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December 7, 2017

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AIOU wins five awards on Seerat-un Nabi (SAW)

AIOU wins five awards on Seerat-un Nabi (SAW)

Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) won five national awards on promotion of ‘Seerat-un-Nabi’ (SAW) through its research-based academic work.It was for first time that that AIOU was declared the best one among the higher educational institutions on writing research journal and articles by the Federal Ministry of Religious affairs with five awards.
The awards were handed over at the Seerat conference held in Islamabad last week on the occasion of Eid-Milad-Un-Nabi. President Mamnoon Hussain was the chief guest on the occasion.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui who was also present on the occasion said that it was the great pride for the University to have a leading position in projecting the teachings of Islam, in context of Seerat-un-Nabi.
The University had the special distinction that it published special research journal on ‘Seerat studies’. The award was received by its editor Prof. Dr. Moin-ud-din Hashmi. Other four awards were given on writing best articles on the topic ‘Leading principles of national leadership in an Islamic State in light of teachings of the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him).
The writers of these articles included Dr. Ahmed Raza, Dr. Ayesa Snobar and Miss. Nazia Gohar of Department of Islamic Thoughts.According to the Dean, University’s department of Islamic studies Prof. Dr. Shah Mohyuddin Hashmi, on the initiative of the Vice Chancellor, the University arranged two international conferences on Seerat studies in a period of one year. Third such event is scheduled to take place on December 14.
In order to push forward, the efforts of projecting the life and messages of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) through academic pursuits, the University has decided to launch a BS-level program on Islamic Studies with specialization on seerat studies from next year.
The journal on seerat is of international standard and its writers are some world-known Muslim scholars, including from Saudi Arabia, India and Aljazair.It contained eight research-based articles that deliberate upon the topics of social welfare society and social justice as well as a guideline for addressing the present days’ socio-economic problems.
According to the Department, the document is highly valuable to understand the message and teaching of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) for seeking solution to the present days’ problems that affects the life common man. It serves as precious document for researchers and scholars.While launching the journal, Dr. Shahid Siddiqui has stated that Quran and Seerat-un-Nabi’ are complete code of life to have a successful life here and hereafter.

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