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News and Events – July 2015
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MEMBERS OF MUSLIM COUNCIL OF ELDERS, EGYPT VISIT IIUI
Report By: Hafiz Atiq ur Rehman
A three member delegation from Muslim Council of Elders, (MCE) Egypt lead by Prof Dr. Yousuf Amer, visited International Islamic University, Islamabad and called on Dr Masoom Yasinzai, Rector IIUI. Dr. Yousuf was accompanied by Dr. Reham Abdullah and Research Scholar Ms Asma Shubaan. The delegation was received at IIUI new campus on behalf of President IIUI Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh by Mr. Gulzar Ahmed Khawja Director General (AF&P) while Dr. Muhammad Zia ul Haq Director Islamic Research Institute (IRI) IIUI and Dr. Muhammad Anwar Head IIU Alumni were also present.

In meeting with Rector IIUI, Dr. Yousuf who is also Deputy Dean of Languages Al-Azhar University Egypt apprised Dr. Masoom about objectives and goals of Muslim Council of Elders and different projects to disseminate the message of peace, tolerance and co-existence in the world particularly in Muslims societies. He said MCE has been established with the aim to eradicate social evils from the societies and strengthen the moral values. He said, the council is free from any bias and sectarian element, condemns the extremist attitude in young minds of Muslim Ummah. Dr. Yousuf also admired the contributions of IIUI for the services of Islam and Muslim Ummah, he also requested co-operation from IIUI in this effort.

Dr. Masoom in his talk viewed a mechanism for students, teachers exchange program which actually would strengthen the mutual relations of both countries. He also thanked to Govt of Egypt and Al-Azhar University Egypt, for its rich contribution in IIUI academia and faculty. ”Both countries Pakistan and Egypt are making lot of progress in science and technology and serving Muslim Ummah with their trained and skilled human resources“, Dr. Masoom said. Rector IIUI assured its co-operation up-to maximum to the delegation members for the cause of Islam and termed this peace caravan a mile stone towards peace, stability and prosperity of Muslim Ummah.

Earlier, in a meeting, Gulzar Khawja was of the view that to ensue this noble cause a lecture series should be conducted to motivate young ones towards a way of tolerance, patience and co-existence which would be best investment. He also briefed the delegation about university in detail and threw light on the important features, achievements and distinctions of the university. On the occasion Dr. Zia ul Haq said IIUI would be best platform, if MCE desires to open its Pakistan chapter as the IIUI offers peaceful milieu to its students. Dr. Anwar on behalf of Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh President IIUI, particularly thanked the delegation on visiting IIUI. Later on, the delegation also visited Female Campus of the university.

 

IIUI, CHINESE ISLAMIC COUNCIL INK MOU FOR TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL
Report By: Muhammad Nauman
International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) and Council of Islamic Chinese Relations of China (CICRC) have penned an MoU for establishing “IIUI New Silk Road School of Technology” at IIUI.

Chinese Council will provide full support for infrastructure, equipment and faculty members for the school, while Chinese faculty would impart technical training to the students of school to cater the needs of human resources for joint Pak-China projects under Pak-China Economic Corridor.

The MoU was signed here at Faisal Masjid campus of IIUI by the IIUI Rector Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, and Dr. Ding Houfei, President, Council of Islamic Chinese Relations in presence of Vice President Academics (IIUI) Dr. Mohammad Bashir Khan, Director General (IIUI) Gulzar Ahmed Khwaja and Chinese delegates.

According MoU, both sides would jointly hold conference, seminars, lectures and exchange of faculty, students to share the experiences. Both sides agreed that a committee will be formed to ensure execution of the plans set to achieve the goals . It was agreed that exchange of research and cooperation in development of training strategies and programs would be extended by both sides.

Talking on the Mutual cooperation and importance of economic corridor, Dr. Masoom Yasinzai said that IIUI and Chinese organizations’ mutual cooperation in enhancing human resource can be proved as one of the pioneer steps for the success of the economic corridor.

He maintained that this opportunity can help in brining improvements in the education sector and it would also increase people to people contact between both countries.

Dr. Ding Houfei said on the occasion that different organizations of international repute in China are ready to give opportunity to Pakistani students where they can broaden their exposure and skills as well.

Meanwhile, An Iftar dinner was also hosted by Rector IIUI in honor of Council of Islamic Chinese Relations of China, on the sidelines of MoU.

 

PRESIDENT IIU MEETS AL-AZHAR FACULTY, WELCOMES TO IIU
Report By: Muhammad Nauman
President International Islamic University (IIU) Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, in a meeting with teachers of Al-Azhar University of Egypt, welcomed them for being selected to teach at IIU.

A number of ten teachers would join IIU by the start of next semester who will teach in different disciplines including Arabic, Shariah, Seerah and History. Already a handsome number of teachers from Al-Azhar University are also teaching at IIUI and present addition is part of the initiative of exchange of faculty under an MoU signed between both universities.

During the meeting, Dr. Al-Draiweesh lauded Al-Azhar University for its cooperation to the universities of Islamic world. He added that Al-Azhar has been providing faculty support since IIU’s inception, while he appreciated services of Professor Dr Sheikh Ahmad Muhammad Al-Tayyeb and thanked him for his continuous cooperation.

While briefing about IIU, President IIU apprised the teachers about the faculties, teaching methodologies. He said that IIU is working to disseminate Islam’s message of peace and teachers at IIU teach about peace, tranquility and harmony while discouraging the violence.

Teachers thanked President IIU for his welcome and vowed that they would be proven as best addition to IIU.

 

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