In a significant development for education in Peshawar, the University of Peshawar has reinstated the Seerat-un-Nabi (SAW) Studies Department after a hiatus of seven years. The department, which had previously been closed in 2016 due to low enrollment numbers, is now set to make a comeback with a promising new outlook. Let’s explore this positive change and its implications.
A Resurrected Department
The Seerat-un-Nabi (SAW) Studies Department’s revival is a commendable step towards preserving and promoting the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Closing the department in 2016 was undoubtedly a challenging decision, but the need for its return has been recognized, and this relaunch is a testament to its importance.
The inauguration of this significant department was graced by the presence of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Haji Ghulam Ali. Joining him were prominent religious scholars, including Mufti Ghulamur Rahman, Mufti Shahbuddin Popalzai, and Maulana Mohammad Idrees, as well as the Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Mohammad Idrees, and former provincial ministers such as Maulana Amanullah Haqqani and Zahir Shah, among others.
An Education for All
In an inspiring gesture, the governor not only presided over the inauguration but also made a remarkable announcement. He declared that admissions to the Seerat-un-Nabi (SAW) Studies Department would be free of cost. This decision ensures that aspiring students have access to education without the financial burden of admission fees.
Reduced Fees for Arabic and Islamic Studies
Going a step further, the governor also recognized the importance of Arabic and Islamic Studies programs. To facilitate students pursuing these fields, he reduced fees by 30 percent, making education in these disciplines more accessible and affordable.
A Commitment to Excellence
The commitment to the success of this re-established department was evident in the words of Dr. Idrees, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Peshawar. He pledged that the department would receive the necessary faculty and resources without delay. This commitment ensures that students studying Seerat-un-Nabi (SAW) will have access to a high-quality education and support.
In conclusion, the relaunch of the Seerat-un-Nabi (SAW) Studies Department at the University of Peshawar is a significant milestone for education in the region. It not only revives a valuable department but also makes education accessible to a broader spectrum of students. This move reflects a commitment to preserving and promoting Islamic teachings and knowledge. With the support of the government and educational institutions, it is likely to have a positive impact on the academic landscape of the region.