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News from the Protocol and Public Relation Department (P&PR), IIUI. Email: iiuipublicrelations@iiu.edu.pk
July 2012
IIUI: Condolence Reference and Quran Khwani
The Late Muhammad Siddique, Librarian and Sajjad Haider Kallu, Jr. Cataloguer/Classifier of the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) were remembered in a condolence reference held on Tuesday, in the Seminar Hall of the Central Library of the university. A large number of professional colleagues and employees of the university attended the reference and recited the Holy Quran for the departed souls that may Allah rest their souls in eternal peace and give patience and courage to their families to bear the irreparable loss (Aameen).

Sad Demise of younger brother and nephew of Prof. Dr. Muhammad Sher
It is very sad to inform that on 25th July 2012, younger brother of Dr. Muhammad Sher Passed away (Inna Lillah e Wa Inna Elaihe Rajiun). His Janaza was offered at 6:00pm on same day in Bahawalnagar. Moreover on 27th July 2012 the 2 years old nephew passed away during an operation.

May Almighty Allah Bless the departed Soul with Maghfirah and Jannat tul Firdaus and May HE Bless the family with Sabar e Jameel (aamin).

Condolence Reference

Universities are source of knowledge and are known by their graduates; Sahibzada Sajid ur Rehman
Dawah Academy, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) organized concluding ceremony of first “Islamic Orientation Programme For Teachers” here on Thursday at Faisal Masjid Campus of the university. While speaking on the occasion, Prof. Dr. Sahibzada Sajid ur Rehman, President IIUI said that knowledge does not mean learning and teaching only rather it is the practical solution to the problems being faced by the humanity. He said that Islamic knowledge is the source for strengthening faith of the Ummah.

President IIUI said that it is the duty of the teachers to make the university according the aspirations and goals of its founders. He said that IIUI started its journey with nine students in a single room but due to hard work of teachers, now the university has more than 25000 students. Dr. Sajid said that the purpose of the establishment of IIUI was to prepare a generation who could lead the country as well as the Muslim Ummah, adding that the teachers of the university are liable to accomplish this task. He said that the vision of the students of IIUI should be more positive and constructive than the students of other institutions of the country, adding that the university is known by its graduates.

Professor Hafiz Aftab Ahmed while reflecting the views of the participants of the course said that such training programmes are useful for teachers as well as an important source of learning. At the end, President IIUI distributed certificates and Dawah Publications among the participants.

IIUI HOLDS LECTURE ON “THE MONTH OF RAMADAN AND OUR RESPONSIBILITIES”
International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) organized a series of lecture on “The Month of Ramadan and Our Responsibilities” at the Female Campus of the University. Ms. Yasmeen Hameed, Resource Person, Dawah Centre for Women was the guest speaker. Dr. Zaitoon Begum, Director, Female Campus, IIUI, Shagufta Omer, Incharge, Dawah Centre for Women, Faculty Members, Administrative Staff and a large number of students were present on the occasion.

Ms. Yasmeen Hameed said that fasting was according to the spiritual and material needs of Muslim Ummah, to bring taqwa. She said that the purpose of Ramadan is to serve humanity, those in need; those without! The purpose is to awaken our conscience in the proximity of the wounds and the injustices people face! The purpose is to move away from selfishness / greed and waste; to distance ourselves from the darkest dimensions of our being, our violence, our jealousies, our superficialities. The purpose is to face our responsibilities with confidence and assurance. Thus it is a shield for Protection from Sins. She further added that Ramadan is not just to arrange Iftari or Iftar party, but it is the name of spiritual maturity. She added that we can achieve success in this world and hereafter by following the guidelines of Quran.

She said that it is the month of standing in prayer in which the Quran was sent as guidance to the people, and as clear signs of Guidance and the separator (between good and evil) this verse clarified its excellence over all months. Therefore it is the best month. Because of the many scared things and well-known Excellencies which He placed therein, for He made unlawful in it what He declared lawful in others to magnify it.

“He prohibited foods and drinks in it to honor it, and He appointed for it a clear time which He (Majestic and Mighty is He) allows not to be set forward and accepts not to be placed behind”.

Then He made one of its nights surpass the nights of a thousand months and named it the Night of Decree; in it the angels and the Spirit descend by the leave of their Lord upon every command, a peace constant in Blessings until the rising of the dawn upon whomsoever He will of His servants…

Dr. Zaitoon Begum, Director, Female Campus added that Ramadan is a strong link between all the Muslims of the world to interact, communicate and share numerous religious and spiritual understandings. The poor of the society should be helped in this month. He urged that students should communicate the message of Ramadan to everyone in the society, so that all the members of the society get blessing in this holy month of Ramadan.

