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IRD CELEBRATES ITS 10 YEARS OF EXCELLENCES, LAUNCHES WEBSITE & DOCUMENTARY
By: Muhammad Nauman [March 29th, 2017]

Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue (IRD) of International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) launched its website and screened out its documentary in a ceremony held here at new campus of the university amid 10 years’ celebrations of excellence of IRD.

The website was inaugurated by IIUI Rector Dr. Masoom Yasinzai and President IIUI Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh who also cut the cake on the occasion.

“IIUI has distinctive attributes of internationalization and Islamic values and its faculty and researches of constituent units hold a vital responsibility of disseminating both characters globally with a blend of Islam’s message of peace” said Dr. Masoom Yasinzai in his speech. He continued saying that universities are the places which provide solutions to the contemporary challenges and 180 universities of the country would have to lead from the front and produce feasible solutions to the problems of society. He furthered that IIUI, through its constituent units such as IRD, focusing upon addressing the societal issues and discouragement of negative attitudes. He said that IRD’s outreach programs, moots and musters are paying back as youth, teachers and students of Madaris  are being provided opportunities to be in the national stream.

He hailed IRD and urged its officials to follow the vision of its late Executive Director Dr. Mumtaz Ahmed. He emphasized that teachers of the Pakistani universities would have to play their role of society builders and he termed this responsibility as a justification of the bestowed responsibility to them.

Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, in his speech said that IIUI was working to disseminate the message of Islamic scholars and thinkers across the world and role of IRD was significant and appreciable in this regard. He furthered that IRD was heading towards right direction by spreading Iqbal’s message of Muslim unity and values of Islam to the society. The IIUI President maintained that Islam was religion of peace and tranquility and Islamic values have discouraged the negative attitudes such as extremism. He added that same lines have been given to the scholars and researches of the IRD. He appreciated the role of IRD and felicitated its officials on 10 years of success.

Earlier, Dr. Husn ul Amin, Executive Director IRD said in his remarks that the ceremony was held to mark the ten years of excellence. While briefing about the ongoing activities, he said that IRD was focusing on publications and told that soon as many as 10 books would be introduced which will be discussing psychology and extremism, governance and other vital topics. He apprised on the occasion that IRD will be giving training to one thousand teachers and one thousand students of Madaris in certification programs during the current year. He added that the institute will also be holding youth engagement programs this year.

Meanwhile, the IRD, in connection with its celebrations of 10 years of excellence,  will hold a recreation trip for seminary students of all schools of thought of twin cities today (Thursday) at 9am to 5 pm at Pir Sohawa, Islamabad. The event shall comprise different games and lectures. Rector and President IIUI shall be the chief guests on the occasion.

 

Faculty of Arabic Holds Debate Competition
By: Hafiz Atiq ur Rehman [March 29th, 2017]

 

Faculty of Arabic (Female Campus) International Islamic University, Islamabad organized annual Arabic inter faculty debate competition in connection with annual co-curricular activities. The competition observed large number of participant debaters from across the academic departments who delivered their best on the topic الأم مدرسة“.

Dr. Rukhsana Mir, Faculty of Sharia & Law, Dr. Salma Sehole and Dr. Shagufta Nasreen from Faculty of Arabic performed the responsibilities of judges.  . Rabia Kosar from Faculty of Arabic clinched 1st position while Aamna Akbar from Faculty of Ussul ud Din stood on 2nd position and Khola from Faculty of Sharia & Law was declared 3rd in position. Dr. Qadeera Saleem, Dr. Yasmeen Akhter and Dr. Samia Nazish were the organizers of the event.

 

IIUI HOLDS BASR MEETING
By: Muhammad Nauman [March 29th, 2017]

The 2nd meeting of Board of Advanced Studies and Research (BASR) of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) of year 2017 was held on Tuesday under the Chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, President, IIUI.

It was also attended by Prof. Dr. Mohammad Bashir Khan, Vice President Academics, Prof. Dr. Aqdas Naveed Malik, Vice President (Higher Studies & Research), Deans, Heads of departments and other relevant officials including Director Academics Dr. Tahir Khalily.

The Board discussed and analyzed synopsis of thesis of MS and PhD students’ from Faculties of Management Sciences, Shariah & Law, Languages & Literature, Arabic and Engineering and Technology, IIUI. The Board issued key instructions for students regarding research work. 

 

IIUI RECTOR CALLS FOR MINGLING ISLAM, CONTEMPORARY EDUCATION IN YOUNG MINDS
By: Muhammad Nauman [March 28th, 2017]

Rector of the International Islamic University (IIU) Dr. Masoom Yasinzai has called for mingling the Islam and contemporary education in the young minds.

He made these remarks addressing to a 40-member delegation of students hailing from Cadet College, Killa Saifullah, Baluchistan which called on him at new campus of the university.

The delegation was led by Media Advisor of the collage, while teachers of the institution also accompanied him.

