Two Muslim students from Kerala triumph in an online Ramayana quiz

Two Muslim students from Malappuram, Mohammed Jabir P K and Mohammed Basith M, topped the online Ramayana quiz . Both are enrolled in the Wafy program at KKHM Islamic & Arts College, Valanchery .

KOZHIKODE: The top two names of five winners caught everyone's interest as DC Books named the winners of the recently-held statewide online quiz on Ramayana, which was held to celebrate Ramayana month.Two Muslim students from Malappuram, Mohammed Jabir P K and Mohammed Basith M, topped the online Ramayana quiz, which had over 1,000 participants.Both of them are enrolled in the Wafy program at KKHM Islamic & Arts College, Valanchery.They are pursuing Islamic studies up to the post-graduation level, which also includes a regular university degree course, under the eight-year Wafy program.

A part of the course also includes a journal about Christianity, Judaism, Taoism, etc.The Wafy courses syllabus, developed by the Coordination of Islamic Colleges led by Abdul Hakeem Faizi Adrissery, our principal, encourages us to study all faiths with the intention of training students to live in a multi-religious society.Our syllabus includes modules that investigate various faiths in depth, according to Jabir.Some seniors are now doing PhD research in comparative studies of religions, such as Islam & Buddhism and Islam & Sikhism from foreign varities, he said, in the spirit of the curriculum.

I learned that people of all faiths should study the other's religious books after reading the epic.Investigating diverse faiths would help to avoid violence in the name of religion.All religions teach us to love and love each other.Ramayana preserves the ideals of love and happiness.

He learned about the Ramayana quiz from the DC Books Telegram group and signed up.No complex preparation was involved aside from a quick brush-up, he said.Jabir, a Perinthalmanna native, is a final-year Wafy PG student with a BA in Sociology.Mohammed Basith, a fellow Omanoor-native, is a fifth-year Wafy student pursuing a BA in Psychology.