Islamabad-Allama Iqbal Open University will soon launch academic programmes, Masters, MPhil and PhD on ‘Seerat-un-Nabi’. This was announced on Monday by Vice Chancellor Dr Shahid Siddiqui while addressing a ‘Mehfil-e-Naat’, held as part of Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) celebrations, a news release said. The event was arranged by the University’s Employees Welfare Association (EWA).

The VC further announced that the AIOU would arrange competition for writing books on ‘Seerat-un-Nabi’ on annual basis and the best book would be awarded special prize. The University will continue to lay greater focus on projection of the teachings of Quran and Sunnah through diversified activities in order to motivate the students to follow the same, he said.

A research journal on ‘Seerat-un-Nabi recently published by the AIOU was declared the best academic publication of the year 2017. The AIOU won four other national awards on promotion of ‘Seerat-un-Nabi’. It was for first time that that AIOU was declared the best among the higher educational institutions on writing research journal and articles by the Federal Ministry of Religious Affairs with five awards.

Dr Shahid Siddiqui said that it was great pride to secure a leading position in projecting the teachings of Islam, particularly in context of Seerat-un-Nabi. The teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him) is the best source of inspiration and guidance for having a successful life here and hereafter, he added.