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Assef Ahmed Ali calls for reinterpretation of Islam

ISLAMABAD: 8th Convocation of the International Islamic University, Islamabad was held on Thursday. Sardar Assef Ahmed Ali Federal Minister for Education was the chief guest on the occasion.

Professor Fatheh Muhammad Malik Rector IIUI, Dr. Anwar Hussain Siddiqui President IIUI, Mrs. Parveen Qadir Agha, Vice President IIUI, Gulzar Ahmed Khawaja Director Academic Planning Cell, IIUI, all Deans, Directors, Administrative Officers, employees and a large number of students were also present on the occasion.

Speaking to the convocation ceremony Sardar Assef Ahmed Ali stressed upon the need of revival of “Ijtihad” to cater modern day requirements and needs of not only the Muslim world but whole the world as well. He said that Islam was a religion of peace not for Muslims but other human beings as well.

He acknowledged the role of “Madaris” but suggested some structural measures to make those Madaris more useful for the humanity at large. He congratulated the Islamic University for its achievements in last 25 years of its existence. He said that other educational institutions must follow the Islamic University and should make it as a role model.

Prof. Fateh Muhammad Malik spoke on goals and ideals of the university. He said that IIUI is a rapidly expanding institution in all branches of knowledge with a growing focus on Engineering, Science & Technology and Social Sciences after establishing excellence in the traditional fields of Arabic, Islamic Studies, Shariah and Islamic Economics.

Dr. Anwar Hussain Siddiqui President while speaking on the occasion presented a detailed report about the university especially on one year since last convocation. He said that the university during last 25 years has produced over 17000 (Seventeen thousand) students out of which 46 obtained PhDs. In last year the university produced 2389 students with 4 PhDs and 36 Gold Medalists.

Gulzar Ahmed Khawaja acted as moderator of the convocation. He told that the Faculty of Management Sciences was largest viz-a-viz graduates as it obtained 6 gold medalists (2 male, 4 female) out of 647 graduates. Faculty of Basic and Applied Sciences got 7 gold medals (2 male, 5female) out of 397 graduates, Faculty of Shariah and Law got 6 gold medals (4 male, 2 female) out of 285 graduates, Faculty of Islamic Economics got 3 gold medals (3 female) out of 277 graduates, Faculty of Social Sciences got 6 gold medals(2 male, 4 female) out of 231 graduates, Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanity got one gold medal (1 female) out of 185 graduates, Faculty of Islamic Studies got 2 gold medals (1 male, 1 female) out of 149 graduates, Faculty of Engineering and Technology got 2 gold medals (2 male) out of 127 graduates, Faculty of Arabic 3 gold medals (1 male, 2 female) out of 91 graduates.-SANA

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