Published on: March 9th, 2019

The department of Anthropology –FC has organized a seminar on “Women Rights and Empowerment in Islam” at female campus.

This seminar was organized by the student body of Anthropology deptt under the guidance of Ms Anam Awan; and was attended by the female students from all the faculties of IIUI. This seminar is an initiative of the chair to prepare students of female campus IIUI  celebrate Women Day.

Dr. Noreen Saher, Chairperson, Department of Anthropology has delivered the session on the subject. She motivated the students to know about the rights and privileges given by the religion Islam as this enables them to live with honour in the age of diversity and Internationalization. Prof Dr Muhammad Khan, the chief guest of the seminar, also shared his stance on the rights of women and empowerment in Islam.


Published on: March 8th, 2019

participants International symposium on food safety and regulations  at female campus opined that contaminated food can cause long term health problems multi-spectral and multidisciplinary approach is required to maintain food safety.

The symposium was organized by Student Advisor office (Female Campus) in collaboration with Pakistan Society of microbiology and Dhadaboy Institute of Higher Education Commission Pakistan.

It was attended by over 150 students. The event was concluded by Prof Dr Farkhanda Zia, Vice President Female Campus and Prof. Dr Arshad Zia, Dean Faculty of Basic and Applied Sciences. Symposium organizers included Dr Nyla Jabeen student Advisor Female Campus, Dr Bushra Uzair, Ms Sadaf Anwaar, Dr Sobia Tabassum, Dr Naveeda Riaz, Dr Bushra Hafeez and Dr Sarah Gul.

Dr. Kamran Shoukat Food safety/laboratory Manager, Ferndale Foodserith UK, delivered a talk on food safety and regulation. He described numerous pathogens that affect the food manufacturing industry. He mentioned food safety effect economy and society on whole saying that everybody has to play a role in keeping food safe as more than 200 diseases spread through food, and globalization has made food safety more complex and essential.

Professor Dr Asif Ahmad, Director of Department of Food Technology delivered a very compressive overview of, biological, physical and chemicals hazards associated with foods.

Symposium experts Dr. Asif Ahmad and Dr. Kamran Shoukat recommended that food safety is need of every individual so individual level efforts are needed while implementation of science-based system and reorganization of federal food safety efforts is required.  Dean FBAS requested Director, Department of Food Technology PMAS to provide short term training courses to improve the  food at  cafeterias of International Islamic University which was happily accepted.

Meanwhile, Former Professor Dr. Salvator Massa food microbiologist from Foggia University, Italy also delivered his talk  at international Islamic university on the next day of symposium.


Published on: March 8th, 2019

Department of Environmental Science (DES), Faculty of Basic & Applied Science, International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) has launched Massive Spring Season Plantation Campaign-2019, which was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al Draiweesh, President IIUI, by planting a Palm Tree in the lawn of Administration Block at New Campus of the University. Additional Deputy Commissioner General (ADCG), Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) was also present on this occasion.

Planting trees is a Sunnah of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) and its reward continues even after the death of the person who plants a tree, said President, IIUI.

Dr. Draiweesh urged the entire team of Department of Environmental Science and IIUI community to be active to plant indigenous fruit trees, flowering trees and other plants of medicinal and economic value.  He also appreciated the enthusiasm about the current campaign “IIUI Clean & Green” of Department of Environmental Science and emphasized that all of us should participate in this mega campaign to make Clean and Green Pakistan.

President, IIUI said that today the world is facing environmental problem. Global warming, ozone depletion and pollution are burning issues. Solution to these problems lies in planting more trees while, trees and plants are the prime source of environmental purification and beautification.

Dr. Muhammad Ibrar Shinwari, Chairman, DES / Chairman, IIUI Clean & Green Campus, told that Quranic Garden work is also initiated by the Department of Environmental Science in collaboration with the Horticulture Department of the University near Alberoni Guest House at New Campus, which will be completed within two months.  According to details, plants recommended for Massive Spring Season Plantation Campaign-2019 at New Campus are Amaltas, Anar, Beir, Bans, Bamboo, Dhak, Phulai, Ghaz, Khair, Cuthe tree, Chir Pine, Kao, Olive, Kachnar, Kajoor, Injeer, Jaman, Nashpati, Peer, Hul e Nishtar, Coral tree, Sheesham, Tali, Sohanjjna, Sukh Chain Sanatta, Amla, Bohr, Pipal, Dhaman, Angoor, Babrung and Chambeli.

Dr. Shinwari also told that plantation of invasive plant species must be avoided because they may create environmental / health problems in future while, location and order of plantation is also important technically for the survival of the plants.

The ceremony was attended by Vice Presidents, Director Generals, Deans, Directors, Students Advisors, Provosts, HoD’s Faculty Members, Administrative Officials and a large number of students.


Published on: March 7th, 2019

The Iqbal Institute for Research and Dialogue (IRD) has launched three of its books in a ceremony held here at new campus of the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) on Thursday.

The launched books included: “Mutabdil Biyania by Dr. Muhammad Farooq Khan, Mutabadil Biyaniya by Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiwessh and third book is Idara e Islami Tameer e Nau  by Dr. Inam ul Haq Yasin.

The ceremony was attended by senior journalist Saleem Safi, former special assistant to premier Barrister Zafrullah Khan, IIUI President Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, Executive Director IRD Dr. Husn ul Amin, IIUI Vice Presidents and other relevant officials.

Speaking on the occasion IIUI President said that indigenous knowledge is the attribute which must be appreciated being pursued by the IRD. He also highlighted the importance of moderation and Islamic values. Saleem Safi remembered the days spent with Dr. Farooq Khan and he also hailed role of IRD. He called for having different narratives in all the fields.  Dr. inam ul Haq yasin highlighted the aspects of the book he wrote. Dr. Husnul Amin said that IRD was keen for indigenization Of knowledge and it had already published as many as 55 books by indigenous authors, while 20 more were in pipeline.


Published on: March 4th, 2019

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Masoom Yasinzai, Rector, International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) inaugurated tree plantation campaign here at New Campus of the University by planting a sapling in the lawn of Administration Block, Dr. Masoom urged the allied Officials of Horticultural Section and IIUI community to vigorously participate in the campaign  to achieve the targets successfully. According to details Pine, Platen and fruit trees would be planted during the campaign.

The ceremony was organized by Horticulture Section of the University. On this occasion Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tahir Khalily, Vice President (Academics), Prof. Dr. Farkhanda Zia, Vice President, Female Campus, Prof. Dr. Samina Malik, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Dr. Arshad Zia, Dean, Faculty of Basic and Applied Sciences, Prof. Dr. Ayaz Afsar, Dean, Faculty of Languages and Literature, Principal Medical Officer, Dr. Muhammad Wakeel, Dr. Abdul Hameed, Director Quality Enhancement Cell, Dr. Hafiz Anwar, Incharge Alumnai, Khalid Mehmood Raja, Director (Administration) and a large number of faculty members and administrative Officials of the University, were present in the ceremony.


Published on: March 2nd, 2019

International Islamic University (IIU) and Pakistan Bait ul Mall have inked a Memorandum of  Understanding (MoU) for bilateral cooperation under which the later will provide financial assistance to  needy students of university.

An MoU signing ceremony was held here at Faisal Masjid campus of  IIUI where IIUI President Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh and Managing Director Aoun Abbas Bappi signed the document.

Aoun Abbas said on the occasion that Bait ul Mal is keen to provide financial assistance to all the poor without discrimination of cost, creed and race. He said bright students are asset of the country and they will always remain top priority of Bait ul Mal. He said youth is a key to success and prosperity and we must invest in its education as it will produce best results.

Speaking on the occasion, IIUI President briefed about IIUI’s services, collaborations for free education of needy students and vision of the university. He thanked MD Bait ul Mal for always keeping IIUI students in sight in terms of assistance. He told that university, through other druthers and possibilities also keep striving to assist the poor students.  He hoped that this MoU will lead towards a further strengthened pathway between IIUI and Bait ul Mal.

The ceremony was also attended by Dr. Hazir Ullah who is deputy dean of the faculty of Social Sciences and also was the focal person and coordinator of this MoU.


