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IIUI HOLDS POST CONVOCATION APPRECIATION CEREMONY
Published on: March 22nd, 2019

An appreciation ceremony was arranged here at Faisal Masjid campus on Thursday in the honour of International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) officials who contributed in organizing the 11thconvocation of the university.

As many as 400 people joined the ceremony hosted by IIUI President Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh who personally distributed cards among all the officials. Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh in his speech appreciated all the departments and said all the committees delivered in exquisite manners. IIUI President furthered the convocation has revealed that IIUI has a remarkable talent in all the aspects such as  research, academic and managerial skills. He said the unity shown amid the mega event was remarkable. He maintained that he was personally thankful to all the officials from top to bottom.  IIUI President, on the occasion, stressed that the unity shown at the convocation must continue. He also highlighted the importance of IIUI’s vision.

The ceremony was also addressed by Dr. Muhammad Tahir Khalily, Vice President Academics who thanked IIUI President for encouraging the all the organizing committees and officials. He vowed that all milestones will be achieved in future with same dedication and devotion and commitment.

Dr. Farkhanda Zia, Vice President Female Campus also addressed the ceremony and congratulated all participants on successful arrangement of convocation . She said that total number of female graduates was more than male students and it was an encouraging aspects. She also highlighted importance of role of women in progress of society and also discussed rights of women in Islam. She appreciated the female staff for dedicated duty during the convocation.

The ceremony was also attended by Director Administration, Khalid Mehmood Raja, Director Examination, Inam ul Haq and other relevant officials including chairmen  and members of the committees.

 

PROF. DR AYAZ’S BOOK “QUR’ĀNIC AND BIBLICAL NARRATIVE DISCOURSE” LAUNCHED AT IIUI
Published on: March 20th, 2019

The Department of English, in collaboration with the Contemporary Poetics Forum, International Islamic University, Islamabad, organised a book launch for Prof. Dr. Ayaz Afsar’s newly published book, Qur’ānic and Biblical Narrative Discourse: A Contemporary Approach.

Prof. Dr. Ayaz Afsar is the current dean of the Faculty of Languages and Literature art IIUI. His book, published by the Islamic Research Institute (IRI) at the International Islamic University, Islamabad, comes after numerous articles which he had previously published on the topic. It is an interdisciplinary study that makes use of literary and linguistic methods to compare and analyse the narrative elements of the Biblical and Qur’ānic texts.

IIUI Rector Dr. Masoom Yasinzai said that the book is a precious addition and such books are imperative to have impact of Islamic studies on worldly knowledge. He called upon academic fraternity to make it possible to initiate inter-disciplinary  research .He said that the book is quite relevant to the vision of university as IIUI is striving to disseminate constructive thoughts of Islamic teachings. Research relevant to the Islamic perspective is the need of hour, he said.

IIUI Preside Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh said the research productivity must be the core objective and the book is a salient laudable effort. He opined that books on Quran, its message and narrative with  a  contemporary approach  are imperative to be published to foil the attempt of stereotype being created against Islam. He maintained that research output is the key to success in future.

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Gunther, a Germany based Islamic Studies scholar, was also present at the session and he stressed how Dr. Ayaz’s work focuses on the potential for understanding each other rather than on differences. He also appreciated Dr. Ayaz’s focus on the aesthetic and narrative structures of these texts.

Dr. Husn ul Amin, the executive director of the Iqbal Institute for Research and Dialogue (IRD) discussed the book in context of the recent discussions in Qur’ānic studies, particularly those that have to do with the Qur’ān’s structure and style. He stated that Dr. Ayaz’s book is relevant to the students of Islamic Studies, Social Sciences, Literature, and Linguistics. Dr. Zia ul Haqq, the Director General IRI added to this by discussing the university’s academic work, especially with regards to the Islamic Sciences and in shaping a society.

Earlier, In his welcome note by Dr. Muhammad Sheeraz, the chairman of the Department of English , who congratulated Dr. Ayaz and also discussed the importance of his work in context of the need for harmony in contemporary society. Mr. Farrukh Nadeem, a literary figure and faculty member at the department  then proceeded to share his short review of the book, mentioning how it applies the literary methods of narratological study to the comparative study of religious texts. What the book does, he said, was to study the narrative structure and the aesthetic scheme of these texts, focusing on the how rather than on the what.

