Published on: February 17th, 2019

11th Hajj training program for women Master Trainers, which was organized by Dawah Centre for Women (DCW), Dawah Academy, International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), in collaboration with “Harram Forum Pakistan”, concluded at Regional Dawah Center, Karachi. The two weeks long Hajj training program for master trainers was attended by 52 women participants hailing from almost all Districts of Karachi, various regions of interior Sindh and Baluchistan.

Hajj Training Program, containing Quran classes, lectures on basic Islamic teachings, practical workshops to avoid problems during Hajj, Tajweed and various other activities such as discussions among participants regarding the Philosophy of Hajj, administrative issues during performance of Hajj, and discipline matters during the Hajj. During the Hajj training program 44 lectures were broadcasted through live streaming which were viewed by around 6000 individuals.

Dr. Shehnaz Ghazi, Dean Faculty of Islamic Studies, Karachi University was the Chief Guest of the concluding ceremony. Prof. Dr. Sohail Hassn, Director General Dawah Academy (IIUI) honored the ceremony from Islamabad while, Dr. Aziz Ur Rehman, Incharge, Regional Dawah Center, Karachi, program coordinators, Ms Ameena Saleem, Incharge, Harram Forum, Karachi and Ms Shagufta Omer, Incharge, Dawah Center for Women (DCW, IIUI), teachers and participants of the course also attended the ceremony.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Sohail Hassan, Director General, Dawah Academy, IIUI said that Hajj is a vital Islamic pillar and performing Hajj according to a given way by the religion, is a matter of reward from Almighty. He said arrangement of special Hajj Training Program for women by DCW is not only a sacred task but it is also a matter of honor and pride for the university. While showing satisfaction over DCW’s performance, Dr. Sohail said that formation of an across the country network of training programs by DCW is great effort. He specially thanked the women participants who all the way came from far flung districts of Sindh, Baluchistan and almost all districts of Karachi.

Dr. Shehnaz Ghazi, in her address said that Dawah Academy is providing valuable services to the society according to the teachings of Islam, recent program of DCW is part of such measures by the academy, she also lauded role of DCW administration on successful completion of the program and showed her interest to remain keen to take part in future programs.

Dr. Aziz Ur Rehman said that trainers must read authentic books and consult authentic sources when guidance required during the training. He also lauded the efforts of DCW. Earlier, Ms Shagufta Omar presented detailed introductory report on activates of Dawah Center for Women, IIUI. At the end, course completion certificates, Hajj training manuals, CD’s, books of Dawah Publications, were distributed among the participants by the Chief Guest.



Published on: February 15th, 2019

International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) President Dr Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, has stated that KSA feels proud of its brotherly ties with Pakistan.

He was addressing Pakistan-Saudi Relations in Islamabad. Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, IIUI President  said Pakistan is a blessing of Almighty Allah and Saudi-Pak relations are exemplary and getting stronger with every passing day.

Ulema participating in the conference said that with the unity of Muslim Ummah vulnerable to emerging challenges, Pakistan must play the role of a bridge to strengthen the bonds between Muslim countries.

The seminar had been organised by the Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) and was presided by the council’s chairman Hafiz Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi. Addressing the convention, Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Maulana Noorul Haq Qadri said that visit of Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman to Pakistan will herald a new era of prosperity and economic stability.

He added that Pakistan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) are knotted in an eternal relationship of brotherhood and faith.

“KSA is committed to making a historic investment in Pakistan to uplift its economy, which is a demonstration of Saudi’s trust and confidence on the people and the government of Pakistan,” Maulana Qadri said.

He recalled that Prime Minister Imran Khan chose Riyadh as his first destination for an official foreign tour after taking office. “History is witness to the fact that both Pakistan and KSA are time-tested friends. In every thick and thin, both the brother Islamic countries have assisted each other,” he stated.

Furthermore, he said that KSA has always been on forefront whenever Pakistan has called on it, either on the occasion of nuclear sanctions or economic mayhem. He added that KSA and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) had supported Pakistan during the current economic crisis.

KSA’s investment in Pakistan will restore and reinforce the trust and confidence business communities the world over have in the country, he said. The leadership of political and religious organizations speaking at the conference welcomed the state visit, stating that this visit will prove to be a historic milestone to strengthen Pak-Saudi Arabia relations in the longer run.

Participants of the seminar also underlined that the Muslim Ummah was resolved to confronting challenges faced by the Muslim world.


They added that Muslims from all over the world gathered and united in Harmain Al Sharifain keeping aside all distinctions, this unity is required to steer out the Muslim Ummah from prevailing challenges.

The participants of the seminar also lauded efforts of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government for strengthening its ties with brotherly Muslim countries with the visit of Crown Prince Salman to further cement brotherly relations between Pakistan and KSA.

The massive Saudi investment in Pakistan will enhance opportunities for both Saudi and Pakistani merchants to boost bilateral trade between both the Muslim brother countries.

