IIUI’s 10th convocation
Islamaabd—International Islamic University (IIU) of Islamabad is a well-recognized seat of learning in the Muslim Ummah and its services and contributions are highly appreciated all over the Islamic world. These views were expressed by Prof Dr. Sulaiman bin Abdullah Aba-Al Khail, Rector Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University Riyadh/Pro-Chancellor IIU on the university’s 10th convocation (Female Day) in which, 6,024 degrees were conferred on women students including 145 overseas, 29 PhDs and 150 were awarded Gold medals in this mega event of IIUI. After conferring degrees to the 11,644 students in IIU 10th Convocation, a total number of graduated students of the varsity reached to 38002.
In his address, Dr. Sulaiman said IIU was progressing by leaps and bounds and he hoped that the university would soon be one of the top-ranking universities of the World. Pro-Chancellor said IIUI is a symbol of brotherhood between Pakistan Saudi Arabia and plays a vital role to discourage extremism and fanaticism as such tendencies have distorted the true image of Islam.
He urged scholars to contribute to combat negative propaganda against Islam and Muslims in the World. Pro-Chancellor IIU was of the view that President of Pakistan takes keen interest to see IIU is on top priority and under the guidelines of the Chancellor IIU the university will set its place in world standard universities. Dr. Sulaiman hailed the contributions of IIU in educating and training the youth of Muslim Ummah as higher seat of learning.
IIU Rector, Dr. Masoom Yasinzai said that, since its beginning, the university has been focused on integrating revealed and acquired knowledge and to restore the leading role of Muslims in education and knowledge creation, thus serve the humanity unhindered by geographic boundaries. He said that the university is seen as a torch-bearer among Islamic educational institutions in the world and the Islamic character of the university integrating it with the modern day sciences and technology. Dr Masoom told that the university was producing scholars, technocrats, managers, scientists, engineers for employment and lays equal emphasis on the physical, social and spiritual development of the individuals. Dr. Masoom said that IIUI is determined to produce skilled manpower with the message not only to serve their respective communities but also serve the entire humanity and extend message of international peace and peaceful co-existence.
Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh also spoke on the occasion and presented brief report on the university. IIU. According to him, the university is a beacon of light for other universities because of its exemplary research and teaching activities; on international level, IIU welcomes students without any discrimination of race, religion, colour and nationality. President IIUI apprised participants of 10th Convocation about the establishment of an Information Technology Center to computerize complete record of University, after the digitization of the university archives, all required information will be accessible within seconds.