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PROSPECTUS

MS/MPhil/LLM Shari’ah/PhD Programmes



SEMESTER: AUTUMN 2014



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Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad
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CONTENTS



1. Vice-Chancellor’s Message 01
2. ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY 02
3. Faculty of Arabic and Islamic Studies 03

a) M.Phil Islamic Studies 04

b) Ph.D Islamic Studies Programme 08
Departments of the Faculty of Arabic and Islamic

Studies 11

Department of Quran and Tafseer 11


  1. M.Phil Islamic Studies (with specialization of

Quran and Tafseer) 12

b) Ph.D Islamic Studies Programme (with specialization


of Quran & Tafseer) 16

Department of Hadith and Seerah 18

Department of Sharia’s Law 19


  1. LLM Shari’ah/MS Shari’ah Program 19

  2. Ph.D Shari’ah (MPhil based) Program 23

Department of Islamic Thought, History and Culture 27

Department of Arabic 27

M.Phil Arabic 28
4. Faculty of Sciences 30

Department of Chemistry 31

M.Phil and PhD (Chemistry) 32

Department of Home and Health Science 37

a) Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics/Nutrition 38

b) MS Community Health and Nutrition 41



5. Faculty of Social Science and Humanities 46

Department of Mass Communication 47

a) M.Phil Mass Communication 47

b) Ph.D Mass Communication 52

Department of Iqbal Studies 55

a) M.Phil Iqbal Studies 55

b) PhD Iqbal Studies 57

Department of Urdu and Pakistani Languages 59

Ph.D Urdu and Ph.D Pakistani Languages and Literature (with Specialization in Pashto, Balochi, Brahvi, Sindhi, Saraiki and Punjabi) 59
6. General Information 62
7. Regulations for refund of admission fee 64
8. Important Telephone Numbers 65

Vice Chancellor’s Message



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It gives me great pleasure to extend my heartiest welcome to you to be a student of Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad.


Allama Iqbal Open University was established in 1974 under an Act of Parliament with a mission of taking education to the door steps of people in all nooks and corners of the country. It was the second open university of the world and the first of its kind in Asia and Africa. AIOU is a unique institution in Pakistan because of its philosophy, system, approach, functions and overall Structure. The University, with its main campus at Islamabad and huge network of regional centers spread all over the country, is serving its clientele all over Pakistan and in the Middle East. The university is planning to launch its programs all over the world very soon. As a distance Education institution, AIOU provides multi-disciplinary education from basic to doctoral level programs.
Allama Iqbal Open University provides quality education at the doorsteps of the students irrespective of geographical area, class, gender or creed with an affordable cost. It does not require leaving jobs or countries of residence. AIOU is equipped with modern communication technology to facilitate and support its students all over the world.
Allama Iqbal Open University is now the largest University in the country with more than 1200 courses and about 1.2 millions students. AIOU also supplements the efforts of the federal and provincial governments on a large scale without becoming a burden to their resources.
The university has established study centers across the country, where students are provided necessary guidance. A science complex has been built where science students use the latest equipment of international standard for experiments and research. AIOU also takes full advantage of the modern ICTs to enhance quality and access to education. Internet facility is available in the student's hostel and the Central Library where computers have been provided to enable students to access latest information available through open source databases. AIOU also provides educational facilities to its vast number of students through Television, Radio, Video Conferencing and Online in addition to providing printed learning materials. The university follows the guidelines of the Higher Education Commission to provide accredited education to masses.
I wish a very bright future for all of you and hope you would prefer AIOU for your future education and career development.

(Prof. Dr. Ali Asghar Chishti)

Vice Chancellor
2. ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY
Allama Iqbal Open University, a Mega university was established in 1974 under an Act of Parliament. The main campus of the university is situated in sector H-8, Islamabad. It was the second open university of the world and the first of its kind in Asia and Africa. The aim of establishing AIOU was to provide affordable and accessible education through distance learning at the door-steps to those people who could not continue their education journey through formal system of education. The University (AIOU) operates on semester system and admits students in Autumn and Spring semesters. Under graduate admissions are offered in both the semesters where-as post graduates are offered once a year. The enrolled students are given course books specially prepared by the university on self instructional principles. However at post graduate level reprints of foreign books, allied material with university prepared study guides help students to polish their skills.
At present, the AIOU is offering programs from Matric to PhD level in diverse disciplines comprises of four faculties. The university has established study centres across the country, where distance education students are provided necessary guidance by their respective tutors. Moreover, the university has established full time study centres, wherein the students of MBA (IT), MBA (Banking and Finance), BS (CS), B.Sc. (Engineering), etc. are being provided instruction, guidance and counselling through face-to-face education. AIOU is offering four year under graduate degrees.
Apart from curricular and extra-curricular activities during the academic year, the AIOU and its regional centres actively participate in the co-curricular activities by arranging educational and literary seminars, workshops and conferences, attended not only by the students and faculties of the university but also by the renowned dignitaries and scholars. For the science students and research scholars, a science complex has been built where they use the latest equipment of international standard for experiments and research. To meet the present day challenges internet facility is also available in the student's hostel and the Central Library where computers have been provided to enable students to access latest information available through open source databases.

