The International Islamic University ((IIUI) Arabic : الجامعة الإسلامية العالمية إسلام آباد , Urdu : بين الاقوامی اسلامی يونيورسٹی;) is a Public university and tertiary education research institution in Islamabad , Pakistan .  It is a centre of Islam , theology , and the Islamic sciences .  The university was founded in 1980 and restructured in 1985.  In 2012, the university was one of the largest in Pakistan .   In February 2014, the university awarded King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia an honorary doctorate in politics and international relations. 
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Verena Daiber has been a researcher at the German Archaeological Institute in Damascus since 2002, where she is preparing her on 'Architectural and cultural history of Damascus in the 18th century'. She graduated from the Free University of Berlin where she studied Near Eastern archaeology and Arabic literature. In 1990 she obtained her MA degree with a study of medieval pottery from the citadel of Aleppo. She participated in numerous excavations in Sheich Hamad and Aleppo in Syria and Baalbek, Lebanon. She edited the third volume of the 'Raqqa' series, a compilation of studies conducted by several scholars on the site. Her latest publication is a study of the fine medieval pottery from Baalbek. In addition to her research she works as a translator for German and Arabic.
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Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam The Muslim reaction to Javed Akhtar’s tweet can be summed up by what Khalid Yunus Ansari wrote in Pratap of 11 September: “There has never been any dearth of opportunists and traitors among Muslims. These people may appear intelligent and educated but are ignorant of Muslim mores. … A real Muslim is one who consciously and even sub-consciously believes in and follows Islamic Laws, someone who cannot even imagine finding fault with or challenging or violating any of them. Even imagining any fault with Muslim Laws is absolute kufr (disbelief), not to speak of expressing such thoughts.”