Published on: February 28th, 2019

Participants of a three-day national conference on “Islamization of Laws in Pakistan: An overview of the Role of Constitutional Institutions”  have noted that prompt justice is facing delay and called upon state for its timely provision.

The conference was organized by at Shariah Academy of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) in which participants agreed that Islamic laws were not only confined to punishments, while stereotyping against Islamic laws be discouraged. Speakers opined that few political elements in the past put adverse impact on laws and few laws were unnecessarily politicized which resulted in loss of their importance. They also agreed in the recommendations that it is the responsibility of the government to provide prompt justice to an individual.

Justice Faez Essa, Judge Supreme Court on Thursday addressed the conference in a session, where he highlighted the global challenges and solution to those problems in the light of Islamic teachings. He stressed same be observed when it comes to application of Islamic laws. He discussed importance of biodiversity, global warming, climate change, water conservation saying that those all concepts were taken from Islamic teachings and history, he also gave various examples accordingly. Responding to a question in the end of session, he said legislation was the task of parliament , laws can be explained by judiciary, he said.  He also shed light on the importance of community service in the society.

The concluding ceremony was addressed by Justice Retired Fida Muhammad Khan as chief guest who hailed the Shariah academy for bringing the top most researchers and experts to have thoughts on important topics of conference. He also reminisced his decades long relationship with the IIUI.

The conference was also addressed by IIUI President Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh who discussed Islamic laws and application in the Muslim societies. He also discussed bilateral cooperation between IIUI law departments and Shariah academy in the legal field. He appreciated the recommendations and said the conference has paved way to discuss these issues on an international forum.

In 10 sessions of the conference Judges, law academicians, experts,  senior media personnel, teachers, researchers, lawyers and scholar discussed ideas of Islamization of laws, role of the constitutional and future prospects in various sessions of the conference in as many as 52 research papers.

The participants aimed at evaluating the ways and mechanisms provided for the Islamization of laws in Pakistan and to identify the laws Islamized so for and critically evaluate. The participants also scrutinized the impediments to the process of Islamization of laws and they also identified the future prospects for Islamization of laws. Last day’s sessions were also joined by Chairman Council of Islamic Ideology, Dr. Qibla Ayaz, Vice Chancellor Ripha University, Dr. Anees Ahmed, Famous religious scholar Maulana Zahid Al- Rashidi , IIUI Vice Presidents and other relevant officials.

Earlier, Justice Faez Essa called on IIUI President Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh at his office, where issues pertaining to role of universities in legal education, and importance and promotion of Arabic language were discussed.

The Justice took keen interest in Arabic learning and teaching, while IIUI President briefed him about service of IIUI in this regard. He also briefed him upon bilateral cooperation between IIUI and KSA educational institutions in the field of Arabic and law.




Published on: February 28th, 2019

An Islamic Orientation Course (IoC) for 40 school teachers of FATA organized by Dawah Academy of International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) concluded here at the Faisal Masjid campus of the university.

The program, which was concluded by the IIUI President Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh was aimed at dissemination of Islam’s message of peace through respected professionals of society. Participant teachers had motivational sessions and lectures on ethics, Rights of Quran e Majeed and various other topics.

“Teaching is sacred obligation and fortunate are those who are chosen by God for this purpose” said IIUI President. He added that teaching is the legacy of Prophets and teachers are the builders of society. He called upon the teaching fraternity to keep children away from sectarianism, violence and they must be taught love for soil and religion. He also stressed upon unity of Muslim world to counter the prevailing challenges. He said the Islam is religion of peace and this message must reach to all corners of world. Dr. Al-Draiweesh maintained that love for humanity and peaceful co-existence must be promoted across the world. Incharge, Department of Trainings, Dawah Academy, Dr. Shahid Rafi thanked IIUI President for joining the ceremony and vowed that the academy would keep perusing its objective of dissemination of peace. Earlier, coordinator, Ahmad Hammad also briefed about the objectives of the course.


Published on: February 27th, 2019

Participants of a three-day national conference on “Islamization of Laws in Pakistan: An overview of the Role of Constitutional Institutions”  at Shariah Academy of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) discussedideas of Islamization of laws, role of the constitutional and future prospects.