Knowledge: The only way to progress – Kaira
Federal Minister for Information and Broad Casting, Govt. of Pakistan Qamar Zaman Kaira said that “ Knowledge is the only way through which the social and economic problems of the county could be resolved and the teachers can play significant role in this regard”. He was addressing to the inaugural ceremony of newly constructed gymnasium and day-care centre at female campus of the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) here on Tuesday. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, Rector IIUI Presided over the ceremony while Dr. Sahibzada Sajid ur Rehman, President, IIUI including faculty members, administrative officers and a large number of female students were also present on the occasion.

Kaira said that we should convince others through words not weapons. He considered ignorance as the root cause of all the social and economic problems faced by the nation. He urged that there is a dire need to fight against the ignorance as it is a big hurdle in the road to development. The information minister said that Islamic University is playing key role in the field of research and knowledge and the students of IIUI are also playing a pivotal role in the development of the country.

Dr. Masoom Yasinzai in his welcome remarks said that the university is primarily working to provide the best facility both curricular and extracurricular to the students. He insisted the female students to gain knowledge and play their catalyst role to bring positive change in the society. Dr. Yasinzai also appreciated the interest of information minister in the problems faced by the students.

Dr. Sahibzada Sajid ur Rehman said that unlike past religious peoples are more motivated to educate their females and this impression tends that the religious peoples are more conscious about female education today. He said that Islam stressed upon the education of both male and female equally and that is the reason that IIUI is doing its best to facilitate the female students so that they may be able to present themselves as s symbol of Islamic Ritual and moral in the society.

Director Female campus, Dr. Zaitoon Begum also spoke on the occasion. Earlier Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira inaugurated the gymnasium and day-care centre.

IRI and IRD to hold Seminar on Ulama Role in Development
The Islamic Research Institute and the Allama Iqbal International Institute for Research & Dialogue (IRD) are holding a seminar on ”Ulama and their Role in Development” on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 10.30am at the Allama Iqbal Auditorium, Faisal Masjid Campus of the International Islamic University, Islamabad.

Professor Izhar ul Haq, Project Director, Ummah Welfare Academy, Akora Khattak to deliver his key note address while Dr. Ejaz Shafi Gilani, Chairman, Gilani Research Foundation, Islamabad to Chair the Seminar. Other Speakers of the Seminar include Dr. Muhammad Khalid Masud, Director General, Islamic Research Institute, Mr. Tehsin Ullah Khan, Director, National Research and Development Foundation Peshawar, Dr. Husnul Amin of the International Islamic University Islamabad, Rashid Bukhari of the Peace and Education Foundation, Islamabad, Syed Zia ul Noor, Country Manager, Muslim Hands Pakistan, Khurshid Ahmed Nadeem, Editor Fikr-o-Nazar, Islamic Research Institute, Islamabad and Dr. Talib Hussain Sial, Director IRD.

Kaira to inaugurate gymnasium and day care centre at IIUI
The construction work of gymnasium and day-care centre at Female Campus of the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) has been completed. The university to hold Inaugural ceremony for the gymnasium and day-care centre, Today (Thursday) July 17, 2012 at 03:30 PM at Female Campus, Sector H-10, Islamabad. Federal Minster for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira shall be the chief guest on the occasion while Prof. Dr. Sahibzada Sajid ur Rehman, President IIUI shall preside over the ceremony.

IIUI: 3rd Training Programme on “Modern Economy and Trade for Muftees” concluded
Rector, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) Dr. Masoom Yasinzai said that Islam is a complete code of life with a comprehensive economic system to be followed for the solution of various social and economic problems. He was addressing to the concluding ceremony of 03rd training course for Muftees on “ Modern Economy and Trade” organized by the Shariah Academy of the university. Prof. Dr. Sahibzada Sajid ur Rehman, President, IIUI, Dr. Tahir Mansoori, DG Shariah Academy, IIUI, faculty members, participants of the course and students also attended the concluding ceremony. The 12 days course was attended by 41 Muftees from all over the country.

Dr. Yasinzai said that Ulema and Muftees can play significant role to introduce the Islamic economic system to the world and IIUI is playing important role to train them in the fields of science and Islamic economics. Dr. Masoom said that there is no confrontation between the science and Islam. He added that likewise Islam, science also need humanity towards oneness of Almighty Allah. He said that the world is looking toward Muslims Ulema and Muftees for the solution of crucial problems facing by the humanity. He added that in order to enable the Ulema to play their due role it is our duty to give them proper status and honour in the society.

Prof. Dr. Sajid ur Rehman said that there is need to bridge the gap between contemporary and religious studies for the prosperity of the society and Shariah Academy is playing vital role in this regard. He said that Ulema and Muftees should not only point out the problems faced by the society but also to come forward with the solution of these problems.

