Seerat Chair

Seerat Chair

Seerat-ul-Nabi () is full of the events of faith and certainty from the life of Allah's Messenger (), his family, and his Companions. The study of the Seerat strengthens the spirit of defending the true religion of Islam, and the hearts find peace, tranquility, and contentment. Studying the biography of the Holy Prophet () helps to understand the Holy Qur'an and the Hadith for having deep connections. The knowledge of characteristics and distinctions of the Prophet (), his approach and dealings with others, and understanding the true sense of rights and duties, is possible only by studying the Seerat-e-Tayyaba. Studying the biography of the Prophet () not only provides direction about faith, sharia, ethics, commentary, and da'wah training but also represents practical perfect model for politics, justice, economics, moralities, and social reforms in righteous way. The Islamic imprint on the social and cultural traditions of mainland Bahawalpur has been deep. The Governors of the State of Bahawalpur were committed to Islam, and its evidence was the establishment of Jamia Abbasi in 1925 in the State of Bahawalpur. The Islamia University of Bahawalpur is its evolutionary form. Islamic identity is the keystone of this university. In pursuance of the directive of Government of Pakistan, Seerat Chair was established in the University in 1987 with the following aims and objectives:

  • Research on Seerat of the Prophet Muhammad () and Hadith.
  • A critical study of the objections raised by the Orientalists.
  • Collection and preservation of rare manuscripts on Seerat.
  • Acquisition of authentic publications on Seerat in different languages.
  • Indexing of books on Seerat-e-Tayyaba.
  • Analytical study of the works on Seerat produced nationally and internationally.
  • Organizing Conferences, Seminars and Extension lectures on Seerat.
  • Establishing co-ordination and collaboration between individuals and institutions engaged in research on Seerat.
  • Review of the current Syllabi and courses of studies at different levels with reference to Seerat-e-Tayyaba.
  • Holding of declamations, contests, and essay writing competitions on Seerat among students.

Key Achievements:

  • Organized four International Seerat Conferences in 2000, 2004, 2007 and 2010.
  • National Quran Conference was organized in 2008.
  • Established a specialized library having a collection of 3000 rare books on Seerat and Hadith.
  • Published twelve books on Seerat.
  • Published Maqalat e Seerat of International Seerat Conferences of 2000 (two editions) & 2007.
  • Organized Khutbat e Seerat, series of lectures by Sayyed Salman Nadvi from South Africa held on 12-18 January 2009.
Prof. Dr. Sheik

Prof. Dr. Sheik Shafiq-ur-Rehman

Professor / Chairman / Director Seerat Chair / Dean Faculty of Islamic Studies