To provide every opportunity for an all round and harmonious development of individuals and society and reconstruction of human thought in all its forms on the foundations of Islam in order to encourage and promote education, training the research in Islamic learning, social, natural, applied and communication sciences and other branches of learning to ensure the Muslim Ummah’s ideological, moral, intellectual, social, economic and technological development in accordance with the values, ideals, principles and norms of Islam.
- To establish new faculties, departments centres, units and cells and strengthen the existing faculties, institutes, academies and centres the order the ensure diversification and deeper specialization in the relevant areas and to promote higher learning, research adn training in various branches and specializations falling under the purview of the concerned faculties, institutes, academies or centres.
- To strengthen pre-doctoral and post-doctoral research programs in the existing faculties and institutes.
- To develop and consolidate the Female’s Campus as a premier sear of higher learning for female.
- To develop a faculty committed to the cause, vision and mission of the University on the one hand and responsive to the requirements, professional competence and an enhanced Islamic understanding on the other.
- To develop a rich multi–lingual resource centre in the areas of interest to the University.
- To develop centres of expertise, research and consultancy in the fields o Islamic Law, Islamic Economics and Banking, Islamic Finance, Information Technology and Engineering and Technology.
- To develop a nerve center of higher Islamic education in Pakistan through affiliation of leading institutions of Islamic education, establishment of regional campuses and centres, and coordination with eminent personalities working in the fields of Islamic education, research, instruction and training.
- To produce scholarly works and other reading material in the fields of interest to the university , especially Law, Jurisprudence, Islamic Thought, Economics, Banking, Political Science, International Relations and Business Administration.
- To establish Faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences and a Faculty of Engineering and Technology with expertise drawn, as far as possible, both from Pakistan and overseas.
- To establish a faculty of Communication and Media with view to produce experts in the fields of media, communication and journalism.
- to establish branches and affiliated institutes of the International Islamic University outside Pakistan especially at places where higher Islamic learning is not available.
The foundation of the University was laid on the first day of the 15th Hijrah Century, 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 scholars and practitioners, imbued with Islamic learning, character and personality, and capable to meet the economic, social, political, and intellectual needs of modern times is the aim of this University.
The University started as “Islamic University” with only 9 students in its LL.M degree Program and classes being held at the Campus of Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. The University was upgraded, restructured and reconstituted as “International Islamic University” with the promulgation of the International Islamic University Ordinance by the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in March, 1985.
Presently, the University has nine (9) faculties and six (6) autonomous academies, institutes and centers. The University is conducting around One Hundred Twenty (120) academic programmes with enrollment of over 17,000 students that include around 7,000 female students. In addition around 2,000 are enrolled in the Iqra College of Technology, a constituent unit of the University.