Shaykh Zayed Islamic Centres in Pakistan owe their existence to the tireless efforts of the ex-President of UAE and ruler of Abu Dhabi, His Highness Shaykh Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahayan (Late). The purpose was to further strengthen the ties between the two Muslim brother countries i.e. Pakistan & U.A.E. The vision and scope behind these Centres is to combine Qur’anic teachings and Arabic Studies with Computer Science and other modern disciplines __ so as to equip the young generation with the Islamic teaching and train them simultaneously in the fields of modern science and technology. This far-sighted approach is the most pressing need of the Ummah today. If ever the Muslim Ummah is to rise again to the glorious heights that it enjoyed in the yester years, the solution lies strictly in this to teach the modern disciplines in the light of Islamic teachings so as to produce a strongly religious yet a compatible and well equipped lot of Muslims who may serve in all walks of life. The root-cause of all our contemporary maladies lies in the fact that we have segregated Theology from Social Sciences and other modern technological disciplines.
Inspired by such noble sentiments the Government of UAE established and equipped three Centres in Pakistan, namely at Lahore, Karachi, and Peshawar. Once constructed, they were handed over to the Government of Islamic Republic of Pakistan and further handed over to its three Universities namely: Karachi, Punjab and Peshawar in 1985.
The Government of Pakistan accepted the full financial and administrative responsibility for the three Centres in consonance with the academic autonomy of the Universities. In recognition of the kind and gracious gesture of His Highness Shaykh Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan (late), the Centres were named after him and are called “Shaykh Zayed Islamic Centres. The Amir of UAE has established a trust for the developmental expenditures of the Centres. Our graduates and scholars are awarded degrees by the University of Peshawar.
Shaikh Zayed Islamic Centre Peshawar Campus:
The Shaykh Zayed Islamic Centre, Peshawar started proper functioning in 1988 and since then it has earned fame as a reputed, prestigious and meritorious seat of learning.