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UAE Bans Unlicensed Digital Platforms Teaching Quran While Yogi Adityanath Plans Banning Illegal Madrassas In UP

Nishtha Anushree

Jun 03, 2024, 01:03 PM | Updated 01:03 PM IST

Online Quran teaching (Pic credit: @AwqafUAE)
Online Quran teaching (Pic credit: @AwqafUAE)

UAE's General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments has announced a ban on unlicensed digital platforms teaching the Holy Quran and has called on citizens and residents to protect their children from such platforms.

The Authority emphasises that the country's regulations prohibit unlicensed individuals from engaging in any activities related to religious education, including the teaching, recitation, and Tajweed of the Holy Quran.

The Authority has identified numerous unqualified and unlicensed individuals targeting children under the guise of promoting Quranic education and correct pronunciation for children, the press release said (as per ChatGPT translation).

The Authority warns that violators will face severe legal penalties and sanctions under the country's laws. The Authority urges parents not to respond to promotional advertisements and to ensure their children receive education through licensed Quranic centers.

This is to ensure proper education and intellectual safeguarding of the younger generations. UAE wants individuals to get a license from the relevant authority to ensure correct educational practices.

This comes amid the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh planning to ban illegal madrassas, teaching Islam to young children, under the leadership of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

This was called an assault on Muslims by Left Liberals but now a declared Islamic country has taken a similar step to preserve the correctness of religious education.

Nishtha Anushree is Senior Sub-editor at Swarajya. She tweets at @nishthaanushree.

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