Islamic University of Madinah

Islamic University of al-Madinah al-Munawarah
الجامعة الإسلامية بالمدينة المنورة
Jāmiʻah al-Islāmīyah bi-al-Madīnah al-Munawwarah
Type Public
Established 1961 (1961)
Religious affiliation
Islam, Salafi[1]
President Dr. Hatim Al Marzuki
Students 22,000
Location Medina[2], Saudi Arabia
24°28′50″N 39°33′53″E / 24.48056°N 39.56472°E / 24.48056; 39.56472

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.[3] It follows the Salafi ideology which is prevalent in Saudi Arabia.[1] It received institutional academic accreditation without exceptions from the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment in April 2017.[4]

Women and non-Muslims cannot study at the school.[5]


Islamic Science Colleges

University students may study Sharia, Qur'an, Usul al-din, Hadith, and Arabic.[6] The university offers Bachelor of Arts degrees and also Master's and Doctorate Degrees.[7] Studies at the College of Sharia Islamic law were the first to start when the university opened. The admission is open to Muslims based on scholarships programs that provide accommodation and living expenses. The university also provides an Arabic Language for Non-Native speaker Institute for those who do not have a basic level of Arabic.

Exact Science Colleges

In 2012, the university opened science colleges for the first time.[8] Students may study in Engineering and Computer Science majors. Students are expected to finish a preparatory year program before entering any of the science programs.

Colleges and Institutes


  • Faculty of Arabic Language
  • Faculty of Computer and Information Systems
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Shari'ah
  • Faculty of Qur'an and Islamic Studies
  • Faculty of Hadith and Islamic Studies
  • Faculty of Da'wah and Usuluddeen


  • Institute of Teaching Arabic Language to Non-Native Speakers
  • Dar Al-Hadith Al-Makiyyah
  • Dar Al-Hadith Al-Madaniyyah


  • Secondary School
  • Intermediate School[9]


See also


  1. 1 2 M. Milosevic; K. Rekawek (3 April 2014). Perseverance of Terrorism: Focus on Leaders. IOS Press. pp. 133–. ISBN 978-1-61499-387-2.
  2. University of Madinah
  3. Madinah Archived 2010-06-15 at the Wayback Machine. Saudi Embassy. Winter 2000.
  4. "The Islamic University Received Institutional Accreditation Without Exception (in Arabic)". Sabq Online Newspaper. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  5. "Regeringen ska stoppa CSN-bidrag till saudiska studier - DN.SE". DN.SE (in Swedish). 2017-12-06. Archived from the original on 2 January 2018. Retrieved 2018-03-23.
  6. University of Madinah Saudi Info.
  7. University of Madinah
  8. "The Islamic University Starts the Admission for Science Programs for the First Time (Arabic)". Al-Riyadh Newspaper. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  9. "Academic Sectors". Islamic University of Medina. Retrieved 16 August 2017.
  10. Kersten, Carool (2015). Islam in Indonesia: The Contest for Society, Ideas and Values. Oxford University Press. p. 255. ISBN 9780190247775.
  11. "Dr. Muhammad Hidayat Nur Wahid". KAICIID. Retrieved 15 November 2017.

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

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