Islamabad (Nov. 20, 2014) International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) has appointed Dr. Zia ul Haq as Director General Islamic Research Institute (IRI). He has been working as Professor of Islamic Law/Shariah and Dean Faculty of Shariah and Law at International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan. Along with his academic positions at IIU, he has also worked as Project director of various IIU projects such as Advancing of Social Justice for Women in Islamic Perspective and IIU Erasmus Mundus Project. He is also author of eight books and more that 40 research papers and recently returned from USA after working as Senior Fulbright fellow and Professor in Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Dr. Zia ul Haq has designed many PhD/LLM/MS programs and Courses at IIU and AIOU. He holds Ph.D in Comparative Islamic Law (Fiqh) from oldest University of Muslims World Ezzituna University, Tunisia and Post Doctorate from University of Glasgow, UK.
Dr. Zia ul Haq is winner of many prestigious awards and funding such as Best Teacher Award of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC), Fulbright of USA, Erasmus Mundus of EU and the Asia Foundation. He has produced several PhD and LLM/MS scholars. He has been included in the pool of international experts for promotion of objectives of the Congress of the World and Traditional Religions.
It is pertinent to mention here that IRI is Pakistan’s premier research institute established on 10 March 1960 to organize research on Islam, to give it a rational and scientific interpretation in the context of modern age and to bring out the achievements of Muslims in the fields of history, philosophy, science and culture.