The Umm Al-Qura University Journal of Islamic Knowledge (Shari, a) and Islamic Studies as a successor of the UQU Journal of Sharia Sciences and Arabic Language. First issued in 1999 (1429H), twenty issues of the journal had been issued till 2007 (1428H), before the UQU Scientific Board issued a resolution on Muharram 13, 1429H, based on which names of some UQU journals were changed, and seven new university journals were added, each of which is specialized in one strain of human knowledge. Of those was the Umm Al-Qura University Journal of Islamic Knowledge (Shari, a) and Islamic Studies , which was initiated as of the academic year 1429H. This journal is responsible for publishing Quran research and sciences, Islamic creed (Aqidah), Islamic call (da'wa), Islamic culture, Islamic Jurisprudence (Fiqh), Islamic law (shariah), and Islamic history.
To be the leading journal in publishing studies and researches with relation to sharia and Islamic Studies, and to be among the world's prestigious journals.
To provide a space for academic research based on objectivity in sharia and Islamic studies areas, and in the meantime be commensurate with the internationally approved research standards.
To publish groundbreaking research in the Journal's interest areas and pay close attention to all forms of research activity: writing, investigation, translation, and applying emerging theories and methods to linguistic studies.