International Islamic University, Islamabad

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Coordinates: 33°39′24.23″N 73°1′29.14″E / 33.6567306°N 73.0247611°E / 33.6567306; 73.0247611

International Islamic University, Islamabad
بين الاقوامی اسلامی يونيورسٹی اسلام آباد
Established 1980 (1980)
Type Public
Chancellor President of Pakistan
President Prof. Dr. Ahmed Yousif Ahmed Al Draiweesh
Vice-Chancellor Suliman al-Khail
Rector Prof. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai
Students 30,000
Undergraduates 18,500
Postgraduates 10,500
Location Islamabad, Pakistan
Campus Urban
Colours Celadon, Green, White            
Nickname IIU
Affiliations HEC, PEC.

The International Islamic University (Arabic: الجامعة الإسلامية العالمية إسلام آباد, Urdu: بين الاقوامی اسلامی يونيورسٹی; popularize as IIU), is a public research university located in the urban area of Islamabad, Pakistan.[1] It is regarded as one of the noted institution of Islam, theology, divinity, and the science.[2]

Founded and established in 1980, the university was restructured, reorganized, and reconstituted in its current and modern form in 1985.[2] It is one of premium institute of higher learning, and regarded as one of the largest university in the country.[3] With approximated ~30,000 students currently enrolled in IIU, the university is ranked among the top public universities in "general category" by the HEC, as of 2012.[4] The university offers undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral studies programmes in science, engineering, humanities, arts, religious studies, social and natural sciences.

In addition, the university has nine research faculties and six autonomous academies, institutes and centers.[2] The university is also noted for its engaging efforts to produce educational quality assurance for the purpose of improving academic standards in the country.[5] It is completely distinct from the International Islamic University in Malaysia.

The university is located around the Faisal Mosque


New campus hostels
Entrance and courtyard

There are two campuses of university.

Old campus[edit]

The university's old campus is located around the Faisal Mosque. It was designed by a Turkish architect and was donated to the university by late King Faisal of Saudi Arabia. The mosque is spread over an area of 190,000 square meters and can accommodate about 250,000 people[citation needed]. It comprises one of the biggest prayer halls of South Asia, with a capacity of over 10,000 worshippers.[6]

New campus[edit]

The new campus is located in Sector H-10 of Islamabad, a sector given solely to the university.[7] Construction of the first phase was completed in February 2003. A female campus has been established. Central library construction was completed in 2006, along with the Lincoln corner.

The Government of Pakistan allotted Islamabad, Sector H-10, comprising 704 acres (2.85 km2) of land, to enable the university to shift to its own new premises and to promote education.

The university comprises three male and three female Academic Blocks and eleven hostel blocks (seven for males and four for females).

As envisaged in the Master Plan of the new campus, the university will be completed in phases; Stage-I of Phase-I has reached culmination while stage-II is nearing completion. When constructed in its entirety, the university will accommodate 30,000 students (20,000 male and 10,000 female) in 22–25 faculties. In addition, there will be 57 hostel blocks for male students and 28 for female and partial accommodation for teaching/research and administrative staff.

There is to be a central mosque and a central library. Provision has been made for a commercial center and shops for the resident staff and the students.



The university consists of the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Basic and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Computer Sciences & Software Engineering (NCEAC accredited)
    • Department of Physics (Nanotechnology)
    • Department of Mathematics & Statistics
    • Department of Environmental Sciences
    • Department of Biotechnology & Bioinformatics
  • Faculty of Engineering and Technology
    • Department of Electronic Engineering (PEC accredited)
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering (PEC recognized)
    • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Faculty of Arabic Language and Islamic Civilization
  • Faculty of Languages & Literature
  • Faculty of Management Sciences
    • Department of Business Administration
    • Department of Technology Management
  • Faculty of Shariah and Law
    • Department of Law
    • Department of Shariah
  • Faculty of Social Science
    • Department of Education
    • Politics and International Relations
    • Department of Psychology
    • Department of History & Pakistan Studies
    • Department of Islamic Arts and Architecture
    • Department of Media & Communications
    • Department of Sociology
  • Faculty of International Institute of Islamic Economics
  • Faculty of Islamic Studies (Usuluddin)
    • Tafseer & Quranic Sciences
    • Department of Hadith & its Sciences
    • Department of Comparative Religions
    • Department of Dawah & Islamic Culture
    • Department of Aqeedah & Philosophy
    • Department of Seerah & Islamic History


  • Islamic Research Institute
  • Iqbal International Institute for Research & Dialogue
  • International Institute of Islamic Economics
  • Institute of Professional Studies


  • Dawah Academy
  • Shari'ah Academy


  • Iqra College of Technologies (ICT)


  • International Islamic University Schools


  • English Language Centre


Central Library[edit]

The Central Library one of the biggest libraries in Asia of Islamic learning and research materials. The Library is situated in new campus of the university, which is in Sector H-10, Islamabad. The library contains a collection of books, journals, research projects and international magazines.

Lincoln Corner[edit]

Lincoln Corner is situated in the library. It contains material on American History. The Lincoln Corner has multimedia projectors, DVD players, and broadband internet.

Dr. Muhammad Hamidullah Library[edit]

IIIE library[edit]

The International Institute of Islamic Economics provides facilities for research on Islamic economics. It contains rare books on Islamic law relating to economics and the Islamic way of running government.

IRI library[edit]

Islamic Research Institute library is the source of knowledge regarding Islamic research.

FMS/FET library[edit]

For science and technology the library contains 25,000 books. 15 periodicals are subscribed, and ten newspapers are purchased. The library can seat 50 users. The library has 550 research reports/theses.

Dawah Academy library[edit]

Dawah library supports the research, training and publication programmes of Dawah Academy. More than 22,000 books are available.

Shariah Academy Library[edit]

Shariah Academy Library was established with the ambition to develop a comprehensive collection on Islamic Law to meet the information needs of research scholars. The library comprises a rich collection of 8976 books and journals on the subjects of Qur'anic Studies, Hadith Studies, Sirah, Islamic law and the Anglo-Saxon law.

Departmental libraries[edit]

Each department of the university has its own small library.

  • Research Journals
  • Islamic Studies
  • Al-Dirassat Al-Islamyya
  • Fikro Nazar
  • Insights
  • Mayar
  • Journal of Business and Management Sciences (JBMS)

Foreign collaboration[edit]

The Islamic University has academic collaboration with the following universities:

A number of teachers who specialize in Shariah, Usul al Din wa Da’wah, Arabic Language and other subjects are provided on loan by these universities.

Honorary degree holders[edit]


  • Academic Staff Welfare Association
  • Officer Welfare Association
  • University Staff Welfare Association
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS), Pakistan (NAYS IIUI Chapter)


  1. ^ Google. "Location and address of IIU". google maps. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c IIU. "History". History IIU. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Govt. Pakistan. "HEC rankings". HEC rankings. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  4. ^ From the Web edition (23 February 2013). "HEC announces ranking of universities". The News International. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  5. ^ IIU. "Quality Assurance at IIU". Quality Assurance at IIU. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Faisal Mosque". Archnet Digital Library. Retrieved 2011-02-09. 
  7. ^ Google maps. "Address of International Islamic University". Google maps. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
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