FACULTY OF

ARABIC AND ISLAMIC STUDIES
INTRODUCTION:

The Faculty of Arabic & Islamic Studies started its functions initially as Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies comprising of departments of Arabic and Islamic studies. Later on the Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies was upgraded to the level of the full fledge faculty in 1999 as required by AIOU Act 1974.


OBJECTIVES OF THE FACULTY

The Faculty was established:

1. To teach Islamic Studies from Matric to Ph.D levels as per contemporary requirements.

2. To teach Arabic language and literature from Matric to Ph.D levels as per contemporary needs.

3. To conduct advance research on the different aspects of Islamic Studies, Islamic Culture, Arabic Language, Literature and Civilization.

4. To protect Islamic Heritage with the help of modern research tools and techniques.

5. To play leading role in the interpretation of Islamic Teachings, according to the needs of contemporary Pakistani society.

6. To reconstruct Islamic Thought and defending Islam and Islamic identity of Pakistan at national and international forums.

7. To prepare Scholars of Islamic Studies who have the grasp on the different issues of the Islamic Studies in general and command over the different areas of specialization such as Quran, Tafseer, Hadith, Shariah & Law, Islamic thought, History, Culture, Civilization and Muslim languages particularly Arabic language.

8. To establish a cadre of specialists and professionals experts in different fields of Islamic Studies who can provide effective leadership in guiding and conducting quality research in the various disciplines of Islamic and Arabic Studies.

9. To provide opportunity of professional growth and development to the scholars of Islamic studies in general and in service personals in particular.

10. To develop linkage between different highly reputed institutions of Islamic learning in general and institutions of muslim world in particular.

11. To create interfaith harmony and environment of dialogue between Islamic and other civilizations.
PROSPECTS OF THE FACULTY

1. Faculty is providing education of Arabic & Islamic Studies to the large number of students.

2. The faculty has prepared a number of quality books on the different fields of Islamic Studies.

3. The faculty is able to produce high quality research work at M.Phil and Ph.D levels with different specializations.

4. The faculty is regularly publishing its referred quality research journal Muarf-e-Islami.

5. Some of the programs of the Faculty are unique and not offered in any other Institution of Pakistan except AIOU such as ATTC, B.Ed. Arabic, M.A & MPhil Islamic Studies with specializations.

6. M.Phil Islamic Studies is a leading programme of the faculty and it has gained good repute in scholarly circles of Pakistan.
PROGRAMMES OFFERED BY THE FACULTY OF ARABIC & ISLAMIC STUDIES
LIST OF THE PROGRAMMES

1. Ph.D. Islamic Studies (General)

2. Ph.D Islamic Studies (with specialization in Quran & Tafseer)

3. Ph.D Shari’ah

4. M.Phil Islamic Studies (General)

5. M.Phil Islamic Studies (with specialization in Quran & Tafseer

6. LLM Shari’ah/MS Shari‘ah (Equal to M.Phil)

7. M.Phil Arabic

8. M.A Islamic Studies with specialization in

i. Quran & Tafseer

ii. Hadith & Seerah

iii. Islamic Law & Jurisprudence

iv. Islamic Thought, History & Culture

9. M.A Arabic Language and Literature

10. Darse-e-Nizami Programme (Matric to B.A)

- Al Shahada al-Sanavia al-Aama

- Al Shahada al-Sanavia al-Khasa

- Al Shahada al-Aliya

11. B.Ed.Arabic

12. Arabic Teachers Training Course (ATTC)

13. Al-Lisan-ul-Arabi

14. Various Courses of Islamic Studies from SSC to B.A

15. Various Courses of Arabic from SSC to B.A
DETAILS OF FACULTY-BASED PRORAMME
a) M.PHIL ISLAMIC STUDIES PROGRAMME
1. PROFILE OF THE PROGRAMME

The faculty of Arabic & Islamic Studies is offering M.Phil Islamic studies. This programme was started in 1987. This is the most important & significant programme offered by the faculty of Arabic & Islamic Studies AIOU. This programme is reputed as one of the best programmes in public sector universities of Pakistan. The graduates with M.Phil Islamic Studies degree from AIOU are serving on important academic & administrative post in the colleges & Universities of Pakistan as well in the foreign countries. Each year hundreds of candidates are applying for admission and only few candidates are getting admission who fulfill the requirements of the admission criteria. The M.Phil students are required to complete specific course work & research work under the supervision of a highly qualified supervisor. This programme required 2 to 5 year’s time for completion. The faculty has the opportunity to hire the expertise of supervisors from almost all-Pakistani public sector universities. The students are completing course work with qualified tutors. This programme is designed to carry out research in different fields of Islamic Studies so that new dimension of understanding of Islam can be discovered. This programme provides to the scholars an opportunity of exercising independent critical judgment through the research skills for the service of Islamic & Muslim communities.




