A five-day workshop on ‘research designs’ began at International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) Faisal Mosque campus on Monday, said a press release. It was organised by Islamic Research Institute (IRI) of the university.
The workshop is focused on delineating problems related to research design, data collection, writing skills, and technical editing and formulating guidelines for writing dissertations, research articles, and academic books.
The inaugural ceremony was presided over by university president Dr Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, while chief guest of the event was Higher Education commission (HEC) Advisor Prof Mahmoodul Hassan Butt.
“Muslim intellectual scholars are the only source of Islamic renaissance as they can explore Islamic past and glories, and set trends for new path of success,” the chief guest said.
He discussed achievements of Muslim intellectuals in literature, science, arts and architecture and philosophy. He was of the view that Muslim scholars introduced the world with mathematics, physics, biology and medicine. Now is the time for them to redefine their strategy to revive their past, he added.
Dr Al-Draiweesh said research is a pre-requisite for progress of nations as it becomes a sound foundation to excel and face challenges. “For 35 years, the university has been working to promote research and it did produce renowned researchers and conducted number of constructive programmes to set new research avenues,” he said. It is need of the hour for Muslims to rethink about priorities and devise plan to face challenges with constructive solutions through research, he added.
Earlier, IRI Director Dr Muhammad Ziaul Haq briefed the audience about objectives and importance of workshop. He said the institute has initiated a series of workshops on research skills and technical editing to enhance research skills of academic staff and students.
On first day of the workshop, Dr Haq, Dr Mehmood ul Hassan Butt, Shariah Academy Director Dr Muhammad Munir, Dawah Academy Director Dr Sohail Hassan and Aftab Ahmad delivered lectures to the participants.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 17th, 2015.