In the Name of Allah, Who taught by the pen. He taught man that which he knew not. May Allah’s peace, mercy, and blessings be upon Prophet Muhammad, his family, and his companions! To proceed:
On my own behalf, and on behalf of my fellow academic members and staff in the Department of Chemistry at the College of Applied Sciences, I welcome you to the page of the Department of Chemistry.
The word 'chemistry' was originally derived from the Arabic word 'kama', i.e., to hide or cover. It was not mentioned in any civilization or language before the Arabs. This science was called 'kemyaa' (chemistry) because it was known to only a few people. Similarly, the word 'ghawl' (alcohol) is mentioned in the Noble Qur’an: "No ghawl (alcohol or any bad effect) is there in it, nor from it will they be intoxicated" [Surat Al-Saffat: 47].
Chemistry is one of the most important applied basic sciences because of its relationship with and influence on all sciences, in addition to its significant impact on the development of the scientific and industrial fields.
The Department of Chemistry has taken upon itself, since it was founded in the year 1401 A.H. in the College of Applied Sciences as one of the leading core departments, to provide knowledge, training and excellence in all areas of chemistry. The Department of Chemistry in the College of Applied Sciences at Umm Al-Qura University is distinguished with the presence of teaching staff with research capabilities and creative energy. The staff work to serve the community and graduate a generation that is able to enrich the knowledge community and support the nation’s economy in the future, Allah willing.
Finally, the department has a belief in its active role in achieving the university’s aspirations and the vision of our government to develop the local community and become a pioneer in the scientific, research and industrial fields. Therefore, the department constantly works hard to develop its capabilities in order to raise the quality levels of its outputs and gain more distinction, in line with future aspirations.
Head of the Chemistry Department
Dr. Muataz bin Hashim bin Sulaiman Murad