THE ROLE OF MADRASAS IN SECTARIAN VIOLENCE: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY OF KARACHI

Shah Zaman, Ghulam Muhammad Burfat, Muhammad Yaseen

Abstract


The presence of Madrassas in Pakistan is generally considered as a breeding grounds of terrorism, therefore, the study is aimed to empirically analyze the role of madrassas in religious radicalization that leads to sectarian violence. In this concern, the devised research design of the study was quantitative. The quantitative data was accumulated from 599 respondents belonging to madrassas of Karachi. The research technique incorporated was statistical testing through SPSS. In light of quantitative assessment, it was found that educational content taught in madrassas, teaching techniques, students’ behaviors or sectarian identity were associated with sectarian violence and the radical views regarding Islam in madrassas were found to be associated with the sectarian violence specifically regarding Islamist militancy. Thence, this study has crucial implications in debunking the reality that madrassas are heavily contributing to the sectarian violence with their radical religious views of Islam.

Keywords: Islam, madrassas, sectarian violence, religious radicalization


Keywords


Islam; madrassas; sectarian violence; religious radicalization..

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