Studying Islam Overseas in Saudi Arabia’s Universities

In the Name of Allaah, the Most-Merciful, may His Salaah and Salaam be upon His final Messenger Muhammad, to proceed: features exclusive pictures, applications, and inside information about studying Islam overseas in Saudi Universities. Saudi Arabia hosts a number of Islamic colleges and educational institutions that provide opportunities for non-Saudis to come and learn Islam abroad. Here is some introductory information about some Saudi Universities:

Islamic University of Madinah (al-Madeenah), Saudi Arabia

Located in the beloved city of our Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam), the Islamic University of Madinah (al-Madeenah) was founded by the government of Saudi Arabia with a royal decree in the year 1381. intending to spread the teachings of Islam all over the world. Studies at the College of Sharee’ah, the first of the Islamic University’s faculties to be opened, started that year… [ more on the Islamic University of Madinah, Saudi Arabia ]

Umm al-Qura (Umm al-Quraa) University in Makkah (Mecca), Saudi Arabia

Located in the most virtuous of cities, the University of Umm Al-Qura (Umm al-Quraa) in Makkah (Mecca) offers a chance for non-‘Arabic speakers, male or female, to learn Arabic within a two-year intensive program. Upon completing the initial studies in the Arabic Language Institute with qualifying grades, the student earns the opportunity to apply to study in one of the colleges of Umm al-Qura… [ more on Umm al-Qura University in Makkah (Mecca), Saudi Arabia ]

Dar al-Hadith (Daar al-Hadeeth al-Khayriyyah) in Makkah (Mecca), Saudi Arabia

Daar Al-Hadeeth Al-Khayriyyah, established in 1352 in Makkah (Mecca), Saudi Arabia, not only gives students in-depth understanding of the Sunnah and its sciences, it also includes studies in all areas of the Sharee’ah. The school consists of four departments: Elementary school level, middle school level, high school level, and college level… [ more on Dar al-Hadith (Daar al-Hadeeth) in Makkah, Saudi Arabia ]

Imam University (Imaam Islamic University) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Al-Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University, or Al-Imam University for short, opened with two colleges, the College of Arabic Studies and the College of Islamic Law in 1953 in Riyadh. Since then, many colleges have been added, as well as branches in other cities. Similar to the Islamic University of Madinah and Umm Al-Qura University, 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 Arabic or seek admission to one of the colleges… [ more on Imam University (Imaam Islamic University) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ]

12 thoughts on “Studying Islam Overseas in Saudi Arabia’s Universities

  1. AS salaamu alakium brother i just want to know if American how has GED please when some one gets time email me.

  2. Salaam. Pls national id was in the requirments,and i dont have any and can’t get it. Can i be accepted without it ?

  3. Salam. Would like to ask, other than Umm al-Quraa, which other universities in this list allow the admission of females?

  4. Asalam alaikum, i d like to know why in madinah Universiry no Haitian Students sturdying there, is it a matter of government pol or a quota.thks

  5. بسم الله
    For those who want to study in KSA try this, the deadline was supposed to the 22nd of May but i see the online application still open. Its a two year diploma to learn arabic in King Abdul Aziz University

    وفقكم الله

  6. Assalamualaikum,

    Ya akhi, is there any place in saudi to study islam without age limitation, also provide scholarship (mostly for accomodation, anything else can provide by student), please share the information, because i want to learn more in saudi, actually i still learn arabic in idad lughawi in indonesia.
    jazakallohu khoiron

  7. Assalamu alaikum brothers and sisters. Please i need help from anyone who is currently undergoing the Dcafl program in KAU or who has undergone the program. I had a problem when filling my form and I want him/her to help me through because I still want to apply. Thank you

  8. May Almighty Allah bestow His infinitive blessing and assistance on you
    I wish to be one of the students lillahi wa rosuulih

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