2. AIMS & OBJECTIVES OF M.PHIL ISLAMIC STUDIES

The M.Phil Islamic Studies is aimed to:



  • Prepare scholars of research aptitude who can analyze the facts in the light of Islamic research principles.

  • Enhance the skill of research and create better understanding of Islam and contemporary challenges faced by the Muslim Ummah.

  • Provide opportunity of learning the methods of use of basic Islamic Sources for the purpose of Islamization of contemporary knowledge and laws.

  • Prepare scholars who have a grasp of Islamic Studies in general and a command over the area of specialization in particular.

  • Establish a cadre of specialists and professionals in different fields of Islamic Studies, who can conduct quality research in various disciplines of Islam. Provide opportunities of professional growth and development to scholars in general and in-service personnel in particular.


3. ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION

Candidates having M.A Islamic Studies or equivalent degree with minimum second division (in both M.A Islamic Studies & B.A) can apply for the admission in M.Phil. (Candidates having first division in M.A Islamic Studies & 3rd Division in B.A are also eligible to apply) However, preference will be given to those candidates who have passed all degrees with first division.



  • A significant weightage is given to the research thesis written for M.A Islamic Studies.

  • Expertise in Arabic language and Hifz-e-Quran is also considered extra qualification.

  • Intermediate and above teaching experience in any recognized college/institutions is also given due weightage in admission criteria.

  • Published research papers in approved research journals are also considered in admission criteria.

  • The graduates of a HEC’s approved Wafaq with the degree of Al Shahdat Al-Almia can also apply for admission but they must have B.A from any recognized university & Intermediate and SSC from any recognized Secondary and Intermediate Board.


4. PROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION

The Admission in M.Phil Islamic Studies is offered in Autumn Semester each year. The admission is announced in National and Regional newspapers each year. Prospectus can be obtained from Main Campus of AIOU, H-8 Islamabad or from all Regional Campuses. All applications are evaluated on the basis of approved criteria. A departmental test/subject test will be arranged for the eligible candidates. The admission is confirmed after passing the subject test/interview & depositing of admission fee.

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5. SCHEDULE OF DEPARTMENTAL TEST/ INTERVIEW:
The departmental Test for admission and Interview of candidates (who fulfill the admission criteria for M.Phil Islamic Studies as mentioned at earlier will be held at AIOU Main Campus H-8, Islamabad as per following details:

Sr.#

Event

Date & Day

Time

Place

1.

Written Test for Admission

14th October 2014 Tuesday

08:30 am

Jinnah/Liaqat Hall, AIOU,
H-8, Islamabad

2.

Display of Result for written test

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After

04:00 pm


Notice Board Block-12,
F/o AIS, AIOU

3.

Interview

15th October 2014 Wednesday

09:30 am

Faculty of AIS, Block-12, H-8, AIOU, Islamabad

The eligible candidates are required to bring along-with them all original educational documents/degrees/thesis/research paper/ experience certificate (if any) for verification. Candidates are advised to provide attested copy of any of the testimonial that was not attached with the application from positively for verification/identification.



Note: Candidates will not be allowed to sit in the Written Test without showing I.D. Card. No TA/DA is admissible for Test & Interview.



6. IMPORTANT NOTICE:
1. The above mentioned dates are subject to change, you are advised to check the university website (www.aiou.edu.pk) before leaving for test/interview to check any possible change to the schedule.

2. No call letters will be sent to the candidates for Test/ Interview.


7. SCHEME OF STUDIES:

S. No.

Name of Programme

M. Phil in Islamic Studies

1.

Duration

Course work Two Semesters

Research work/Thesis Two Semesters



2.

Credit

As per AIOU/HEC rules & Regulations

3.

Medium of Instruction

(i) Urdu (ii) English (iii) Arabic

4.

Research work

  1. The research work must be distinct contribution to knowledge and afford evidence to originality, shown either by the discovery of new facts or by the exercise of independent critical judgment.

  2. The student will be required to observe the guidelines regarding format, writing, referencing, paper and other related matters as approved hrs in AIOU rules & regulations.

5.

Workshops

i) One week workshop for each 3 credit hrs in each semester

ii) Two week synopsis orientation workshop at the start of research work after the completion of course work.



6.

Components of M.Phil Islamic Studies Course Work

Sr. No.

Component

Weightage







1.

Assignments

20 %







2.

Face to face teaching in shape of workshops

10 %







3.

Final examination

70 %


8. DETAIL OF COURSES

Semester

Sr. #

Course Title

Code

Cr. Hrs

Components of course

1st Semester

1.

Research Methodology –I

5781

03

Each course includes following components

1. Two assignments

2. One Week workshop

3. Final Examination



2.

Research Methodology –II

5782

03

3.

Methods of Research in Islam-I

5783

03

4.

