A Higher Education Commission (HEC) team visited International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) to review governance and quality assurance at university, where it also met with IIUI leadership including Rector Dr. Masoom Yasinzai and President IIUI Dr. Ahmed Yousif-Al-Draiweesh.
HEC team’s visit was made as per directives of Prime Minister of Pakistan who has desired that an HEC team should visit all degree awarding institutions to check good governance and quality assurance in Universities of Pakistan.
During the meeting between IIUI leadership and HEC team, issues and challenges faced by the University and procedures adopted by IIUI for offering quality of education were discussed. HEC team expressed satisfaction that IIUI is a multi-cultural university and it is providing equal opportunity and facilities to the male and female students with distinction of separate campuses.
On the occasion, a detail presentation was given by Director QEC regarding procedures of IIUI and its governance which was attended by Vice President (Academics), Vice President (HS&R) and all director.
Later, the HEC team checked all the relevant record and report of IIUI regarding governance including BoG, Academic Council, Selection Boards and appreciated the policies of IIUI.
They also shared some points for further improvements f IIUI policies upon which Rector & President IIUI assured that identified points will be implemented on priority basis.
The Department of Education, International Islamic University Islamabad has designed a Professional Development Program for University Teachers (PDPUT). This is an intensive in- service training of university teachers on the pattern of HEC programs. The aim of series of workshop is to enhance pedagogical and research skills of teaching faculty. The workshop will comprise of 09 areas out of which an important one is Research Methods & Skills which is to be the 6th in the series. The opening ceremony of workshop held at the seminar room, Fatima Tuz Zahra Block Female Campus, IIUI followed by two training sessions on the entitled theme. In their welcome addresses, Dr. N.B Jumani, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences and Dr. Samina Malik Director Female Campus acknowledged resource persons and faculty members for their participation. They evoked the need of training programs and dynamic research skills for university teachers in order to cater challenging demands of 21st century. Resource person Dr. Azhar Mahmood (Assistant Professor) Department of Education conducted first session of this workshop.
He gave detail presentation on Qualitative Research Design and its allied concepts including characteristics, features, approaches and procedures/ steps of qualitative research. Dr. Azhar also elaborated the role of researcher while applying qualitative research paradigm. He further explained mixed method research and its distinguishing features. Second session of the workshop was conducted by Dr. Shamsa Aziz (Assistant Professor) Department of Education (Female Campus). She had interactive discussion with the participants regarding quantitative research and its related concepts. She thoroughly explained different types of quantitative research designs including descriptive/ survey, co-relational, causal comparative and experimental design using practical examples and activities. Dr. Shamsa also highlighted importance of mixed method research paradigm while presenting comparison of qualitative & quantitative research approaches.
International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) and educational institutions of Egypt have agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation by arranging joint seminars and exchange of faculties.
This was agreed in the meetings between the high officials of Egyptian universities and President IIUI’s Advisor Dr. Ashraf Abdul Rafay Al-Durfaily who visited Egypt on the directives of President IIUI Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh and discussed already signed MoUs and other issues of mutual interest between IIUI and Egyptian varsities.
Dr. Ashraf called on Director of Centre for Islamic Economics, Al-Azhar University, Professor Dr. Yousif Ibrahim where the Egyptian official lauded IIUI for its progress and role in the field of research and education. It was agreed in the meeting that the centre of Al-Azhar university would organize a seminar on Iqbal’s thoughts titled” Unity of Mulsim Ummah and Iqbal’s Message”.
Meanwhile, Dr. Abdul Rafay also called on Vice President Al-Azhar University who told that the President of the university has assured to take meaningful measures in terms of providing more faculty members to IIUI.
The IIUI President’s Advisor also called on President Alexandria University, Egypt, where points of a prior meeting between Dr. Al-Draiweesh and his Alexandria University counterpart were discussed. The varsity’s President also invited Rector IIUI, President IIUI, Director Dawah Academy and Executive Director Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue to visit Alexandria university, while he also vowed to remain available with dedication for mutual cooperation.
