ISLAMABAD, Dec. 6 (INP): Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will launch BS and M.Phil-level degree programs to promote specialization on ‘Seerat-un-Nabi’ from next year.
The programs have already been approved by the University’s statutory bodies, this was announced at a seminar held here on ‘Seerat-un-Nabi’, held here.
The seminar was arranged to highlight the message of ‘Seerat-un-Nabi’ for development of a socially well-integrated society. It was presided over by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Zia-Ul-Qayyum.
Chairman Council of Islamic Ideology Dr. Qibla Ayaz was the key-note speaker on the occasion, who underlined the need of following the footprints of ‘Seerat-un-Nabi’ for development of a prosperous and peaceful society.
The event was jointly arranged by the University’s Departments of Seerat Studies and Urdu.
A ‘Mefile-Naat’ was also organized on the occasion that was participated by prominent poets including Iftikhar Arif. The speakers while addressing the seminar asserted that the life and teachings of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) is the best role-model for bringing happiness in the social structure.
The present’s days socio-economic problems could only be addressed by adhering to Seerat-un-Nabi. In this connection, they said the role of educational institutions and parents are highly important.
The Vice Chancellor in his presidential address said the message of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) is ever-lasting for the well-being of the entire humanity. He viewed that numerous problems, the people facing today are the result of ignoring the teachings of the Holy Prophet.
Negative, aggressive and extremist attitude are the main hurdles in promoting a well-integrated life. For reformation of society, every individual needed to serve the society in a best possible way. We have to return what the country has given us. Principle of self-accountability should be adopted for better results, he added.
Dr. Qibla Ayaz in his thought-provoking speech urged the youth to follow the footprints of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) for reviving their past glory. He said ‘Walking with Prophet in a practical life is the need of the hour’ for seeking ultimate solution of the current socio-economic issues.
The seminar was also addressed by Dean Arabic and Islamic Studies Dr. Moyuddin Hashimi, Chairman Seerat Study Dr. Shah Moeenud Hashmi and chairman department of Urdu Dr. Abdul Aziz Sehr. The poets who recited ‘naat’ included Tuseef Tabsam, Akhtar Usman, Arshad Mahmood Noshad, Baqar Wasim and Qayyum Tahir.