The Islamic University of Madinah was founded by the government of Saudi Arabia by a royal decree in 1961 in the Islamic holy city of Medina. The University students may study Sharia, Qur’an, Usul al-din and Hadith, while non-native speakers may also study Arabic language.

The university offers Bachelor of Arts, Master’s and Doctorate degrees.

Studies at the College of Sharia Islamic law were the first to start when the university opened.

It offers scholarship programs for students with accommodation and living expenses covered.

It was established by Royal Order No. 11, dated 3/25/1381 AH, followed by Royal Order No. 21, dated 4/16/1381 AH, approving the system of the University’s Supreme Advisory Council, and studies began on Sunday, Jumada al-Akhira 2, in the same year.

On 5/18/1386 AH, Royal Decree No. M/18 was issued approving the university system.

Then another system was issued for the university; According to Royal Decree No. M/70 dated 8/7/1395 AH.

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