• Lecturer in Islamic Studies and Ethical Behavior
  • Taught Arabic Language Course at NED University
  • Visiting Lecturer in Islamic Studies
  • Lecturer in Islamic and Arabic Studies
  • Friday speaker, delivered lectures
  • Fulbright Postdoctoral Visiting Research Scholar
  • Ph.D. in Islamic Studies (Usul-al Fiqh)
  • M.A. in Islamic Studies from University of Karachi
  • Diploma in advanced Islamic and Arabic Studies
  • Tajweed and Qirat course from International University of Al-Azhar
  • B.Com. from Govt. Premier College Karachi
  • L.L.B from Govt. S.M Law College Karachi
  • Kamil – Specialization in Tafseer al-Quran

Farooq Hassan is currently a Fulbright Visiting Scholar for Postdoctoral research at Georgetown University’s Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding under the supervision of Professor Dr. John L. Esposito for the academic year 2013-2014. He obtained his Ph.D degree in Historical development and analysis of principles of Islamic Jurisprudence (Usul al-fiqh) in Urdu from University of Karachi. He completed an advanced course in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of Al-Azhar Cairo (Egypt), sponsored by Azhar University. He did M.A in Islamic Studies, secured first position and M.A (equivalent) in Arabic from University of Karachi. Hafiz and Qari (memorized the Quran and learnt art of recitation) and did eight years Dars-e-Nizami course (Dore Hadith) from Darul Ulum Amjadia (an Islamic Seminary) Karachi and completed two years Specialization course in Tafseer (textual and contextual study of the Qur’an) from Islamic Center, Karachi.

He is an Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies, Ethics and related issues in the Department of Humanities, NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan. He is an author of three books and twenty national and international research articles in English and Urdu. He was invited for lectures to Muslim community and for interfaith dialogue several times from 2009 to 2012 in the US and also presented conference papers in Italy, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia and Pakistan.

His interest is in peace, reconciliation and sustainable relations with people of Abrahamic Traditions and acceptance of Islamic pluralistic values and principles, Sufis teachings, inter and intrafaith conflict Analysis, management and resolution, interfaith-peace curriculum development for Madrassah and Modern educational institutions in Pakistan.


  • Fulbright Post Doctoral Visiting Scholar (2013-2014) at ACMCU, Georgetown University, Washington DC
  • M.A Stood First Class First Position (1995)
  • Fazil-e-Arabic achieved 3rd position in order of merit (1990)
  • Awarded Scholarship by International University of Al-Azhar Cairo, Egypt (1997).
  • Represented Pakistan in International Conference and Quran Competition in Iran (1999). Sponsored by Iran, selected after competitions
  • I was invited by Dr. Mary E. Norton, Associate Dean and Professor, Office of Global Academic Initiatives and hosted by Felician College-The Franciscan College of New Jersey campus (from22 April to 26 April 2014) for an ambitious agenda, funded by Outreach lecturing fund (OLF), to meet the faculty/students and to share my research interests. And to share my thoughts about peace with UN Fellows students and to attend the Annual Pope John Paul II Lecture Series and meet with the UN Ambassador from Uganda. And to meet with the faculty at Seton Hall University School of Diplomacy and to present a paper during our Annual Ethics Institute Meeting.
  • Interview taken on April 25, 2014 at 9:30 am to 11:00 am by World Radio Felician College (WRFC) (Rutherford campus) New Jersey
  • Represented NED University as religious scholar, as a host, expert and guest in several TV and Radio Programs.(2004-2009)

Re-examining the Possibility of Peaceful Co-existence of Muslims and non-Muslims in the West based on the Abyssinian Model.


Iftekhar Hai

President, UMAIA
Iftekhar A. Hai was born in a village in India during the days of the British rule in 1942 in Muslim house hold.
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