Methods of Research in Islam-II

5784

03

2nd Semester

5.

Applied Research-I

5785

03

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6.

Applied Research-II

5786

03

7.

Research Writing-I

5787

03

8.

Research Writing-II

5788

03

3rd & 4th Semester

9.

Thesis

716

12

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9. FEE STRUCTURE

The fee structure of M.Phil Islamic Studies is as under:



Sr. #

Nature of Fee

Amount

Description

1

Admission fee

Rs.1000/-

This fee will be paid with the fee of first semester

2

Registration fee

Rs.200/-

Once at the time of Admission

3

Tuition fee for 12 credit hours course.

Rs.11200/-

A Student can take 12 credit hrs in one semester

4

Thesis Fee 12 Credits hours

Rs.11200/-

This fee is received in one installment

5

Thesis Evaluation Fee

Rs.4720/-

This fee will be paid at the time of submission of thesis



10. HOW TO APPLY FOR ADMISSION

The candidates who are interested in admission should follow following directions:

1. Please read the prospectus carefully.

2. Fill all columns of Application Form carefully and do not leave any column incomplete.

3. Fix your photo at the place provided for that purpose.

4. Attach following documents with the Application Form

i. Attested copy of I.D Card

ii. Attested copy of Domicile Certificate

iii. Attested copy of Matric (SSC) Certificate

iv. Attested copy of Intermediate (F.A) Certificate

v. Attested copy of B.A Degree and result Cards

vi. Attested copy of M.A Degree and result Cards

vii. Attested copy of Al-Shada Al-Almiya and result Cards (if any)

ix. Attested copy of any proof of Arabic/English proficiency

x. Copy of Hifz Certificate (If any)

xi. Certificate of Research at M.A Level (if any)

xii. Any other document you like to attach in support of your qualification

xiii. Copy of published research papers (if any)


Note: Admission form complete in all respect must be sent on the following address:
Dr. Mohyuddin Hashimi,

Programme Coordinator,

M.Phil Islamic Studies,

Department of Islamic Thought, History & Culture

Allama Iqbal Open University,

Block No.12, Room No.110,

Sector H-8, Islamabad.

Phone No. 051-9057251-9057832

Email: qasimsajid@yahoo.com

b) Ph.D ISLAMIC STUDIES (M.Phil Based) PROGRAMME
1. PROFILE OF THE PROGRAMME

The Faculty of Arabic & Islamic Studies is offering Ph.D Islamic Studies since last ten years. At present the Faculty is offering M.Phil based Ph.D & M.Phil Leading to Ph.D. The Ph.D students are required to complete specific course work & research work under the supervision of a qualified supervisor. This programme required 3 to 5 years time for completion. The Faculty has the opportunity to hire the expertise of supervisors from almost all Pakistani public sector universities. The students are completing research work under domestic supervisors however the degree is awarded after the evaluation of the thesis by three foreign experts from technological advanced countries as required by HEC. This programme is designed to carry out research in different fields of Islamic Studies so that new aspects can be discovered & students can exercise independent critical judgment through the research skills for the service of Islamic & Muslim communities.


2. AIMS & OBJECTIVES OF PH.D ISLAMIC STUDIES

The Ph.D Islamic Studies aimed to:



  • Prepare scholars who have a grasp of Islamic Studies in general and command over the areas of specialization in particular.

  • Establish a cadre of specialists and professionals in different fields of Islamic Studies who can provide effective leadership in guiding and conducting quality research in various disciplines of Islamic Studies.

  • Provide opportunities of professional growth and development to scholars in general and in-service personnel in particular.


3. 3. ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION

  • M.Phil Islamic Studies or equivalent from any recognized university in first division or CGPA 3.00.

  • Departmental Test Interview by the Ph.D. Admission Committee


4. PROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION

The Admission in Ph.D Program usually advertised in autumn semester each year. The admission is announced in almost all national and important regional newspapers each year. Prospectus can be obtained from Main Campus of AIOU, H-8 Islamabad or from any regional campuses. All applications will be evaluated on the basis of the Board of Advance Studies & Research (BASR)’s approved criteria. Short listed candidates will be called for Departmental test and interview. The admission will confirmed after depositing of admission fee.


SCHEME OF STUDIES

Sr. No.

Name of Program

Ph.D in Islamic Studies

1.

Duration

Maximum Five years

2.

Medium of Instruction

(i) Urdu (ii) English (iii) Arabic

3.

Course Work

18 CH course work

4.

Research work

The thesis of Ph.D must be distinct contribution to knowledge and afford evidence to originality, shown either by the discovery of new facts or by the exercise of independent critical judgment.

5.

Workshop

(i) One week workshop for each 3 credit hrs course.

ii) Two week synopsis workshop after completion of course work & passing comprehensive exam.



6.

Evaluation

As per recent amendments in AIOU rules & regulations, a Ph.D thesis is necessary to be sent for evaluation to three foreign experts from technological advanced countries.

