Shaykh Zayed Islamic Centres in Pakistan owe their existence to the tireless efforts of the ex-president of UAE and the ruler of Abu Dhabi, His Highness Shaykh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (1918-2004).
Shaykh Zayed Islamic Centre was established in 1985 through the kind and generous help of His highness Shaykh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan (Late) who was a great visionary leader and ruler of the United Arab Emirates. Major aims and objectives of this institution are to educate the Muslim youth in the field of Islamic Studies and Arabic language along with modern sciences and technologies such as Computer Science, Philosophy, Sociology, Maths, Economics & Political Science in order to produce moderate enlightened youths for serving the nation and Islamic Ummah. Inspired by such nobel sentiments, the Government of UAE established and equipped three Centres in Pakistan, namely at Lahore, Karachi, and Peshawar. Once constructed, they were handed over the Government of Islamic Republic of Pakistan and handed over to their respective Universities namely: Karachi, Punjab, and Peshawar Universities in 1985. Highness Shaykh Zayed Bin Sultan al Nahyan, the Centres were named after him and are called "Shaykh Zayed Islamic Centres". The Amir of UAE also established a trust for the developmental expenditures of the Centres, while recurring cost is borne by the Federal Government of Pakistan.
The information technology revolution has helped tremendously in bringing the world closer to the level of a global village. Under the circumstances, not a single nation can live in isolation. Every nation has to play its role in the well being and uplift of the global community. In order to fulfill our responsibilities we have to work objectively towards achieving excellence in all spheres of human interactions. This demands giving up our present lethargy and hibernation and adopting high standards of discipline, efficiency, professionalism and integrity at all levels. We cannot safeguard our national interests unless we change our social conduct and attitude. It goes without saying that educational institutions provide avenues for foremost social interactions and the university being the highest seats of learning do play its role to produce not only skilled workforce and high quality professionals for the state machinery but also dedicated and selfless leadership capable of moulding destiny of the nation.
Shaykh Zayed Islamic Centre is entering in the world of information technology by launching its website. I congratulate the Department of Computer Science Shaykh Zayed Islamic Centre for this achievement. I hope that this website will provide the required information and guidance to all those, who are interested in getting knowledge and information about the academic activities of the Centre through this modern technology. I thank all the concerned people, who worked hard in this project and wish them best of luck. I pray that the Centre prospers in such healthy activities in future also.