On 30th June 2020, Dr. Hafiz Sajid Iqbal Sheikh successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation. His research title was “Critical Analysis of Political Islam: Trajectories, Resistance and Discourses“
In it, he discussed the terminology of “political Islam” from the Orientalist and Western perspectives to the response of Muslim scholars to it, from the ideas of the political power of Islam in the contemporary Muslim world to the prospects of its peaceful implementation. From the corrective aspects of Muslim movements to their popularity in contemporary political poetry, it has been described in a highly reasoned and researched manner. Two things are noteworthy about his thesis. First: His research questions were decided by Dr. Hassan Sohaib Murad Shaheed himself, second: Hafiz Sahib revived the Muslim world and its politics, A character program called “CMP” Conscious Mus
I’m Politics (CMP) has been introduced which is the result of his research.
A complete outline of how the Muslim world could play a significant role in world politics was also suggested. In addition to the highly praised words of four international examiners, national-level examiners also described Hafiz’s research efforts as a valuable addition to Islamic politics.
The dissertation, which was completed under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tahir Mustafa, was declared immediately publishable by the examiners and the Registrar’s Office. Students of Muslim movements and politics should definitely seek guidance from Dr. Hafiz Sajid Iqbal Sheikh. The Chairperson of the Department of Islamic Thought and Civilization, Prof. Dr. Tahira Basharat Sahiba is also commendable under whose patronage UMT produced another capable doctor.
Dr. Muhammad Tahir Mustafa Ph.D. was Supervisor, Yousaf Jameel Controller Examination UMT, Dr. Sameea Dean Research UMT and Other faculty members were present.