Islamia College Peshawar, the symbol of academic excellence is rich in history. Its building, which is the best embodiment of Muslim civilization in south Asia and its lush green lawns attract visitors from all over the country and abroad. It is not only the culminating point of the Aligarh Movement, it is in fact the beautiful combination of Aligarh and Deoband Schools of Thought.
Being the breeding ground of the Pashtun intelligentsia, this great seat of learning is the place, where diamonds are skimmed since 1913. Moreover, Islamia College Peshawar was destined to become mother institution of the four universities and several colleges on its campus. The credit of this goes to Sir Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum, who is commonly called The Sir Sayyed of the Frontier and his sincere colleagues, who founded Islamia College Peshawar in 1913.
Islamia College Peshawar is the best example of endowments. According to the Board of Trustees, the College, which is spread over 300 acres of land, has 1089 Jaribs cultivable land in Harichand, Rai Killi and Tarnab, (District Charsadda). In addition to this there are 395 shops and flats in the Khyber Bazaar Peshawar and main bazaar Charsadda.
... All my residuary estate including the corpus that may fall after the lapse of life interest or otherwise to be divided into three parts - and I bequeath one part to Aligarh University - one part to Islamia College Peshawar and one part to Sindh Madrassa of Karachi ...
Quaid-e-Azam's Will, Bombay, May 30, 1939
Living up to the spirit of this new age, the visionaries of this region laid down the foundation of Islamia College almost a century ago. Since that time the college has served as a mother educational institution of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It has not only given a vision and a hope to the people of the area, but believes in the adage that ‘mind is a terrible thing to be wasted’ and focuses on harnessing its full potentials.
Recently, the college has been granted the status of a University. We perceive it a befitting tribute to this finest institution of the province. We are determined to further enhance its ‘traditions of excellence’ and commit to take every pain, that as persons our students should be decent and as professionals they should be competent.
Mr. Ajmal Khan
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