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IIUI PRESIDENT CALLS ON KSA ACTING AMBASSADOR, DISCUSSES BILATERAL EDUCATIONAL COOPERATION
By: Muhammad Nauman [April 21st, 2017]

Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, President, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) called on Marwan R. Merdad, Acting Ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) at his office.

Vice Presidents of the university also accompanied the IIUI President during the meeting.

IIUI President thanked the acting Ambassador for his support and participation in the activities on the occasion of 12th meeting of the Board of Trustees of the university.

Both the Ambassador and IIUI President agreed that bilateral cooperation in the field of education would further enhance the long-lasting ties between Pakistan and KSA. Honorable Ambassador assured full support to IIUI and desired that the university should expand its joint ventures with KSA universities. He congratulated the IIUI President on successful arrangement of the meeting of the Board of Trustees and termed the visit of Dr. Suliman Abdullah Aba Al-Khail (Pro Chancellor IIUI) as a fruitful one for the university.

Dr. Al-Draiweesh said during the meeting the Pakistan and Saudi Arabia has exemplary relations and IIUI is its visible omen. He furthered that university is striving to hold joint ventures with KSA varsities to address the contemporary challenges of the hour. He said IIUI will keep playing its role in dissemination of Islam’s message of peace.

 

PAKISTANI STUDENTS ARE PRIDE OF UMMAH, DR. AL-DRAIWEESH
By: Hafiz Atiq ur Rehman [April 20th, 2017]

IIUI TO ESTABLISH MULTI-ACTIVITIES CENTRE IN FEMALE CAMPUS

Pakistani Female Students by their talent, abilities and dedicated efforts in all spheres get high recognition and Ummah feels pride on their contributions. They own dignity and high status as they are playing sincere and valued role for the development of Muslim Ummah.

This was said by Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, President International Islamic University Islamabad on annual Prize Distribution Ceremony of co- curricular activities held at Female Campus of the university. On the occasion, on behalf of Pro Chancellor IIUI Prof Dr. Suliman Abdullah bin Aba Al-Khail, Dr. AL-Draiweesh also announced to establish Multi-Activity Centre at Female Campus and to conduct Summer Training Camp for particularly position holder students with cooperation of Immam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University, Riyadh KSA. In the annual co-curricular activities more than forty competitions were held in which 146 shining students got po sitions and they were awarded prizes and certificates.

The ceremony was attended by Dr. Samina MalikDirector Female Campus, Dr. Bashir Khan Vice President Academics, Dr. Naveed Aqdas Vice President HS&R, Deans, Directors, Students’ Advisor (Female) Ms Asma Mansoor and large number of students.

In his address, Dr. Al-Draiweesh admired the capabilities and spirit of students who showed their competencies in the competitions and appreciated tireless efforts of teachers to make the events successful in all respects. “Being the heads of institute, I feel immense pleasure and pride that female students are dedicatedly contributing in social sectors” he said.

President IIUI advised the students as they own high moral character and being the symbol of ethics keep this recognition always alive and promote attitude of cooperation in the society. Dr. Al-Draiweesh assured them that university administration is committed to provide every facility to Female Campus and to create best opportunities is always on priority.

In her welcome address, Dr. Samina Malik said co-curricular activities play vital role in character building and understandings. She further vowed to provide even more opportunities to students to show their hidden abilities. Dr. Samina also congratulated to all organizers on the successful end of competitions. Ms Asma Mansoor, in her vote of thanks presented success story of the students and thanked the university administration for cooperation and support to make the event successful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROF. DR. SULIMAN ABA AL-KHAIL INAUGURATES PROJECTS AT IIUI, URGES ULEMA TO PLAY ROLE IN FORGING UNITY
By: Muhammad Nauman [April 19th, 2017]

IIUI SIGNS MOU ON DISTANCE LEARNING EDUCATION WITH IMAMU

Prof. Dr. Suliman Abdullah Aba Al-Khail, Pro Chancellor, International Islamic University, Islamabad amid his visit to university for the Board of Trustees meeting chaired an international seminar titled “Prospects of Cooperation between Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University (IMAMU) and International Islamic University, Islamabad: Future Vision in the light of Saudi Vision 2030” & “Pakistan Vision 2025” at Faisal Masjid Campus of the university, where an MoU of bilateral cooperation between IIUI and Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh and IIUI was also signed, while Pro Chancellor also inaugurated various projects of the university.

