SIRAJ UL HAQ CALLS ON DR MASOOM RECTOR IIUI
By: Hafiz Atiq ur Rehman [February 18th, 2016]

Siraj ul Haq, Ameer Jamat-e-Islami Pakistan called on Dr. Masoom Yasinzai Rector International Islamic University Islamabad and discussed mutual interests to extend education opportunities to students of terrorism stricken areas of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and far flung areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhaw (KPK) province.

Siraj ul Haq wished that Islamic University may expand its sphere and establish a sub campus of IIUI at FATA to make the access easy of higher education for students of FATA particularly. “It will be a great favour for the people of KPK and FATA, if Islamic University opens its doors at their door step and people of that area acknowledge the contributions of Islamic University for the cause of Islam and country”. He added. Ameer Jamat-e-Islami said university is recognized, as producing highly skilled professionals embedded with teachings of Islam.

01Dr. Masoom said IIUI values the students from FATA and far flung areas of the country and provides all possible facilities with highly learning environment at camps. Rector IIUI assured maximum cooperation and provision of opportunities and facilities for the students belonging to FATA and FANA as well. Dr. Masoom also wowed to initiate new projects under the outreach programs of Dawah Academy to involve maximum people of FATA and KPK.

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FEMALE: WORKSHOP ON RESEARCH METHODS AND SKILLS CONCLUDES
By: Hafiz Atiq ur Rehman [February 18th, 2016]

The 6th Training Workshop under Professional Development Program for University Teachers (PDPUT) on “Research Methods and Skills” designed by The Department of Education, International Islamic University Islamabad concluded here at university. The purpose behind workshop was to enhance the research competencies and skills of faculty members. The workshop covered an overview of paradigms of research followed by qualitative research design, quantitative research design, mixed method research paradigm, preparation of Research tools, selection of population and sample, appropriate techniques of data analysis, academic writing and academic supervision.Education 1 copy

Resource persons ofworkshop,  Dr. Nabi Bux Jumani Dean FSS,  Dr Samina Malik Director Female Campus, Dr. M. Munir Kayani, Assistant Professor, Dr. Azhar Mahmood, Assistant Professor, Dr. Shamsa Aziz, Assistant Professor, Dr. Zarina Akhtar, Assistant Professor,  Dr. Rabia Ali, Assistant Professor and Dr. Zahid Iqbal, Assistant professor were the resource persons of the workshop. They highlighted main areas of research and different corners through interactive sessions with participants. In the concluding session, Dr. Jumani appreciated Dr. Samina Malik and her team for organizing the workshop and hoping that participants will utilize these skills in their profession.

 

PAKISTAN PLAYS COMMENDABLE ROLE AGAINST TERRORISM, SHAARIK H ZAFAR
By: Hafiz Atiq ur Rehman [February 18th, 2016]

Shaarik H. Zafar Special Representative to Muslim Communities U.S. State Department has said that across the world Muslims are facing sever challenges and passing through turmoil of the time, to get rid of menace of terrorism and extremism, it is utmost need to value education and to empower youth which is precious asset of Muslim communities. Shaarik Zafar expressed these views while interacting with dMeetingiscussion forum organized by Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue (IIIRD), International Islamic University Islamabad. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai Rector IIUI, Dr. Mumtaz Ahmed, Executive Director IRD, Vice Presidents IIUI, Deans, Directors and other high officials also attended session with US delegation.

Shaarik Zafar said that Muslims are major victims of terrorism and Pakistan’s role in war against terrorism is highly commendable as the country has sacrificed a lot of lives to curb this nuisance. He further added that issues and challenges including security, economies and progress lingered with Muslim communities and countries that are needed to be discussed in the frame of dialogue and interaction at certain forums. “Islam is a religion, clear like pure water with no contamination level; everything open to explore”. Shaarik said.

