Prime Minister Imran Khan is going to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of Al Qadir University on Sunday at 4 pm. Al Qadir University in Sohawa aims to educate students to become morally, intellectually, and spiritually accomplished persons who, having been rigorously trained in the Islamic and scientific principles.
Muslims were not just the preservers of the ancient and Greek knowledge, but they contributed to original works in different fields of science. They were inspired by the Islamic view of nature that is, mankind had a duty to ‘study nature in order to discover God and to use nature for the benefit of mankind’. This knowledge was transferred to the West and subsequently played an important role in revitalizing a climate of learning and exploration in Europe, leading to the Renaissance in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Al Qadir University aims to nurture this relationship between Islam and science to produce a unique culture of knowledge and learning.
The concept of Al Qadir Trust is in line with the Prime Minister’s dream of providing equal opportunities of education to the youth of Pakistan. His vision draws inspiration from Quaid e Azam and Alama Iqbal, our national heroes. In the initial implementation phase, the most neglected zone has been selected for the university’s location. Since no major university exists between Gujrat and Rawalpindi, therefore, Sohawa has been selected for the establishment of Al Qadir University.
It will be based on an area of 25 acres (200 kanal) and will be constructed in two phases. In the first phase, Sufi Block, Science Block, Admin Block, Student Hostel, Faculty Hostel, and a Cafeteria will be constructed while the Auditorium, Library, and Mosque will be made in the second phase.
Al Qadir will be a general university, with a focus on science and technology, contemporary studies of religion with an emphasis on Sufism in order to revive Islamic research to educate our youth in meeting future challenges.
The university will function like other universities in the private sector contributing to the national cause to broaden the educational base. It will serve the youth of most ignored zone to raise the standard of people living under harsh conditions, who have to travel to other cities for higher education.
Al Qadir University will also financially facilitate talented youth who can’t fulfill their dreams due to financial constraints.