|Dr. Qibla Ayaz|
Dr. Qibla Ayaz is the Dean of Faculty of Islamic and Oriental Studies, University of Peshawar. He has held several top academic positions in the past as well, including Acting Vice Chancellor, University of Peshawar, Dean, Faculty of Islamic Studies & Arabic, University of Peshawar, Director, Institute of Islamic and Arabic Studies, University of Peshawar, Director, ShaykhZayed Islamic Centre, University of Peshawar and Chairman, Department of Seerat Studies/Prophetology/Prophet Studies, University of Peshawar. He is also a member of various statutory bodies, committees and academic societies.
A doctorate from the Edinburgh University, U.K, his major achievements include establishment of Department of Seerat Studies/Prophetology/Prophet Studies at the University of Peshawar, Pakistan Council of World Religions, Al-Farabi Council for Citizen Diplomacy and Academic for Knowledge and Review (AFKAR). He is also a recipient of the US Gold Star Alumni (2011) and Presidential Award (MA Islamic Studies, 1975).
To date, Dr. Qibla Ayaz has participated in number of national and international conferences and seminars. He also frequently delivers lectures and conducts training workshops majorly on the subjects of Islam and education. His other areas of interest include religious diversity, conflict resolution and religion, peace and dialogue, interfaith dialogue and citizen diplomacy. He is also an author of numerous books and articles.