Islamabad : The Department of English in collaboration with the Contemporary Poetics Forum, International Islamic University, (IIU) organised the launch of a book by Prof. Dr. Ayaz Afsar on 'Quranic and Biblical Narrative Discourse: A Contemporary Approach'.
Prof. Dr. Ayaz Afsar is the current dean of the Faculty of Languages and Literature art IIU. His book, published by the Islamic Research Institute (IRI) at the International Islamic University, Islamabad, comes after numerous articles which he had previously published on the topic. It is an interdisciplinary study that makes use of literary and linguistic methods to compare and analyse the narrative elements of the Biblical and Qur’nic texts.
IIU Rector Dr. Masoom Yasinzai said that the book is a precious addition and such books are imperative to have impact of Islamic studies on worldly knowledge.
He called upon academic fraternity to make it possible to initiate inter-disciplinary research .He said that the book is quite relevant to the vision of the university as IIUI is striving to disseminate constructive thoughts of Islamic teachings. Research relevant to the Islamic perspective is the need of hour, he said.
IIU President Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh said the research productivity must be the core objective and the book is a salient laudable effort.