Dr Amal Sayyid, another faculty member at the department discussed the text in context of recent racial and religious conflicts and mentioned how it shows an alternative response that focuses on shared narratives rather than on difference. She also foregrounded the fact that Dr. Ayaz’s work does not try to liberalise Islam or to produce some sort of apologetic, but rather it acknowledges the narratives shared between faiths without sacrificing anything to the secular. She also mentioned how it goes beyond both post-modern approaches that begin with scepticism as well as those that fail to look at these texts as anything more than a rulebook.

The ceremony was hosted by Dr. Akhtar Aziz, who moderated the session and also gave it some context by quoting from both the Qur’ān as well as the Bible.

Copies of the book were also available for purchase and many students had them signed by Dr. Ayaz Afsar, who stayed there for as long as he could to facilitate those who wished to talk to him about his work.

 

IRI WORKSHOP ON CAPACITY BUILDING, ANALYSIS OF DATA & ARTICULATION OF RESEARCH COMMENCES
Published on: March 18th, 2019

A 5-day training workshop titled “Orientation, Capacity Building, Research Planning” and “Review of the Performance, Analysis of Data and Articulation of Research” being organized by the Islamic Research Institute (IRI) of the International Islamic University Islamabad (II UI) in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad, for IRI’s International Postdoctoral fellows 2019-2020, commenced here at Allam Iqbal Auditorium, Faisal Masjid Campus. The training workshop is aimed to sensitize and enhance various aspects of research planning and capacity building, review performance, analysis of the data and articulation of research. The five days workshop will remain continue till 22nd March, 2019.

 

DR. MUHAMAD NANANG SUPRAYOI DELIVERS LECTURE AT DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Published on: March 18th, 2019

Dr. Muhamad Nanang Suprayoi delivered lecture on the trends and practices of research in the field of education in European countries.

Dr. Dr. Suprayoi is an Indonesian Educationist and is research coordinator at Binus University, Jakarta, Indonesia. He completed his doctoral research project at University of Ghent, Belgium.  Prof. Dr .N. B. Jumani and Dr. M. Munir Kayani thanked to Dr. Superayoi for his visit and lecture to the faculty members.

 

ANOTHER TEAM BEHIND THE SUCCESS STORY OF CONVOCATION: A GLIMPSE OF EFFORTS
Published on: March 18th, 2019

Convection, the ceremony which earmarks the achievement of a milestone in the academic life of students entails a wide range of tasks carried out by different teams at multiple levels. One team, which can be considered the backbone of the convocation process and which is responsible for all the groundwork, is the Examination team.

We spoke to the examination team which was the core one amongst all teams amid preparations of the convocation. We gleaned a cream of their assignments to reflect their dedication and effort. There you go with details of their efforts.

The tasks carried out by the examination section right from the preparation of graduates’ lists to the registration process of the graduates and from preparation of gold medals and degrees to the award of gold medals and degrees, all the processes reflect the tremendous performance and achievement of the team. This large number reflects the tireless efforts of the examination section, who started the groundwork with the preparation of graduates’ lists, proceeded with the registration phase, wherein 3500 graduates were registered for the ceremony. Preparation of gold medalists’ lists, distinction holders lists to the preparation of gold medals and degrees/transcripts remark only one phase of the convocation ceremony. This team was also responsible for the distribution of invitation cards and gowns to the registered students. Preparation of proceedings of the marvelous ceremony and the very prominent procession members’ lists were also carried out by the brilliant team of examination section. On the day of main event, the same team was responsible for seating plan and sequencing of the Ph.Ds and Gold medalists, who were the main highlight of the ceremony. The team coordinated with the presenter/ host of the ceremony to ensure that all the activities of the ceremony are well-coordinated.
All these well-coordinated and well-planned tasks resulted into the mega-event of the 11th convocation, which will go down on as the remarkable achievement in the history of the university.

 

DEPARTMENTS OF SOCIOLOGY MARKS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
Published on: March 18th, 2019

 The Department of Sociology Faulty of Social Sciences International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) in collaboration with NGO World observed International Women’s Day at campus.

