Islamic University of Madinah

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Islamic University of al-Madinah al-Munawarah
الجامعة الإسلامية بالمدينة المنورة
Jāmiʻah al-Islāmīyah bi-al-Madīnah al-Munawwarah
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Established 1961; 53 years ago (1961)
Type Public
President Prof. Abdurrahman bin Abdullah as-Sanad
Students 22,000
Location Medina[1], Saudi Arabia
Website www.iu.edu.sa

The Islamic University of al-Madinah al-Munawarah (Arabic: الجامعة الإسلامية بالمدينة المنورة) was founded by the government of Saudi Arabia by a royal decree in 1961 in the Islamic holy city of Medina.[2]

Academics[edit]

Islamic University of Medina in 1969

University students may study Sharia, Qur'an, Dawah/Usul al-din, Hadith, and Arabic.[3] The university offers Bachelor of Arts degrees and also Master's and Doctorate Degrees.[4] Studies at the College of Sharia Islamic law were the first to start when the university opened. The admission is open to every Muslim individual based on scholarships programs and provides accommodation and living expenses.

Faculty[edit]

Among others, Sheikh Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz taught at the University. It was also said to be "a haven for Muslim Brother refugees from Egypt."[5]

Alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ University of Madinah
  2. ^ Madinah Saudi Embassy. Winter 2000.
  3. ^ University of Madinah Saudi Info.
  4. ^ University of Madinah
  5. ^ a b Commins, David (2009). The Wahhabi Mission and Saudi Arabia. I.B.Tauris. p. 164. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 24°28′50″N 39°33′53″E / 24.48056°N 39.56472°E / 24.48056; 39.56472