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; 54 years ago (1961)
Type Public
President Prof. Abdurrahman bin Abdullah as-Sanad
Students 22,000
Location Medina[1], Saudi Arabia

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]


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.


It is not out of place to state that the Islamic University of Madinah is a global Islamic Institution in terms of its objectives, and Saudi Arabian in terms of dependency. Also, its identified objectives go thus:

1. Conveying the eternal message of Islam to the world through advocacy, preaching and undergraduate and postgraduate education. 2. Instilling and developing the Islamic spirit, and deepening practical religiosity in the life of the individual and society, based on the dedication of worship to God and absolute followership of the Messenger of Allah. 3. Preparation of scholastic researches, translating and publishing them, and encouraging such in the areas of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in particular, and other sciences and branches of human knowledge needed by the Muslim community in general. 4. Educating Muslim students from various parts of the world, and making of them scholars specialized in Islamic and Arabic Sciences, and scholars in religion well equipped with such knowledge and education that qualifies them to call, advocate and invite people to Islam, solve the problems of Muslims bothering on their religious and worldly affairs in light of the guidance of Quran and Sunnah and the work of our righteous predecessors. 5. Collection of the Islamic heritage with intent to care for it, verify, save and publish it. 6. Establishing scholastic and cultural ties with universities and scientific bodies and institutions in the world and documenting it for the service of Islam and the attainment of its goals.[5]

Colleges and institutes[edit]


  • Faculty Of Shari'a (Islamic Law)
  • Faculty Of The Holy Qur'an and Islamic Studies
  • Faculty of Noble Hadith & Islamic Studies
  • Faculty of Arabic Language
  • Faculty of Da'awah & Fundamentals of Islam
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Computer
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Applied Sciences[6]


  • Institute Of Teaching Arabic For Its Non Speakers
  • Secondary Institute
  • Intermediate Institute
  • Makkaah Darul Hadith Intermediate Institute
  • Dar Ul Hadeeth of Al - Madinah[7]


Among others, Sheikh Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz taught at the University.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ University of Madinah
  2. ^ Madinah Saudi Embassy. Winter 2000.
  3. ^ University of Madinah Saudi Info.
  4. ^ University of Madinah
  5. ^ University, Islamic. IU  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ Madinah University
  7. ^ Islamic, University.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ Commins, David (2009). The Wahhabi Mission and Saudi Arabia. I.B.Tauris. p. 164. 

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