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Heritage Ministry in talks to preserve the historical 'Darul Uloom'

01 July 2019, MVT 09:47
Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage Yumna Maumoon meeting with top officials of Majeediyya School at the ministry. PHOTO: HERITAGE MIN
01 July 2019, MVT 09:47

Ministry of Arts, Culture and Heritage on Sunday discussed the preservation of the ‘Darul Uloom’ at Majeediyya School, with the school’s senior officials.

The historical Darul Uloom is currently part of Majeedhiya School. Heritage Minister Yumna Maumoon held vital discussions with officials from the school, before surveying the site.

State Minister Ahmed Thoriq told local media that the sudden interest in the site piqued after news of renovating the site began to circulate.

“We shall take initiative and send a team to survey the site”, he said.

According to Thoriq, the team will consist of professionals in the field who will compile a report of what is needed to be done to preserve the site.

“We commenced work to preserve Darul Uloom as it is a national heritage site”.

Darul Uloom, which translates to ‘house of knowledge’ in Arabic, is an Islamic seminary or educational institution. Several important events in Maldivian history were held at the Darul Uloom, including the oath-taking of Maldives' first president, Mohamed Amin Didi. The ‘All Port Nasir Agreement’ regarding the past unrest in the south, was also signed at the site. Notable historical figures also gained much of their education at the site as well.

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