Islamic Studies

INTRODUCTION

The Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies is one of the oldest departments of GCU. Dr. G.W. Leitner, an Orientalist, Professor of Arabic and the first Principal of Government College, Lahore founded the department in 1864. In 2005, a 4- Years Degree Programme was introduced as a Major Subject. The Department acquired the Postgraduate status after launching MPhil in Islamic Studies in 2010. The department also offers a Certificate Course in Arabic Language. Eminent Scholars like Prof. Noor Bakhsh, Dr. Pir Muhammad Hassan, Prof Sheikh Inayat Ullah, Prof. Abdul Qayyum, Dr. A.S. Agha, Dr. Zia-ul- Haq Sufi, Dr. S.M. Zaman, Dr. Baha-ul-Haq Rana, Prof. Rafi Ullah Shihab, Prof. Imtiaz Ahmad Saeed, Dr. Khurshid-ul-Hassan Rizvi and Prof. Khan Muhammad Chawala have given their best to the department. The Department aims at realizing the long cherished dream of striking a balance between the pristine values of Islam as outlined in the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah, and the practical challenges of modern times. We try to cultivate a spirit of dispassionate research bringing about chisled minds firm in belief but endowed with tolerance without, of course, being apologetic. The highly qualified academicians have been engaged to focus on achieving excellence in education and research and contributing to the intellectual, cultural and social development of the institution.

FACILITIES

There is a rich collection of the old and latest books on all topics of Islamic Studies in Arabic, Urdu and English which are available in Central Library.

Special Features

  • The Department publishes “Journal of Islamic Research” in which research papers on all disciplines of Islamic Studies are published.
  • The two active societies of the Department “Majlis-e-Uloom-e-Islamiyah” and “Arabic Society” are providing creative and literary pursuits to the students.
  • The seminars and conferences are organized regularly in which national and international scholars deliver lectures.
  • The department also offers a Certificate course in Arabic Language.
  • The Department has pride in introducing the subject of Ethics for Non-Muslims students.
  • The Department has acquired the services of a Distinguished Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies.

Career Scope/Opportunities

Students of BA (Hons) and MPhil in Islamic Studies get vast career scope by rendering their services to Teaching, Auqaf and Religious Affairs, Council of Islamic Ideology, Zakat and Usher, Electronic and Print Media, various departments of public and private sectors.

The Department offers following programmes:

1. BA (Hons)
2. M.Phil

The various disciplines of Islamic Studies have been divided into five main research groups. The research scholars may join any one according to their interest. These groups are:

  • Uloom ul Qur’an wa Tafseer

  • Hadith and Seerah

  • Fiqh wa Uloom-ul-Fiqh

  • Muslim thoughts and civilization

  • Arabic Language and Literature

Year – 1
Semester – I
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ISL – 1101 Study of Quran – I 3
Semester – II
ISL – 1201 Study of Quran – II 3
Year – 2
Semester – III (The student will study only one course)
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ISL – 2102 Study of Quran – III 3
Semester – IV
ISL – 2201 History of Fiqh 3
ISL – 2202 History of Islamic Civilization 3
Year – 3
Semester – V
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ISL – 3101 Textual Study of Al-Quran 3
ISL – 3102 Textual Study of Al-Hadith 3
ISL – 3103 Study of Arabic Language 3
ISL – 3104 History of Tafseer 3
ISL – 3105 Comparative Study of Religions 3
Semester – VI
ISL – 3201 Study of Seerah 3
ISL – 3202 Arabic Language & Literature 3
ISL – 3203 Uloom-ul-Quran 3
ISL – 3204 Tasawwuf 3
ISL – 3205 Fiqh-ul-Quran 3
Year – 4
Semester – VII
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ISL – 4101 Maqasid Sharia 3
ISL – 4102 Usool-e Fiqh 3
Elective – I 3
Elective – II 3
ISL – 4299 Research Project 3
Semester – VIII
ISL – 4201 Uloom-ul-Hadith 3
ISL – 4202 Text of Fiqh 3
Elective – III 3
Elective – IV 3
ISL – 4299 Research Project 3

Elective Subject

Semester – VII
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ISL – 4203 Islamic Ethics 3
ISL – 4204 Islam and Science 3
ISL – 4205 Study of Philosophy and Ilm al Kalam 3
Semester – VIII
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ISL – 4206 Islamic Economic Thought 3
ISL – 4207 Islamic Social Thoughts and Movements 3
ISL – 4208 Islamic Islamic and Modern Political Thoughts and Movements 3
ISL – 4209 Contemporary Muslim World-Resources and Challenges 3
Year – 1
Semester – I
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ISL – 1101 Study of Quran – I 3
Semester – II
ISL – 1201 Study of Quran – II 3
Year – 2
Semester – III (The student will study only one course)
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ISL– 2102 History & Compilation of Hadith 3
Semester – IV
ISL – 2201 History of Fiqh 3
Year – 1
Semester – I
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ARA – 1101 Elementary Grammar & Modern Prose 3
Semester – II
ARA – 1201 Classical Poetry & Modern Prose 3
Year – 2
Semester – III (The student will study only one course)
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ARA – 2101 Pre-Islamic Poetry & Modern Prose 3
Semester – IV
ARA – 2201 Mia’tu Aa’mil & Modern Prose 3
Year – 1
Semester – I
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ISL – 7101 Uloom-ul-Quran 3
ISL – 7102 Uloom-ul-Hadith 3
ISL – 7103 Research Methodology 3
ISL – 7104 Critical Study of Selected English Text 3
Semester – II
ISL – 7201 Uloom-ul-Fiqh 3
ISL – 7202 Arabic Language & Literature 3
ISL – 7203 Study of Seerah 3
ISL – 7204 Islam and Orientalism 3
Year – 2
Semester – III & IV
ISL – 7499 Thesis 12

FACULTY

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Naeem,
PhD.(GCUF), MPhil (AIOU)

Designation:
Chairperson

Prof. Dr. Sultan Shah*,
PhD (IUB), Post Doc (UK)

Designation:
Professor

Dr. Muhammad Abid Nadeem
PhD (PU)

Designation:
Associate Professor

Dr. Naila Safdar
MPhil (AIOU)

Designation:
Assistant Professor

Dr. Muhammad Sarfraz Khalid
PhD (PU)

Designation:
Associate Professor

Dr. Muhammad Farooq Haider
PhD.(PU)

Designation:
Associate Professor

Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad
PhD (PU)

Designation:
Assistant Professor

Uzma Safaat
MPhil (AIOU)

Designation:
Assistant Professor

Dr. Muhammad Naeem Anwar
Ph.D (KU)

Designation:
Assistant Professor

Dr. Hafiz Khurshid Ahmad Qadri
PhD (MUL), MPhil (AIOU)

Designation:
Assistant Professor

Muhammad Qasim Butt
MPhil (GCU)

Designation:
Lecturer

Hafiz Safarish Ali

Designation:
Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Khurshid-ul-Hasan Rizvi
PhD (PU), Sitara-e-Imtiaz

Designation:
Distinguished Professor