ISLAMABAD - The first Chinese student of Arabic Studies Department at National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad, conferred upon PhD degree in Arabic.

After the successful defence of his PhD thesis by a panel of veteran academicians at NUML, Kong dejun (Ayub) was awarded the coveted degree in the discipline of Arabic Language and Literature. Kong dejun (Ayub) conducted his research on the topic of "Difficulties in Translating Meanings of the Quran" under the supervision of Dr Syed Ali Anwar.

It is pertinent to mention that Kong is the first Chinese national student at NUML who has completed his PhD in Arabic language. He is a prominent scholar and translator in China.

Besides, he has translated many other books into Chinese and also translated famous Chinese philosopher Confucius into Arabic.