Dr. Suliman Abdullah is also Rector of Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh.

In his address to the seminar, Dr. Suliman Aba Al-Khail announced that IIUI would be having a bilateral cooperation with IMAMU being a sister university, while Mamnoon Hussain, Centre of Technology will be built at IIUI. The Pro Chancellor also made announcements including initiation of a Hajj program for the bright students of IIUI which he told will be supervised by the Royal Embassy of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He also announced that there will be a summer camp launched for the students of university and both IIUI and IMAMU will be working together in promotion of language through varsity’s Arabic centre dedicated to promotion of Arabic language. Dr. Suliman also announced that IMAMU and IIUI would also jointly launch training courses for the judges and exchange of delegation between faculties of both sides will also take place in future. He also announced that a centre, with joint efforts of both universities would be established which will work for dissemination of Islam’s message of peace and moderation.

In his speech on the occasion, he said that atmosphere of hatred, differences and sectarianism must be discouraged and Islamic scholars must put maximum efforts to develop a counter narrative to deal with misconceptions disseminated against Islam by the negative elements. He said that IMAMU and IIUI, as per desires of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and President, Mamnoon Hussain would be working together to produce a human resource which will be blended with moderate teachings of Islam. He furthered that the seminar was organized to explore horizons of bilateral cooperation in the light of vision of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

The seminar was also attended by Ambassador of Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, renowned Islamic scholars, Rector IIUI, Dr. Masoom Yasinzai,  President IIUI, Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, Vice Presidents of the university, Deans and Directors.

On the occasion, an MoU of bilateral cooperation on distance learning between IIUI and IMAMU was also signed under which IMAMU will establish a centre of distance learning education and bilateral exchange of delegations will be initiated as well.

Later, IIUI Pro Chancellor, IIUI inaugurated various projects including Directorate of Distance Learning, Psychology Lab, International Centre for promotion of Arabic, renovated complex of Islamic Research Institute and website of Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue.

Earlier, in his address to the seminar, Rector IIUI, Dr. Masoom said that Muslim world has great expectations from IIUI and university is focused on having academic linkages with educational institutions across the world. He called upon Muslim world to invest in education and develop educational curricula in the light of Islamic language. He thanked IMAMU Rector and IIUI Pro Chancellor for assuring support and cooperation and said that both universities would be working as per his desires to get maximum output. He urged that Pakistani and Saudi universities should learn from the experiences of each other especially in the field of science and technology. He elaborated that IIUI is striving to produce human resource which will be having quality education integrated with teachings of Islam and this objective will help in establishing a counter narrative.

Dr. Al-Draiweesh, the IIUI President said on the occasion that IIUI is proud of having such a prudent leadership of Dr. Suliman who has a vision to nurture Muslim youth as per contemporary requirements.  He said that the seminar was focused on further strengthening Pak- Saudi vision of education and explore now ways of bilateral cooperation between both universities. He also hailed IMAMU for continuous support of the university and apprised the chief guest and participants reading university’s activities, initiatives and role in addressing the contemporary challenges where he also mentioned recently organized moots, seminars and dialogue sessions to counter violence and promote Islam’s message of peace. The IIUI President also thanked IMAMU delegation for visiting IIUI and having meeting to find bilateral points of cooperation. He also thanked Custodian of Two Holy Mosques for his maximum support and assistance to IIUI.

At the end, university souvenirs and shields were presented to IIUI Pro chancellor by varsity Rector and President.

 

DR. SULIMAN ABA AL KHAIL SPEAKS AT DARS E QURAN SESSION AT FAISAL MASJID
By: Muhammad Nauman [April 19th, 2017]

Pro Chancellor, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) Prof. Dr. Suliman Abdullah Aba Al-Khail offered prayer of Maghrib at Faisal Masjid campus and delivered a lecture in a session of Quran and Hadith of Dawah Academy.