The Theme of the seminar was “better the gender balance better the social world”. Mr. Sajjad Nayar-the key note speaker- stressed on the students to be gender sensitive and promote gender equality in their respective circles. He referred to the day to day life examples of gender inequalities and stressed how to overcome such issues.

Dr. Hazir Ullah-Chairman Sociology (Male) highlighted that gender roles are not biological but socially constructed. Dr. Hazir advised the students to study women status in Islam and compare it with the Western notion of gender equality. He furthered that this will enable us to have a clear understanding of women in our society.

Dr. Rabia-In-charge Sociology (Female) highlighted important aspects women status in Pakistani society. She said that women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of Pakistan and Pakistani community.

Earlier,Dr. Farhan Naved Yousaf- Assistant Professor Sociology welcomed the key note speaker and all the participants.

 

 

Picture Gallery – 11th Convocation 2019
Published on: March 18th, 2019


 

IIUI 11TH CONVOCATION: 6726 DEGREES, 108 GOLD MEDALS CONFERRED ON FEMALE STUDENTS
Published on: March 14th, 2019

As many as 6726 degrees and 108 gold medals were conferred on female students on the second day of 11th convocation of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) in a ceremony arranged for female students on Thursday.

According to details, in the 39 years long history of IIUI, it was 11th convocation in which total 13111 degrees were conferred on male and female students. After this convocation, IIUI’s total produced degree holders’ number will reach to 51113. University conferred 206 PhD degrees on students, while total number of IIUI’s PhD students reached to 419. A total of 319 students were awarded gold medals in the two-day long mega event.

In the ceremony, IIUI Rector Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, IIUI President Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh along with IIUI Vice Presidents conferred gold medals and degrees on the students.

After conferring PhD degrees and gold medals on IIUI student, Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, in his speech called for major changes in conducting research, content of curricula and teaching methodologies. He said that societal relevance is the major objective of IIUI because national challenges can be dealt with best solutions given by educational institutions.  “We need to produce graduates for job market with an emphasis on entrepreneurship education for youth” said Professor Masoom.

Talking about IIUI and its vision, he said that a major shift taking place in the University’s academic programmes is towards Science and Technology, in consonance of the national priorities as well as the needs of the Muslim Ummah.

“To achieve this objective, the University in addition to the establishment of Sciences & Engineering based faculties has set up Al-Farabi Research Centre which is involved in problem-solving research” he said.

This is a recent trend and we are happy that IIUI has taken this initiative” he said. He furthered that over the last one decade, this university has had a very rapid growth and the physical capacity has shortened.  “We are grateful to the brotherly countries who have provided 52 highly qualified teachers, such as 30 teachers from Al-Azhar University in Cairo, the Scholars from Saudi Arabia and Sudan, who are significantly augmenting the number and quality of teachers in our Islamic Faculties” Dr. Masoom said.

IIUI President Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh said that IIUI has managed to win the confidence of parents and reason for this rapid growth in the enrollment of female students is a separate exclusive campus for female, which meets the standards of Islamic norms, traditions and culture.

He said that  IIUI is a prestigious scientific institution that has an enrolment of more than 31,000 students from 45 nationalities in nine faculties and 42 teaching departments and a Centre of excellence in Technology, Interdisciplinary research and advanced labs.

“Among the most important achievements of the university is the preparation of the Message of Pakistan titled “Paigham-e-Pakistan” calling for security, safety, and peace spreading the teachings of Islam aimed at moderation, peaceful coexistence and social security” said IIUI President. He told that The Executive Council of the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World has also approved the establishment of the International Center for Tolerance and Peaceful Coexistence in cooperation with the International Islamic University Islamabad and the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO).

He hoped that these graduating students will serve their respective communities in the fields of their specializations with best efforts and skills for which they have been prepared with all sincerity and dedication, imbued with full commitment to Islamic principles, standards and ethics.

Earlier, Dr. Tahir Khalily thanked IIUI high up and congratulated the parents and students for 11th convocation. He said that the major challenge is to equip youth with knowledge, skills and values. He said that IIUI is keen to nurture youth according to the challenges of future and introduce them to Islamic values as well.

