Islamic Studies

The Graduate Program at the Fatima Jinnah Women University seeks to inculcate knowledge which will be authentically Islamic and at the same time fully aware of the contemporary world and the challenges it poses for the Muslims.

The Islamic Studies Program at FJWU emphasizes the study of all aspects of Islamic Education and aims to promote teaching and understanding of The Quran, Hadith, Islamic Law, Jurisprudence, Culture, Politics and History. Graduate Program is intellectually, spiritually and humanly linked to the sources of Islamic revelation and to fourteen centuries of Islamic Scholarship. It seeks to preserve traditional elements of Muslim education through which both ethical and intellectual guidance is imparted. The teachers and their students come from various academic backgrounds: Law, Theology, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Economics, History, Education, Literature and Islamic Studies. FJWU offers courses in six main, distinct areas of studies, namely, Islamic Law, Islamic Culture and Thought, Political Islam, Islamic History, Islamic Jurisprudence and Science of Quran and Hadith.

The summer Program at FJWU offers intensive courses and workshops which seek to educate and empower women with the requisite knowledge to understand their religion in the light of a changing world. The Summer Program strikes a balance between such rational subjects as Fiqh, Seerah, and Aqeedah with a look at contemporary issues in Islam and modernity. Research oriented lectures, Publications, Conferences, Seminars, Academic visits and other related activities are a regular feature of the Program. We also encourage fostering of links amongst the people involved in studies of Fiqh, Tafseer and Islamic Law. These include academic specialists, Legal Practitioners and members of business community, government and other related persons.

Islamic Studies Program is unique in that, aside from providing the substantive knowledge in Islamic Sciences, it goes beyond these basic building blocks and teaches critical thinking intertwined within the elements of true Muslim character as applicable in these subjects.

This leads to Islamic Literacy, which allows for the development of Muslims through meaningful discourse and true intellectual and spiritual development. FJWU is not committed to making scholars of its students; rather it seeks to produce islamically literate women that will have a positive effect both on Muslim Society as well as universal human society.