سعيا لاستكمال أعمال ولقاءات معالي رئيس الجامعة الاسلامية المثمرة والناجحة بالجامعات العربية والإسلامية، ومتابعة ما تم إنجازه من بروتوكولات تعاون يعود نفعها على الجامعة الإسلامية وشعب باكستان الإسلامي العريق، كلف معالي رئيس الجامعة الدكتور أشرف عبد الرافع الدرفيلي مستشار رئيس الجامعة للتعاون الدولي بعقد عدة لقاءات للتنسيق والتشاور والتباحث واستكمال ما تم إنجازه خلال لقاءات الأستاذ الدكتور أحمد بن يوسف الدريويش برؤساء الجامعات والمجامع والمراكز البحثية في مصر .
كانت أول هذه اللقاءات مع البروفيسور الأستاذ الدكتور يوسف إبراهيم احد أبرز أعلام الاقتصاد الإسلامي في العالم المعاصر ومدير مركز صالح كامل للاقتصاد الإسلامي بجامعة الأزهر الشريف، حيث رحب بالتعاون الكامل مع الجامعة الإسلامية، وأشاد بما وصلت إليه الجامعة من تقدم علمي وبحثي وأكاديمي جعلها في مصاف الجامعات العالمية عالية الجودة والأداء بفضل الله تعالى ثم بفضل قيادتها العلمية الحكيمة، وأبدى سعادته الغامرة بمقابلته لمعالي رئيس الجامعة وحرصه على مد جسور التواصل والتعاون الدولي بين مصر وباكستان الإسلامية من خلال شراكات التعاون مع الجامعات المصرية والعربية . .
كما تطرق اللقاء للتنسيق من أجل إقامة ندوة دولية في رحاب الأزهر الشريف حول فكر العلامة والمفكر الإسلامي الكبير محمد إقبال، وبحمد الله تعالى تم التوافق على أن يكون عنوان الندوة الدولية ( أثر فكر محمد إقبال في وحدة الأمة الإسلامية ) . .
وفي نهاية اللقاء قدم البروفيسور إبراهيم يوسف التهنئة لمعالي رئيس الجامعة لاختياره ضمن المائة شخصية المؤثرة علمياً وفكرياً على مستوى العالم، وأكد أن هذا فخر للأمة العربية والإسلامية.
كما تضمنت الزيارة لمكتب معالي رئيس جامعة الأزهر الشريف بالإنابة، وذلك لتسليمه خطاب معالي رئيس الجامعة الإسلامية، وقد أبدى سعادته بما تم من لقاءات مع معالي رئيس الجامعة الأستاذ الدكتور أحمد بن يوسف الدريويش، وأكد أن سماحة شيخ الأزهر الشريف وجه تعليماته بتلبية كافة متطلبات رئيس الجامعة الإسلامية ومساندته في جميع احتياجات الجامعة الإسلامية من الكوادر العلمية والبحثية.
كما تم اللقاء مع رئيس جامعة الإسكندرية الذي رحب بعقد بروتوكول تعاون مع الجامعة الإسلامية أثناء حضور معالي الأستاذ الدكتور أحمد بن يوسف الدريويش بالإسكندرية، وقد تم التباحث والتشاور حول ما تم توقيعه وخاصة في مجال إقامة الندوات والمؤتمرات والمشاريع العلمية والبحثية وتبادل زيارات أعضاء هيئة التدريس وطلاب الجامعتين وفي نهاية اللقاء تلقى الدكتور أشرف عبد الرافع رغبة معالي رئيس الجامعة الإسكندرية دعوة كل من معالي راعي الجامعة ومعالي رئيس الجامعة الإسلامية الأستاذ الدكتور أحمد بن يوسف الدريويش والأستاذ الدكتور ممتاز مدير معهد إقبال والدكتور سهيل حسن مديرأكاديمية الدعوة لزيارة الجامعة قريبا .
