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Department Of Arabic Language & Literature

The Department of Arabic Language & Literature is one of the pioneer departments of the University. It was created right after the establishment of Allama Iqbal Open Univeristy in 1974.


The Department of Arabic Language & Literature is the pioneer department which has been teaching by radio & television programmes since 1975. Arabic Department & AIOu was introduced by Pakistani masses by its very first effort & most popular programme named: العربی سھل. It was making its broadcasting & non broadcasting programmes from 1975 to year 2000.Decades have passed & presently it is running several programs i.e; MPhil in Arabic Language and Literature, Masters in Arabic Language and Literature, Lughat-ul-Quraan, ATTC and B.Ed. in Arabic, as well as Matric, Intermediate, Bachelor's level Arabic Courses are introduced by the department Since 1974. AIOU has credit of launching Arabic Teachers Training Programme (ATTC)in 1882, which is the pioneer programme of Pakistan in Teaching Arabic Language. However, BS (4 years) and other Arabic learning programs have also been launched from Autumn 2019. The courses of MA Arabic were also designed before with an emphasis on Arabic language & literature, social and economic thoughts along with religious education. Research in Arabic language and literature is a regular feature of the Department since 2012. MPhil program in Arabic language and literature has also been started since 2012 to produce scholars and researchers in Arabic literature. The department is offering a wide range of courses in Arabic language from Matric to MA,  ATTC, SHORT ARABIC Courses and MPhil Level.


  • Promotion and advanced studies in Arabic language & literature.
  • To be aware of the language and style of the Holy Quran.
  • Get acquainted with old Arabic poetry literature and modern poetry literature and its attributes.
  •  To understand the Arabic alphabets & sounds, to distinguish and pronounce all Arabic sounds and write them accurately.
  • Be familiar with some of the differences between formal and spoken Arabic.

Academic Facilities

•    Research Journal (Journal of Arabic Research)
•    Collaboration with the other Universities 
•    International Seminar, Symposium & Conferences
•    Hostel 
•    Provision of Course Material/ Instructional material
•    Internet availability
•    Well-equipped Main Library has a large collection of Arabic literature and related books (Library 7 days a week)
•    Access to HEC Digital Library 
•    Online Classes through University LMS 
•    Workshops/ online workshops
•    Viva voce exams both face to face & online
•    Face to face teaching
•    Research Guidance, supervision
•    Teacher students meeting
•    Study Tours
•    Academic Coordination
•    Students/scholars of Arabic can easily access and download soft copies of their relevant study materials, books for different programs of Arabic, from AIOU website link;


Future Plans


Several Arabic Courses:

  • Foundation Arabic Course 
  • Diploma in Arabic 
  • Arabic Online Course

Contact Details


Dr Abdul Majeed Baghdadi

Chairman/Associate Professor
Dr. Abdul Majeed Baghdadi holding best teacher award is presently working as Associate Professor/Chairman in the department of Arabic in the Faculty of Arabic & Islamic Studies.
He is a part of research and teaching at the postgraduate level and supervisor of MPhil and Ph.D. thesis. He has also published many research articles, books, chapters and units in the field of Arabic Language and literature.
Meanwhile, he is the member of many external academic bodies/ committees. He is an approved HEC supervisor and received many research awards. He also participates in various international and national workshops, symposiums, seminars, and conferences.
In addition, he is also Editor of Journal of Arabic Research (HEC Approved). He visited Iraq, Iran, Turkey, KSA & Jordan for different educational prospective. He welcomes all the organizations working in the field of Arabic language and literature.
His most prominent side is to build cooperation between Pakistan and Arab World to enhance the collaboration in the field of teaching and learning.






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.