Darul Huda Islamic University
|الجامعة دار الهدى الاسلامية|
Darul Huda Islamic University Central Campus
|Motto||(Arabic) إن علينا للهدى Inna Alaina Lal Huda|
Motto in English
|“Verily on Us is the guidance.” (Qur'an, 92:12)|
|Founder||Dr. U. Bapputty Haji, CH Hydrose Musliyar, MM Basheer Musliyar|
|Vice-Chancellor||Bahauddeen Muhammed Nadwi|
|Address||Hidaya Nagar, Chemmad, Malappuram, Kerala, Chemmad, Malappuram, Kerala, India|
|Campus||Chemmad, Malappuram, (Kerala) Central Campus
Punkanoor Andhra Pradesh
Bheempur, West Bengal
|Affiliations||Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World|
Darul Huda Islamic University (DHIU) is an Islamic university based at Malappuram in Kerala state of India. It was established as an Islamic academy on 26 June 1986 and was upgraded to Islamic university status on May 10, 2009. It is a member of Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World and the League of Islamic Universities. There are 24 affiliated undergraduate colleges spread over different states of India including the States of Kerala, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Assam.
- 1 History
- 2 Educational system
- 3 Faculties
- 4 Students
- 5 Student life
- 6 Campuses
- 7 Affiliated colleges
- 8 Centre for Public Education and Training
- 9 Graduate destinations
- 10 Partner universities
- 11 Accreditation
- 12 References
- 13 External links
DHIU was established at 1986 as an Islamic college, with the name Darul Huda Islamic Academy. It was the product of prolonged discourses among three scholars and three community leaders: M.M. Basheer Musliyar, C.H Aidarus Musliyar and Dr. Bahauddeen Muhammed Nadwi are the three religious scholars, whereas Dr. U. Bapputty Haji, Chemmukkan Kunhappu Haji and K.M. Zaid Alawi Haji are the community leaders.
After two decades, it was upgraded into an Islamic university on 10 May 2009.
Presently there are five faculties:
- Faculty of Shariah and Usul al-Din,
- Faculty of Languages,
- Faculty of Humanities,
- Faculty of Da'wah and Islamic Culture,
- Faculty of Tarbiya and Islamic Teachings.
More than half part of the total students of the University comes from Kerala State of India. The rest of the students hail from different States of India including Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Karnataka, Bihar and the islands of Lakshadweep and Andaman Nicobar Islands.
Although the university concentrates on Muslim students from different states of India, there are a few students from countries other than India. International students of the University are citizens of Nepal and New Zealand. In the near future, DHIU plans to open its gates to the students from all over the world.
DHIU is a residential university and academic residence at the campus is compulsory for every student throughout the whole studentship. The entire tuition, accommodation, food and other expenses are provided free of cost regardless of students' financial backgrounds.
Darul Huda Students' Union (DSU) is the students' organisation of the University. Hudawis' Association for Devoted Islamic Activities (HADIA) coordinates the activities of the alumni.
DHIU has its Central Campus in Chemmad town of Kerala State. The main campus consists of Post-graduate Institute, Central Juma Masjid, Dr. U Bapputty Haji Library, Sayyid Muhammedali Shihab Thangal Undergraduate College, CH Aidarus Musliyar Secondary Institute, Sayyid Umarali Shihab Thangal Administrative Building and National Institute for Islamic& Contemporary Studies (NIICS).
The university provides a separate and safe campus for female students. The girls' campus situates closer to the central campus and it is named as Fathima Zahra Islamic Women's College.
There is also another campus fully devoted to Hifzul Qur'an (memorising the Holy Qur'an) situated at Mamburam Village. This campus is situated near to the pilgrimage centre of Sayyid Alawi Mouladdawila.