The International Islamic University, Islamabad’s (IIUI) faculty members Dr. Najeeba Arif and Dr. Aroosa Kanwal brought fame and pride to the university by winning recognition and prizes at the globally famous Karachi Literature Festival (KLF).
Dr. Najeeba Arif’s (Chairperson of the Urdu Department) work “Ma’aani sey Ziada” bagged the KLF Urdu Fiction/Non-Fiction Prize. Two of her poems were also recited which earned accolades from all present.
In addition, Dr. Aroosa Kanwal (Assistant Professor, Department of English) clinched the KLF-Coca Cola prize, awarded to the best non-fiction work, for her book “Rethinking Identities in Contemporary Pakistani Fiction”, published by Palgrave Macmillan. She received her award in person. This book has discussed the post-colonial discourse, and particularly, the role of Pakistani Fiction in English in negotiating with the global power skein after the fall of the Twin Towers.
Rector IIUI Dr. Masoom Yasinzai and President IIUI Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh have congratulated both the faculty members and termed their success at KLF as a matter of pride for university.
The hosts of the event and veteran experts at KLF praised the two ladies who also stood as indicators of the great potential our university. They recognized the fact that as debutants, their works had managed to earn such glorious awards. .
It is pertinent to say here that in less than ten days, this has been the second forum on which IIUI female faculty members have outdone themselves. Earlier, Dr. Samina Malik had bagged the ‘Best University Teacher’ Award from the HEC.
Courtesy: (Department of English, female campus)
زار عدد من كبار المسؤولين بالجامعة الإسلامية برئاسة البروفيسور الدريويش مركز منيرة لتحفيظ القرآن الكريم وعلومه وهو من أهم مشاريع الجامعة حيث تبرع فضيلة الشيخ حمود الذيب (عضو مجلس الأمناء) مائة ألف دولار لإنشاء هذا المركز، وجه معالي رئيس الجامعة الجهات المعنية أن يتم إنجاز المشروع في أسرع وقت ممكن وأن المركز سيعمل من أجل نشر تعاليم القرآن الكريم تحت إشراف كلية أصول الدين بالجامعة
من بين الاتفاقيات ومذكرات التفاهم التي قامت بها الجامعة الإسلامية مع الجامعات والمؤسسات التعليمية الأخرى داخل باكستان وخارجها لتعزيز العلاقات في المجال الأكاديمي والبحثي الجامعة الإسلامية في ماليزيا ومن بين البنود التي تم الاتفاق عليها هو عقد المؤتمرات والندوات ومن ثم فإن كلية الهندسة والتكنولوجيا عقدت مؤتمرا دوليا بعنوان “النظام الذكي للهندسة”. كما زار الوفد الماليزي المكون من البروفيسور مشكوري يعقوب والدكتور شيروز خان والأستاذ سليمان وعدي هارون كلية الهندسة وشاهد المعامل الموجودة في القسم وأعجب جدا بالمعمل الإلكتروني المطور الذي أنشأه البنك الإسلامي للتنمية وأشاد الوفد دور الجامعة الإسلامية في خدمة الطلاب والطالبات وثمن جهود كبار المسؤولين الذين يسعون للنهوض بالجامعة وتطويرها.
Female education is a leading source of changing the fate of nation, said Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, Rector International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI).
The IIUI Rector said this on Thursday while addressing the orientation session for new female students organized by the Faculty of Management Sciences (FMS), Female campus.
“IIUI’s vision is to produce harmonious and skilled leaders blended with the characteristics of Islamic values” He said. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai said a very small number of women have access to education in the country and those who have this opportunity must pave the way for success and right to education for the coming generations. He vowed that university would provide maximum opportunities to the female students to showcase talent and shine in education. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai told that more PhD faculty members would soon join the Faculty of Management Sciences while saying that it would be a matter of further improvements in the quality education at faculty.