7.

Pre Requisite of viva voce of Ph.D Islamic Studies

Unconditional approval from atleast two foreign experts.

Publication/Acceptance of research paper in HEC recognized research journal.



8.

Components of Course work

1. Assignments

2. Face to Face teaching in shape of workshop

3. Mid-Term Exam

4. Final Examination

5. Comprehensive Exam




5. DETAILS OF COURSE WORK Ph.D

Semester

Sr.#

Course Title

Course Code

Credit Hours

1st Semester

1

Methodologies of Research in Islamic Studies

6721

03

2

Methodologies of Tafseer of the Holy Qur’an

6753

03

3

Methodological Study of Sources of Hadith & Uloom al-Hadith

6723

03

2nd Semester

4

Methodologies of Seerat Negari

6724

03

5

Theories of Islamic Law

6725

03

6

Introduction to Contemporary Muslim Thinkers & Their Thoughts

6726

03

3rd & 4rth Semester

7

Thesis

710





6. FEE STRUCTURE

The fee structure of Ph.D Islamic Studies is as under:




Sr No.

Nature of Fee

Amount

Description

1

Admission fee

Rs.2400/-

This fee will be paid with the fee of first semester

2

Registration fee

Rs.2400/-

Once at the time of Admission

3

Tuition fee for 3 credit Hour Course

Rs.6820/-

A student can take three courses (3 credit hour course each) in one semester

4

Student I.D card

Rs.100/-

Once

5

Library

Rs.700/-

Per Semester

6

Caution Money

Rs.2000/-

Refundable

7

Ph.D. Thesis Evaluation Fee

Rs.32050/-

This fee will be submitted at the time of submission of Ph.D Thesis


7. HEC APPROVED SUPERVISOR IN THE FACULTY

Following Faculty Members are included in the HEC’s list of approved supervisors for Ph.D Islamic Studies.


1. Prof. Dr. Ali Asghar Chishti

Chairman, Department of Hadith & Seerah

AIOU,Islamabad.
2. Dr. Abdul Hameed Khan Abbasi

Chairman Department of Quran & Tafseer

AIOU, Islamabad
3. Dr. Mohyuddin Hashimi

Programme Coordinator,

M.Phil Islamic Studies

Department of Islamic Thought,

History and Culture, AIOU
8. HOW TO APPLY FOR ADMISSION

The candidates who are interested to get admission should follow the following directions:

1. Please read the prospectus carefully

2. Complete all columns of Application form carefully and do not leave any column incomplete.

3. Paste your photo at the place provided for that purpose.

4. Attach following documents with the Application form

i. Attested copy of I.D Card

ii. Attested copy of Domicile Certificate

iii. Attested copy of SSC Certificate

iv. Attested copy of Intermediate (F.A) Certificate

v. Attested copy of B.A Degree and Result Cards

vi. Attested copy of M.A Degree and Result Cards

vii. Attested copy of M.Phil Degree and Result Cards

viii. Attested copy of Al-Shada Al-Aalmiya and result cards

ix. Attested copy of any proof of Arabic /English proficiency

x. Copy of Hifz Certificate (If any)

xi. Certificate of Research at M.A Level (if any)

xii. Any other document you like to attach in support of your qualification

xiii. Copy of published research papers (if any)
Note: Admission form complete in all respects must be sent on the following address:
Prof. Dr. Ali Asghar Chishti

Chairman,

Department of Hadith and Seerah

Block No.12, Allama Iqbal Open University,

Sector H-8, Islamabad.

Phone No. 051-9250084

E-Mail: chishtisabri_aiou@yahoo.com

RESEARCH JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY

The faculty of Arabic & Islamic Studies is publishing biannual referred research journal (Maarif-i-Islami). Prominent local as well as foreign experts are included in its editorial board. The journal has gained a good repute in the intellectual and research circles in short period of time and has been selected as HEC approved Journal.


OBJECTIVES OF THE JOURNAL

1. Publishing latest research on current issues of Muslim Ummah in Arabic, English and Urdu Languages.

2. Bringing into the knowledge of the academics the researches conducted in the Faculty of Arabic & Islamic Studies for the benefit of others knowledge seekers.

3. Creating harmony and expending culture of dialogue among followers of different faiths.


DEPARTMENTS OF THE FACULTY OF ARABIC AND ISLAMIC STUDIES
The faculty of Arabic and Islamic Studies is divided into following academic departments

1. Department of Quran and Tafseer

2. Department of Hadith and Seerah

3. Department of Shariah & Law

4. Department of Islamic Thought, History and Culture

5. Department of Arabic Language and Literature

The detailed introduction of the each department of the faculty is as under:
1. DEAPARTMENT OF QURAN AND TAFSEER

The Department of Quran and Tafseer was established in 1999 in the Faculty of Arabic and Islamic Studies to meet educational needs of masses at various levels ranging from Metric to Ph.D. focusing on research based programs in the field of Quran and Tafseer. The Department started functioning with the appointment of Dr. Abdul Hameed Khan Abbasi as Assistant Professor from 10 February 2001. From then, the Department is presenting many valuable course books and producing scholars in the field of Islamic studies with specialization in Quran and Tafseer. At present, the Department has started M.Phil & Ph.D. programs from autumn 2013 and is producing & selecting valuable books and allied material for these research programs.


