Bangladesh to remove Jihad from madrasa textbooks

Source: Dhaka Tribune

BY Manik Miazee

The new textbooks of the Bangladesh Madrasa Education Board will not contain any chapters with lessons on Jihad, for the first time in nearly four decades.

The Bangladesh Madrasa Education Board – also known as the Alia Madrasa Education Board – is one of three types of madrasa education system in Bangladesh, alongside Qawmi and Hifz.

Since the inception of the board in 1979, chapters on Jihad were included in the madrasa textbooks from class VIII to degree level.

“The government has directed us to remove the chapters on Jihad to curb controversy regarding the madrasa education system,” an insider from the Madrasa Education Board told the Dhaka Tribune.

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