A two-day international conference on “Role of Islamic Universities in Teaching of Arabic to Non-Native speakers” commenced here at Faisal Masjid Campus of the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI).
The conference is being organized by the Faculty of Arabic of the university where national and international scholars, experts of Arabic language and varsity’s veteran faculty members will present around 50 papers to explore ways of promotion of Arabic language.
Inaugural ceremony of the conference was joined by Sardar Muhammad Yousaf, Federal Minister for Religious Affairs as Chief Guest who called upon the Muslim societies to teach Arabic to Youth and termed it as a pre-requisite for comprehension of teachings of Islam. He added that government is focusing on promotion of Arabic language and Holy Quran. He said the IIUI is the most vital educational institution which can help in setting a roadmap of teaching of Arabic to youth.
The event was also addressed Senator Talha Mehmood who said that IIUI is providing quality education to Muslim Youth integrated with teachings of Islam which is appreciable. He opined the teachings of Holy Quran are better comprehended by those who have better understanding of Arabic language. He urged youth to focus on learning of Arabic while saying that it is essential to have knowledge of Islamic civilization.
Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, IIUI President said in his speech that Arabic is language of Holy Prophet (PBUH) and Holy Quran and every Muslim should learn it to get guidance from the life of Holy Prophet (PBUH) and Holy book. He also apprised the participants regarding IIUI’s steps for promotion of Arabic language and hailed the faculty of Arabic for arranging an international conference on the topic.
Earlier, Dr. Muhammad Bashir briefed the participants about aims and objectives of the conference. The event was also attended by the Ambassador of Sudan and diplomats of various Islamic countries. The moot will conclude today (Tuesday) at varsity’s Faisal Masjid campus.