Department Of Seerat Studies
The Department of Seerat Studies, a significant segment of the Faculty of Arabic & Islamic Studies was established in 2017 with the objective to familiarize the new generation in specific and the whole ummah in general, with the seerat of the last Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) and to promote knowledge, research and teachings associated with Prophetic Seerah. So,to develop a deep and academic understanding of Seerah and research in its diverse fields the department is offering various courses at different levels.
Major functions of the department
The department is running courses in two major disciplines:
1. Seerat Studies
1. Seerat Studies discipline contains various programs as below given details:
BS Islamic Studies with specialization in Seerat Studies.
Mphil Islamic Studies with specialization in Seerat Studies.
PhD Islamic Studies with specialization in Seerat Studies.
Diploma in Seerat Studies
Certificate course in Seerat studies.
2.The department is also offering Dars-e-Nizami, a program unique of its kind, for the students of deeni madaras under the auspices of the Seerat Studies Department. AIOU is the only public university offering this program. Under this program, Dars-e-Nizami courses are offered which include:
SSC Dar-s-Nizami (thanvia aamah),
HSSC Dars-e-Nizami (thanvia khassah)
BS Islamic Studies with specialization in Dars-e-Nizami (Al-Aaliah & Al-Alameyyah).
BS Islamic Studies with specialization in Dars-e-Nizami for international students is expected to be launched shortly.
Seerat Studies Journal:
The department is publishing an annual research journal on “Seerat Studies”. The contents published in the journal consist of academic and scientific research on the Seerat-un-Nabi (SAW) and relating topics.
The first issue of the journal was published in 2017 and got national level presidential award.
International Seerat Conferences:
The department organizes national and international conferences annually. Introduction of some of the conferences is as under:
International Seerat Conference 2016 jointly organized by the Department of Seerat Studies AIOU & HEC titled: “Social Justice and Welfare of the Society in the Light of the Seerat-ur-Rasool (SAW)”.
International Seerat Conference organized in 2017, titled “Adb Ul-Ikhtelaaf: in the Perspective of Seerat-e-Tayyba and Islamic Thought.”
International Seerat Conference in 2018, titled: “Fiqh Al-Seerah: Core Themes and Contemporary Applications”.
International Seerah Seminar 2020 titled “Prophetic guidance regarding national health”.