FACULTY MEMBERS

Sr.

No

Name of The Faculty Member

Designation

Qualification

1.

Dr. Abdul Hameed Khan Abassi

Chairman


Post-Doc, Malaysia

Ph.D Islamic Studies(Punjab)

M.Phil Islamic Studies(AIOU)

M.A. Usooludin (M.Phil Islamic Studies), IIU, Islamabad

B.A. (Hons), Usooludin (M.A. Islamic Studies), IIU, Islamabad


2.

Dr. Sana Ullah Hussain

Lecturer

Ph.D Islamic Studies

M.Phil Islamic Studies (AIOU)

M.A. Usooludin (M.Phil Islamic Studies), IIU, Islamabad

B.A. Honors Usooludin (M.A. Islamic Studies), IIU, Islamabad




VISION

To built Islamic Ummah streamlined with the message of Qur’an by presenting Qur’anic Sciences according to the teachings and visions of the holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW).


OBJECTIVES

  1. To teach Quran & Tafseer as per contemporary requirements.

  2. To play active role in correct interpretation of Quran and its Sciences for the needs of society.

  3. To prepare research scholars, equipped with all branches of Quranic Studies.

  4. To develop linkage among different highly reputed national and International institutions of Quran and Tafseer.

  5. To conduct advance research on different aspects of Quranic Sciences, e.g. thematic studies in the field.

  6. To prepare quality Text Books and Study Guides in the field of Quran and Tafseer from metric to PhD level.

  7. To organize national and international workshops/ seminars/ conferences about Quranic Sciences.


FUTURE PLANS

  1. Planning to launch a Research Journal entitled “Quranic Studies”.

  2. Planning to start Non-credit course entitled “Quranic Arabic”.

  3. Planning to start B.S Islamic Studies, Specialization in Quran & Tafseer.

  4. Planning to launch Post-doc in Quranic Sciences with collaboration of international institutions.


PROGRAMES OFFERED BY THE DEPARTMENT

  1. M.A Islamic Studies with specialization in Qur’an & Tafseer

  2. M.Phil Islamic Studies with specialization in Qur’an & Tafseer

  3. Ph.D. Islamic Studies with specialization in Qur’an & Tafseer


PROFILE OF THE PROGRAMMES
a) M.PHIL ISLAMIC STUDIES WITH SPECIALIZATION IN QURAN & TAFSEER

The department of Qur’an & Tafseer is offering M.Phil Islamic studies with specialization in Qur’an & Tafseer. This programme is newly started in Autumn 2013. The M.Phil Islamic studies with specialization in Qur’an & Tafseer students are required to complete specific course work & research work under the supervision of a highly qualified supervisor. This programme required 2 to 5 year’s time for completion. The department has the opportunity to hire the expertise of supervisors from almost all-Pakistani public sector universities. The students are completing course work with qualified tutors. This programme is designed to carry out research in different fields of Quranic Studies so that new dimension of understanding of Islam can be discovered with the guidance of Qur’an. This programme provides to the scholars an opportunity of exercising independent critical judgment through the research skills for the service of Islamic & Muslim communities.


2. AIMS & OBJECTIVES OF M.PHIL ISLAMIC STUDIES WITH SPECIALIZATION IN QUR’AN & TAFSEER

The M.Phil Islamic Studies with specialization in Qur’an & Tafseer is aimed to:



  • Enhance the skill of research and create better understanding of Islam and contemporary challenges faced by the Muslim Ummah.

  • Provide opportunity of learning the methods of use of basic Islamic Sources for the purpose of Islamization of contemporary knowledge and laws.

  • Prepare scholars who have a grasp of Islamic studies in general and a command over the area of specialization in Qur’an & Tafseer.


3. ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION

Candidates having M.A Islamic Studies or equivalent degree with minimum second division (in both M.A Islamic Studies & B.A) can apply for the admission in M.Phil. (Candidates having first division in M.A Islamic Studies & 3rd Division in B.A are also eligible to apply) However, preference will be given to those candidates who have passed all degrees with first division.



  • A significant weightage is given to the research thesis written for M.A Islamic Studies.

  • Expertise in Arabic language and Hifz-e-Quran is also considered extra qualification.

  • Intermediate and above teaching experience in any recognized college/institutions is also given due weightage in admission criteria.

  • Published research papers in approved research journals are also considered in admission criteria.




  • The graduates of a HEC’s approved Wafaq with the degree of Al Shahdat Al-Almia can also apply for admission but they must have B.A from any recognized university & Intermediate and SSC from any recognized Secondary and Intermediate Board.


4. PROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION

The Admission in M.Phil Islamic Studies with specialization in Qur’an & Tafseer is offered in Autumn Semester each year. The admission is announced in National and Regional newspapers each year. Prospectus can be obtained from Main Campus of AIOU, H-8, Islamabad or from all Regional Campuses. All applications are evaluated on the basis of approved criteria. A departmental test/subject test will be arranged for the eligible candidates. The admission is confirmed after passing the subject test & depositing of admission fee.



5. IMPORTANT DECISION

If a student did not present his/her thesis within appropriate time/period, his/her thesis will not be accepted at any cost.


6. SCHEDULE OF DEPARTMENTAL TEST/ INTERVIEW:
The departmental Test for admission and Interview of candidates (who fulfill the admission criteria for M.Phil Islamic Studies with specialization in Qur’an & Tafseer as mentioned at earlier will be held at AIOU Main Campus
H-8, Islamabad as per following details:

Sr.#

Event

Date & Day

Time

Place

1.

Written Test for Admission

14th October 2014 Tuesday

11:00 am

Jinnah/Liaqat Hall, AIO H-8, Islamabad

2.

Display of Result for written test

—do—

After

06:00 pm


Notice Board
Block-12, F/o AIS, AIOU, Islamabad.

3.

Interview

15th October 2014 Wednesday

09:30 am

Faculty of AIS, Block-12, H-8, AIOU, Islamabad

The eligible candidates are required to bring along-with them all original educational documents/degrees/thesis/research paper/ experience certificate (if any) for verification. Candidates are advised to provide attested copy of any of the testimonial that was not attached with the application from positively for verification/identification.


Note: Candidates will not be allowed to sit in the Written Test without showing and I.D. Card. No TA/DA is admissible for Test & Interview.



7. IMPORTANT NOTICE:

1. The above mentioned dates are subject to change, you are advised to check the university website (www.aiou.edu.pk) or contact on 051-9057870, 9057787 and 9250166, 0300-5218674 before leaving for test/interview to check any possible change to the schedule.

2. No call letters will be sent to the candidates for Test/ Interview.

8. SCHEME OF STUDIES:

S. No.

Name of Programme

M.Phil in Islamic Studies with

Specialization in Qur’an & Tafseer

1.

Duration

Course work Two Semesters

Research work/Thesis Two Semesters



2.

Credit Hours

Course Work 24 and Thesis 12 = 36

3.

Medium of Instruction

(i) Urdu (ii) English

(iii) Arabic



4.

Research work

  1. The research work must be distinct contribution to knowledge and afford evidence to originality, shown either by the discovery of new facts or by the exercise of independent critical judgment.

  2. The student will be required to observe the guidelines regarding format, writing, referencing, paper and other related matters as approved in AIOU rules & regulations.

5.

Workshops

i) One week workshop for each 3 credit hrs in each semester

ii) Two week synopsis orientation workshop at the start of research work after the completion of course work.



6.

Course Work Components of M.Phil Islamic Studies with Specialization in Qur’an & Tafseer

Sr. No.

Component

Weightage







1.

Assignments

20 %







2.

Face to face teaching in shape of workshops

10 %







3.

Final examination

70 %


9. DETAIL OF COURSES


Semester

Sr. #

Course Title

Code

Credit Hrs

Components of course

1st Semester

1.

Research Methodology & Scholarly Writing

4735

03

Each course includes following components

1. Two assignments

2. One Week workshop

3. Final Examination



2.

Ijtihad: Principles & Methods

5791

03

3.

Islam & Orientialism

5790

03

4.

Source of Islamic Sciences

4736

03

2nd Semester

5.

Israeliyat & Tafseer

4737

03

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6.

Methods of Mufassereen

4738

03

7.

Sources of Uloom-ul-Qur’an & Usul-i-Tafseer

4739

03

8.

Study of Selected Quranic Subjects

4740

03

3rd & 4th Semester

9.

Thesis




12

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10. FEE STRUCTURE

The fee structure of M.Phil Islamic Studies with specialization of Quran & Tafseer is as under.



Sr. #

Nature of Fee

Amount

Description

1

Admission fee

Rs.1000/-

This fee will be paid with the fee of first semester

2

Registration fee

Rs.200/-

Once at the time of Admission

3

Tuition fee for 12 credit hours course.

