These tahfiz schools are of late seemed to be making news for all the wrong reasons.
Students died in traffic accidents. Student beaten to death. Student caught molesting younger student.
I think the authorities need to do something about them.
As noted in the report,
How can there be unregistered schools of any kind allowed in this country?
It's just not right.
When a tragedy struck like this morning, it should be an alarm bell for the authorities to realise that something is terribly wrong with those schools.
I think they need to check on all these schools and make sure that they adhere to the laws so that the students well being are properly taken care of.
The authorities need to make sure of the students' safety and that they are provided with proper living condition.
They also need to check on what kind of education that the students are getting. We don't want the children to be thought the wrong things, especially about Islam.
If things are not right, they must close down those schools.
The same goes with all those sekolah pondok.
I know, the government may be accused of these and those for it, including being unIslamic, but it has to be firm on this.
We should not let these sorts of nonsense to continue just because those schools are supposedly religious.
Anyway, what's wrong with having those schools registered and regulated properly?
I know, some would say "sudah takdir" that those students and others died in the fire this morning, but I don't believe that Allah wants us to do nothing about it.
As for the parents, why can't they send their children to proper schools?
I may sound quite unIslamic here, but I have to say that I really don't understand why there are parents who wanted their children to make memorising the Quran the sole education of their children.
Some said it helps parents to get to paradise in the after life if they have a child who memorise the Quran, but can't they get there by being good people on their own?
Those young children should be allowed to make their own choices in life. That's my opinion on it.
Of course, if the child himself/herself chose to be a hafiz, then okay lah, but the parents must choose schools that have proper living condition and syllabus.
Don't la put the child in an unregistered school where all sorts of things can go wrong.
At least, if the schools are registered, the authorities can check on them and make sure the children studying there are alright.
A lot of people talked so much about the Chinese schools being bad for these and those, but I think the problems of Islamic religious schools are even more important to be addressed.
|The tahfiz school in KL where tragedy struck this morning|
|A Chinese independent school in KL|
At least, I never heard of unregistered Chinese schools, and them burning down killing their students.
For the poor children and others who perished in the fire this morning, Alfatehah. Condolences to their families and love ones.