Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University


- 2016/05/19

Umm Al-Qura University is one of the earliest universities in Saudi Arabia, as its kernel, i.e., the College of Shari`ah (Islamic Law), was established by virtue of the Royal Decree issued by the King Abdul Aziz Bin Abdul Rahman Al-Saud in 1369 A.H. Hence, it had become the first institution for university education to be established in Saudi Arabia, later Umm Al-Qura University. On 28/9/1401AH, Royal Decree No. 39, based on the cabinet's decision No. 190 dated 19/9/1401 AH regarding the University system, was issued to rename the university as "Umm Al-Qura University".

Then, different colleges started to exist, when the department of Da'wa proposed the establishment of a college under the title "College of Da'wa and Usul-ud-Din", in its meeting held on 24 Jumada II, 1397 AH. The proposal was submitted to the boards in concern. On 21/12/1401AH, the Royal Decree No. 27278/32/3 was issued for the inauguration of the College of Da'wa and Usul-ud-Din. This college is considered as an extension of the two ancient colleges: College of Shari`ah and Islamic Studies, and College of Education along its Arabic Language Institute, collectively "College of Da'wa and Usul-ud-Din."



The College of Da'wa and Usul-ud-Din tries to be an example for the noble role of spreading knowledge, conducting studies and researches, providing high quality and unique education services to the community (Makkah) - the land of the heavenly revelation and the destination of all Muslims.



The College of Da'wa and Usul-ud-Din is planning to lead the field in the Muslim world by providing a unique quality of educational programs, researches and communal services.


Core Values:

-Values at the individual level: Creativity, development and initiative.

-Values at the team level: Proficiency and cooperation.

-Values at the college level: Originality.



The College endeavors to achieve a set of noble and supreme goals:

  1. Upbringing a generation of Muslim people who understand the facts as clear as the Prophet presented to us.
  2. Spreading the religious knowledge among people through teaching the students and charging them with the responsibility of conveying the message to all mankind.
  3. Exerting serious efforts to achieve the moderate Islamic way of living without negligence or exaggeration as well as planting such manner in the souls of our students to take it as a style of life.
  4. Contributing to the keep of Islamic heritage by discovery of its treasures through the scientific investigation of proposed theses.
  5. Tackling intellectual and doctrinal accidents and emerging issues that require consideration and inspection from the side of the scholars.
  6. Achieving sufficiency of highly qualified religious cadres who can meet the community's needs, for example, the teaching, admonishment, guidance, giving legal verdicts and other tasks...