Special US Representative was of the view that message of tolerance and moralities which Islam teaches must be disseminated with honesty. In his talk, Dr. Masoom conveyed the core message and objectives of IIUI and appreciated the vision of President Obama to extend its courtesy towards Muslim community. “We are focusing at internationalization andlines of moderation to display true picture of Islam across the world”. Dr. Masoom added. He said IIUI producing individuals highly envisioned with tolerance, moderate attitudes and educate them with lines of contemporary needs.Group copy

Dr. Masoom apprised the delegates that IIUI is fast growinguniversity where students from more than forty states are being educated with contemporary needs highly integrated with Islam and they are the ambassadors of the university across the world. Meanwhile, Shaarik H. Zafar, also spoke to the students of Political Science at the Lincoln Corner of the IIUI on role of Muslim communities in peace across the world and in US particularly. He also highlighted Pakistan –US shared goals. Answering to a question, Special US Representative said that media plays crucial role in image building of a country and it is of core importance in terms of achievements of any vital goal such as defeating the menace of terrorism.

 

U.S. SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE SPEAKS AT IIUI LINCOLN CORNER
By: Muhammad Nauman [February 17th, 2016]

usShaarik H. Zafar, Special Representative to Muslim Communities at the U.S. Department of State spoke to the students of Political Science at the Lincoln Corner of the IIUI on role of Muslim communities in peace across the world and in U.S. particularly.

He said that most of the victims of terrorism are Muslims and Pakistan’s role in war against terrorism is commendable as the country has sacrificed a lot of lives to curb this nuisance.

He also highlighted Pakistan –US shared goals. Answering to a question, Special US Representative said that media plays crucial role in image building of a country and it is of core importance in terms of achievements of any vital goal such as defeating the menace of terrorism.

He termed media as a vital tool to bring truth in front of people and expose the negative propaganda. He also appreciated the contributions of the media personnel in achievement of peaceful world.

The lecture was attended by the university faculty members, Chief Librarian, female students, while students and faculty members of Faculty Fatimah Jinnah Women University and University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir participated through video conferencing.

 

FET HOSTS LUNCHEON IN HONOR OF VARSITY LEADERSHIP
By: Muhammad Nauman [February 17th, 2016]

fetA luncheon in honor of the Leadership of International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) was hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET).

It was attended by Rector IIUI Dr. Masoom Yasin Zai and University President Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh who congratulated the newly inducted faculty members and urged the faculty to remain dedicated for the development and success of the university.

The uncheon was also attended by the Dean FET Dr. Aqdas Naveed Malik, Chairmen of the departments of the faculty Dr. Saaed Badshah, Dr. Muhammad Amir and newly inducted faculty members, Deans, Directors, other IIUI faculty members and officers.

The faculty Dean and its members lauded the efforts of IIUI leadership taken for the academic excellence and inducting new faculty members. The faculty members said that inductions of new faculty members would help in strengthening the academic wings.

 

IIUI RECTOR CALLS FOR BRIDGING GAP BETWEEN TRADITIONAL & FORMAL EDUCATION
By: Muhammad Nauman [February 17th, 2016]

2454762a-e698-4edd-9faf-6eb24b3a6fc6Rector International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) Dr. Masoom Yasinzai Tuesday has called for bridging the gap between traditional and formal education system.

He made these remarks addressing to a 40-member delegation of students hailing from districts of Balushistan which called on him at new campus of the university. The delegation was led by Baluchistan Rural support Program (BRSP) officials who told that the exposure visit was part of Youth Empowerment Program which is focused on youth development through different platforms and activities.

“IIUI is mulling over a model project under which top 100 bright students selected from Wafaq ul Madaris would be inducted at university’s Islamic studies faculty where they will be given education of English, Arabic and Islamic studies till MS degree, while they will be sent back to their respective institutions to teach characteristics which university would inculcate in their personalities” said Dr. Rector IIUI hoping that project would be initiated soon.

