The foundation of the Islamic University , Islamabad was laid on the first day of the fifteenth century Hijrah i.e.Muharram 1, 1401 (November 11,1980). This landmark of the beginning of the new Century symbolizes the aspirations and hopes of the Muslim Ummah for an Islamic renaissance. The desire to produce scholar and practitioners, imbued with Islamic Learning, character and personality, and capable to meet the economic, social, political, technological and intellectual needs of the Muslim Ummah was the reason deter of this University.
The University is located around the domineering Faisal Mosque, a symbol of International Islamic brotherhood and unity.It is designed by a famous Turkish architect and is donated to the University by late Shaheed Kind Faisal bin Abdul Aziz. The Mosque is spread over an area of 189,705 sq.meters and can accommodate about 200 thousand Muslim.FacultiesFaculty of Applied SciencesFaculty of Management SciencesFaculty of Shariah and LawFaculty of UsuluddinFaculty of ArabicFaculty of Social ScienceFaculty of Language & LiteratureInstitutesIslamic Research InstituteInternational Institute of Islamic EconomicsAcademiesDawah AcadmyShari'ah AcademyLibraries Central Library
The major source of knowledge of the university is the central library serving as the knowledge backbone for research and development regarding all the streams that are being offered by the university. It is one of the biggest libraries ofAsia regarding Islamic learning and rare research materials. The library contains huge collection of books, journals, research projects and international magazines. The number of estimated books in the library is 1500,000.IIIE Library
International institute of Islamic economics provides all facilities regarding research on Islamic economics. It is a heavily funded library and contains very rare books on Islamic law and Islamic way of running the govt. system. The books and research materials are exceeding the limits of 100,000.IRI Library
Islamic research institute library is the source of knowledge regarding different levels of the Islamic research. This library contains a large amount of books that are exceeding the limits of 100,000. FMS/FAS Library
In terms of science & Technology the library contains 25000 books and 15 periodicals are also subscribed. Ten newspapers are purchased for the benefit of the users. Library has a seating arrangement for 50 users at a time. The library also has 550 research reports/theses the library provides 12 hour service daily to the students. With the introduction of new programs, the collection will grow very rapidly in the near future.