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Fundamentals of Islam : Tauheed, Argument for the Oneness of God. Impact of Tauheed on human life. Place of man in the universe. Purpose of creation. Textual study of At-Taghabun, An-Naba, Al-Asr, Al-Hamd, Al-Ikhlaas, Al-Falaq, An-naas, Al-Kaafiroon.

Prophet-hood : Need for Prophet. Characteristics of a Prophet. Finality of Prophet-hood. Seerat, life of the Prophet as Embodiment of Islamic ideology.

Faith : Faith in the Hereafter (Akhirat). Effect of Belief on worldly life.

Ibadah : Concept of Ibadah. Major Ibadah: Salat (Prayer), soam (Fasting), Zakat (Obligatory Charity), Hajj (Pilgrimage to Mecca) and Jehad.

Basic Concept of Shariah

The Holy Quran : Its Revelation and Compilation. The Authenticity of the Text.

Hadith : Its need, authenticity and importance.

Ijma’a (Consensus) : Need and importance of Ijma’a.

Qiyas (Analogy) : Its need, importance and criteria and justification.

Sources of Knowledge : Islamic approach to Intuition, reason and experience. Revelation (Wahi) as a source of knowledge.

Moral and Social Philosophy of Islam : The Concept of good and evil. Akhlaq-e-Hasana with special reference to Surah-Al-Hujrat. Professional ethics i.e. Kasb-e-Halal.

Islamic Political Principles : Salient features of Islamic state and its historical background. Madina charter. Responsibilities of the head of an Islamic state. Rights and duties of a citizen.

Economic Order of Islam : Right to Property. System of taxation. Distribution of wealth. Zakat and Ushr. Shirakat and Mudaraba. Islam as a living force. Application of Islamic teaching to the Socio - economic development in the 20th century.

Introduction : Importance and skills of technical communication.
Review of Basic English Grammar.

Structure of a sentence and its types : Simple sentence. Compound sentence. Complex sentence. Complex Compound sentence.

English Word-Formation rules; Tenses, use of passive voice and conditionals. Writing a text as a unified whole.

Development of a paragraph : Inductive method. Deductive method. Components of a paragraph: General, Specific and Detailed Statements. Topic sentence and its relation to rest of paragraph.

Elements in preparing to communicate : Identification of possible audiences. Identification of concerns, goal, values and need of the audience.

Technical report writing and techniques for developing a report : Information selection. Information ordering. Foreword and summary. Organising the main points for nonspecialist readers. Organising the report for specialist readers. Conclusion / remarks /recommendations.

History :
A brief historical survey of Muslim communities in the sub-continent. War of Independence in 1857 and its aftermath. Role of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. Aligarh Movement and its impact on Muslims of Sub-Continent. Two Nation Theory. Formation of Muslim League. Lucknow pact. Khilafat Movement. Non-Cooperation Movement. Various Political Events from 1924 to 1937. Pakistan Resolution. Struggle for Pakistan from 1940 to 1947. Emergence of Pakistan.

Land of Pakistan : Geophysical conditions. Territorial situation and its importance. Natural resources: Mineral and water.

Constitutional Process : Early efforts to make a Constitution - Problems and issues. 1956 Constitution and its abrogation. The Constitution of 1962 and its annulment. Constitutional and political crisis of 1971. The Constitution of 1973. Recent constitutional development.

Foreign Policy : Relations with Neighbours, Muslim countries, and other countries.

Post Independence Developments : Education Planning and development in the field of education. Development of Science and Technology with special reference to engineering. Brief survey of Pakistan’s Economy. Industrial and Agricultural Development. Internal and External Trade. Economy Planning and future prospects.

Scope and methods of Ethics : Ethics and religion; Ethical teachings of world religions; Basic moral concepts, right and wrong, good and evil; Outline of ethical systems in philosophy; Hedonism, utilitarianism, rationalism, self realization theories, Intuitionism; Islamic moral theory: Ethics of Quran and its philosophical basis, ethical percepts of Quran and Hadith and promotion of moral values in society.

Economics & Engineering Economics : Definition & Differentiation, Economic-Labour & its Problems including Efficiency of Labour, Wages and their Allied Problems, Capital & Interest.

Costs : Fixed & Variable Cost, Element of Time & Cost, Dumping Sunk Cost, Production & Distribution Cost, Income & Profit.

Private & Public Enterprise : Objectives—Input—Choice Between Alternatives.

Planning Production: Planless Economy, Planning & Production for a Market, Mass Production.

Economy of Incentive : Capital & Incentives for Saving, Growth of Capital, Personal Qualities & Economy—Labour Saving Devices, Labour Saving Orgainzations.

Banking & Insurance : Commercial & Central Banking, Credit Instrument, International Monetary & Banking Institutions (IMF, IBRD), Insurance, Progress of Insurance in Pakistan.

Accountancy : Systems of Book Keeping; Single Ledger; Double Ledger.


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