"Ozodlik" aired a program on this topic yesterday. Of course, they covered the topic based on their goals. Therefore, it can be felt that the program is trying to condemn and humiliate the madrasah system, to assess the current situation as sad, even dangerous, and to attract the attention of the authorities. After all, it is no secret that the new leadership of Kyrgyzstan intends to strictly control the religious sphere as well as all spheres. This can be seen from the fact that the issue of banning religious education under the age of 16 is being considered in the country. Perhaps, if they are following the example of their neighbors in this regard.

It is clear from the terrible opinions of the former head of the Kyrgyz Commission on Religious Affairs, who was interviewed in the program, that he studied in the "one school" with his colleagues from the neighbors. According to him, there are too many madrasahs in the republic, in fact, one in each region is enough. Currently, the educational process in those areas is not controlled, which increases the population's membership in various radical movements, etc. Familiar sentences, right? Fortunately, the thinking of the young officials who replaced him is fundamentally different. However, in this respect, their more populous neighbors are lagging behind, and they are still singing the same "old, familiar song"...

One of the points that can be added in the show is that religious education should be taught in madrasahs as well as secular subjects. This is a valid request. In fact, the root of this fallacy lies in the violation of the criteria for the classification of science. In the beginning, science was science, it was not divided into religious and secular. There were only names: Kalam, logic, hadith, handasa, disaster, medicine, chemistry. With the division of science into two "this is religious and this is worldly", the decline of Muslims began to take place.

In my opinion, the subjects taught in madrasahs should be of a nature that provides some information. In these educational institutions, it is important to educate a healthy belief, correct thinking and a clear conscience, especially social studies, history, and political science should be taught on the basis of unbiased written sources. It is these subjects that ensure that students have a healthy Islamic mindset. As one of the students rightly said, women are half of the society and the educators of the remaining half. Therefore, it is necessary for these trainers to educate the next generation with correct Islamic thinking, and all the rest will follow by itself.

Of course, these comments refer to the current reality in Kyrgyzstan. In our case, it is necessary to start the work from the initial stages. Today, 15 religious educational institutions are operating in Uzbekistan. 13 of them are institutions of higher and secondary special Islamic education under the jurisdiction of the Office of Muslims of Uzbekistan. That is, Tashkent Higher Islamic Institute, Mir Arab Higher Madrasa, School of Hadith Science and 10 secondary specialized Islamic educational institutions, 2 of which are secondary specialized Islamic educational institutions for women and girls . Considering that 94% of Uzbekistan, which has a population of 37 million, is Muslim, it is clear that the number of Islamic educational institutions is very, very small. Moreover, the admission quota of their students is very low. For example, "Khadichai Kubro " in Tashkent Only 20 students are admitted to the women's and girls' special Islamic educational institution in a year. Candidates for studentship must be citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan who have completed the 11th grade of college, lyceum and have reached the age of 18. This requirement also applies to those who want to study at the second special Islamic educational institution for women and girls - "Joybori Kalon" in Bukhara. There is not a single madrasa for women and girls in Fergana Valley, where the population lives densely and the level of religiosity is high...

A student who successfully passes the three-subject test and the oral exam must pay a rather expensive contract fee. For the academic year 2020-2021, the amount of the educational contract with a scholarship is 8,831,290 soums, without a scholarship it is 7,631,290 soums . Information on the amount of this amount for the 2024-2025 academic year was not found on the university's website. There is not a single state-sponsored seat in this and all other madrasas.

For comparison: in Kyrgyzstan, which has a population of less than 7 million, 130 Islamic educational institutions are officially registered. 34 of them are women's madrasas.

At this point, for the sake of justice, it should be noted that secular sciences are also taught in our secondary specialized Islamic educational institutions. For example, in January 2016, a chemistry-physics laboratory room was established at the "Joybori Kalon" madrasa in Bukhara . In addition, in 2017, curricula for girls' educational institutions were improved. According to him, in order to increase the integration of women and girls in the society, the number of hours on social and humanities has been increased in the system of religious and special subjects. In particular, new subjects such as the legal foundations of citizens' self-government bodies, family law, family psychology, youth physiology and hygiene, methods of organizing spiritual and educational work have been introduced .

But the main problem is still the small number of religious educational institutions, and the admission quota is extremely small. Also, the age of religious education needs to be reconsidered, that is, it is necessary to start it much earlier than 18 years old. That is why many compatriots watched the show with interest. Almost all those who left a comment admired and supported this situation in the neighbors. From this show and the comments about it, it became clear how important religious education is, especially for women and girls.

The following conclusions can be drawn from these: today in Uzbekistan there is a very strong need for religious education in general, including religious education of women and girls. And the need will certainly be met in one form or another. Therefore, it is necessary to open and increase the correct and legal ways to satisfy this need. Otherwise, the secret cells will continue to operate, and the government will continue to fight to "eliminate alien elements as a class."

If our leaders recognize the real reality that ordinary people understand and start religious education correctly and quickly, the positive result will not be long in coming. Many problems that we are facing as a state and society today will be solved, the nation will wake up, recognize its identity, the country will begin to develop, and there will be no need for artificial helplessness measures such as "honesty vaccine", God willing. Of course, if we want this as a state and if we can fulfill this desire without complaining to "Big Brother"...

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