Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

About the Vice Deanship

- 2021/02/07


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

All praise be to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon the last Prophet. To proceed:

The greatest of Allah's blessings is to enable us to tread the path in search of knowledge, making the owner of knowledge one of those who shall attain a high rank, as the verse states: "Allah will exalt those who believe among you, and those who have knowledge, to high ranks."

If you have been given this blessing, you have to thank Allah and ask Him for more knowledge to obtain a higher rank. Allah told the Prophet to say: "My Lord, increase me in knowledge." Whenever a person receives more knowledge, he gains more respect, love and fear of Allah. At the beginning of the academic year, we remind ourselves of the importance of working hard and investing our time in acquiring more knowledge to maximize the benefits of the scholars who are teaching to us. This is a precious opportunity to obtain more knowledge from its clear crystal well.

In 1420 A.H., the vice deanship was established with the title, "The Vice Deanship for Academic Affairs", under the supervision of:

Dr. Ahmed bin Nafee Al Mawray

(For six months) in 1420 A.H.

Dr. Abdul-Samie bin Abdul-Bary Al-Sayegh

In 1421 A.H.


Later, it was changed to "The Vice Deanship of Postgraduate Studies", to assist the college's departments in managing the postgraduate program, particularly in the administrative affairs. Today, the vice deanship continues this job, in addition to assuming the responsibility of the mission and duties assigned to the College Council and issuing minutes of its meetings.

A number of the teaching staff members have taken the office of Vice Deanship of Postgraduate Studies since its establishment in 1420 A.H., as follows:

Dr. Abdul-Samie bin Abdul-Bary Al-Sayegh

From 1421 A.H. to 1425 A.H.

Dr. Abdullah bin Muhammad Al-Rumian

From 1425 A.H. to 1427 A.H.

Dr. Salih bin Abdullah Al-Furaih

From 1427 A.H. to 1429 A.H.

Dr. Muhammad bin Saeed Al-Sarhani

From 1429 A.H. to 1431 A.H.

Dr. Faisal bin Jameel Ghazzawi

From 1431 A.H. to 1437 A.H.

Dr. Nawwaf bin Ma`id bin Al-Harthi

From 1437 A.H. to 1440 A.H.

Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Al-Furaih

From 1440 A.H. till the present


Afterwards, the College Vice Deanship for Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research was merged with the College Vice Deanship for Educational Affairs, under the name of the College Vice Deanship for Academic Affairs.

His Excellency Dr. Abdullah bin Musa Al-Kathiri has taken over the duties of the College Vice Deanship for Academic Affairs from 4 Jumada Al-Thani 1442 A.H. until now.

We pray to Allah to grant us fruitful knowledge and benefit us with what we have learned, making it proof for us and not against us.