The participants aimed at evaluating the ways and mechanisms provided for the Islamization of laws in Pakistan and to identify the laws Islamized so for and critically evaluate. The participants also scrutinized the impediments to the process of Islamization of laws and they also identified the future prospects for Islamization of laws.

Justice Retired Jawwad S. Khawaja, in the opening ceremony, stressed upon  improvements in  judicial system. He added there was a need of basic changes in the system. Talking about the provision of justice , he said state is responsible for provision of justice and prompt justice is prerogative of every individual. He continued that procedural laws be taken in attention for Islamization of laws. He said it takes 25 years to a civil case for verdict, this delay is unjustified. He also highlighted Importance of Urdu and  its promotion.

Dr. Masoom Yasinzai , Rector IIUI urged upon educational institutions to be relevant to the needs of society and hoped that the conference would end with recommendations useful for Islamization of laws. He told that participants about IIUI that it has become compatible to the changes of hour and it is well focused on interdisciplinary and advanced research through its Al-Farabi complex’s centers. He said that IIUI’s given Payam e Pakistan narrative has been accepted across the nation and abroad with a prove that educational institutions are the weapon to win the future wars.

Earlier, Dr. Mushtaq Ahmed, Director General Shariah Academy told that as many as 52 research papers will be presented about judiciary , parliament, council of Islamic Ideology and also role of Supreme court and high court in Islamization of laws.introduction of Shariah academy. He also presented an introduction of the academy on the occasion.

The opening ceremony of the conference was also attended by Vice President IIUI Dr. Muhammad Munir, Famous jurist Dr. Anwar ul haq and Justice Dr. Muhammad All-Ghazali and other renowned experts of law.

The three day moot will be attended by renowned personalities hailing from legal fraternity including Justice Faez Essa and people from other walks of life such as senior media personnel, teachers, researchers, lawyers and scholar.


Published on: February 26th, 2019

A 70 member delegation of Somalian Students studying in various departments of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), called on Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tahir Khalily, Vice President (Academics) in the Council Hall, Administration Block, New Campus of the University on Tuesday.

High Commissioner of Somalian Embassy in Pakistan was also present on the occasion. Dr. Muhammad Tahir Khalily elaborated the role of Overseas Section for facilitation to the foreign students and advised the students to cooperate with the Administration regarding provision of their documents which are necessary for their extensions in visas through Ministry of Interior, Government of Pakistan. He advised students that during official hours they can take guidelines from the Overseas Section and in case of any issue students can approach him at his Office.

During the meeting, matters pertaining to admission procedures and issues involve in/after joining of the students were discussed in detail. Somalian High Commissioner and students appreciated this meeting and assured that this briefing session would definitely help them in admission, joining and post joining activities

Dr. Tahir said that Somalian Students are huge asset for both Pakistan and Somalia and we are trying our best to provide them better facilities at the Campus, however in case of any legal issue students must take assistance from the Overseas Section immediately to avoid any inconvenience.

High Commissioner of Somalian Embassy thanked Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tahir Khalily, Vice President (AF&P), IIUI for providing guidelines to the Somalian Students and appreciated the University for providing quality education to the students of Muslim world. He hoped that Somalian Students Studying in the Campus will also fully cooperate with the Administration of the University.   He said that university produced mention-able graduates who are on the key posts in Somalia and they are also the ambassadors of IIUI’s message of peace across the boarders.

Earlier, Mr. Atiq Ur Rehman Chughtai, Additional Director (Overseas) briefed the students with respect to their admissions and allied academic matters, Somalian Students also shared their views with the Vice President (Academics) on this occasion.

Mr. Maher, a Somalian students raised certain points and invited the attention of the Worthy Vice President (Academics) towards them. Dr. Muhammad Tahir Khalily while taking these questions on board directed the officers/officials of the Overseas Admission Section present in the meeting on spot for their resolution. However, on two points, Dr. Muhammad Tahir Khalily said, the Embassy may refer the matters to him with evidence and he will process the same to the competent authority for consideration.