Q. What kind of changes are Muslim Kerala afraid of? How can one justify the rationale behind their stagnation?
– Muslim Kerala is traditionally a conservative society.
– Kerala Muslims are closely knit with traditions and treads a lonely journey compared to global Muslims.
– A community that travels with Time cannot resist change.
– Change in Religious Thought does not mean changing the fundamentals.
– Changes in the application of religious tenet is inevitable for a dynamic society.
– Kerala Muslims have a historic tendency to turn their backs on change.
– Muslim Kerala’s dress code may not be appealing to the global community. The new generation has changed for better.
– Any attire not opposed to Islamic principles is permissible.
Q. What do you personally feel about the continuity of imparting madrasa lessons in Arabi Malayalam?
– Arabic Malayalam is not a language.
– It’s simply Malayalam language with an Arabic script. Writing it is not a big deal.
– An hour-long brainstorming will suffice a Keralite Muslim to learn Arabi-Malayalam.
– Academic experts need to study whether Arabi Malayalam need to continue in Madrasa classrooms.
– Arabi Malayalam undoubtedly contains vast amount of fascinating literary contributions. However students should be relieved of its linguistic burden.