Prof. Dr. Muhammad Baqir Khan Khakwani (Faculty Dean)
Islamic Studies is very important and base of Education in Islamic Republic of Pakistan and no University can be completed without it. This is why from the start of AIOU, The Institute of Arabic & Islamic Studies was established in 1974.This Institute prepared and offered many courses of Islamic Studies and Arabic Language from Secondary School to Graduation level. The courses in M.Phil Islamic Studies were also started with this Institute.It alo offered variety of Arabic course in which the most important course is ATTC Arabic Teachers Training Course.Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies was serving well Islamic Studies and Arabic but it was attached with Faculty of Humanities.This was limiting its scope and activities, because in a big faculty of different arts subject proper attention to Islamic Studies and Arabic Language was not possible. For uplifting and improving of standard of Islamic Studies and Arabic language, The Institute of Arabic & Islamic Studies was upgraded as Faculty of Arabic & Islamic Studies in 1998 with opening of different Departments.The scope and activities of the faculty can be seen in the vide range of courses which are offered by the faculty of Arabic & Islamic Studies.