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Pakistan Studies (HM1002)


Pakistan Studies (HM-1002)

Recommended Book(s)

Pakistan Affairs by Rabbani, M. Ikram

Reference Book(s)

"State & Society In Pakistan", Burki, Shahid Javed, The Macmillan Press Ltd 1980

“Emergence Of Islam”, Hameedullah Muhammad, IRI, Islamabad

Course Objectives

This course has been designed to provide basic knowledge of Islamic Studies and enhance understanding of Muslim Civilization. The second part has been crafted in order to develop an historical perspective of government and politics in contemporary Pakistan and to study the processes of national development, governance and current issues confronting Pakistan.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

CLO:1. Appreciate the fundamental concepts of Islamic Studies.

CLO:2. Evaluate the contributions of Muslims in Culture, Philosophy and Science.

CLO:3. Scholarly treat the evolution of Two Nation theory literature and history.

CLO:4. Describe and critically analyze the issue of governance, politics and crisis facing Pakistan.

Course Contents

Quranic Studies
  • Introduction to Quran
  • History of its compilation
  • Exegesis of the Quran
  • Selected Verses
Life of Holy Prophet (SAW) in Makkah and Madina
  • Arabia in the Sixth Century
  • Prophetic of the Holy Prophet (SAW)
  • Migration
  • Series of  Maghazis
  • Lessons derived from Makkan and Madinese period
Islamic Culture & Civilization
  • Dominant elements of Islamic culture
  • Islamic art and architecture
  • Impact on other cultures
Islam and Science
  • Nature of relation between Islam and science
  • Assessment of Muslim contributions to science        
  • Causes of stagnation and decline
Ethical System of Islam
  • Ethical dimension of Islam
  • Modern ethics and Islam's relevance
  • Human and animal rights in Islam
Registers & Counters Muslim History in India
  • Arab Sindh, Ghavnzid and Ghorid Invasions
  • Subsequent Muslim dynasties
  • British India
Causes of Muslim Separatism
  • Minority Imperial relations
  • Hindu revivalist movements
  • Two Nation Theory 
Political and Constitutional Phases of Pakistan
  • Partition of British India
  • Foundational problems of the nascent country
  • Causes of Military rule
  • Country under civilian rule

Mapping of CLOs to Program Learning Outcomes






PLO:1 (Knowledge Base)

PLO:2 (Application)




PLO:3 (Designing Skills)





PLO:4 (Problem Solving)




PLO:5 (Analysis and Critical Thinking)

PLO:6 (Industrial Tools)





PLO:7 (Engineering Management Skills)





PLO:8 (Professionalism and Ethics)



PLO:9 (Professional Development and Self-learning)



PLO:10 (Team Work)




PLO:11 (Communication Skills)



PLO:12 (Leadership)