The classes of MA Islamic Studies started in 1982 under the
administrative control of the Institute of Islamic Studies and Arabic in
a borrowed building of a local school. The Department was shifted in
the university’s “Languages Block” in 1986 and was housed alongwith
the Departments of English, Arabic and Urdu. In 1996 the Institute
was bifurcated by the University in two separate departments i.e.
Islamic Studies and Arabic. The Department shifted in its own
building in 2008. The Department has tailored a 2-Year program of
M.A. Islamic Studies. In addition to the Master’s program, the
Department also has the facilities for M.Phil and Doctoral programs.
The Department of Islamic Studies will start BS in Islamic Studies
from the coming session (2009-10).
1. To educate the students who could analyze modern social science
i.e. Economics, Philosophy, Political Science and Sociology etc. in the
light of the teachings of Islam.
2. To present scientifically and effectively the truth of the
revolutionary teachings of Islam in every field of life.
3. To produce the scholars who are experts of Islamic Education with
an exposure to modern scientific, technological and social
4. To promote the skills to perform the duties in legislation, research,
management, teaching and Islamic Banking.
5. To promote the tolerance, brotherhood, unity among the Muslim
Ummah, moderation, broad-mindedness, love with mortal and other
Islamic values, through academic activities.
The Department’s own building was approved and funded by the
Higher Education Commission, Islamabad in 2004. The construction
work started on October 14, 2006. It was completed on August 13,
2007. Its covered area is 12603 s.ft. The total amount spent is Rs.
92,06,255/- The building is comprised of class rooms, Seminar Hall,
Reference Library, Computer Lab, Girls Common Room and thirteen
offices for teachers, administration and examination record. The
building was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Pakistan Syed
Yousaf Raza Gilani on 5th May, 2008.
Islamic Research Centre (IRC)
Islamic Research Centre was established in 2007. Dr. Muhammad
Akram Rana was appointed its first Director. The Centre at present,
is working in the building of Department of Islamic Studies. The main
aims of the Centre are to develop a methodology for research in the
various fields of Islamic learning, to identify and study contemporary
problems and interpret the teachings of Islam in order to assist
Muslim Ummah to live according to the imperatives of Islam. The results of the work done at the Centre are to
be published in books, monographs, research
reports and a quarterly Journal of the Islamic
Research Centre. The Centre will also
organize Seminars, Conferences and
Workshops to achieve and promote its
The master plan of the Centre will cover the
1. Translation of significant Islamic texts
related to Tafseer, Hadith, Fiqh, Tasawuf
and Social Sciences.
2. Compilation, translation and publication
of useful materials carefully selected from
the most outstanding works of Islamic
Objectives of the Centre
The objectives are:
1. To act as the research agent of the
Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan
and conduct research in the fields
prescribed by the Academic Council.
2. To publish monographs, books, research
reports, research journal and such other
research material as may be considered
necessary for the promotion of
knowledge on various aspects of Islam.
3. To organize seminars, conferences,
exhibitions and workshops to promote
harmonious understanding amongst
various schools of thought in Muslim
4. To highlight the achievements of the
saints of Multan region and setup an
archive of rare Islamic Literature.
The Seerat Chair is functional since 2002 in
the Department of Islamic Studies. The main
purpose of the chair is to develop interest in
several areas of Seerat al-Nabi studies and
research. The Chair, at present, is working on
compilation of the Seerah work published in
Objectives of the Chair
1. To study and promote the teachings of
the Holy Prophet (PBUH) in the context
of contemporary world’s needs.
2. To misconceptions regarding life and
mission of the Holy Prophet (PBUH)
with scientific methods.
3. To publish books and research reports for
transfering the knowledge on various
aspects of the Seerah.
4. To organize Seminars, Conferences and
national/international scholars’ lectures to
explore the new fields of seerah studies in
the present age.
Eligibility & Courses
F.A /F.Sc or Equivalent Examination Determination of Merit
Aggregate marks in F.A / F.Sc or Equivalent plus 20
Marks for Hifz-e-Quran.
B.A or Equivalent with Islamic Studies as
an Elective Subject.
Determination of Merit
Aggregate Marks of B.A, Plus marks of Islamic
Studies (elective),plus 10 marks for Arabic (elective)
plus 20 Marks for Hifz-e-Quran (if Aplicable)