By: Muhammad Nauman [December 12th, 2017]

The speakers at a seminar on celebrations of 70 years of universal human rights declaration at International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) were of the opinion that protection of human rights was utmost need of the humanity in the prevailing circumstances around the world. They stressed the need of steps for a society free of human sufferings and deprivations.

The seminar was organizedby Shariah Academy of the IIUI, in collaboration with National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) at Faisal Masjid campus on Tuesday.

“Government’s policy frame work on human rights envisages the elimination of injustice, establishing rule of law and creating a society free of human sufferings,” said Mumtaz Ahmed Tarar, Federal Minister for Human Rights in his address as chief guest in the seminar.

He added that ministry of human rights had been working to establish an institutional frame work for implementation of policies regarding human prerogatives. He continued that the government had taken a number of legislative measures to strengthen institutional mechanism. He said terrorism and prevailing law and order situations have affected the whole country and called for joint efforts to deal with the situation.

Jean-François Cautain, Ambassador of the European Union to Pakistan, speaking as a guest of honour hailed efforts of IIUI and NCHR for arranging this activity. He called for joint efforts for protection of the rights of individuals including children and women. He also briefed the audience about the status of Pakistan in the perspective of GSP PLUS.

Dr. Masoom Yasinzai also addressed the seminar and said“we need a proper situationanalysis and there is a need to be placed on education development”. He suggested training to develop curricula, materials, methods and trainings ensuring the human rights. He laudedNCHR for its on-going efforts regarding awareness of human rights. The IIUI Rector also called to include the human rights topic in the curricula ofschools.

IIUI President, Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh said in his speech that Islam is religion of peace,love, equality and freedom. He said Islam has even given rights to animal and it is a staunch supporter of empowerment of women. He condemned all the human rights violations in the name of Islam and said that IIUI is working on the lines to disseminate Islam’s message ofpeace and protection of rights across the world.


Ali Nawaz Chowan, Chairman NCHR told that as many as 25 reports have been issued by the commission covering all the human rights sufferings.  He said that human rights protection was a pre-requisite for the democracy.  He urged all the concernedtosupport NCHR in pursuit of protection of human rights.

Senator Farhatullah Babar called for protection of right to life and said that undiscusse

d aspects of human rights in the educational institutions on such platforms.

Dr. Muhammad Munir Vice President, IIUI thanked all the participants for attending the

event and reiterated his resolve to disseminate Islam’s message of peace.

The seminar was also addressed by I. A Rehman, Human rights experts, Cristian Mundate, Acting country representative UNICEF, and other officials of NCHR.



By: Muhammad Nauman [December 11th, 2017]

A two day international workshop on “enhancing poor’s capability and financial inclusion from Islamic perspective” commenced here at international Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI).

The workshop has been organized at Faisal Masjid by International Institute of Islamic Economics (IIIE) of IIUI in collaboration with Islamic Research and Training Institute, Islamic Development Bank (IRTI/IDB), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

On the First day, experts from Brunei Daruslam, KSA, Indonesia, Algeria, Malaysia, Germany, Sarajevo and other countries discussed topics such as role of Islamic microfinance in socio economic development and Economic empowerment of women in three sessions.

Islamic financial institutions would have to play their role  as objectives of value orientation pertaining to Islamic finance are ignored, Said IIUI President, Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh in his presidential address to the opening ceremony.

He added that economic disparity is a global issue and that is due to ribah and absence of Zakaat. He called upon the Muslim world to stay united and include Islamic teachings in the prevailing economic system. He said youth must be aware of the future challenges and they should have a limpid concept of equality of wealth and discouragement of ribah.

IIUI President stressed  upon the Islamic economics’ researchers and exerts to devise a policy which must discuss sustainability of financial inclusion program, women empowerment in economics, role of Islamic banks and financial literacy.

Dr. Abd elrahman Elzahi ,a senior economist  researcher at IRT/IDB said that Islamic economics and finance has contributed significantly in previous  three decades across the world.  He continued that the two day workshop was focused on Islamic financial inclusion to achieve sustainability. He said that experts in this workshop will make assessment of capability and access the full range Islamic financial service by users. He hailed the response IIUI had shown in joint venture with IRTI/IDB.

