Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) to launch shariah PhD, MS programmes
ISLAMABAD: The faculty of Arabic and Islamic Studies of the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has decided to launch PhD (shahriah), LLM (shahriah), and MS (shahriah) from the Autumn semester. In this connection, all administrative and academic homework have been finalised, said Vice Chancellor Ali Asghar Chishti. The admissions in these programmes would be offered in the Autumn semester, which would be started in August/September. Chishti said that the departments working under the faculty of the Arabic and Islamic Studies includes Arabic, Quran and Tafseer, Islamic Law and Jurisprudence (Fiqh), Islamic Thought, History/Culture and Hadith, and Seerah. The scope and activities of the faculty, he said can be seen in the wide range of courses which are offered by the faculty of Arabic and Islamic Studies. The Islamic Law and Jurisprudence was established in 1999 to teach the Islamic Law and shariah from Matric to PhD levels as per contemporary requirements, and to provide opportunity of professional growth and development to the scholars of Islamic law in general and in service personals in particular, he added. The vice chancellor said that now the department of Islamic Law and Jurisprudence, Faculty of Arabic and Islamic Studies is going to launch PhD (shariah), LLM (shahriah), and MS (shahriah) programmes the upcoming semester.