Maj. Gen. (R) Muhammad Zulfiqar Ali Khan TI (M), TBT hardly needs any introduction. He was an internationally renowned Cardiologist and a medical personality of unquestionable integrity with exceptional caliber. He was founding Chairman of the Islamic International Medical College Trust, a not-for-profit educational trust established in 1995. He has to his credit the establishment and smooth running of AFIC / NIHD, Islamic International Medical College Trust, Hearts International Hospital, and Pakistan National Heart Association (PANAH). These Institutions are living tribute to his professional capabilities and administrative skills.
Major General Zulfiqar Ali Khan founded Islamic International Medical College Trust in 1995 with a view to establish the state of the art educational institutions with total commitments to Islamic values and to produce graduates who should not only be good doctors, physiologist, psychologists, dentists, chemists, and good educationists but also very good Muslims, human beings and a good citizen. Despite having very meager resources, he managed to pool the best talent of the country and succeeded in forming a team that carried his torch and worked with utmost devotion and dedication for the accomplishment of his mission.
His vision of the trust with day one had not been merely opening educational institutions but a movement for integration of Islamic Values in our various disciplines and in character building of students. He always emphasized that the strength of the IIMCT was not in physical expansion but in its translation of Islamic ethical and moral values in the behavior of its faculty members, students, and administrative staff. He frequently told his colleagues that the younger generation could not be influenced by verbal claims. They could be influenced, guided, inspired, and motivated by men of robust character.
May Almighty Allah bless us with the strength, guidance, and wisdom to promote his mission.
Mr. Hassan Muhammad Khan has done dual majors in Industrial Engineering and Economics from Boston, USA, which he followed up with a Masters in Business Administration. He has traveled widely in the world and his areas of interest include innovation in management and educational models.
As an educationist of distinction, Mr. Hassan Khan has played a pivotal role in the establishment, development, and recognition of institutions of Riphah International University.
“Socio-economic development of our country is inextricably linked with its higher education system, particularly scientific research and innovation in technology. In view of the knowledge explosion, globalization, and rapidly changing scenario. Riphah International University has established high-quality institutions of higher education specializing in the Sciences, Engineering, Technology, Medicine, Management, Information Technology, and Pharmaceutical Sciences. In the present era of global competition, Pakistan needs scientists, engineers, managers, software and information technology professionals, medical doctors, social scientists, and a highly competitive workforce to meet the challenges of the 21st century. We are determined to inculcate morality, ethics, Islamic values, and national spirit in our students, in addition to a high degree of professional competitiveness. With a faculty of highly qualified professional teachers and dedicated students, Riphah International University is set to play its crucial role in the economic development of Pakistan”
Prof. Dr. Anis Ahmad is a social scientist of international repute and founding Vice-Chancellor of Riphah International University. He carries a Ph.D. from the Temple University, Pennsylvania, USA. He has held numerous academic leadership positions both nationally and internationally. He is former Vice President of International Islamic University, Islamabad, and founding Dean, Faculty of Revealed Knowledge & Human Sciences, International Islamic University, Malaysia. He is former President & Secretary-General of Association of Muslim Social Scientists, USA, and a Fellow of The University of Sains Malaysia. He writes on contemporary social, political, and cultural issues faced by the Muslim Ummah. He has contributed articles in the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Muslims World, New York, the Encyclopedia of Islam, Istanbul, Turkey, the Encyclopedia of Islamic Economy, London, the Muslim World Book Review, UK, and other professional journals.
“ Welcome to Riphah, the seat of higher education, learning and research. Your learning experience at Riphah shall, in-sha-Allah, help you in not only improving your level of knowledge but also assist in developing leadership qualities, the culture of research, and awareness about your social responsibility. Our mission statement tells you in the shortest possible words about our dream to excel in education while building the ethical and moral caliber of our students. This is our view is the essence of education.
Education essentially means the inculcation of values in order to civilize, initiate comprehensive development, progress, and social change. Universities all over the world act as engines of change through the production of knowledge. In our case, our faith makes seeking knowledge an obligation on every Muslim male and female. Our Book on every page invites us to search, learn, ponder, investigate, conduct research, develop critical and analytical thinking and come up with solutions for emerging problems. This great task calls for sincerity (ikhlas), conviction (iman), continuous effort (sabr), and persistence in our striving (istiqamah) with innovative strategies (ijtihad), and ongoing concentrated initiatives (jihad).
The university is committed to inculcate global Islamic ethical values of truthfulness, honesty, trusteeship, social responsibility, and courage. We want to produce leaders in knowledge with uprightness, the strength of character, and humbleness. Riphah is a movement for intellectual leadership of the Muslim ummah with a focus on the integration of Islamic ethical values in scientific research and development. “