Dr. Atiq uz Zafar, Director General, IIIE told about the session of workshop and details of the research papers of the experts. He also apprised about the research activities and joint ventures with IRTI. Earlier, Dr. Khaliq uz Zaman briefed about the schedule of conference.

The inaugural ceremony was also joined by Vice Presidents of IIUI, Deans, DGs, faculty members and students. The workshop will close today at Faisal Masjid campus.


By: Muhammad Nauman [December 11th, 2017]

An Intra- University Super colossal event of more than 50 competitions “SPECTRA-17” will kick off here at International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) today (Tuesday).

The event includes competitions in documentary, debates, Drama, sports, essay writing, calligraphy, Qiraat, Naat and many other competitions. The event is being organized by the students’ advisor office of the university which will commence with an inaugural ceremony here at male campus.


By: Muhammad Nauman [December 11th, 2017]

Faculty of Engineering & Technology, FET arranged a 2-days workshop titled Outcome Based Education (OBE) System” for capacity building of faculty, in-line with the PEC Accreditation Manual- 2014.

Azlan Bin Abdul Aziz, from the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) was the Resource Person of the workshop, who has been a Mentor to Pakistan towards full signatory status of Washington Accord (WA) of International Engineering Alliance (IEA).

The workshop was one of the series of activities conducted by FET for smooth implementation of OBE system. In this workshop course learning outcomes (CLO), Program Learning outcomes (PLO) and Program Educational Objectives (PEO) were discussed in more details. It was a healthy interactive session in which faculty members from other HEI’s i.e UET Taxila, UET Peshawar, COMSAT Sahiwal Campus, Wah Engineering College, Swedish College of Engineering and Technology, Wah Cantt and University of Sargodha participated.

Dr Saeed Badshah, Chairman DME and focal person of this workshop enlightened the objectives of the workshop and said that implementation of OBE system in engineering education will enhance the quality of educational programs.

Dean FET, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Amir, speaking on this occasion emphasized the faculty members to implement the Outcome Based Education System as per the roadmap towards Washington Accord full signatory status of Pakistan.

Vice president Academics, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Bashir Khan concluded the session and presented Shield to Ir. Azlan bin Abdul Aziz.

Later, Ir. Azlan bin Abdul Aziz also called on Rector IIUI, Prof. Dr. Mohammad Masoom Yasinzai and briefed him about the importance of OBE system in the development of the country and making universities as the economic engines. Prof. Masoom ensureed his full support for such kind of activities in IIUI and said that the successful implementation of OBE system in FET will be a stepping stone for executing OBE system in all faculties of IIUI.


By: Muhammad Nauman [December 8th, 2017]

President, International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh discussed bilateral cooperation with Head Jamiya Ashrafiya, Lahore, Maulana Fazl ur Raheem.

Both the personalities discussed mutual linkages in the field of education. They agreed that both universities would keep taking steps for the betterment of education and they will specially focus on promotion of Arabic language. IIUI President said on the occasion the provision of quality education to the Muslim youth is the topmost priority of the IIUI. He reiterated his resolve that IIUI will keep perusing its goal of internationalization.


By: Muhammad Nauman [December 8th, 2017]

Dr. Muhammad Bashir Khan , Vice President, Academics International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) has reiterated his resolve that university will keep providing quality education to the Muslim world in the light of Islamic teachings.

This he stated while talking to the representatives of media who called upon him at his office. Dr. Bashir Khan told the media persons that IIUI was heading towards the destination of progress and it was expanding its exposure further through collaborations and linkages with educational institutions of the world. Responding to the educational system in Pakistan, Dr. Bashir Khan said that Pakistani educational system is the one of the best ones in the world and urged that youth should not be discouraged in this regard.

“IIUI is the third largest public sector university in country with on campus thirty thousand plus students including nearly 14 thousand female students in the separate female campus” he told while briefing about the university. He also informed about the future plans of the university and told about the recently complement developmental projects at campuses.

Responding to a question regarding eradication of terrorism, Vice President IIUI said that universities have pivotal role in this regard and only they can make a breakthrough to defeat the terrorism. He also told about the efforts of IIUI in this regard. He also hailed Higher Education Commission and said that it was doing its best for the betterment in the field of education.



By: Muhammad Nauman [December 6th, 2017]

Sher Nowrooz Khan, Chief Librarian, IIUI won the 3rd prize in National Seerah book competition 2017.

