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Dr. Tahira Ifraq

Country: Pakistan

Lecturer, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad

Dr. Tahira Ifraq is a lecturer of Shariah and Islamic Law in the department of Shariah, Faculty of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad. She is also serving as an Associate Editor of renowned peer-reviewed research Journal Ma'arif-e-Islami. Before this she was a law graduate, working as a lawyer between 2009–2016. She holds a PhD in Shariah (Islamic Law and Jurisprudence) from International Islamic University, Islamabad. She obtained LLB (Hons) Shariah and Law and LLM (Islamic Commercial Law) degrees from the International Islamic University in Islamabad.

Ms. Tahira specializes in law, jurisprudence, Fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh, international Islamic law, Muslim family law, Islamic banking and finance, Islamic commercial law and Muslim minorities studies. She has presented at numerous national and international conferences and workshops. She has authored several research articles and books on Islamic law which are published by renowned journals and publishers. She teaches graduate and postgraduate classes, supervises MA/MS research students and has coordinated and designed the curriculum for many master's, graduate and postgraduate programmes.

She also works as a peacebuilder, as a member of Experts Group of Paigham-e- Pakistan Peacebuilding Action Plane. She has conducted several workshops on peacebuilding, interreligious and interfaith dialogue among various segments of Pakistani society such as women, youth, faculty members, religious leaders and members of the civil society. She believes that peace and sustainable development depend on peaceful coexistence.