The IIU rector told that university has initiated a 50 seats package for the students of Baluchistan and presently nearly 700 students from Baluchistan acquiring quality education at the university.

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 said IIUI is providing a sectarian free milieu to the students of more than 40 countries.

The delegation participants took keen interest in the university and also visited Faisal Masjid camvarious departments of the university.

 

DR. SHATHA DELIVERS LECTURE ON EPIDEMIOLOGY OF CHRONIC DISEASES
By: Muhammad Nauman [March 28th, 2017]

The Female Campus of International Islamic University organized a lecture cum discussion session on “Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases” which was delivered by Dr. Shatha Ahmad Al Draiweesh, Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine King Saud University Riyadh – Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Shatha has recently completed her PhD from Melbourne University, Australia.

The speaker in her interactive session enlightened the audience about Characteristics of Chronic, Diseases major Non-communicable Diseases and Consequences of Food Sensitization. She highlighted various health issues and addressed the queries of audience in detail.

The audience termed the session as source of exquisite insight and they maintained that the lecture cleared their misunderstandings regarding man made health issues and they got awareness about ways to resolve common health issues.

In the end, Prof. Dr. Samina Malik expressed her gratitude to the resource person for her valuable time and faculty members and students for taking interest in the session.

 

 

DAWAH BOOK FAIR TO COMMENCE ON MARCH 30, ACADEMY TO HOLD INT’L SESSION OF HUSN E QIRAT
By: Muhammad Nauman [March 28th, 2017]

“Dawah Book Fair” organised by Dawah Academy of the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) will kick-off on March 30 at Faisal Masjid campus of the university.

The event will be inaugurated on March 30, 11 AM at Faisal Masjid campus, while as many as 50 publishers, printers and booksellers would setup stall in this five-day activity where books will be sold on mentionable discounts. It would remain open from 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM till April 03, 2017.

Meanwhile, Dawah Academy will also hold international “ Mehfil e Husn e Qirat” on April 01 at Faisal Masjid campus after Namaz e Maghrib.

 

IIUI PRESIDENT STRESSES ON ORGANIZING INT’L MOOTS, MUSTERS
By: Muhammad Nauman [March 27th, 2017]

President, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) chaired a meeting of the steering committee for conferences, seminars and events in which committees were formed to hold international conference on “Role of Islamic Universities in eradication of terrorism”.

The meeting also reviewed arrangements for the upcoming events, international seminars, while various faculties were given tasks of arranging conferences on important topics.

The meeting was attended by the Vice Presidents, Deans, Directors and other relevant officials who were directed by the IIUI President to expedite the efforts for arrangements of the upcoming events. He emphasized that university has a responsibility to address the prevailing challenges of time and to meet this objective, conferences and seminars from the platform of IIUI is vital.

The IIUI President desired that a forum of all the Islamic universities is a necessary, while IIUI officials would have to take practical steps to make a meeting of forum possible before Ramdan.

 

IIUI PRESIDENT DIRECTS FOR MAXIMUM SUPPORT TO NEEDY, TALENTED STUDENTS
By: Muhammad Nauman [March 27th, 2017]

Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, President IIUI has directed for uplifting the academic needs of talented students and desired to facilitate needy and deserving students through award of Need Based Scholarships.

He was chairing a meeting of institutional scholarships award committee for OGDCL need base scholarships here at new campus of the university. The meeting was also attended by Vice President IIUI Dr. Muhammad Munir, Director Academics Dr. Muhammad Tahir Khalily, Director Finance Saif ur Rehman, Director female campus Dr. Samina Malik, Add. Director Finance, Nuzhat Zareen and other officials of the finance department.

During the meeting, matters pertaining to HEC need base scholarships, selection procedure of award of need base scholarships and details of recommended applicants were discussed.

As per an MoU between Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) and IIUI, the university will be provided as many as 25 need-cum-merit based scholarships worth 37 million.

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCMENT
By: Muhammad Nauman [March 21st, 2017]

International Islamic University,Islamabad ( IIUI)  and its constituent units will remain open on Wednesday, March 22.

All academic and administrative activities will be as per routine at the varsity campuses.

 

SKILLED ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS IIUI’S PRIME FOCUS: DR. AL-DRAIWEESH
By: Muhammad Nauman [March 20th, 2017]

Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, President, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) has said that IIUI is keenly focusing on producing skilled professionals in the field of engineering and strengthening its engineering faculty is one of the prime focuses of the university.

He was talking to a Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) Re-accreditation team at his office. The meeting was also attended by Vice President AF&P, Dr. Muhammad Munir, Vice President HS&R, Dr. Naveed Aqdas Malik, Head of departments of the faculty and other relevant officials.

Dr. Al-Draiweesh said that Pakistani engineers are famous for their talent and abilities in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where they are working in world’s famous engineering companies. He continued saying that Pakistani youth owns commendable potential. IIUI President added that IIUI students always have an edge of being harmonious minds because they acquire quality education at campuses integrated with teachings of Islam.

 

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