Empowering Alumni of Islamic Studies: From Scholars to Ambassdor of Knowledge
In today's world, Islam faces widespread misconceptions and negative portrayals. Graduates in Islamic studies play a crucial role in dispelling these misconceptions and presenting a true image of Islam. This scholarly work explores the diverse ways in which graduates in Islamic studies can promote Islam and examines the challenges they may encounter. Their contributions manifest through a multifaceted approach, encompassing economic development, educational development and community engagement. By virtue of their specialized education, these alumni are uniquely positioned to advance the genuine principles and values intrinsic to Islam. Mix method of research is used to study the services of alumni of Islamic studies in diverse areas; economic, societal and education. Sample comprises of 100 alumni of Islamic Studies of three universities; International Islamic University, Islamabad, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, University of Karachi,karachi. After collecting the data, the researcher analyzed it using statistical methods such as descriptive statistics and correlation analysis to identify patterns and relationships in the data. It is concluded that they serve as catalysts for interfaith dialogue and act as bridge between diverse cultural and religious domains. They do this through various means such as teaching, counseling, and community involvement. It is recommended for alumni Islamic studies to leverage modern media, such as social media and online platforms, to share authentic information about Islam and engage in constructive discussions and establish support networks and forums for graduates to share experiences and strategies for promoting Islam and countering misconceptions.