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Chairman: Dr. Muhammad Arif Khan Saqi

Department of Islamic Learning is one of the oldest departments of the University of Karachi and was founded in 1954 to fulfill the need of scholars of Islamic studies in various institutions of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The department aims to promote the study of Islamic thoughts and offers an opportunity to study Islam on Graduate & Post Graduate level. The M. S. and Ph.D. program in the department of Islamic learning covers the general areas of Islamic Studies with special focus on the modern and contemporary issues. The area of Islamic thought, Islamic Economics, Comparative Religion, Islamic Sociology and Muslim Political thought are also be pursued in the Ph.D. Program.

The department is situated in a beautiful building of Islamic Studies near Masjid-i-Ibrahim. In this department students are learning Islamic sciences like Tafseer, Hadith, Seerah, History, Islamic Jurisprudence, Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence, Mysticism, Ethics, Philosophy and Arabic. The department is producing scholars for educational, religious and social institutions for the country and abroad.

Career Opportunities

Students passing out from this department are providing their services in educational institutions, research institutes, religious institutions and armed forces.



The Seminar Library provides a valuable resource of bibliographical and reference works, news sources, and current periodicals on Islam. The Faculty of Islamic Studies has also a computer lab for teaching and research activities.