DEPARTMENT OF ARABIC AND ISLAMIC STUDIES

  • Introduction
  • Facilities
  • Academic Programs
  • Faculty

INTRODUCTION

The School of Islamic Studies is a hallmark of Pakistani ideology. Pakistan is still the only Muslim state that has desired and been granted the right to develop predominantly as a Muslim state. The immediate action after separation, Pakistan's founder quickly took steps toward accomplishing the targets of this nascent Islamic state. The Leader saw a desperate need to disseminate Islamic Ideology and Muslim cultural legacy to the millennial population, and with that goal in mind, they decided to launch the topic of Islamic Studies in various universities around the country. Mianwali city has diverse population of Punjabi and Pashtun people. This city was named after Mian Ali who migrated from Baghdad (Iraq) to this region. He was the father of Mian Sultan Zakri, the prominent figure of Mianwali city. Maulana Abd-ul-Satar Khan Niazi who has rich knowledge in Islamic Studies and was fluent in sixteen languages also belongs to Mianwali. He played very important role in the preaching of Islam throughout the world. This land has produced many eminent scholars and political activists who played a vital role in the movement of Khatm-e-Nabuwat and political arena. The Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at University of Mianwali is the continuation of history of this city to provide understanding about Islam. The department has knowledgeable faculty members with expertise and experience in teaching Islamic theology and philosophy who are readily available. For providing Islamic knowledge, the faculty team has consistently used cognitive motivating tactics, creative teaching methodologies, and inquiry - based learning practices. As a result, the trainees become acquainted with the theoretical comprehension and application in practice of Islamic teachings. In fulfilment of the university's vision and goal, faculty members of the department demand a premium weight on students' intellectual grooming and personality development based on the Islamic ethical system and moral norms, which distinguishes University of Mianwali as a one-of-a-kind school. The Institute of Islamic studies was introduced in this University in November 2021 to meet the above mentioned social, national and religious requirements of a newly established state which was to engross the disposition of the largest Muslim country in the world. This institution started functioning in the year 2021. Dr. Muhammad Shafiq Asif, the first head of the institution was requested by the University authorities to organize the Department.

Aims and Objectives

To provide skilled and dedicated specialists in Islamic studies to suit educational institutes' future demands.
  • To impart learning with an in understanding of global trends and issues.
  • To concentrate on Islamic ideals related to sociopolitical and economic teachings taken from the Quran and Sunnah.
  • To produce high-quality scholars capable of contributing to the resolution of subject matters confronting Muslims, such as interfaith dialogue, interest-free banking, state crafts, and other contemporary challenges, as well as to improve the communication between Islam and other belief systems by developing an overview of Islam.
  • To foster learning via high-quality education and research, while also fostering respect and understanding, tolerance, and sensitivity.

A certified librarian oversees the Departmental Library. Despite having a low amount of books, the library meets the pupils’ fundamental needs. The department is working hard to provide the library with every available amenity.

  • Internet Access: – The chairman’s office has access to the internet. It may be utilized at any moment to obtain information and knowledge based on the needs of faculty members and students.
  • There is a multimedia projector and an overhead projector accessible.

BS Islamic Studies

Duration
The duration required to complete this degree is 4 years.
Semesters
Students are required to pass 8 semesters for the completion of this degree.
Credit Hours
Minimum 124 credit hours
Eligibility
At least 45% marks in Intermediate or equivalent

FACULTY

Dr. Muhammad Shafiq Asif

Incharge/ Assistant Professor

Dr.Hafiz Nasir Ali

Assistant Professor

Dr. Qari Muhammad Zafar Iqbal

Visiting Assistant Professor

Mr. Zia ud Din

Visiting Lecturer

Hafiz Muhammad Farooq

Visiting Lecturer