The Department of Judiciary
All praises are due to Allah, Alone, prayer and blessing are to be upon the Final Prophet.
The Department of Judiciary in the Faculty of Shari`ah and Islamic Studies was founded more than thirty years ago. Many students graduated from this Department, and assumed various positions in the community like universities, courts, notary public, board of grievances (Diwan-Al Mazalem) and legal profession offices. We have seen such students performing their duties in the above-mentioned directorates and institutions.
The Department became on the threshold of a new phase of scientific qualification when, in 1428 A.H, the board of Umm Al-Qura University approved of introducing the program of the master's degree in legal policy and systems due to the bad need for it, though it is still far from formal. Moreover, it employs a teaching staff comprising the elite authorities in Fiqh (Jurisprudence), principles of faith and legal policy. May Allah honor our college and make it a center for the spread of religious knowledge.
Written on 28.11.1428 A.H.
Head of the department of judiciary:
Prof: Satr Bin Thawab Al-Gaad
The department of judiciary was set up in 1395:6 A.H. with admission carefully exclusive to male students only who, upon graduation, can work in law courts and judiciary offices. The department aims to provide the specialists in the fields of judiciary, Hesba and investigation the country is in need for them. One hundred seventy-eight credit hours, in eight levels covering four years, are essential for each successful graduate from the department. Thus, the number of credit hours for each level ranges from nineteen to twenty-four. Moreover, the department awards the bachelor's degree in judiciary and, recently, a section for the master's degree in religious policies and systems which awards the master's degree in Fiqh (Jurisprudence), judiciary, religious policy and systems.