Dr. Samina Malik, the Director female campus welcomed new students and urged them to acquire education with dedication while saying that commitment to the education is a key to success.
Dr. Tasneem Fatima, The Chairperson at the Faculty of Management Sciences at female campus thanked Rector IIUI, Director female campus for joining the orientation session. She told that around four-thousand students have been studying at FMS. She assured every possible support in educational matters to the female students.
During the orientation session, new students were also apprised about the guidelines, university and faculty hierarchy and procedures to follow for joining the classes.
Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, President International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) Wednesday called upon the educational institutions to nurture the young minds with a blend of Islam’s teachings of peace.
“Attack on Bacha Khan University, Charsadda is a worst form of terrorism and carnage has saddened the hearts of world” he said while addressing the second meeting of meeting of Board of Advanced Studies and research (BASR).
He said that terrorism has engulfed the world and incidents such as Bacha Khan University demand that a framework to convey the future generation to counter the menace of terrorism with education. Dr. Al-Draiweesh prayed for the departed souls of Bacha Khan University carnage and expressed sympathies with families of those who have lost their lives.
“Teachers are the source who can elaborate the bitter aftermaths of terrorism to the students and young minds must be educated to discourage the violent attitudes” the IIUI President maintained.
The meeting discussed theses of the scholars of varsity’s different faculties and experts gave suggestions for further improvements in the ongoing research work. The meeting was also attended by the Vice Presidents of the university as well as Deans, Directors and other high officials.
A two-day training program was organized by Shariah Academy of International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) in collaboration with Jamia Ashrafia at Lahore in which 67 Mufties participated. The course was arranged at Jamia Ashrafia under the banner of an MOU already signed between the both sides.
The Inaugural session was presided over by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Munir Director Shariah Academy and Vice President (HS&R) IIUI, and Mulana Fazul ur Raheem Vice principle of Jamia Ashrafia was the chief guest of the occasion. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Munir, in his presidential address highlighted the objectives of the said program and told that the main aim of the course is to acquaint the mufties with modern trends and legal system of Pakistan specially Muslim Personal laws, Islamic Financial system and Constitutionalising Islam in Pakistan.
Mulana Fazul ur Raheem was very thankful to Prof. Dr. Ahmed Yousif Ahmed Al Draiweeshis President International Islamic University, and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Munir Director Shariah Academy and Vice President (HS&R) IIUI for conducting this training program.
Mulana Akram Kashmiri registrar Jamia Ashrafia was also present on the occasion, while Dr. Habib Ur Rehman, Chairman Department of Training , Shariah Academy briefed about the different activities of the Shariah Academy.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Munir in his first lecture discussed how British east India Company came to the subcontinent for the purpose of trade and gradually started interfering in the local justice system which was based on Islamic law (Hanfi School of thought). He also highlighted the legal history of indo-pak. However on the second day of workshop Prof. Dr. Muhammad Munir delivered lectures on “Constitutionalzing Islam in Pakistan” and “Dissolution of Marriage Act 1939: An overview”.
Dr. Shahbaz Cheema gave a brief introduction of jurisdiction of Federal Shariat court. Mr. Abdul Jabbar Karimi (Senior Vice President Allied Bank Limited, Pakistan) addressed on Islamic Finance. Dr. Zubair Abbassi (Assistant Professor LUMS) delivered lecture on “Khula in Islamic law & Pakistani legal system”.
In the concluding session the Nazim Jamia Ashrafia Mulana Asad Ubaid was the chief guest, stressed upon the need for such kind of courses to bring mufties and ulama closer to the main stream of modern scholarship and acquaint them with the prevailing legal system, financial laws, and Muslim personal laws. The participant of the training course also requested the Academy to continue such courses in the future indeed they realize the benefits of the course and appreciated the efforts of Academy in this regards. At the end of the program certificates were distributed among the participants.