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The Faculty of Arabic & Islamic Studies is offering PhD Islamic Studies since last ten years. At present the Faculty is offering MPhil based PhD & MPhil Leading to PhD. The PhD students are required to complete specific course work & research work under the supervision of a qualified supervisor. This programme required 3 to 5 years time for completion. The Faculty has the opportunity to hire the expertise of supervisors from almost all Pakistani public sector universities. The students are completing research work under domestic supervisors however the degree is awarded after the evaluation of the thesis by three foreign experts from technological advanced countries as required by HEC. This programme is designed to carry out research in different fields of Islamic Studies so that new aspects can be discovered & students can exercise independent critical judgment through the research skills for the service of Islamic & Muslim communities.

Eligibility Criteria

M.Phil Islamic Studies or equivalent from any recognized university in first division or CGPA (3.0).
Departmental Test Interview by the Ph.D. Admission Committee.

Selection Process

Selection of the candidates will be made strictly on the basis of merit/criteria laid down by the Department/ University.


Maximum 5 Years

Medium of Instruction


Teaching Methodology

The University allots Study Centre and Tutors for the Students to get guideline accordingly. A student has to secure passing marks in Assignments as well as in final exams to successfully complete concerned Educational Programme.

AIOU Credits Required

42 Credit hours

1. Methodologies of Research in Islamic Studies-6721
2. Methodological Study of Sources of Hadith & Uloom al-Hadith-6723
3. Methodologies of Tafseer of the Holy Quran-6753

1. Methodologies of Seerat Negari-6724
2. Theories of Islamic Law-6725
3. Introduction to Contemporary Muslim Thinkers & Their Thoughts-6726

1. Thesis-710

1. Thesis-710

Elective / Major Courses:





One Week Workshop per 3 Credit Hours










The Allama Iqbal Open University was established in May, 1974, with the main objectives of providing educational opportunities to masses and to those who cannot leave their homes and jobs. During all these past years, the University has more than fulfilled this promise.