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Dean Secretariat Of Arabic & Islamic Studies


The Faculty of Arabic & Islamic Studies was provided in the University Act, 1974. It started functioning as an institute of Arabic & Islamic studies comprising of the departments of Arabic and Islamic studies. The Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies was upgraded as a full-fledged faculty in 1998.


1. To teach Islamic Studies and Arabic Language from Matric to PhD levels as per contemporary requirements.
2. To conduct advance research on the different aspects of Islamic Studies, Islamic Culture, Arabic Language, Literature and Civilization.
3. To protect Islamic Heritage with the help of modern research tools and techniques.
4. To play leading role in the interpretation of Islamic Teachings, according to the needs of contemporary Pakistani society.
5. To reconstruct Islamic Thought and defending Islam and Islamic identity of Pakistan at national and international forums.
6. To prepare Scholars of Islamic Studies who have the grasp on the different issues of the Islamic Studies in general and command over the different areas of specialization such as Quran, Tafseer, Hadith, SHARI’AH& Law, Islamic thought, History, Culture, Civilization and Muslim languages particularly Arabic language.
7. To establish a cadre of specialists and professionals’ experts in different fields of Islamic Studies who can provide effective leadership in guiding and conducting quality research in the various disciplines of Islamic and Arabic Studies.
8. To provide opportunity of professional growth and development to the scholars of Islamic studies in general and in service personals in particular.
9. To develop linkage between different highly reputed institutions of Islamic learning in general and institutions of Muslim world in particular.
10. To create interfaith harmony and environment of dialogue between Islamic and other civilizations.

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Future Plans

1. Shifting of Programs to Online Mode
2. Strengthening of Dars-e-Nizami Program
3. Launching of Associate Degrees to address Professional Needs.
4. Faculty Development/Training for designing research Projects/ language Proficiency.
5. Development of newly approved courses at various levels
6. Launching of new Research Journals.

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The Allama Iqbal Open University was established in May, 1974, with the main objectives of providing educational opportunities to masses and to those who cannot leave their homes and jobs. During all these past years, the University has more than fulfilled this promise.