, also aimed to introduce extension courses for vocational training. The Jamia bases its education on religion and combines freedom with discipline. Jamia's educators also have strong ties to Mahatma Gandhi.

Keywords: Jamia Millia Islamia; Mahatma Gandhi; Zakir Husein; Aligarh College; Islam; Muslims; religion; freedom

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Subjects: Literature

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