The award was given by President of Pakistan at International Seerah Conference organized by Ministry of Religious Affairs & Interfaith Harmony Govt, of Pakistan.

The book is a bibliography titled “Hazrat Muhammad (Salla Allah Alyh wa Sallam): Muntakhab Kitabiyyat Urdu Kutub wa Maqalat”  which is a reference tool on Seerah in the Urdu language.

There are 6207 entries in this bibliography.  The coverage of this work extends to books, monographs, collected works, dissertations, theses, conference proceedings, journal articles, etc. In addition to books and other materials, 128 research journals in the Urdu language have been surveyed. In this bibliography, the life of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) has been divided under 50 main headings covering various dimension of his life.

It is pertinent to mention that Mr. nowrooz,  couple of years ago also won 1st prize in English category in same competition.



By: Muhammad Nauman [December 6th, 2017]

Faculty of Arabic at Female Campus of the university organized 3rd Arabic Language Quiz & Qiraat Competition.

IMCG F7/2 ( Team A) stood fist, while IMCG F7/4( Team C) grabbed second and IMCG F7/2( Team B) got third position.

Arabic Language Quiz Competition was held among the students of  Islamabad Model Colleges for Girls( IMCG), Islamabad. The jury of the competition consisted of Dr. Qadeera Saleem & Dr. Saadat Uzma from Faculty of Arabic, Dr. Asma ul Husna from Arabic Department, NUML .

Arabic Qiraat Competition was held among the students of  Dar Arqam & IIUI Schools of twin cities. The competition was divided i

nto teams  in which “Alhudhud Al-Arabi” title was also awarded accordingly.

The jury of this competition consisted of Dr Shagufta Khanum from faculty of Arabic, Ms.Sajida Jamil Chairperson Dar Muneera Centre for Hifz & Ms Iffat Batool  From Faculty of Ussul ud Din.

In this competition IIUI School Chaklala Scheme Campus secured first position, while Gulzar-Quaid Campus Stood second and Satlite town Campus Dar-e-Arqam was on third position.

The award of  “Alhudhud Al-Arabi” went to  Imam ul Haque from IIUI School Chaklala Scheme 111 Campus.

To motivate the participants of the competition, participation certificates, shields and prizes were distributed among them. Dr. Aliya Akram Chairperson faculty of Arabic thanked all the guests for their support, and participants to make the event successful.



By: Muhammad Nauman [December 4th, 2017]

Rector International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI), Dr. Masoom Yasinzai has urged the universities of Muslim world to focus on Islamic education and they must mingle both religious and contemporary education.

This he said while talking to the members of education delegation of Oman who called on him at his office. On the occasion, Rector IIUI apprised them about role of IIUI and agreed with them that IIUI would be available to disseminate message of peace and prepare a curriculum blended with Islamic teachings. He introduced university faculties and constituent units and said it was youth which was required to be focused and nurtured in the light of Islamic teachings.

The delegation members, Dr. Badar al Hashmi Dean college of Shariah, Oman and Dr. Badar Al Hashmi, a scholar from college of Shariah, Oman hailed the role of IIUI and said it was providing quality education to the Muslim world integrated with teachings of Islam.

Later, the delegation also visited the Faisal Masjid.


By: Muhammad Nauman [December 4th, 2017]

Department of Urdu of International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) at female campus organized a session with renowned poetess and critic Yasmin Hameed, where she recited her poetry and discussed important topics of literature.

The session was chaired by Dr. Najeeba Arif, Chairperson Department of Urdu, while it was also attended by Dr. Aziz Ibn ul Hassan, Chairman Urdu, male campus, Dr. Munazza Yaqoob, Chairperson English department and other faculty members.

Yasmin Hameed recited her Ghazals and poems while she was hailed by the audience. She also gave answers to the questions of the audience and discussed topics such as comparison of poetry and prose, techniques of both genres and the debate that which one is better than the other.

Earlier, Dr. Najeeba appreciated the services of Yasmeen Hameed in the field of research and her efforts at LUMS for literature through an organization Halqa e Daanish.

Dr. Munnaza lauded works of Dr. Yasmeen in the field of translations and compilations, while Dr. Aziz Ibn ul Hassan added that it was a spell like milieu while listing to her poetry.