Monday , September 28 2020
کور / The Institute / Aim of MDI

Aim of MDI

MDI imparts professional and contextual higher education to graduates and senior students of religious madrasas. The aim of MDI courses is to motivate and equip madrasa graduates to work in a range of modern professions. In so doing, not only are they making an invaluable contribution in every walk of life; they are also making a respectable and independent living for themselves.

Madrasa education is a valuable education, reaping enormous benefits for those who go through the madrasa system. It builds character and diligence, breeds morality and engenders piety. It instills discipline. It is akin to what is known in the West as classical education, albeit with a more purely religious tilt. One thing a madrasa education does not in itself do, however, is to prepare students for a life of service in a range of professions in the public sphere. That is where MDI comes in. MDI seeks to add this all-important ingredient to a traditional madrasa education, orientating and equipping students to become involved in the modern mainstream, in the process of raising moral, spiritual and professional standards in every walk of life.

In Kandahar, one young man introduced himself to the Head of MDI. ‘I am your student.’ He had studied at MDI, in Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan, before it became a purely online facility. ‘I am now working in the Information Counselling and Legal Advice section of one international humanitarian organization.’ His study at MDI – along with his solid madrasa education – had equipped him for a career in the humanitarian field.