The participants of the seminar stated that Pakistan enjoys a respectable place amongst Muslim countries. Hence, it must play an effective role as a bridge for the unity of the Muslim Ummah.

Saudi Crown Prince Amir Muhammad bin Salman is scheduled to land in Pakistan later this week where he is expected to sign a series of agreements in different fields to uphold economic ties between the two countries.

The conference also underlined that in mosques across Pakistan, special prayers will be offered after the Friday sermons on February 15, regarding stability and peace in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. The Friday congregations will also adopt resolutions to welcome Saudi Crown Prince Amir Muhammad bin Salman on his arrival in Pakistan.


Published on: February 15th, 2019

International Islamic University organized a seminar at Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi, on “Dukhtaraan-e-Pakistan Envoy of Peace” with the collaboration of Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi, and Council of Islamic Ideology on 13 February 2019.

The main aim of the seminar was to highlight the role of woman in peace building as a mother, wife, sister and daughter in family and the society. Professors, Scholars, from different universities expressed their views about the role of women in bringing peace in the society.

Dr. Qibla Ayaz Chairman Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), Dr Farkhanda Zia, VP IIUI Female Campus and Member Council of Islamic Ideology, Dr. Fahmida Mirza Federal Minister for inter provisional coordination, , Miss Romina Khurshid Alam, MNA participated in the seminar.

Dr. Qibla Ayaz Chairman Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) and said that Dukhtaran-e-Pakistan are the ‘influencers’ and ‘change-makers’ in a society as well as an integral part of a sustainable nation-building exercise.

Dr. Fahmida Mirza, Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination   appreciated the effort of International Islamic University Islamabad and expressed that it is a platform to make women believe in themselves and utilize their potentials to bring change in the thinking of the younger generation which will change the dynamics of their homes and communities, and eventually lead to the promotion of peace and tolerance.

Professor Dr. Farkhanda Zia highlighted the valuable role of women within family and society to counter extremism. She said that this is the prime time; the women should come forward and perform their effective role not within the family but also for the development society. In order to bring peace and positive change in the thinking of younger generation, women should teach their children Islamic and moral values of patience, mutual respect, unity and discipline.


Published on: February 14th, 2019

The launching ceremony of the book “Fundamentals of Islamic Economics & Finance” authored by Dr. Atiq uz Zafar, Director General, International Institute of Islamic Economics (IIIE) and Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Yasin, a Professor of Economics, was held at new campus of the university.

Authored by Hafiz Muhammad Yasin and Atiq-uz-Zafar Khan, Fundamentals of Islamic Economics and Finance was originally published by Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) – a member of the Islamic Development Bank Group – in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2016, and the low-priced edition of this pioneering work has now been published by IPS Press – the publishing arm of Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad – under a reprint arrangement exclusively for sale in South Asia and South East Asia territory. Prof. Dr. Qibla Ayaz, Chairman, Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) was the Chief Guest while, Prof. Dr. Anis Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, Ripha International University, was the Guest of Honor on this occasion.

Dr. Ayaz, Chairman (CII), urged policymakers in Pakistan to exploit huge potential offered by the discipline to foster economic development in the country. He added that presently evolving free market economic model was merely a new shape of capitalism and its study was only producing workers to serve the model. The framework offered by Islamic economics on the other hand offered much better prospects to cater for the issues that were left unaddressed by the prevailing paradigm.

Addressing to the participants of the book launching ceremony Prof. Dr. Muhammad Masoom Yasinzai, Rector, IIUI said that Islamic Economic System is the future of the World Economy, while the book “Fundamentals of Islamic Economics & Finance” is a unique work for those who want to know basis of Islamic Economic System. Congratulating both the authors of the book, Dr. Masoom added that Islamic Economics as a distinct discipline emerged in the last quarter of 20th century and the subject is now offered in many universities as part of the curriculum of economics at the undergraduate and graduate level. Dr. Yasin also talked about the need of establishing a Centre of Excellence for Islamic economics, stating that the subject had all the potential to offer solutions for contemporary economic problems. He added that few texts on introduction to Islamic Economics and Finance are available, whereas, this book is the first of its kind and nature.

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, President, IIUI also congratulated the authors of the book launch. On this occasion Dr. Al-Draiweesh said that research should be carried out on Islam’s Economic System, while Islamic Economic System leads to well being of the each and every individual of any society. He furthered that Islam elaborates how people can earn and spend money following “Halal” ways. Dr. Draiweesh also stressed that such books should be taught in modern universities and colleges as a robust economic model, offering alongside the Institute’s umbrella to support the research work in the said discipline.

The book is published with the aim of satisfying the requirement for a standard, comprehensive textbook covering the necessary Islamic economics and finance topics in a simple presentation style, said Director General, Institute of Policy Studies, IPS, Dr. Khalid Rehman. He added that the textbook is designed for senior undergraduate students of Islamic economics and finance, and can also be useful for students of conventional economics theory.

