Islamic Studies & Arabic


Prof. Dr. Humayun Abbas did his Ph.D from Baha-ud-Din Zakaraya University Multan, in 2002. He was Post Doc Fellow in University of Glasgow, UK in 2007, won a National Award by the Govt. of Pakistan on writing of the best book of Seerah entitled “Social Welfare in the Teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH )”, Member of Islamic Research Council Lahore & Markaz-e-Taqeeq Faisalabad. Started his professional Career in 2000 from Mohy -ud -Din University, Azad Kashmir then served to G. C University, Lahore and since 2011 has been serving to G. C. University, Faisalabad, Author of many books and research articles, supervised many PhD and M Phil theses, Since his joining to GCUF gave boost to the department and organized conferences and seminars at national and International level, and a great credit of him to set up Seerat Chair and Tasawwuf Study Centre in GCUF.

Research Areas:

Quran, Hadith and Seerah, Tasawwuf.


In the Name of Allah, Most Beneficent & Merciful.

As Dean, Faculty of Islamic & Oriental, I would like to extend a very warm welcome. Surah Al Zhumr Verse No.9 reveals

” إِنَّمَا يَخْشَى اللَّهَ مِنْ عِبَادِهِ الْعُلَمَاء ”

“Are those equal, who know and those who don’t know?” The Knowledge is indentified in Islam as worship and the main purpose of it to become closer to Allah,the service of humanity  and harmony in society. To develop the harmony in the society, the role of religion, literature and civilization is very much important and these should be promoted at educational level as well.  Because they build the nations in a meaningful way. The successes and failures of nations are based on them. The Faculty works on these areas which is the great blessing for Institutions. This Faculty is striving to become a beacon of thought and dialogue in all fields that relates to Islam, Muslims Culture and to promote the values and standard of languages i.e. Arabic, Persian, Urdu and Punjabi. We also believe that the conservation of the existence of our Islamic heritage and its ability to serve all of humanity through its dynamic contributions to all disciplines of the art and science is a critical mission of all Muslim Community. I warmly appreciate and encourage to the efforts of every member of our Faculty and staff which he is doing for its progress. I am also proud of our Students who are working hard to brighten the name of the Faculty. I with my Faculty members look forward to welcome the new students in all programs every year and to play an important role to explore the new angles and corners of research and knowledge to enlighten the name of University. Allah Ta ’ala may help us.


Vision of Islamic studies department is to provide the theological scholar to the society of Islamic republic of Pakistan; they can solve the contemporary issues & introduce Islam as religion of peace, tolerance & mutual harmony.


The department of Islamic Studies aims:

  • To prepare the students to be practical Muslim as per the teachings of the Holy Quran, the Hadith & Seerah of the Holy Prophet (PBUH),
  • To enable the students to deliver the message of Islam and face the challenges through their conduct, modern knowledge and research.
  • To enable the students to analyze and solve the social problems in the light of teachings of Islam.
  • To impart quality education according to the latest Islamic research.
  • To enable to explore the quality research at different levels.


Govt College University Faisalabad started its journey to deliver the education more than one hundred years ago. The subject of Islamic Studies was offered in 1955-56. Department’s Pioneer role was played by Prof. Dr. Iftikhar Chasti & Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ishaq Qurashi (a famous national personality). Later on in 1985, the department of Islamic Studies was established. Since its establishment, the alumni of this department have been contributing to the various institutions in country and abroad. Presently, the department is offering four programs following HEC criteria. A research Journal “Zia-e-Tahqeeq” has also been launched to highlight the intellectual efforts of the faculty members and students. Five issues of the journal have been published. And now the department has offered its M.A (2Years) & M.Phil (2Years) program in the Distance Learning Program. So that the quality education could be delivered in an affordable & an accessible way in the field of Islamic studies.

Dress Code

  • Scarf is compulsory with abaya or long dopatta for female students.
  • Jeans is not allowed.
  • Non- standard dressing is not allowed for both.

Career Opportunities

The graduate of the department of Islamic studies can serve as:

  • Teacher of Islamic Studies in educational institution i.e. schools, colleges, universities.
  • Employee in the various departments of the government; for example the department of Auqaf, Zakat and Ushar, Religious Affairs, Islamic Ideological Council and Shariah Courts.
  • Administrator at the Islamic centers in foreign countries.
  • Faculty member and the Research Assistant in universities.
  • Religious teacher in military services.
  • Columnist and anchor in print and electronic media for Islamic affairs and Islamic based programs.