All praise be to Allah the Lord of the worlds, and peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his family and companions. To proceed:
Welcome to the Islamic and Comparative Education Department site at the College of Education, Umm Al-Qura University. We have the pleasure of making you acquainted with the Department: its vision, mission, goals, philosophy, pivotal values, academic staff, the programs it offers, and its research activities.
The Islamic and Comparative Education Department is one of the postgraduate departments at the College of Education that was established in 1383 A.H. The Education and Psychology Department was established in 1386 A.H. In 1395 A.H., the Department was modified to the Education Department for Postgraduate Studies. Later, in 1404 A.H., the Department became independent from other departments, and changed its name to, 'Islamic and Comparative Education Department'.
The Department seeks to achieve its great mission, which is the positive investment of learners' abilities and enabling them to bear the emblem of "Iqra’" (read), which represents shouldering the responsibility of populating and reforming the earth, as well as being an example of scientific and cultural advancement for the people, following the Islamic methodology in life and promoting its spirit of tolerance, especially when guiding them.
The Department has a group of prominent academic staff who bear the scientific degrees of professors, associate professors, and assistant professors, and who have diverse and up-to-date intellectual ideas. It also comprises a helpful staff of lecturers and teaching assistants who add to the ideas and innovative outlook of the Department.
We are committed, at Islamic and Comparative Education Department, to depend on Islamic principles when teaching and developing educational sciences, following the guidance of the Qur'an and the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him). We also are committed to preparing learners according to the guidance of Allah's Book and the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him), and at the same time make use of modern theories, methods and styles in developing their personal and scientific abilities and their academic and professional performance to achieve the concept of continuous learning and develop professionalism according to the values and needs of the community and the standards of academic accreditation. Doing so achieves distinction and competitiveness in education as well as learning and scientific research, on the local, national and international level.
We ask Allah to support us and grant us success.
Head of Islamic and Comparative Education Department Prof. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Hazimi