Arabic Language Scholarships Available at King Saud University in Riyadh (2015-2016)

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Ever Merciful…

The Arabic Linguistics Institute at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has recently announced the dates for scholarship courses for the next academic year (2015-2016). Interested candidates should apply online before October 24, 2014.

The scholarships available are:

  • Master of Arts in teaching Arabic for non-Arabic speakers (only for male students at the Department of Applied Linguistics)
  • Higher diploma in education in teaching Arabic for non-Arabic speakers (only for male students at the Department of Applied Linguistics
  • Higher diploma of Arabic language training for non-native speakers (only for male students during their service at the Teacher Training Department).
  • Diploma in Arabic language for non-native speakers for this diploma (for males and females, through the Department of Language and Culture).

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List of Accepted Students at Imam University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (1435-1436)

In the Name of Allaah…

Imam Muhammad ibn Su’ood Islaamic University in Riyadh has just published the list of accepted students from all over the world for the upcoming academic year: 1435-1436 (2014-2015).

The Admissions Department publicized a list of 240 242 (updated) international scholarships, which includes students from all around the world, among them:

  • 5 Americans
  • 5 Britons
  • 6 Filipinos
  • 4 Canadians
  • 5 French

Source: Official published list from the university (PDF) [UPDATED]

Contact Information for “Admissions” for Follow-up:

Scholarship Students in Saudi Arabia Should Reflect

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Ever-Merciful…

As a recipient of a Saudi government scholarship to study at Umm al-Qura University, I thank Allaah and ask Him to forgive me and my brothers and sisters who study here on full scholarships for not realizing how many blessings from Allaah we have overlooked and/or not properly thanked Him for.

Have we thanked Allaah for granting us years of peaceful and secure living in a land of Towheed and Sunnah? Some Muslims are living in fear for their lives and property right now. Some live in countries that do not allow them to practice Islaam. Some live in countries that openly promote polytheism and acts of blasphemy. By Allaah, we are spoiled in this land. By Allaah, we have not shown enough gratitude for our blessings!

Have we thanked Allaah for the ability to pray at the two greatest masjids in the world? Muslims around the world save for years to make one trip. Many of them never make it. Many of them beg Allaah in the depths of the nights to make one prayer at one of the two sacred Harams one day. By Allaah, we are spoiled and ungrateful.

Have we thanked Allaah for the ability to visit and study from a number of today’s greatest scholars? Our brothers in Islaam dream of the chance to meet a scholar one day. Muslims huddle together secretly Continue reading

How to Certify American Documents and Verify U.S. High School Transcripts, Certificates, and Diplomas

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Ever Merciful…

Candidates who apply to universities in Saudi Arabia are usually asked to have some of their documents certified or attested by the Saudi Embassy, Consulate, or Cultural Mission of their home country.

The following information has been made available by the Saudi Embassy in the United States to assist Americans in authenticating their documents:

University Degrees

For verification of university degrees, the following should be sent to:

Saudi Cultural Mission
8500 Hilltop Rd
Fairfax, VA  22031

  • Name of applicant & Social Security number
  • Name of Employer.
  • Name of the Courier Agency.
  • A letter stating the reasons of for requiring Authentication.
  • A copy of the employment contract.
  • A copy of the applicant’s passport.
  • A certified copy of the applicant’s college/university degree.
  • Updated official transcript (in a sealed envelope).
  • Name of the college/university and Continue reading

List of Accepted Students at Imam University, Riyadh 1434-1435 (2013-2014)

In the Name of Allaah…

Imam Muhammad ibn Su’ood Islaamic University in Riyadh has just published the list of accepted students from all over the world for the upcoming academic year: 1434-1435 (2013-2014).

The Admissions Department publicized a list of 395 international scholarships, which includes students from all around the world, among them:

  • 6 Americans
  • 15 Britons (#23-30 and #241-247)
  • 28 Filipinos (#147-160 and #346-359)
  • 2 Canadians
  • 1 French

Source: Official published list from the university (PDF)

Contact Information for “Admissions” for Follow-up:

A current student may be able to volunteer some time to offer some help and guidance until the university opens (may Allaah reward him generously):

  • Email: Abdulhameed.ke at gmail dot com
  • Phone: (412) 961-2363 (USA)

We pray that Allaah blesses them all and grants them success in their studies.

About studying at Imam University (click here)

*NOTE: Riyadh has recently had its area code changed. The old area code was 01. The new one is 011.

Also, you will not likely receive any response from anyone at the university before the second week of Shawwaal (beginning August 18, 2013), due to the ‘Eed al-Fitr break.

List of Accepted Students at Imam University in Riyadh for the Spring Semester 2012

In the Name of Allaah…

Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University in Riyadh has just announced their list of accepted students for the second semester (Spring term) of the 2011-2012 school year.  The following names appear on the list of accepted students (names may be spelled phonetically, with more than one mistake):  

1.        

ادغوز الوف بختيار ابن غول آغا

ADGOZALOV BAKHTIYAR

P3388893

أذربيجاني

2.        

محمد خبيب عبدالذاكر

MOHAMMAD KHUBAID KHURSHID

ST009157

أفغاني

3.        

عبالحق حجييف ابن هاشم

HOJIEV ABDULHAK

02006447

أوزبكي

4.        

محمد رفاقت محمدى

MUHAMMADI MUHAMMD RAFAQAT

PH0158091 Continue reading

Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

In the Name of Allaah, the All-Merciful…

OVERVIEW

Al-Imaam Muhammad bin Su’ood Islaamic University (IMIU), or Imam University for short, opened with two colleges, the College of Arabic Studies and the College of Islaamic Law in 1953 in Riyadh. Since then, many colleges have been added, as well as branches in other cities. Similar to Al-Madeenah and Umm Al-Quraa, non-Arabic speakers have a chance to learn Arabic here from the beginning in an Arabic Language Institute designed specifically for them. They can then continue their studies in one of the colleges only if they qualify with at least an 80% level of achievement. Continue reading