The Pro Chancellor called for Taqwah and urged Muslims should seek guidance from Quran and Hadith. He stressed on the participants to have maximum participation in such sessions while saying that it helps in purgation of soul.

On the occasion, Ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, President IIUI Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, varsity vice presidents, Director Dawah Academy, Dr. Sohail Hassan were also present.

He urged the Ulema to play their role for unity among Muslims.He also discussed prevailing challenges being faced by Muslim societies and said that Ulema are the personalities who can bring positive change by disseminating true message of Islam. He furthered that contemporary issues must be solved in the light of teachings of Quran and Hadith.

Earlier, President IIUI briefed the honorable chief guest about regarding the activities Dawah Academy and its Dars e Quran activity. He said IIUI has made Faisal Masjid a hub of learning and it is great omen of Pak Saudi long lasting relations endowed by King Faisal.

 

 

DR. SULIMAN ABDULLAH ABA AL-KHAIL URGES MUSLIM UNITY, POSITIVE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
By: Muhammad Nauman [April 19th, 2017]

Prof. Dr. Suliman Abdullah Aba Al-Khail, Pro Chancellor of International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) has called upon Muslim societies to forge unity among ranks to nullify the lethal agenda of foes who are disseminating hatred against Islam.

He was addressing here at Islamabad in a dinner reception hosted by Senator Talha Mehmood in his honour. It was also attended by Ambassadors of Muslim countries, renowned political figures, Islamic scholars, IIUI, Rector Dr Masoom Yasinzai, President IIUI, Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, Vice Presidents of the university and other high-ups.

“Social media has become a problem as youth is being de-tracked by this technology tool and it is an urgent need of hour to utilize it in positive manners to diminish misconception disseminated against Islam”, he said.

He furthered that Islam is religion of peace and tolerance, it has discouraged terrorism, violence and it calls for protection of human rights and love for humanity. He continued that dissociation from Islamic teachings has led to sectarianism which must be ignored as Muslims must be united like a body.

He emphasized upon the role of universities in Muslim societies, while saying that it is time for action and universities are the most important places which can play pivotal role in Muslim unity. He called upon Muslim scholars to come forward and portray true image of Islam.

The IIUI Pro Chancellor said that Arabic language is an essential way to comprehend message of Islam and Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh is keen to work with universities of Islamic world for promotion of Arabic language. He told that same would be done in terms of cooperation between Imam university and IIUI.

Talking about the Pak-Saudi relations, he said that bilateral cooperation between Imam Muhammad university and IIUI would further deepen the exemplary ties between both countries. He maintained that Saudis have immense love for Pakistani nation and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques has desired linkages of educational institutions of both countries and expand cooperation for academic excellence, research and specially in the field of science and technology. Dr. Suliman said that Imam Muhammad university will be sharing its experiences through faculty and research with IIUI soon as both varsities are going to have an MoU on Distance Learning. He mentioned projects at IIUI which will be supervised and cooperated by Imam Muhammad university.

Early, Senator Talha Mehmood thanked H.E King of Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for commendable Hajj arrangements and said that KSA made laudable arrangements for Pakistani pilgrimages. He said that Pakistani and Saudi universities should establish a roadmap to work for the promotion of Arabic language which he termed as milestone to revive the Muslim legacy.

 

IIUI HOLDS 12TH MEETING OF BoT
By: Muhammad Nauman [April 17th, 2017]

The 12th meeting of the Board of Trustees of (BoT) International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) was held here at Faisal Masjid Campus of the university on Monday chaired of H.E Mamnoon Hussain, President of Pakistan and Chancellor of the university.

It was also attended by Prof. Dr. Suliman Abdullah Aba Al-Khail, Pro Chancellor IIUI and Rector Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Ali, former President Islamic Development Bank, Justice (Retrd) Khalil ur Rehman, Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, Rector IIUI, Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, President IIUI, Dr. Muhammad Munir, Vice President IIUI and other foreign and national members of BoT.