Dr. Sajid ur Rehman urged the students to study books on Islamic Economic system so that they could implement the golden principles of that system in the society. Dr. Tahir Mansoori briefed about the course and said that the participants were briefed by the experts from the financial and banking institutions about Islamic Economic and Islamic Banking System.

IIUI: I.R.I. to hold lecture on “Introducing Dirham and Dinar Currency”
The Islamic Research Institute in collaboration with International Institute of Islamic Economics and Shariah Academy, International Islamic University, Islamabad, is holding a lecture on Towards Just Monetary System: Introducing Dirham and Dinar Currency” on Friday, July 13, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Allama Iqbal Auditorium, International Islamic University, Faisal Masjid Campus Islamabad. This lecture will be delivered by Umar Ibrahim Vadillo an Islamic currency expert from Malaysia.

IIUI: OWA organized Lunch in Honour of newly promoted and retired officers
Prof. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, Rector International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) has said that rights and duties are correlated with each other. When one demands for his right he will have to perform his duty first. Therefore the employees who perform their duties efficiently, they got rewards and promotions. He was addressing at a reception organized by Officers Welfare Association (OWA) of the IIUI in the honour of recently promoted and retired officers of the university here on Wednesday.

He said that officers are back bone of any institution. He stressed upon the officers that they should solve the problems of faculty members and students on the priority basis so that they can pay full attention towards their respective jobs and studies.

Earlier Prof. Dr. Sahibzada Sajid ur Rehman, President IIUI said that actions depends upon intentions. We are employees and we have to work if we keep in mind the willingness of Allah during our duties, it will become a source of Nijat in the dooms day. He stressed upon the officers of the university that they perform their duties efficiently and honestly and as a reward the university will acknowledge their services and they will be promoted in the higher scales. He stressed upon the association to plan such projects which benefit the employees after their retirement from the university.

Raja Muhammad Munir, President OWA and Rana Asghar Ali, General Secretary OWA also addressed on the occasion and assured their full support to IIUI administration. At the end Rector and President IIUI distributed memorial shields among retired and newly promoted officers by OWA. Lunch was also offered by the OWA on this occasion.

IIUI: OWA is holding a lunch in Honour of Retired and newly promoted officers
Officers Welfare Association (OWA) of the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) is holding a lunch in honour of recently promoted and retired officers of the university on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 01:45 PM at Central Library of the New Campus of the university. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, Rector IIUI shall be the chief guest on the occasion while Dr. Sahibzada Sajid ur Rehman, President IIUI shall preside over the ceremony.

Training: integral for Education: Dr. Masoom Yasinzai
Women role: significant in the society: Dr. Sajid ur Rehman
Education & training are indispensable to each other, through education one can learn whereas training guide one how to utilize the received knowledge and therefore the education institutions should laud the importance of training among the students. This was said by Dr. Masoom Yasinzai Rector International Islamic University, Islamabad while addressing to a seminar organized by Dawah Center For Women at the new campus of the university. He said that education & training are very important elements of our education system. Dr. Masoom added that unfortunately training is being neglected in our education system which focuses on to adopt education in practical life and this causes numerous challenges to our society.

He urged that today in the era of media we all should work for the training of society as well as family. Rector IIU lauded the efforts of some religious groups to promote and spread the message of Islam in the country. He considered that it is because of lack of training in the west that they send their parents to the old houses despite modern education & high standard of life. In contrary to this our society pays more attention and respect to the senior citizens which is implied by our religion said Dr. Masoom. The same was interpreted by our Holy Prophet (PBUH) and said that you should respect and serve your parents Dr. Masoom concluded.

IIUI President Dr. Sahibzada Sajid ur Rehman said on the occasion that this world and life hereafter can become Heaven for the Muslims if they follow the family system portrayed by our religion Islam. He said that women have very important role in Muslim society. Dr. Sajid urged that the lives of Ummahat ul Momineen and Sahabas are the role model for us to come out of the crisis of our society. Islam stressed more upon human rights and on the Day of Judgment we will be asked about the rights of others. At the end certificates were distributed among the participants of the training by the Rector and President IIUI.

Distribution of Summer clothes amongst Employees of BPS-1
Director Female Campus, Dr. Zaitoon Begum distributed summer clothes among the 50 employees of BPS-1 at female campus of the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) yesterday. This donation was sent to university by Ex-Director, Protocol & Public Relations and Former President of Officers Welfare Association (OWA), IIUI for the employees who are working in BPS-1.

Dr. Zaitoon Begum admired the efforts of Mahmood Ahmed Farooqi for remembering the university employees even after his retirement and advised the staff to perform their responsibility more efficiently. Additional Director Academics, Ms. Zubaida Khatoon and Deputy Director Finance, Ms. Nuzhat Zareen were also present on the occasion.

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