The ceremony was also attended by Vice President female campus, Dr, Farkhanda Zia, vice President Administration and Finance, Dr, Muhamamd Munir, Vice President Academics Dr. Muhammad Tahir Khalily, Vice President Higher Studies and Research Dr. Aqdas Naveed Malik, IIUI scholars, researches, teachers and other relevant officials.

The enthralled students’ audience paid rich tributes to the teachers and thanked parents for providing them quality education.

 

IIUI CONVOCATION: PAKISTAN ENTERING INTO NEW PHASE OF PROGRESS: SAYS PRESIDENT ALVI
Published on: March 13th, 2019

Dr. Arif Alvi, President of Pakistan and Chancellor of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), in his speech on Wednesday at 11th convocation of the university has said that after tough times , the Pakistanis are now entering into the phase of being a better nation.

On the first day of convocation, as many as 6385 degrees were conferred on students, while 6726 degrees will be conferred on female students on Thursday. According to details, in the 39 years long history of IIUI, it will be 11th convocation in which total 13111 degrees will be conferred on male and female students.

After this convocation, total produced degree holders’ number will reach to 51113. University will confer 206 PhD degrees on students, while total number of IIUI’s PhD students will reach to 419. A total of 319 students will be awarded gold medals in the two-day long mega event.

After conferring PhD degrees and gold medals on IIUI student, Dr. Alvi said in his speech that Pakistan and its people have learnt from harsh times. He said that knowledge without pain for humanity is akin to a null and void laborious activity. He called upon students to be thankful to the teachers and parents who spared money and precious times on their study.

He opined that knowledge was imperative for maintaining peace and justice in the society. He said youth is a precious asset and nation is proud of its talented young minds. He furthered that the nation is thankful to God who gave respect to the nation in the previous month.

IIUI Rector Dr. Masoom Yasinzai said in his speech that a major shift taking place in the University’s academic programmes is towards Science and Technology, in consonance of the national priorities as well as the needs of the Muslim Ummah.

“To achieve this objective, the University in addition to the establishment of Sciences & Engineering based faculties has set up Al-Farabi Research Centre which is involved in problem-solving research” he said.

This is a recent trend and we are happy that IIUI has taken this initiative” he said. He furthered that over the last one decade, this university has had a very rapid growth and the physical capacity has shortened.  “We are grateful to the brotherly countries who have provided 52 highly qualified teachers, such as 30 teachers from Al-Azhar University in Cairo, the Scholars from Saudi Arabia and Sudan, who are significantly augmenting the number and quality of teachers in our Islamic Faculties” Dr. Masoom said.

IIUI President Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh said that IIUI is a prestigious scientific institution that has an enrollment of more than 31,000 students from 45 nationalities in nine faculties and 42 teaching departments and a Centre of excellence in Technology, Interdisciplinary research and advanced labs.

“Among the most important achievements of the university is the preparation of the Message of Pakistan titled “Paigham-e-Pakistan” calling for security, safety, and peace spreading the teachings of Islam aimed at moderation, peaceful coexistence and social security” said IIUI President. He told that The Executive Council of the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World has also approved the establishment of the International Center for Tolerance and Peaceful Coexistence in cooperation with the International Islamic University Islamabad and the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO).

He hoped that these graduating students will serve their respective communities in the fields of their specializations with best efforts and skills for which they have been prepared with all sincerity and dedication, imbued with full commitment to Islamic principles, standards and ethics.

It is pertinent to mention here that on Thursday as many as 6726 degrees will be conferred on female students.

 

IIUI’S 11TH CONVOCATION TO BE HELD ON MARCH 13-14, 13111 DEGREES WILL BE CONFERRED
Published on: March 11th, 2019

International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) will hold its 11th convocation at Jinnah convention centre Islamabad on March 13-14.

On the first day of convocation, as many as 6385 degrees will be conferred on male students, while 6726 degrees will be conferred on female students. According to details, in the 39 years long history of IIUI, it will be 11th convocation in which total 13111 will be conferred on male and female students.

After this convocation, total produced degree holders’ number will reach to 51113. University will confer 206 PhD degrees on students, while total number of IIUI’s PhD students will reach to 419. A total of 319 students will be awarded gold medals in the mega event.

According to IIUI administration, preparations for the mega event have entered in the final phase and it will be attended by Ambassadors, ministers, present and former high officials of university, researchers and parents of the students.

 

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