 

IIUI PRO CHANCELLOR INAUGURATES DARUL MUNEERA, CAFETERIA AT FEMALE CAMPUS
By: Muhammad Nauman [April 17th, 2017]

Prof. Dr. Sulaiman Abdullah Aba Alkhail said on Sunday that educational cooperation between Pakistani and Saudi Arabian universities was vital and IIUI being the sister university of Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University Riyadh was a vital institution which will be provided maximum cooperation in terms of academic excellence, infrastructure and joint ventures.

He was addressing here at female campus of the university after inaugurating Darul Muneera ( a centre dedicated to promote teachings of Quran and memorization of Holy book) and a cafeteria for female students.

The event was also attended by Hamoud Bin Abdullah Aldeeb, a renowned philanthropist who has endowed centre for promotion and teaching of Quran. It was also attended by the Ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, delegates of Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Rector IIUI, Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, President IIUI, Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, Vice Presidents of IIUI, Deans, Director Female Campus, other Directors and relevant officials.

The IIUI Pro Chancellor and Rector of Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh said that the ones who have read the teachings of Quran and have been practicing those would never be touched by the menace of terrorism and valance. He emphasized that youth of Muslim world should be nurtured as per teachings of Quran and they should not be dissociated to true message of Islam which he said was peace.

He said that his university would be extending maximum cooperation for expanding this endowment and also hailed Dr. Aldeeb for his generous deed.

He directed the varsity planning department’s officials to submit a practical plan to expand the female cafeteria and said that it will be doubled after bilateral exchange of plans between IIUI officials and officials of Imam Muhammad Ibn Sau Islamic University, Riyadh.

He told that Custodian of the Holy Mosques and educational institutions of KSA are keen to cooperate with Pakistani universities and IIUI will also be provided support to open a separate library for female students. He continued that his university will offer joint further ventures to IIUI in the fields of technology and distance learning education. He added that as many as 1.5 million students in KSA were benefiting from distance learning programs of Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University.

Talking about Pak-Saudi ties, Dr. Suliman said that there was no example of this long lasting friendship between both countries. He furthered that King of the KSA has always desired to make the Pak-Saudi bond of friendship stronger than before and IIUI and KSA’s relation were an omen of his desire. He said that all the projects directed and proposed by him will be implemented as soon as possible and practical steps will be taken for positive steps to further improve the educational standards.

In his speech on the occasion, IIUI Rector Dr. Masoom Yasinzai said that IIUI was proud of having leadership of Dr. Suliman Aba Al Khail who was one of the most visionary personalities of Muslim world. He also hailed Mr. Al Deeb for his endowment of Darul Muneera and termed his deed as a virtue which had no alternate. He thanked Dr. Sulaiman for his continued support and said that his presence at the campus with a vision to make IIUI a leading hub of learning was an omen of his keen interest in the university. The IIUI Rector also thanked Custodian of Two Holy Mosques for his love for Pakistan and honouring IIUI for having leadership of Dr. Sulaiman. He said universities were significant places who could help the Muslim societies to deal with contemporary challenges.

Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweeh thanked Custodian of Two Holy Mosques and Dr. Suliman Aba Al-Khail for continues support of IIUI. He said that university was heading towards a right direction under the leadership of a prudent Pro Chancellor as he had always desired to make IIUI advanced in academic excellence and urged to have linkages with universities across the world. Dr. Al-Draiweesh said that Mehmoud Al-deeb has won the hearts of IIUI and Pakistanis as he endowed a precious centre for teaching and promotion of Quran. The IIUI President apprised the varsity Pro Chancellor that university had been playing a pivotal role in promotion of Islamic values and spreading the Islam’s message of peace and peaceful co-existence. He said that violence and terrorism had nothing to do with Islam and university through its faculties and constituent units was preaching this message by holding international and national moots, seminars and dialogues.

Dr. Samina Malik, Director female campus also spoke on the occasion and thanked the Pro Chancellor and his delegation for visiting the campus and inaugurating Darul Muneera and cafeteria.

Later, university leadership hosted a luncheon in honour of IIUI Pro Chancellor and his delegation.