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tahir Mansoori, Member Shariah Advisory Board, SECP and former Vice President (HS&R), IIUI also congratulated authors on publishing valuable book which is based on Islamic Economic System. Dr. Atiq uz Zafar Khan and Dr. Hfiz Muhammad Yasin, authors of the book also spoke on the occasion. Those who attended the book launch ceremony include, Prof. Dr. Fahim Khan, Chairman, Ripha Center of Islamic Banking, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tahir Khalily, Vice President (Academics), IIUI, Deans of the IIUI Faculties, Head of Departments, Senior Faculty members, Officials from Institute of Policy Studies and a large number of Students.



Published on: February 14th, 2019

A delegation of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) headed by its Rector and President participated in the Saudi-Pak relationships exhibition held here in Islamabad.


IIUI Rector Dr. Masoom Yainzai and President IIUI Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh was accompanied by Vice President female Dr. Farkhanda zia, Deans, Directors and other senior officials of the university. The delegation hailed the rare photographs and souvenirs of friendship. IIUI leadership said on the occasion that IIUI was the visible symbol of Pak-Saudi relations.

The exhibition was organized by the KSA embassy before the arrival of Crown Prince H.E Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saudin a hotel. The exhibition was a reflection of mutual brotherly ties between both nations. The exhibition also contained picture of the activities King Salman relief center.

IIUI Rector and President thanked the Saudi ambassador for hospitality at the event and also showed immense pleasure on the upcoming visit f Crown Prince.


Published on: February 13th, 2019

International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) President Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh has welcomed the new students and urged them to focus on promotion of peace.

He was addressing an orientation sessions here at female campus on Monday organized by Urdu department of faculty of languages and literature and Faculty of Management Sciences.

The session was also attended by Dean faculty of languages and literature, Dr Ayaz Afsar , Dean Faculty of Management Sciences Dr. Zufilqar Ali Shah, Chairperson Faculty of Management Sciences Dr. Tasneem , faculty members, female students and other relevant officials.

Dr. Al-Draiweesh maintained that meaningful role of youth is vital for the progress of society and they must be involved in co-curricular and extracurricular activities at educational institutions.

The IIUI President hoped that students will contribute in the country’s progress in future with the positive attitude by applying teachings imbued in their mind by the varsity in the light of Islamic teachings. He felicitated the university population that IIUI received record application of all times. He said that confidence of the parents has doubled in IIUI that is why university has received and enormous response in terms of application for admission.

The event was also attended by the Dean FMS Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Shah.



Published on: February 13th, 2019

The department of Anthropology at female campus organized orientation session for the students at auditorium of Fatima block. All the students of the department including the new comers participated in the ceremony.

Prof. Dr Farkhanda Zia, Vice President assured the student support and guidance on all the stages. She also encouraged them to remain active in studies and extracurricular activities.   Dr. Noreen Saher, Chairperson, Department of Anthropology welcomed the new students and assured them academic and managerial support during their stay in the department.

The event was organized by  student organization of the department of under the supervision of Ms. Anam awan.  Ms Maimoona Afridi and senior students.

Senior Students shared experiences regarding seminars, trips and various other activities held in the last semester. Ms. Rabia Sarwar coordinator has informed the students about the rules and regulation regarding class attendance, grades etc.


Published on: February 12th, 2019

Ambassador of Somalia to Pakistan Khadija Mohamed Almakhzoumi called on Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, President, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) at his office.

During the meeting, issues pertaining to mutual interests and educational cooperation were discussed. The ambassador hailed IIUI that it is providing quality education to the students of Muslim world. 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.

IIUI President said that the university would keep disseminating Islam’s message of peace and moderation. Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh also said that university strives to build bridges between the traditional knowledge and the latest technologies, paying equal attention to the Islamic heritage and the engineering and technology which is need of the time as it helps avoiding the clash of civilizations through the rejection of extremism, prejudice and terrorism in the light of divine teachings.




Published on: February 11th, 2019

Renowned writer Abdul Karim Bariyalai called on IIUI Rector Dr. Masoom Yasinzai at his office.

The writer presented his book ” Khatm e Nabuwat”   to Dr. Masoom. IIUI Rector appreciated the contributions of the writer in the field of Islamic research. He noted that writers and creative people are the figures who have abilities to change the fate of nations.

IIUI Rector maintained that there must be dialogue and literature corners at universities.

Abdul Karim Bariyalai hailed the service of IIUI and also appreciated the vision of IIUI Rector.


Published on: February 11th, 2019

A group of Indonesian students called on International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) President Dr. Ahmed Yousif A-Draiweesh.

Dr. Al-Draiweesh said that international students are omen of cultural diversity at the university. He said that Indonesian student are always active in cultural activities and they are the real ambassador of the institution as they are holding key posts in Indonesia. IIUI President said that university is pursuing the goal of internationalization. He assured that Indonesian students will be provided maximum facilities to acquire quality education.

Dr. Al-Draiweesh also ensured the new students about provision of all available resources to provide best learning atmosphere at the campus. Dr. Al-Draiweesh said that it is responsibility of students to head the Muslim world towards path of success, said President IIUI.