He said that youth must be nurtured in a manner that they develop an element of mutual respect so they may be able to discourage rigidity and violence on difference of opinion. He told that IIUI is providing a sectarian free milieu to the students of more than 40 countries including more than 2 thousand foreigner students who are acquiring quality education integrated with teachings of Islam.

“Islam is a religion of ethics and tranquility, such attributes are missing in the contemporary education which is mostly subject oriented and such attributes be inculcated in the young mind by mingling the Islam and contemporary education, same is being done at IIUI” Dr. Masoom maintained.

The delegation participants took keen interest in the university who were told by the Rector IIUI that university has initiated a 50 seats package for the students of Baluchistan from previous semester, while he also vowed maximum cooperation to all the provinces in this regard.

Later, the delegation visited the varsity faculties and hailed facilities and environment provided by the university to its students.

 

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD CONFERRED ON DR. AL-DRAIWEESH
By: Muhammad Nauman [February 16th, 2016]

DSC_9124President, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh has been conferred an Award of Excellence by  the varsity teachers’ community in recognition of his services and untiring efforts for improvements in academic wings and inducting faculty members for the achievement of varsity’s goal of academic excellence.

The award was conferred on him in a special ceremony held at Faisal Masjid Campus which was attended by the Rector IIUI Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, Deans, Director General IIUI, newly inducted professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, lecturers and Directors.

Due to his efforts, university has recently inducted 18 full professors, 24 Associate Professors, Assistant Professors and lectures. The teacher community has termed the development as vital for improvements in terms of faculty strengthen.

Speaking in the ceremony, Dr. Masoom Yasinzai lauded the services and dedication of Dr. Al-Draiweesh. “Do-more policy is pre-requisite in terms of improvements in education and IIUI leadership would seek maximum results from the newly inducted faculty members who have become an omen of strengthened academic wings of the university” said Rector IIUI Dr. Masoom Yasinzai while felicitating the newly appointed professors and other faculty members.

Dr. Zafar Iqbal President Academic Staff Association (ASA) and Chairman Department of Media and Communication Studies lauded support, cooperation and dedication of Dr. Al-Draiweesh while saying that “appointments are a start of positive spring at university which is unprecedented”.DSC_9077

Speaking to the ceremony, Dr. Al-Draiweesh thanked the teachers’ community and opined that hard work leads to success and galaxy of new professors and associate professors at IIUI is an example of leadership and administration’s mutual efforts. “Teachers are the fate changers of Muslim Ummah, they must take this responsibility with due dedication and nurture the youths in best contemporary manners” said Dr. Al-Draiweesh.

 

INTERSECTIONS INTERNATIONAL HAILS DR. AL-DRAIWEESH’S CONTRIBUTIONS
By: Muhammad Nauman [February 16th, 2016]

Founding Director of US based Intersections International and a leading orientalist , Rev. Robert Chase has hailed services of President International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) Dr. Al-Draiweesh for disseminating  Islam’s message of peace and justice.

 Mr. Chase made these remarks on the occasion of an international interdisciplinary conference on “Grassroots Approaches to US-Pakistan Relations” which was organized by Iqbal international Institute for Research and Dialogue (IRD) of International Islamic University (IIUI) and Intersections International.

 Mr. Chase also applauded Dr. Al-Draiweesh for his contributions to the environment, while terming him as a staunch seeker of peace. While referring to the book authored by Dr. Al-Draiweesh titled “Preservation of Water and Plant Environment in Islamic Jurisprudence”, Mr. Chase appreciated his efforts for preserving earth’s air and water resources terming those as commendable.

 He recalled his meeting with the IIUI President in Astana, Kazakhstan where both delegates met on the sidelines of the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions. Referring to that meeting, Founding Director of Intersections International told about the matters discussed by both of them including interreligious cooperation and ways to cure the ailment of extremism.

 Mr. Chase appreciated Dr. Al-Draiweesh for his diverse personality while mentioning his contribution in academic, preaching and social fields. He said Dr. Al-Draiweesh is a credible and true source of Islam’s message and he has been perfectly delivering its true picture in international arena. Mr. Chase especially mentioned books, articles, speeches and discussions of Dr. Al-Draiweesh saying that those are the best examples of Islam’s message of moderation and tranquility.