 

SULIMAN BIN ABDULLAH ABA AL KHAIL ARRIVES ISLAMABAD TO ATTEND BOT
By: Muhammad Nauman [April 17th, 2017]

The International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) leadership received varsity Pro Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Sulaiman bin Abdullah Abha Al-Khail and his delegation at airport.

IIUI is holding its 12th meeting of its Board of Trustees on Monday, April, 17 at its Faisal Masjid campus, where respected members hailing from the various Islamic countries have arrived to attend the meeting.

The Pro Chancellor of IIUI was received on the airport by IIUI Rector, Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, President IIUI, Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, varsity Vice Presidents, Deans, Directors and other relevant officials.

The delegation headed by Pro Chancellor includes Deans, veteran professors and relevant staff members of Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, who would be visiting IIUI campus and will meet IIUI leadership, deans and faculty for exchange of ideas and cooperation at campuses of the university amid their visit.

The IIUI President thanked the Pro Chancellor for his visit and lauded his extended cooperation and interest in the university. He also thanked Prof. Dr. Suliman for taking steps for bilateral exchange of experiences between Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh and IIUI.

It is worth mentioning that Prof. Dr. Sulaiman bin Abdullah will be inaugurating some of the important projects at the International Islamic University in Islamabad during his visit.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY HOLDS WORKSHOP ON SOCIAL SCIENCES RESEARCH
By: Muhammad Nauman [April 13th, 2017]

The Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences IIUI organized a two-day workshop on “Social Sciences Research: Issues and Strategies”.

During the two-day workshop, resource persons covered some very significant topics relating to social sciences research, including a panel discussion on selecting a research topic, literature review and theoretical framework, deciding methodology, mixed methods, citation, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, discourse analysis, issues and dilemmas in fieldwork, and drawing conclusion.

The resource persons of the workshop brought their diverse experiences, specializations and qualitative and quantitative research skills into the workshop. The participants of the workshop included faculty members, Ph.D. and MS scholars from IIUI and some other universities / organization i.e. Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi, Health Age Islamabad, the Women University, Multan.

Professor Dr. Muhammad Bashir Khan, Acting President IIUI, was the chief guest at the concluding session. He applauded the Department of Sociology faculty members on conducting the workshop successfully. He appreciated the faculty members and their skills and expertise in qualitative and quantitative research. He asserted that this workshop not only benefited the Ph. D, MS Scholars and faculty members of different departments of IIUI but also research scholars from other universities. He termed faculty members of sociology department as vibrant and lauded their diverse research expertise.

Earlier, the workshop was inaugurated by Professor Dr. Muhammad Tahir Kalily, Director Academics IIUI who appreciated the Department of Sociology for the promotion of research culture in the university.

The Chairman Department of Sociology, in his remarks in the workshop, Dr. Hazir Ullah, highlighted the aims and objectives of the workshop.

Faculty members of the Department of Sociology (Dr. Hazir Ullah, Associate Professor, Dr. Rabia Ali, Assistant Professor, Dr. Farhan NavidYousaf, Assistant Professor, Dr. Babar Akram Assistant Professor, Mr. Akhlaq Ahmad, Assistant Professor, Mr. Qaisar Khalid Mahmood- Lecturer) were the resource persons.

Participants took keen interest in the workshop topics and actively participated to generate rich discussions in every session of the workshop.

 

STUDENTS’ ADVISOR OFFICE FEMALE HOLDS SEMINAR ON PRESENTATION SKILLS
By: Muhammad Nauman [April 10th, 2017]

 To target that essential need of students, a seminar on Presentation Skills was organized by the Students’ Advisor Office IIUI at Female Campus.

The session was a part of a series of lectures planned under an initiative taken by the Students’ Advisor Office, to help students engage with scholars/faculty as well as to provide them with an opportunity to groom themselves through such co-curricular features of education. Students from different disciplines attended this seminar.

Ms. Amal Sayyid, Assistant Professor from the Department of English, was the Resource Person.  She emphasized on providing comprehensive understanding about presentation skills and to develop proficiency in students about how to develop an effective PowerPoint presentation in an academic setting. The students were actively engaged in the session and praised the resource person for the practical tips that she provided in order to improve their presentation skills.

 

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