Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Islamic Studies Center, Da’wa College Organize Promising Competencies Program

In cooperation with the Training and Community Service Unit at the College of Da’wa (Islamic Call) and Fundamentals of Religion, the Islamic Studies Research Center at the Deanship of Scientific Research has organized a training course under the theme: "Promising Competencies in Sharia Studies". This has been within the Center’s annual plan to improve the outputs of scientific research in Islamic studies, achieve the objectives of research centers to train postgraduate students to conduct original research, and contribute to support the integration between the Deanship of Scientific Research and UQU scientific bodies. The program also aims to fulfill the objectives of the Deanship of Scientific Research and Sharia colleges to enhance the quality of college research and reinforce the research performance in UQU.    

In this context, the Program is considered the first of its kind in UQU, in terms of objective, targeted group, and implementation method. In addition, the idea of the program is to provide 23 training courses in general skills of scientific research and specific skills required by Sharia sciences researchers, in a period not exceeding two semesters (i.e. sixty hours).

It is worth mentioning that twenty-one UQU staff members are participating in the presentation of courses. Moreover, the program is dedicated to postgraduate students in Sharia disciplines.

It also should be noted that the courses include, but are not limited to, the following: (Basics of Research in Islamic Sciences - Skills of Dealing with Electronic Information Resources that Serve Sharia Research - Innovations in Research Integrity - Takhreej of Hadith and Athar in Scientific Research: Significance and Origins - The Art of Dealing with Major Books in Sharia Research - Innovation of Research Topics - Interdisciplinary Studies and Their Impact on the Quality of Sharia Research). The identification of such courses has been based on a survey of the target group conducted by the Islamic Studies Research Center before announcing the Program and its objectives.