A Brief History of Da’wah & Islamic Studies
On November 22, 1979 CE /1st Muharram 14oo AH ,the foundation stone of Islamic University was established by the then President Ziaur Rahman, in a place named Shantidanga- Dulalpur between Kushtia and Jhenidah District at first in the academic year 1985-1986, the University’s academic activities were formally inaugurated there with 300 Students enrolled in four Departments under two faculties. Department of Al-Quran wa-Ulumul Quran and Department of Ulumut Tawhid wad –Da’wah under the faculty Shariah.At present Al-Quran and Islamic Studies and Da’wah and Islamic Studies under the faculty of Theology and Islamic Studies.
Islamic University, Bangladesh
Islamic University is one of the main government universities in Bangladesh and the largest seat of higher education in the south-west part of the country. It is 7th University in the country and 1st university after Independence of Bangladesh It is a major international center for an excellent integration of Islamic Studies with the General Studies and Studies of Modern Science , Technology and Engineering. The university provides both the local and foreign students with the facilities of undergraduate studies, postgraduate research and teaching. The standard of teaching is high and the facilities both for academic and extracurricular activities are of good quality. It is a campus oriented university, where the academic and administrative buildings, residential halls and gymnasium, central cafeteria and auditorium all are on one self-contained 175-acre site at Shantidanga-Dulalpur, beside the Kushtia-Khulna highway and about 24 kms south and 22 kms north of respectively the Kushtia and Jhenidah district-towns. Islamic University, having started its academic activities on June 28, 1986 now has about 10 thousand regular students studying in 22 Academic Departments under five Faculties. The main objective for establishing Islamic University is “to provide for instruction in theology and other fields of Islamic Studies and comparative jurisprudence and such other branches of learning at Graduatge and Postgraduate level as the University may think fit and make provision for research including Post-Doctorate research and training for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge”. [Clause 5(a), The Islamic University Act 1980(37)] The University should also be considered as the affiliating authority of the Fazil and Kamil Madrasahs and shall exercise all the powers conferred on it by or under this Act. [Clause 4(2) of Islamic University (Amendment) Act, 2006]