Pakistan Study Centre

University of Peshawar




a.             The course is designed to decipher the relationship between Islam and Pakistan. It is an unassailable fact that the architects of the idea of Pakistan, with a view to crown their efforts with success, leaned heavily on Islam. In the initial frenzy or elan both Islam and Pakistan were used interchangeably. The course is intended to understand the philosophical foundations of Pakistan.

b.            A brief survey of Muslim rule in the Indian sub-continent:

-          The loss of political power.

-          Efforts at the regeneration of Muslim Society.

-          The rule of Ulama and Sufis.

-          Genesis of the idea of Pakistan.

-          Islam as the raison detre of Pakistan.

-          The status of Islam in the constitution and polity of Pakistan.

-          The dilemma of orthodoxy and modernism.


Abbot, Freeland. Islam and Pakistan, N. Y. Cornell University Press, 1968.

Arnold, T. W. The Preaching of Islam, London: Constable, 1913.

Gankovsky, Y. V. A History of Pakistan, Moscow: Nawka Publishing House, 1964.

Husain, Sayyid Abid. The Destiny of Indian Muslims, London: Asia Publishing House, 1965.

Ikram, S. M. Modern Muslim India and the Birth of Pakistan, Reprint, Lahore: Institute of Islamic Culture, 1987.

Malik, Hafeez. Muslim Nationalism in India & Pakistan, Lahore: People’s Publishing House, 1980.

Qureshi I. H. The Muslim Community of the Indo-Pakistan Subcontinent (710-1947) A Brief Historical Analysis, 2nd ed. Karachi: Ma ‘arif Printers, 1977.  

Qureshi I. H. Ulama in Politics, 2nd . ed. Karachi: Ma’arif Ltd, 1974.

Rosenthal, Erwin I. J. Islam in the Modern National State, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1965.

Weiss, Anita M. (ed.), Islamic Reassertion in Pakistan, Lahore: Vanguard Books, 1987.



leftThe University of Peshawar is a public sector university in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan. The university was established in October 1950 by Mr. Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan as an offshoot of Islamia College Peshawar, which was founded in 1913.  read more