Rs.11200/-

A Student can take 12 credit hrs in one semester

4

Thesis Fee 12 Credits hours

Rs.11200/-

This fee is received in one installment

5

Thesis Evaluation Fee

Rs.4630/-

This fee will be paid at the time of submission of thesis


11. HOW TO APPLY FOR ADMISSION

The candidates who are interested in admission should follow following directions:

1. Please read the prospectus carefully.

2. Fill all columns of Application Form carefully and do not leave any column incomplete.

3. Fix your photo at the place provided for that purpose.

4. Attach following documents with the Application Form

i. Attested copy of I.D Card

ii. Attested copy of Domicile Certificate

iii. Attested copy of Matric (SSC) Certificate

iv. Attested copy of Intermediate (F.A) Certificate

v. Attested copy of B.A Degree and result Cards

vi. Attested copy of M.A Degree and result Cards

vii. Attested copy of Al-Shada Al-Almiya and result Cards (if any)

viii. Attested copy of any proof of Arabic /English proficiency

ix. Copy of Hifz Certificate (if any)

x. Certificate of Research at M.A Level (if any)

xi. Any other document you like to attach in support of your qualification

xii. Copy of published research papers (if any)



Note: Admission form complete in all respect must be sent on the following address:
Dr. Abdul Hameed Khan Abbasi

(HEC Approved Supervisor for Ph.D)

Chairman/Programme Coordinator

Department of Quran & Tafseer

Allama Iqbal Open University,

Block No.12, Room No.109,

Sector H-8, Islamabad,

Phone No. 051-9057787-9250166, 0300-5218674

Email: a_hameed_k@hotmail.com



b) PH.D ISLAMIC STUDIES (M.PHIL BASED) WITH SPECIALIZATION OF QURAN & TAFSEER
1. AIMS & OBJECTIVES OF PH.D ISLAMIC STUDIES (with Specialization Quran & Tafseer)
The Ph.D Islamic Studies with Specialization of Quran & Tafseer aimed to:

  • Provide a focused study in Qur’an & Tafseer in order to prepare scholars in the field who have proficiency to handle contemporary challenges in the field.

  • Provide such leaders to Muslim Ummah who have the capability to provide guidance in different professions in the light of Qur’anic Teachings.

  • Provide complete opportunities of professional growth and development to scholars in the area.



2. ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION

  • Master degree in Islamic studies with eighteen years of schooling (MS/M.Phil in Islamic Studies) or equivalent from any recognized university in first division or CGPA 3.00.

  • Departmental Test/Interview by the Ph.D. Admission Committee


3. PROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION

The Admission in Ph.D. Program (with Specialization of Quran & Tafseer) usually advertised in autumn semester each year. The admission is announced in almost all national and important regional newspapers each year. Prospectus can be obtained from Main Campus of AIOU, H-8 Islamabad or from any regional campuses. All applications will be evaluated on the basis of the Board of Advance Studies & Research (BASR)’s approved criteria. Short listed candidates will be called for Departmental test and interview. The admission will confirmed after depositing of admission fee.



4. SCHEME OF STUDIES

Sr. #

Name of Program

Ph.D in Islamic Studies (with Specialization of Quran & Tafseer)

1.

Duration

Maximum Five years

2.

Medium of Instruction

(i) Urdu (ii) English (iii) Arabic

3.

Course Work

18 CH course work

4.

Research work

The thesis of Ph.D must be distinct contribution to knowledge and afford evidence to originality, shown either by the discovery of new facts or by the exercise of independent critical judgment.

5.

Workshop

(i) One week workshop for each 3 credit hrs course.

ii) Two week synopsis workshop after completion of course work & passing comprehensive exam.



6.

Evaluation

As per recent amendments in AIOU rules & regulations, a Ph.D thesis is necessary to be sent for evaluation to three foreign experts from technological advanced countries.

7.

Pre Requisite of viva voce of Ph.D Islamic Studies

Unconditional approval from at least two foreign experts.

Publication/Acceptance of research paper in HEC recognized research journal.



8.

Components of Course work

1. Assignments

2. Face to Face teaching in shape of workshop

3. Final Examination

4. Comprehensive Exam




5. DETAILS OF COURSE WORK Ph.D

Semester

Sr. No.

Course Title

Course Code

Credit Hours

1st Semester

1

Comparative Study of Tafseer Literature

4730

03

2

Contemporary Trends in Tafseer

6722

03

3

Quran & Science (A Research Study)

4731

03

2nd Semester

4

Applied Research in Ilm-Tafseer & Uloom-ul-Quran

4732

03

5

Methodologies & Modes of Mufassereen

4733

03

6

Selected Texual Study of Uloom-ul-Quran & Usul-e-Tafseer

4734

03

3rd & 4rth Semester

7

Thesis

725

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6. FEE STRUCTURE

The fee structure of Ph.D Islamic Studies (with Specialization of Quran & Tafseer) is as under



Sr.#

Nature of Fee

Amount

Description

1

Admission fee

Rs.2400/-

This fee will be paid with the fee of first semester

2

Registration fee

Rs.2400/-

Once at the time of Admission

3

Tuition fee for 3 credit Hour Course

Rs.6820/-

A student can take three courses (3 credit hour course each) in one semester

4

Student I.D card

Rs.100/-

Once

5

Library

Rs.700/-

Per Semester

6

Caution Money

Rs.2000/-

Refundable

7

Ph.D. Thesis Evaluation Fee

Rs.32050/-

This fee will be submitted at the time of submission of Ph.D Thesis


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