Department of Seerat Studies

Name : DEPARTMENT OF SEERAT STUDIES
Establishment : 2017
Introduction : The Department of Seerat Studies, a significant segment of the Faculty of Arabic & Islamic Studies (F/o A&IS) was established in 2017 with the objective to familiarize the new generation and the whole ummah in general, with the seerat tayyba of the last Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) and to promote knowledge associated with seerat. As Quranic verses teach us, and as a Muslim, we believe that lifestyle approved by Almighty Allah (SWT) is only the lifestyle of the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) and following the lifestyle of the Prophet is a requirement of a Muslim’s faith. So, to familiarize the generations to come and ummah, the department is offering Seerat and allied courses at different levels.
Major functions of the department are:
• The department is offering courses related to Seerat-un-Nabi (SAW) at SSC, HSSC, BA and BS level.
• Recently started program, the department is offering BS Islamic Studies specialization in Seerat Studies.
• Launching of M.Phil. specialization in Seerat Studies is around and hopefully it will be offered in 2022.
• Ph.D. Islamic Studies specialization in Seerat Studies launching is also a near-future plan, as most of the work is over. The program with scheme of studies and outline has been got approved from all the statutory bodies.
• Dars-e-Nizami program:
Under the auspices of the Seerat Studies Department, for the students of the deeni madaras, the department is also offering Dars-e-Nizami, a program unique of its kind, AIOU the only public university offering this program. Under this program, Dars-e-Nizami courses are offered which include SSC Dar-s-Nizami (thanvia aami), HSSC Dars-e-Nizami (thanvia khassa) and BS Islamic Studies with specialization in Dars-e-Nizami (Aalia & Alameyya).
• Seerat Studies Journal:
The department is publishing a research journal on “Seerat Studies” annually. The contents published in the journal consist academic and scientific research on the Seerat-un-Nabi (SAW) and relating topics.
• The seerat journal is regularly published annually. The first issue of the journal published in 2017 had won national level presidential award.
• International Seerat Conferences:
• The department organizes national and international conferences annually. Introduction of some of the conferences is as under:
o International Seerat Conference jointly organized by the Department of Seerat Studies AIOU & HEC titled: Social Justice and Welfare of the Society in the Light of the Seerat-ur-Rasool (SAW).
o International Seerat Conference organized in 2017, titled “Adb Ul-Ikhtelaaf: in the Perspective of Seerat-e-Tayyba and Islamic Thought.”
o International Seerat Conference in 2018, titled: “Fiqh as-Seerah: Core Themes and Contemporary Applications”.
Objectives : The Department of Seerat Studies, a significant segment of the Faculty of Arabic & Islamic Studies (F/o A&IS) was established in 2017 with the objective to familiarize the new generation and the whole ummah in general, with the seerat tayyba of the last Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) and to promote knowledge associated with seerat. As Quranic verses teach us, and as a Muslim, we believe that lifestyle approved by Almighty Allah (SWT) is only the lifestyle of the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) and following the lifestyle of the Prophet is a requirement of a Muslimís faith. So, to familiarize the generations to come and ummah, the department is offering Seerat and allied courses at different levels.
Future Plans :

 

• Launching of M.Phil. specialization in Seerat Studies is around and hopefully it will be offered in 2022
• Ph.D. Islamic Studies specialization in Seerat Studies launching is also a near-future plan, as most of the work is over. The program with scheme of studies and outline has been got approved from all the statutory bodies.

Academic Facilities : Library, internet, PCs, multimedia
Postal Address : Department of Seerat Studies, Block 12, AIOU, H-8, Islamabad.
Phone : 0092-51-9250085, 051-9057839, 051-9057820
Email : moeen.uddin@aiou.edu.pk
Staff Members : Staff Members Details
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Programmes: B.S ISLAMIC STUDIES(SEERAT)
B.S ISL.STD(DARS-E-NIZAMI).4 YEARS
Secondary School Certificate (Darse-E-Nazami Group)
Higher Secondary School Certificate (Dars-E-Nazami Group)

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