Besides the Central Campus and Off-Campuses, DHIU extends its activities through the nationwide affiliated colleges. Following table shows the affiliated colleges of DHIU :
|1||Islahul Uloom Arabic College||Tanur, Malappuram.|
|2||Sabeelul Hidaya Islamic College||Parappur, Malappuram.|
|3||Malik Deenar Islamic Academy,||Thalangara, Kasaragod.|
|4||Malabar Islamic Complex Darul Irshad Academy||Chattanchal, Kasaragod.|
|5||Maunathul Islam Arabic College||Ponnani, Malappuram|
|6||Darul Hidaya Da'wa College||Manur, Edappal, Malappuram.|
|7||Busthanul Uloom Arabic College||Maniyoor, Calicut.|
|8||Darunnajath Arabic College||Koonancheri, Kozhikode.|
|9||Darunnajath Islamic Complex||Vallappuzha, Palakkad.|
|10||Manhajur Rashad Islamic College||Chelembra, Malappuram.|
|11||Nahju Rashad Islamic College||Chamakkala, Thrissur.|
|12||Darul Uloom Islamic Da'wa College||Thootha, Perinthalmanna.|
|13||Hidayathul Islam Da'wa College||Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram.|
|14||National Institute for Islamic and Contemporary Studies (NIICS)||Darul Huda University Campus, Chemmad|
|15||Manhajul Huda Islamic College||Punganur, Madanappalli, Andhra Pradesh|
|16||Darussalam Islamic Academy||Thalassery, Kannur|
|17||Sheikh Farid Awliya College,||Odamala, Perinthalmanna, Malappuram|
|18||Darul Hasanath Islamic College||Kannadipparamba, Kannur.|
|19||Quvvathul Islam Arabic College||Dongri, Mumbai|
|20||Darunnoor Institute for Islamic and Contemporary Studies||Kashipatna, Mangalore|
|21||Darul Falah Islamic Academy||Taliparamba, Kannur|
|22||Fazfari Urdu College||Padinjattumuri, Malappuram|
|23||KMO Islamic Academy||Koduvally, Kozhikode|
|24||Nahjul Huda Islamic Academy||Kalamasshery, Ernakulam|
Centre for Public Education and Training
Centre for Public Education and Training (CPET) is a Lifelong Learning and Extension Department of the University. It concentrate primarily on the social leadership with broader vision and tactic skills at grassroots to habituate the standard of living and harmony, the psychological approaches in soothing the burning problems of relationship, guiding new generation talents towards excellence, empowerment perspective in treating women related issues to produce much desirable impact. It also aims at transforming the Imams- Most influential figures in Muslim community as a positive catalyst for bringing social changes at grassroots. CPET provides different types of short-term Diploma and Certificate courses.
Many students go onto further studies both at Indian and other universities worldwide. These include Jawaharlal Nehru University, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Jamia Millia Islamia, Aligarh Muslim University, Jamia Hamdard, University of Hyderabad, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Central University of Gujarat, English and Foreign Languages University and IITs in India. Students of Darul Huda have also studied abroad at major institutions including University of California, Berkeley, International Islamic University Malaysia, Al-Azhar University, Egypt and Leiden University, the Netherlands. Other graduates pursue careers in occupations including teaching, journalism, law, publishing and the civil service. Graduates of Darul Huda are working with renowned media houses including the BBC and Al-Jazeera. Several others work as lecturers in reputed universities in and outside India.
- International Islamic University, Malaysia
- Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
- Marmara University, Turkey
- Al Azhar University,  Cairo, Egypt
- Maulana Azad National Urdu University, India
- Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan
- Aligarh Muslim University, India
- University of Kuwait, Kuwait
- Al Fateh University, Libya
- University of Ez-Zitouna, Tunisia
- Jamia Millia Islamia, India
DHIU has memberships in various federations of global Islamic Universities including Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World and the League of Islamic Universities. This help the graduates of the University to continue their higher-study in different premier universities.
- "FUIW : Member Universities". Retrieved 14 February 2016.
- "VC's Profile from the official webportal". Retrieved 2016-05-23.
- "Official Website". Retrieved 2016-05-23.
- "'Traditional' ulema and 'modern' Islamic education in Kerala".
- "DHIU Webportal". Retrieved 2016-05-23.
- "Official Website of FUIW". Retrieved 2012-10-16.
- "DHIU Webportal". Retrieved 2016-05-23.
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