The Department of Aqidah (Creed of Islam) was built by virtue of the same royal decree issued to build the Umm Al-Qura University in 1401.
It is a department of the College of Da'wa and Usul-ud-Din, Umm Al-Qura University. It is also one of the earliest academic departments in the College.
The Department of Da'wa and Islamic Culture was part of the College of Shari’ah and Islamic Studies. In 1401/1402AH, it has become a department in the then-newly-established College of Da’wa and Islamic Culture.
The Department of Quran and Sunnah was inaugurated in 1391/1392 as part of the College of Shari'a and Islamic Studies. At that stage, the Quran and Sunnah subjects failed to meet the goals of the specialty because its courses contained rare details about researches conducted in the same field.