 Mr. Chase added that Dr. Al-Draiweesh is not only serving Pakistan but he is also an active personality who is serving world by addressing its core issues and we can be termed as an international asset.

 

IIUI WELCOMES 18 PROFESSORS
By: Muhammad Nauman [February 15th, 2016]

IIUI professors with Rector and President IIUIAs many as 18 appointed full professors at International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) were welcomed with a luncheon on Monday organized by the Academic Staff Association (ASA) of the university.

In addition to the professors, 24 Associate Professors, Assistant Professors and lecturers who were appointed in the various departments were also part of the ceremony. These appointments were approved by the Board of Governors of the University in its 78th meeting.

“Do-more policy is pre-requisite in terms of improvements in education and IIUI leadership would seek maximum results from the newly inducted faculty members who have become an omen of strengthened academic wings of the university” said Rector IIUI Dr. Masoom Yasinzai while felicitating the newly appointed professors and other faculty members. He vowed of all possible support in the steps taken for the positivity and development of the university, while he also lauded IIUI President’s efforts in appointment of faculty members.

Dr. Al-Draiweesh, President IIUI opined that hard work leads to success and galaxy of new professors and associate professors at IIUI is an example of leadership and administration’s mutual efforts. “Teachers are the fate changers of Muslim Ummah, they must take this responsibility with due dedication and nurture the youths in best contemporary manners” said Dr. Al-Draiweesh.

Dr. Zafar Iqbal President ASA and Chairman Department of Media and Communication Studies lauded support, cooperation and dedication of IIUI leadership and said while referring to the appointments that “this positive spring at university is unprecedented”.

IIUI appointed professors thanked IIUI for trusting their abilities and hailed the varsity management for expedite efforts of induction.

 

 

IIUI, KAZAKHSTAN AGREE ON MUTUAL COOPERATION
By: Muhammad Nauman [February 15th, 2016]

559fee24-ac2c-4c64-aad5-9e0c17f4c5b2The Ambassador of Kazakhstan in Pakistan, H.E. Bakhitbek Shabarbayev called on President International Islamic University, Islamabad Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh at his office in which enhancement of mutual cooperation was agreed.

 During the meeting, the ambassador conveyed to  the President IIUI on behalf of his government to nominate his representation for the 15th Session of the Secretariat of the Congress and International Conference on general issue Religions against Terrorism” to be held on May 31, 2016 upon which President IIUI nominated Professor Dr. Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, Director General IRI for this purpose.

 The Ambassador of Kazakhstan lauded the efforts of IIUI for main stream Islamic teachings to all over the world. He expressed his appreciation of IIUI for its role in the teaching of various subjects, particularly, Islamic Sciences. He suggested that there should be more collaboration between IIUI and universities of Kazakhstan, so that his country’s institutions would be able to send Kazakhstani students to IIUI for the study of Islamic teachings. He also invited the President IIUI to visit Kazakhstan for a meeting with the Education Minister of Kazakhstan in terms of mutual collaboration. He lauded the services of Dr. Al-Draiweesh for Muslim Ummah.

The President IIU briefed the ambassador about the recent conference that was organized by the university on the “Role of Religious Leaders in combating terrorism”. He also informed the ambassador about the activities of IIUI for dissemination of Islam’s message of peace. He added that almost all Muslim countries being represented at IIUI by the students of various Muslim countries. He said that conference in Astana is being conducted on an important topic. President IIUI said Islam is religion of peace and its true message should be disseminated throughout the world and universities can play vital role for accomplishing this goal.

Meeting was also attended by Professor Dr. Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, Director, IRI, Dr. Aziz-ur-Rehman, Legal Advisor to the President IIU and Head, Chancellery, Embassy of Kazakhstan were also present in the meeting.

 

 

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