Letter of a traditionalist to Hartford Seminary

I am a traditional orthodox Muslim belonging to a scholarly family. Although I have an engineering background, PhD in Islamic Studies program here attracts me and it will keep attracting modern educated orthodox Muslims. My question is: Is the mode of education there halal/kosher? I mean co-education. Most of us cannot economically afford Hartford education because the most spiritually gifted and conservative of us are the least involved in secular activities of economic self-sufficiency based on Hadith: O God make my descendants (intellectual and biological) live at subsistence level. So, does Hartford aim at raising liberal rich interfaith leaders only? What are other modern alternatives for such academic rigour? If in future scholarships here are based on some test to analyze the academic merit in classical scholarship, may be you induct the right kind of students.




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