Allama Iqbal Open University has evolved a plan to promote teachings of the Holy Prophet (Peace be Upon Him) through academic pursuits This was announced by the University’s Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui while addressing the concluding session of two-day International Seerat Conference that was arranged on the occasion of Eid-Mild-un-Nabi. Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed was the chief guest on the occasion, who underlined the important role of educational institutions, teachers and Imams sensitizing and motivating the young generation to follow the righteous path, as enshrined in Quran and Sunnah.
Under the plan, Dr Shahid Siddiqui said students of MA, M.Phil and PhD will be given an option to do specialized study on Seerat. International Seerat conference will be an annual feature. A special conference will also be arranged to focus on Hadith and their importance. Besides this, an annual award will be given on best Seerat book and a special journal on Islamic Studies will be published soon.