Dean’s Message

I am delighted that you are thinking to come to do your degree at the Faculty of Arabic (FALIC). The Arabic language is no more the language of certain race rather it has been the tool of learning and thinking of the whole Muslim nation since the arising of Islam 14th centuries ago. The Islamic character of the Faculty is reflected in teaching Arabic Literature of various Muslim regions such as Arab World, Spain and Indian Sub-continent. Besides many courses in the language and style of the Quran are also offered.


The Faculty of Arabic comprises of the following departments


Translation & Interpretation


Arabic Language Teaching Unit

  • To produce specialists in various aspects of Arabic language in order to promote the Holy Quran.
  • To produce an ideal Programe for teaching non-Arab students as required by the circumstances of their development of Arabic language and Arabic literature in their respective countries with reference to Arabic language.
  • To develop the skill/knowledge of students in Arabic language as reflected in the Holy Quran and tradition of Holy Prophet.
Participation and contribution for promotion of Arabic in Pakistan in view of its fresh importance in the wake of present drive to implement Shariah in the country. Islamization of the country’s Law cannot materialize without dissemination of knowledge of Arabic language. In order to realize these objectives, the Faculty offers various Courses in linguistic and Literary studies taught by some disguised members of Academic Staff from Arabic speaking countries.

Why Study Here?

Our permanent faculty is a dynamic and growing community of scholars active in most of the principal areas of research. We have also succeeded in receiving cooperation and assistance from the highly qualified and learned academicians in the twin cities in the form of Adjunct Faculty for our research programme in different departments.

About FA
The Mission
Our Approach

The great importance attached to the Faculty, becomes clear from the above mentioned. This importance emerges from the increasing interest showed by Pakistan in Arabic, the distinctive status of IIUI amongst the Pakistani Universities for it makes Arabic fundamental ingredients in its academic programmes. This importance is augmented by the satisfactory programmes of the faculty, the courses that it offers and the academic & research load placed on it, as these courses resemble the programmes offered by the faculties and departments of Arabic Language in the renowned Universities of the Arab world such as Al-Azhar and Cairo Universities

The Faculty strives to produce the manpower that will contribute towards the development of Pakistan and the Muslim Ummah to gain a competitive edge in the global village. This is achieved by providing state of the art knowledge and skills required and in vogue in the fast changing business world along with sound social and ethical values of Islam.

The predetermined objectives of the faculty are:
  • A general and a basic objective that serves the International Islamic University particularly and the state of Pakistan in general and that objective is; patronage of Arabic Language within and without the University and its strengthening in this part of the world.
  • The specific objective related to B.A (Hons.) level is to equip the student with a sufficient amount of knowledge in various branches and specializations of Arabic language with the condition that this combines almost all areas of old and modern knowledge so that it realizes the quality of originality and understanding of contemporary trends. In other words, we can say that it should combine the heritage and new methodologies. It is to be noticed in this objective that the study has an horizontal nature (vast and comprehensive) which encourages the general fundamentals and rules of language and literary branches of Arabic knowledge within methodologies and possibilities.
  • The specific objective related to Master level is to enable the student to conduct good quality of research in the various branches and specialization of Arabic language. It is to be noticed in this objective that the nature of study is vertical (specialized & in depth study) which takes care of the theoretical and application aspects in methodologies of research in the areas of language and literature so that the student may be equipped with and trained on use of basic research tools.
  • The specific objectives related to Ph.D is to enable the student to grasp the area of his specialization, to get excellent command over his selected branch, to be able to analyze that branch deducting the findings based on research methodologies and to be able to write research articles in these areas.