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VELLORE CONFERENCE - 1906

The Muslim Educational Provincial Conference was convened at Vellore in July 1906 under the leadership and guidance of Shamsul Ulema Abdul Wahab sahib of Bakhiyathus Salihath, a famous Islamic seminary at Vellore.  It was a great turning point in the thinking and attitude of the Ulema of North Arcot towards the English education.

It was perhaps for the first time that a large number of Ulema of the North Arcot district – who wielded the great influence on the Muslim masses and who were regarded as inimical to modern education – participated in the Conference.  The lead taken by the great Shamsul Ulema was welcomed by one and all including the eminent Ulema of Ambur, Vaniyambadi, Ambur, Pernambut and Melvisharam.  It was a historic conference.

The sessions of the Vellore Conference were attended by more than 5,000 delegates from different parts of India.  The “Indian Patriot” declared that the Conference was one of the most remarkable and unprecedented events in the history of Muslims in South India.

The main focus of the Conference was to modernize the curriculum of Arabic institutions.  The language text-books used in the schools and colleges, the teaching of Arabic at the Madras Presidency College, the opening of technical and industrial institutions and Grants-in-Aid – these subject were discussed in detail in the Conference.  The whole community rejoiced in the earnest solicitation of their orthodox leaders to make them fall in line with modernity and progress.

The immediate outcome of the Vellore conference was that the Muslims of North Arcot district concluded that unless they modernized their educational system, there was no possibility of them to get better education and make progress and prosperity.  Religious education being of primary importance to the Muslims, a judicious combining of religions and modern instructions was considered to be the right type of education that should be imparted.

Mr. Justice Boddom in his message to the Vellore Conference had remarked that :

“The Maulvis should take a leading part in the education of those who belong to the community is only right and proper and now that they are taking the right place as the directors of the education of Musalmans, it is safe to predict that the welfare of the community is advancing and that the Musalmans will in the near future cease to be classed as the most backward of the communities.”  The Muslims of Ambur rose as the torch-bearers of learning in North Arcot inspired by the Aligarh Movement.  They vied with one another in the Ambur Muslim Educational Society to develop Madrasa-e-Mazharul Uloom into a full-fledged secondary school.  The meritorious work done by the Ambur Muslim Educational Society was appreciated by the Provincial Educational Conference held at Trichirapally in March 1909 and a resolution was passed to that effect.  As a result Ambur came to be called “The Aligarh of the South”.

After hectic deliberations, it was decided that the Muslims should have modern education along with religious teaching in a true Islamic atmosphere.

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