Training Programs

The training section of the Academy has so far successfully completed 50 Shari’ah Courses for judges, attorneys, public prosecutors and law officers. Nine international programmes have also been conducted in the premises of the Shari’ah Academy IIUI, in which the Judges of Kazakhstan, Judicial officers of Philippines and the members of Afghan judiciary participated. The training section of the Academy has also organized four regional programmes of the International Training series; two in Philippines, one in South Africa and another in Srilanka. Moreover, 19 Shari’ah Courses for Lawyers were conducted in Islamabad and 11 Regional Courses of this category at different major cities of the country i.e. Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Multan, Bahawalpur, Abbottabad and Faisalabad. The training section has recently started a series of specialized orientation courses (10 days duration). The first course of this category was held for the lawyers of Islamabad and Rawalpindi at the premises of the Academy in December 2009. Another feature of Shari’ah orientation programmes is the seminars on various themes which were arranged by the Academy time to time.
The major Shari’ah Training Programmes are:
  • Shari’ah (Islamic Law) Courses for Judges, Prosecutors and Law Officers (16 week duration)

    To promote Islamic Legal Philosophy and the Islamic concept of justice through orientation in Islamic Law, the main objective of this course is to widen the vision of judicial officers and legal professionals in dispensation of Justice and enforcement of law, in keeping with the commandments of the Shari’ah.

    In order to attain these goals, the Academy has chalked out a comprehensive teaching and training programme. It has designed a curricula that acquaints the participants with the concept of justice in the light of practical approaches of Usul ul-Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) and study of the important areas of Fiqh (Islamic Law), and the concept of Maqasid;( the objectives of Shari’ah) as visualized in civil, criminal, constitutional, international and transactional perspectives.

    The comparative study of the Islamic and Western concepts of law and their approach to human problems is also undertaken. The doctrine of Ijtihad, with special reference to the contemporary Muslim societies and future trends of its dynamic development, is given due emphasis.

    Main features of the Curricula includes: Islamic Moral Studies, General Introduction to Islamic Law, Objectives of Shari’ah, Islamic Jurisprudence, Islamic Legal Maxims, Islamic Law of Crime & Punishment, Islamic Procedural Law, Islamization of Laws, Islamic Commercial & Financial Law, Islamic Personal Law, Islamic Constitutional & Administrative Law, Islamic Judicial System, Islamic International Law, Modern Legal Concepts, Research Methodology, Arabic for legal professionals.

    Nominations for this Course are made by the High Courts and Provincial Governments including Azad Jammu & Kashmir. Officers up to the rank of District & Sessions Judges, District Attorneys and Prosecutors etc, participate in the course.

    Besides arrangements for free, frank and thought-provoking exchange of ideas, the participants are provided an opportunity to visit various national judicial, constitutional institutions and advisory bodies for Islamization of laws. The courses also include foreign study tours for an exposure of the participants to the judicial systems of the other Muslim countries, followed by an opportunity to avail the spiritual benefits by performance of ‘Umrah.

    The participants are also facilitated with Reading Material, Library, Lodging, Pick and drop from guest house to the campus, Transportation for inland tours and visits.

    We have successfully completed 50 Shari’ah Courses for judges, attorneys, public prosecutors and law officers.

  • International Training Programmes for Lawyers and Judicial Officers;

    The Shari’ah Academy has extended its training facilities to the judges and law officers engaged in the process of administration of justice in other countries. In these courses, special emphasis is given to an orientation in Islamic law and jurisprudence along with the Pakistan’s experience regarding the process of Islamization.

    In pursuance of the protocol of understanding signed in April, 1993 between the International Islamic University and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Kazakhstan, the Academy organized 4 International Training Programmes for the judges of Kazakhstan. Four similar International Programmes were arranged for the judges of Philippines, and recently 03 such programmes were arranged for the members of Afghan judiciary and those coming from relevant departments. One course for the lawyers of South Africa was also arranged by the Academy, in Durban. A total of 282 participants benefited from these programmes.

    The scholars and experts in Shari’ah, delivered lectures to the foreign trainees. On interest-free banking, commercial law of Islam, procedural law of Islam and its disciplines.

  • Shari’ah (Islamic Law) Courses for Lawyers (15 days duration)

    Realizing the importance of the role of lawyers in the process of dispensation of justice, the Academy conducts 15 days Lawyers’ Course, to familiarize them with the Islamic law and jurisprudence.

    The syllabus of the Lawyers’ course includes Orientation based study of Islamic jurisprudential thought in the overall context of juristic development, including administration of justice, with special reference to vindication of rights. The role of the advocate in Islam and its significance in the present-day context remains the hallmark of the programme.

    Thirty four such courses have been conducted till now, 21 of them were arranged in the premises of the Academy and 13 were held in the major cities all over the country i.e., Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Multan, Bahawalpur, Abbottabad and Faisalabad.

  • Specialized Orientation courses in Shari’ah (Islamic law);

    The first course of this category was held for the lawyers of Islamabad and Rawalpindi at the premises of the Academy in December 2009.

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