Dars-i Nizami

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Dars-i Nizami is a study curriculum or system used in many Islamic institutions (madrassas) and Dar Ul Ulooms, which originated in the Indian subcontinent in the 18th century and can now also be found in parts of South Africa, Canada, the United States, the Caribbean and the UK.[1]

The Dars-i Nizami system was developed by Nizamuddin Sihalivi (1161 AH/1748 CE) from the Firangi Mahal Ulama (Islamic scholars) group, after whom the Dars-i Nizami were named (Robinson, 2001: p72). Sihali is a village in Fatehpur Block in Barabanki District of Uttar Pradesh State, India[2]

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  1. ^ Van Bruinessen, M. and Allievi, S., (2013). Producing Islamic knowledge: transmission and dissemination in Western Europe. Routledge. p.99
  2. ^ "Dars Nizami Course – Al-Karam".

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Further reading[edit]

  • Zaman, Muhammad Qasim (January 2014). "Religious Education and the Rhetoric of Reform: The Madrasa in British India and Pakistan". Comparative Studies in Society and History. 41 (2): 294–323.