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Postmortem report confirms eight-year-old was beaten to death at Lahore seminary

The seminary teacher has obtained pre-arrest bail in the case

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In KP’s kindergarten madrassa, a mosque makes space for the next generation

Religion and western education go hand in hand in Shangla

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For madrassa students in KP, dinner comes with a side of food poisoning

They rely on ‘wazifas’ or donations to feed themselves and sometimes the food isn’t very fresh

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Madrassa roof collapse kills six children in Bajaur

Muhammad Salim The roof of a madrassa caved in as fierce winds and rain lashed Bajaur Agency Saturday night. The roof collapse killed six children and injured five others. One of the injured children is in a critical condition, said doctors at a Peshawar hospital. The madrassa is located in Mamund tehsil. The roof caved…

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Why masjid, madrassa are viewed with suspicion, asks Maulana Fazl

Why mosques and madrassas are viewed with suspicion when we are against armed struggle, asked Maulana Fazlur Rehman addressing a gathering in Karachi on Thursday The gathering was held at Bagh-e-Jinnah. The chief of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) said that they have always abided by the law and Constitution. “One-way cooperation cannot work,” he said….

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Islamic schools in Pakistan plagued by sex abuse of children

An AP investigation has found that sexual abuse is a pervasive problem at madrassas, or Islamic schools, in Pakistan. But in a culture where clerics are powerful and sexual abuse is a taboo subject, it is seldom discussed or even acknowledged. PHOTO: AP KEHRORE PAKKA, Pakistan: Kausar Parveen struggles through tears as she remembers the…

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Educated terrorists think of worldly life as well, dream of ‘Khilafat’: Raja Umar Khattab

KARACHI: Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) Incharge Raja Umar Khattab pointed out that while terrorists from madrassas focus on jihad and hoors alone, educated terrorists think of worldly benefits as well. They dream of khilafat and making the world a better place, he said. Watch here:

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106 Afghan students detained in Quetta madrassa raid

QUETTA: Police raided a madrassa in the restive southwestern city of Quetta and detained 106 illegal Afghan students, officials said Monday, as the government stepped up a campaign to rein in rogue religious schools. The detentions were made Saturday, and the students, aged between 14 to 18 years — who had no documents giving them…

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Karachi madrassa: Religious scholars urge govt to prevent such incidents

Staff Report KARACHI: Every section of Pakistani society is denouncing the brutal treatment meted out to students in a religious seminary in Karachi. Noted Islamic scholar Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman says prevention of such incidents is responsibility of the government. On Monday, SAMAA TV showed footage of students found chained in the basement of Madrassa…

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Madrassa registration to cross 2010

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s federal minister for education has said that it will not be possible for the government to register all of the country’s madrassas or religious seminaries before the June 2010 deadline. Minister Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani gave this statement during question hour in the Senate Tuesday. “It doesn’t seem possible,” he said,…

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26 madrassa students contract gastroenteritis in Uthal, Balochistan

26 madrassa students contract gastroenteritis in Uthal, Balochistan

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