Seminary and Clerics 6item I want to gain Religious knowledge, I mean I want to study Mawlana giri this is the term used in India for religious knowledge through Madrasa, in other words I want to become Mulla. But will I get a job after completing my religious studies that’s something which makes me worry?? How to manage that aspect? In the name of the Ultimate Truth, Salamun Alaykum, My friends and I have launched a series of classes dubbed in as "Hawzah or University" to discuss about the nature of Hawzah studies and its procedures. We request you to kindly help us get answers to the understated questions: What is Hawzah? What is it like? Why? What are the Hawzah educational methods? What are the subjects taught in the Hawzah? What are the different scientific stages or levels in it? When is it good to become a student of the Hawzah? Is it good to start Hawzah education when we have done metric or when I have finished FSC or BA or MA? What are the manners and features characteristic of a student of religion? Why and how? What are the differences between university and Hawzah students? How does the life of a university differ from that of a student of religion? What does "unity of Hawzah and University" mean? What is the future of a religious student like? Is it good? Where does he end up? Does it have an end at all? Does the Hawzah give a religious student whatever he needs? What are the deficiencies of Hawzah curricula? Why are some of the Hawzah students who come from our area never seem to graduate? It is not known what they are doing there in Qom? What are the criteria for a good Islamic religious school (Madrasah)? How can we find a good religious school? Which religious school is good? How to become a good student? Who is a successful student? What about non-educational studies and activities? Are there any? What is the extent to which one should engage himself in learning and doing non-educational activities? What are those activities? After finishing the two levels of Sath and Kharij, how many years does it take to complete kharij? Please tell me how long it takes and that if I begin studying Howzah lessons from the age of 18, if I can finish them and become a mujtahid or is there a specific age that one needs to begin studying? One of the listeners of Radio Bangladesh wants to know about the educational system that is followed in Iranian Howzah schools. How many Ayatollahs are hafizes of the Quran, today? What about in the past? [On the commands of Allah, Hazrat Vali-e-Asr is in occultation right from the commencement of his Imamat. Hence as opposed to his forefathers (a.s.), Imam's meetings with his Shias have been few and far between. By and large, the problems of the people have been presented before his esteemed self in the form of letters and “Areeza” (“Areeza” is a letter of requests written by the Shias to the Imam of their time). And Imam (a.s.) too has reciprocated in a similar manner. The letters of Imam-e-Zaman (a.s.) are terminologically called as “Tawqee”. These Tawqees have been assimilated in several books. Hazrat Ayatullah Syed Hasan Shirazi (may Allah purify his soul) has compiled these letters in a book by the name of “Kalemat-ul-Imam al-Mahdi”. This single book contains all the letters of Imam (a.s.) which are found in different books. Originally the book was written in Arabic. Dr. Syed Hasan Sabzawari has translated this book into Persian by the same name. The answers to the questions mentioned below, have been given by Imam (a.s.) himself. These replies have been compiled from various letters that were sent to him (a.s.) in the course of his Ghaibat. To that extent the letters of Imam (a.s.) constitute “half a meeting” with him, and the same is being presented in your service. We pray to Allah that this endeavour is accepted by our pure Imam (a.s.) We look forward to that day when we can present to you an interview conducted by personally meeting Imam (a.s.). Inshallah] What are the responsibilities of the scholars (Ulema) towards the people?