Muslims and Social Work Institutions in India

Authors

  • Vivek Rai Assistant Professor, Humanities, Vidya Vihar Institute of Technology, Purnea, Bihar, India. Author
  • Rajesh C. Mishra Secretary, Vidya Vihar Institute of Technology, Purnea, Bihar, India. Author

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47392/IRJAEM.2024.0272

Keywords:

Muslim Identity Revival, Minority Welfare, Education and Economic Development, Communal and Political Biases, Aligarh Movement

Abstract

This paper addresses the dual life led by Muslims in India post-partition, focusing on their identity and development within the national context. Despite being the second largest demographic group according to the 2011 census, Muslims often face challenges in achieving progress and development. The discourse highlights the necessity of recognizing and addressing these issues through foresightedness rather than partiality. Communities in India are often categorized by religion, language, and caste, with Muslims forming a crucial part of society. However, their comparative lack of progress necessitates targeted development efforts to foster an educated, self-reliant, and financially stable community. Reports like the Sachar Committee and political manifestos have suggested measures for Muslim welfare, yet these efforts often remain politically motivated and insufficient. The paper emphasizes the moral duty to ensure not only the security of Muslims but also their educational, economic, and social development. This responsibility extends beyond government initiatives to societal engagement and social work practices. Historical movements such as the Aligarh Movement exemplify the advancement of Muslim modernity, yet contemporary social work frequently neglects the community's rights and secular needs. The primary challenge identified is the revival of the Muslim identity, which has been marginalized over time. Generating public opinion and incorporating minority issues into social work curricula are essential steps toward addressing these basic needs and fostering holistic development for the Muslim community.

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Published

2024-06-07

How to Cite

Muslims and Social Work Institutions in India. (2024). International Research Journal on Advanced Engineering and Management (IRJAEM), 2(06), 1840-1844. https://doi.org/10.47392/IRJAEM.2024.0272