International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) has offered 10 fully funded scholarships for ther students of Niger in the faculty of Usulddin (Islamic Studies).
The development came in the meeting between IIUI Rector Dr Masoom Yasinzai and Pakistan’s Charge d’ Affaires Niger KK Ahsan Wagan.
It was agreed in the meeting that IIUI would provide training to Islamic scholars and legal fraternity hailing from Niger in three month long programmes at Dawah and Shariah academies in Islamic orientation programs.
IIUI rector said that cooperation with Niger would open a gateway for IIUI to disseminate Islam’s message of peace and harmony across the African countries. He assured during the meeting that IIUI would be happy to assist the Niger female students as well in its separate campus under Pakistan Technical Assistance Programme ( PATP).
IIUI Rector said on the occasion that educational institutions would have to play role in dealing with the challenges of hour and IIUI was working on the same lines.”
Announcement, issuance and launch of Paigham-e-Pakistan through IIUI, a decree against the suicide bombings and insurgency against state by over 18oo muftis and scholars was an example that how educational institutions can help societies in solving issues” said IIUI Rector.
He furthered that Islam had nothing to do with terrorism, while it was religion of love and peace.
During the meeting , matters pertaining to have MoUs between IIUI and educational institutions of Niger also came under discussion and it was discussed that women empowerment, exchange of delegations and faculty member.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 24th, 2018.
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