All praise and thanks are due to Allah, Who has sent down to His slave (Muhammad, peace be upon him) the Book (the Qur’an), and has not placed therein any crookedness. I bear witness that there is no god except Allah, Alone, Who has no partners. He is the One Who bestowed on His slaves the blessings of science and education, with the first words He revealed of the Qur’an being: “Read! In the Name of your Lord Who has created (all that exists), Who has created man from a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood). Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous, Who has taught (writing) by the pen, Taught man that which he did not know.”
I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger, the best of His creation, and the one entrusted with His revelation. Peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah and upon his family and companions, and upon those who follow his way until the Day of Judgment.
The College of Da`wah and Fundamentals of Religion is one of the leading Shari`ah colleges. It was established four decades ago. Throughout this long period, the college followed a steady pace, adhering to the moderate Islamic doctrine based on what is agreed on by the Salaf (righteous predecessors). The college includes four academic Shari`ah sections, as follows: the Department of Qur’an and Sunnah, the Department Qur’anic Recitations, the Department of Aqidah (Creed), and the Department of Da`wah and Islamic Culture. The college grants bachelor’s degrees in these four specializations, in addition to six postgraduate study programs (MA + PhD), including: Hadith and Its Sciences, Exegesis and Its Sciences, Qur’anic Recitations, Aqidah (Creed), Da`wah, and Islamic Culture.
During these four decades, a number of distinguished students from all over the world graduated from these departments, and many professors and teachers from various countries were staffed in the college, a matter which reflects the keenness attached by the officials of the college, since its establishment, to its outcomes and its affiliates. Thanks to Allah, the college graduated a number of the Imams of the Holy Mosque and members of the Shura Council.
The college scholarship graduates from all over the word also demonstrated excellence and were appointed as ministers, muftis, counselors and other notable positions.
The college always endeavors to update and develop its programs and improve its objectives, in line with the Saudi Vision 2030 and in realization of the university’s strategy and plan, by applying total quality and institutional accreditation standards. This was reflected in the recent visit to the programs of the Qur’an and Sunnah, Da`wah, and Islamic culture, by the National Center for Assessment and Academic Accreditation in the first semester of the current academic year 1442 A.H.
Finally, I pray to Allah (Exalted and Glorified be He) to preserve our leaders and rulers, maintain the blessings of security, well-being, safety and Islam upon us and our country, and save our country from the evils of the enemies.