This Department was established in
the end of 1979 at City Campus of this University and was named
the Department of Arabic, Islamic Studies and Research.
Initially the Department launched M.A Islamic Studies program
with a view to provide facilities for advanced studies and
original research in the field of Islamic Studies. The
department shifted to Arts Block at Main Campus in 1983 but
again shifted to City Campus in 2006. The Program of M.A in
Islamic Studies has been successfully continued since
establishment of the department but M.A in Arabic program
continued hardly for three sessions due to lack of interest of
candidates. The department started M.Phil/ Ph.D programs in 2002
and 2004 respectively. Distance Education Program in the
relevant fields is being offered by the department as well. The
B.S 4 years Program in Islamic Studies will be launched shortly
in the Department. The Department renamed as Department of
Islamic Studies and Arabic during 2012. By the grace of ALLAH
now it is a large department among the departments of Faculty of
A departmental library is housed in
this department with a collection of about 7500 books. It is
meant to provide reading facilities to the students of this
department in addition to the Central library of Gomal
University. In departmental library a variety of titles are
found concerning different courses of both under-graduate and
post-graduate classes. Our cautiously chosen curriculum
considering the demands of the student and the existing period,
offers excellent study of the ancient times and the contemporary
era. The highly qualified staff is offering the services for
the students in their studies and research activities. Moreover
different extra curricular facilities are being provided to the
students. Besides teaching and studies, original research work
is also carried out in the department. Research activities at
M.Phil and Ph.D level are also in progress.
After obtaining Master
Degree in Islamic Studies there is a scope of job for brilliant
students, in Schools, Colleges, Universities, Madaris, Armed
forces and different Government and non government
organizations. They can apply for the posts of BPS-17 exist in
the relevant field. Some students passing out from this
department are providing their services in educational, research
as well as religious institutions. On the basis of Master degree
in Islamic Studies the desirous students can improve their
qualification by appearing in N.T.S Tests/ getting admission in
M.Phil program. Moreover after passing requisite N.T.S
examination they can apply for Higher Education Commission’s
indigenous M.Phil leading to Ph.D Scholarship program.
This department is too rich with
reference to highly qualified faculty having Ph.D degree in the
relevant fields. It is an honour that among seven Ph.D staff
members, a staff member completed his Post Doctoral Research in
a renowned university of Malaysia and another staff member got
his Ph.D degree from a famous university of U.S.A. The teaching
staff of the department has been actively engaged in various
research activities. Enough research papers of the staff have
been published in Research Journals of National and
International repute. Some of the faculty members of the
department also participate in the National/International
Conferences and Seminars and provide their views on different
national and international issues of Islam and Muslim Ummah as
well as dialogue among religions. The research activities in the
department are remarkable as this department produced 5 Ph.Ds
and 3 M.Phils till now.
The Department intends:-
1. To launch evening classes
in Arabic language.
2. To start Separate
Discipline for M.A Arabic Program.
3. To make success the
Distance Education Program.
4. To establish Islamic
Research Center at Gomal University.
5. To open Computer Lab in the
6. To publish the Research
Journal under the auspices of the department.