There is a growing need felt in the rest of the world in general and in our country in particular for Islamic scholars who are not narrow-minded, who are not blindly attached to any one school of thought, who know their religion and the world they are living in equally well, and who are proficient both in Arabic and English languages. University of Central Punjab’s Department of Islamic and Religious Studies offers MA Islamic Studies leading to CSICS (Certified Scholar in Islamic and Contemporary Sciences: Al-Shahādah Al-‘Ālimiyah Al- Mu‘āşirah) to achieve that objective.
As another alternative, we are also offering a Diploma in Arabic Language for those who cannot afford to join a two years’ morning course. This evening program for one year spread over two full and one half semesters is an opportunity to learn Arabic to equip the participants to understand the Qur’an directly and also read, speak, and write the language at least at the beginner’s level. Some of the participants of this course may decide to continue the path of learning to become Islamic scholars by doing MA Islamic Studies and CSICS.
Our objective is to produce scholars who are capable of understanding and analytically examining the original sources of Islam and the contemporary disciplines equally comfortably to be able to guide Muslims properly and to present the correct understanding of Islam to the non-Muslims.
I invite you to consider exploring the possibility of joining the exciting opportunity of learning we are offering.
Dr. Fehmida Sultana
DEAN Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University of Central Punjab