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Message from Head of the Department

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah,

The Department of Islamic Studies is one of the founding departments of Pundra University of Science & Technology, Bogura, Bangladesh. It offers four year B.A (Hons), M.A (1 & 2 years) programs. M.A program is specialized with Major in Tafsir and Hadith, Major in Islamic Law and Major in Islamic Banking and Economics. From its inception it has promoted Islamic education and fostered original and analytical research across a wide range of subjects on Islam. Simultaneously, this department is working away to spread out ethics, values, norms as well as the philosophy and beauty of Islam through faith, knowledge, teaching, counseling, seminar, symposium & research. With a good blend of Islamic and conventional education, the department maintains a learning community from its establishment that produces leaders to contribute to the development of national and international aspects.

The department provides facilities to carry out advancement in introduction to the Quranic sciences, Classical and Modern Tafsir, Al-hadith & its Sciences, Islamic History & Culture, Comparative Study of Religions, Islamic Economics, Islamic Banking & Insurance, Public Administration, Computer Science & Technology, Arabic language, Muslim Philosophy and Research Methodology.

On behalf of the department, I would like to welcome students and researchers into the ocean of knowledge and wish for their success in the department of Islamic Studies.

Dr. Istiaqul Alam Mamdood

Head

Department of Islamic Studies

Pundra University of Science & Technology

About the Department

At Pundra University of Science and Technology, the Department of Islamic Studies was formally established on October 24, 2016, as part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The message of the Islamic Studies is the message of Islam, and Islam is the soul of the nation, the essence of its life, the secret of its survival and distinction, the maker of its glory, and the raiser of its mention in the worlds. And bringing all humanity out of darkness into light, and this message mixed matter and spirit, and brought together the mind and the heart, and brought together the world and the hereafter.

Islamic Studies is based on the study of the Noble Qur’an, the Prophet’s Sunnah, and various Islamic sciences related to them such as Tafsir (interpretation), Ulumul Quran (the sciences of the Qur’an), Ulumul Hadith (hadith and its sciences) jurisprudence and its origins, comparative jurisprudence, the sciences of Islamic faith and religions, the sciences of advocacy and Islamic culture, and other materials that help these subjects. Islamic Studies program is designed to introduce Islam as a complete code of life based on the revealed knowledge of the Holy Quran and Sunnah. According to Ibn Khaldun, “to plant in a Muslim a firm religious belief and a good moral by way of religion which come to purify soul, improve moral and propagate it”. The study of Islamic Studies includes all areas related to Islam which involve the study of revelation personified in the Quran and Sunnah and the intellectual exertion to apprehend it and keep it into practice. Therefore, this program will integrate with the following dimensions:

1. Study of the text of Quran and Sunnah.

2. Explanation of Quran and Sunnah according to the traditional Islamic Science.

3. Study of the importance and beautification of Islamic jurisprudence.

4. Study of Islamic history and the present Muslim world to detect the reflection of religious practice on Muslim society.

5. Study and accumulate the teaching of the glorious epoch of Islamic civilization which existed beyond the centuries.

6. Amplification of Islamic knowledge through the insightful thought of Muslim thinkers traditional as well as modern up to present world and their contribution to reform the society based on the teaching of Quran and Sunnah.

Additionally, the study of the Arabic language will be a part of this program to comprehend the Islamic rules, regulations and teachings compactly from the context of the Arabian Peninsula in where the Quran was revealed as a constitution for the human being. The aim of this course is to enable students to acquire a comprehensive worldview on Islam as an ideal system and its role in the development of human life according to the teachings and practical guidance of the Quran and Sunnah. Besides the major area of concentration, there will be some courses from a general inter-disciplinary body of knowledge, which will prepare the students to adjust to the reality of the contemporary world facing multi-dimensional issues. As for the level of study; this program offers a degree at the level of certificate to B. A (Hon’s) in Islamic studies.

Its studies depend on the preservation and manifestation of Islamic heritage, and it works to prepare the teacher of religious sciences and related matters, and to prepare the Islamic preacher in the field of preaching and guidance. It also works to prepare researchers and experts in the field of Islamic studies and legal experts and qualify them to various positions.

Three programs are currently being offered by the Department of Islamic Studies.

1. Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Islamic Studies

2. M.A in Islamic Studies

3. M.A in Islamic Studies (2years)

Vision & Mission

Vision of the program

To promote Islamic education and foster original as well as analytical research across a wide range of subjects on Islam for establishing and maintaining a learning community that produces leaders through faith, knowledge and inspiration to contribute in the ground of national as well as international.

Mission of the program

The quintessence of the Department of Islamic Studies is-

M1. To ameliorate learners’ competency relevant to contemporary time and global environment so that make out the skillful graduates on the demand of worldwide adherence.

M2. To furnish students with the true knowledge of Islam both theory and practice according to the Quran and Sunnah as if they will be committed to Islamic ethics, morals and values in Personal and Social aspects to bring out peace regardless of Ethnicity, Race and Religion.

M3. To contribute in the field of Islamic studies devoted by academic research for supporting social development as well as national.