A Talk on “Quran-e-Kareem – a Perennial Miracle” was held on May 26, 2017 at 1000 hrs. in the Seminar Hall, Department of Electrical Engineering at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad. The talk was delivered by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Akram Chaudhary, Ex Vice Chancellor, University of Sargodha. The purpose of the talk was to revive the Islamic learning of faculty/staff and students by making them understand the Quran and its Divine Character. The Acting Rector CIIT and Dean Faculty of Business Administration Prof. Dr. Khalid Riaz welcomed the Speaker.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Akram Chaudhary is a well-known scholar, author, speaker, educationist and administrator. Dr. Akram has served 8 years as Vice Chancellor of University of Sargodha. He has also served many years as Dean in University of the Punjab Lahore and B.Z. University Multan and as Professor in Islamia University Bahawalpur. Dr. Akram Chaudhary has a Doctorate in Arabic Linguistics from University of Glasgow and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the same from University of Colorado, Boulder. Dr. Akram has recently been nominated as 'Postdoc Thematic Moderator' by National Postdoctoral Association, Washington, D.C. for the year 2017 in Normative and Social Sciences, for the SAARC-ASEAN Region. Furthermore, he is a former recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. Dr. Akram's main area of research is Quran and its Divine Character. Dr. Akram has done extensive research on Arabic language and Quran and is published by American and European Journals and books.
The focus of the talk was to comprehend the concept of revelation. The Speaker shared with the audience an enriched relationship of previous holy books with the Book of Allah and the efforts taken to preserve the Qur’an. In order to realize the beauty and blessings of the Qur’an, he appreciated the importance of proper Tafseer to understand its implications in areas of science. He emphasized the need to be convinced of the authenticity of the Qur’an, understand its history and how it affects Muslims today.
The Director P, D & HRD while extending vote of thanks to the Speaker highlighted the efforts being made by the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology to develop understanding of the religion among the faculty/staff and students along with their pursuit for worldly knowledge.
A good number of participants attended the talk who keenly paid attention and participated actively by asking number of questions from the speaker. The audience acknowledged the usefulness of the information provided by the speaker.
The talk was organized by Directorate of Planning, Development and Human Resource Development.
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