The Role of Religious Seminaries in the Formation and Development of Society: its Imbroglio and Contemporay Challenges

  • Dr. Muhammad Zakariya Assistant Professor, Department of Islamic Studies, Govt. Degree College, Phool Nagar, Kasur.
  • Dr. Hafiz Masood Qasim Assistant Professor, Department of Islamic Studies, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.
Keywords : Pakistan, Religious, madrassah, evolution, seminaries, Madaris, British colonialism, Religious institutions


The religious seminaries have ever been the source of instructing of basic traditional sciences like the Holy Quran and Sunnah. The foremost institution of this kind was established in Madinah. The people of Madinah city themselves were the investors who exerted their energies to proclaim and preach the basic kind of education in this very first institution. At the time of British colonialism, these seminaries surged into the area of sub-continent and flourished across the sub-continent. Then after partition in 1947, this very stuff of religious seminaries was also migrated to Pakistan. In the wake of fear based oppressor assaults in Pakistan and different parts of the world, the religious theological schools have gone under profound analysis and examination and they are regularly scrutinized as havens of psychological oppression. These Madaris assumed the urgent job in different circles of life to wipe out of foul play, neediness, destitution, absence of education, monstrosity and arrogation, and they can assume a similar job these days yet with changing in educational programs it very well may be played in a better way. This examination paper basically analyzes the educative job of madrassas in the Sub-Continent. Following the development of madrassa training framework in India, an exertion has been made to assemble the postulation that these instructive establishments have made a critical job in the social and political up-lift of the Muslims and even in the today Pakistan, they are the wellspring of instruction for a large number of kids, who are generally precluded from securing open division tutoring, particularly in the remote regions.

How to Cite
ZAKARIYA, Dr. Muhammad; QASIM, Dr. Hafiz Masood. The Role of Religious Seminaries in the Formation and Development of Society: its Imbroglio and Contemporay Challenges. Journal of Religious Studies, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 134-142, aug. 2020. ISSN 2663-0206. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 27 feb. 2021. doi: