The Impact of Religious Texts for Values Education in Higher Education Institutions of Pakistan


  • Dr. Arshad Munir   Professor, Department of Islamic Studies Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab Pakistan
  • Dr. Muhammad Hammad Lakhvi   Professor/ Dean, Faculty of Islamic Studies University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab Pakistan
  • Dr. Naseem Akhter Associate Professor, Department of Islamic Studies Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar, Pakistan


Islamic Studies, Pakistan, Values education, her Education Institutions.


Religious texts are texts which various religions consider to be of central importance to their religious tradition. Islamic texts are believed to be the sacred source of law for the entire humanity. Therefore, religious texts i.e. Quran, Hadith, Sufi text, Islamic history & culture etc. are included as a mandatory course (Islamic Studies) in the curriculum of higher education Institutions in Pakistan. Translation of the Holy Quran is also taught separately at undergraduate level in some of the provinces as a mandatory course in HEI. The core objective of such courses is to add value education and the character building of future generation. Such courses, of course, has positive impacts regarding awareness and mindfulness. However, it has some negative response regarding adoption of radicalism and extremism. The paper aims to attempt in discussing the need of value education with questions that how religious texts impacts on the students in Pakistani society, whether religious texts are shaping a moderate or radical society and how the religious texts can have more positive impacts on the students regarding value education.





How to Cite

Dr.ArshadMunir , Dr.MuhammadHammadLakhvi , & Dr. Naseem Akhter. (2023). The Impact of Religious Texts for Values Education in Higher Education Institutions of Pakistan. Al-Azhār, 9(02), 13–22. Retrieved from