Bachelor in Islamic Studies

  • Type : Undergraduate
  • Credit Hours : 126hrs
  • Language : Arabic
  • Campuses: Al Ain & Abu Dhabi


About the Program

The Bachelor in Islamic Studies program is offered by the College of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences to fulfill the demands of the job market and the local community. The goal of the program is to actively contribute to providing community members with the correct understanding of the Islamic doctrine, morals, rituals and teachings within a moderate frame of thought and in alignment with the National Qualifications Framework of United Arab Emirates.



The Bachelor in Islamic Studies program at Al Ain University aspires to be a pioneering center for promoting the correct understanding of Islamic doctrine, morals, rituals and teachings within a moderate frame of thinking, and producing professional specialized in Islamic studies aligned with the educational framework of UAE.



The mission of the program is to produce teachers, Imams, preachers and scholars in the field of Islamic Studies to be in charge of educating upcoming generations and refining their behavior; providing community members with a correct understanding of Islamic beliefs, morals, rituals and teachings within a moderate frame of thinking. The Program seeks to develop knowledge, skills and professional skills related to the outcomes of the program.



  • Preserving and emphasizing the role of Islamic studies in Muslim and international communities in general, and particularly in the Emirati community.
  • Emphasizing the importance of the topics of Islamic studies since they constitute the solid base for understanding Quran, Hadith and Islam.
  • Ensuring quality in teaching Islamic studies to students specialized in professional domains suitable for their specialization.
  • Improving students’ skills in various topics and fields related to Islamic Studies such as Quran studies, Quran interpretation, recitation and tajweed, foundations of Islamic jurisprudence, Hadith studies and doctrine studies among others in a scholarly environment based on self- and co-learning.
  • Contributing to local community service through the execution of programs that seek to develop the skills of teachers, researchers and imams who are involved in in fields related to Islamic Studies and other religions.
  • Preparing students to carry out scientific research in the field of Islamic Studies according to the standards of quality assurance.


Learning Outcomes

#Learning OutcomesSpecifications of Level 7 (Shortened)
1 Demonstrates specialized knowledge and motivation for innovation, self- and co-learning in the fields of Islamic Studies and related principles, concepts, theories, skills, trends and rules. 1.3
2 Apply the rules and principles of the various fields of Islamic Studies--such as Quran studies, foundations of Quran interpretation, recitation and tajweed, foundations of Islamic jurisprudence; Hadith studies; and doctrine studies among others-- in order to improve their effective communication skills, teaching skills, preaching, iftaa as well as to achieve a better understanding of religious and cultural texts stemming from Islamic values of moderation and tolerance.
3 Select appropriate research, critical and technical approaches to distinguish between various Islamic jurisprudence schools, interpretation schools, modern schools, and old and new schools of Islamic thought as well as to discern their varied research focuses, theories and applications in a style that combines the original and the contemporary.
4 Employs the skills of contemplative thinking, critical analysis and self-evaluation to improve the knowledge, skills and values which are related to Islamic Studies.
5 Improve the research, critical, and communication skills which are related to learned Islamic Studies and the relevant aspects of research, technology and leadership. This will contribute to preserving Islamic Studies, solve the problems of everyday life in the fields of social communication, research publication and technical improvement using innovative approaches.
6 Appreciate the role of scientific, research and technical innovations in revealing historical, theoretical and concrete materials which help establish the relationship between Islamic Studies to other heavenly religions and human cultures, and to stress its current and future function to improve the wellbeing of humanity.
7 Assume responsibility for spreading topics, moral and human values of Islamic Studies; promoting the desire to learn, teach and spread them; understanding Islamic texts; and applying the teachings of Islamic Studies at an individual and societal levels.

Job Opportunities

  • The Program of Islamic Studies is in demand by the country’s religious, educational, cultural and media institutions.

Admission Requirements

  • UAE Secondary School Certificate (Science/advance or Arts/general) or its equivalent approved by the UAE Ministry of Education, with a minimum average of 60% or Technical Certificate with a minimum average of 60% approved by the Ministry of Education.
  • Achieve a score of (1000) in the EmSAT Arabic Language test.
  • To pass the entrance exams determined by the College of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, or the personal interview, or both.
  • The student has to devote himself to study in the semester in which he is registered for the academic courses.
  • The student be able to learn in English in the courses that require this.

Graduation Requirements

  • The student completes (126) credit hours of the courses of the study plan.
  • The student completes the program requirements in a period of no less than (6) semesters and no more than (14) semesters.
  • The student obtains a GPA of no less than (2.00) on the scale (4)

Study Plan

Course No Course Title CR.H. Prerequisite
Category: University General Requirements
Group: Compulsory (27 CHs)
0102120 Computer Skills 3  
0201111A Science and Life 3  
0401120 English 1 3  
0401121 English 2 3 0401120
0405100 Arabic Language 3  
0406110 Islamic Culture 3  
0408100A Introduction to Psychology 3  
0501170A Fund. of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3  
0508203A Scientific Research Methodology 3  
Society and Civilization
Elective Courses (3 CHs)
0406100 Arabs & Muslims’ Contributions to Arts and Sciences 3  
0408101A Physical Education and Health 3  
0409100A Ethical Awareness 3  
0409101 Arab Society 3  
0409102A Environmental Awareness 3  
Administrative Skills
Elective Courses (3 CHs)
0303100 Law and Society 3  
0408103A Thinking Skills 3  
0408104A Self-Assessment 3  
0501100A Introduction to Time Management 3  
0501150A Leadership and Teamwork 3  
College Requirements
Compulsory College Requirements (15 CHs)
0403101A Teaching Diverse Students 3  
0404200A Instructional Technology 3  
0405205A Curriculum and Instruction 3  
0405206 Foundations of Education 3  
0408102A Educational Psychology 3  
Specialization Requirements
Compulsory Courses (66 CHs)
0405201 Syntax (1) 3  
0405401 Syntax (2) 3 04012121
0405403 The Qur’anic Eloquence 3  
0406201 Recitation and Cantillation 1 3  
0406202 Islamic Doctrine 1    
0406301 Hadith Studies 3  
0406303 Qur’anic Studies 3  
0406310 Principles of Fiqh 3  
0406311 Fiqh of Transactions 3  
0406312 Quranic Stories 3  
0406315 Recitation and Tajweed (2) 3 0406201
0406321 Studying the Hadith proof of Origin and Document 3 0406301
0406331 Islamic Doctrine (2) 3 0406202
0406401 Fiqh of Sira 3  
0406410 Fiqh of Worship 1 3  
0406411 Islamic Jurisprudence of Worship (2) 3 0406410
0406412 Analytical Interpretation 3 0406303
0406431 Tolerance in Islam 3  
0406432 Islamic Doctrine (3) 3 0406331
0406433 Comparative Religions 3 0406432
0406442 Islamic Jurisprudence of Personal Status 3  
0406451 Research Methodology in Islamic Studies 3 0508203A
Free Elective Courses (3) CR.H.
Compulsory Supporting Professional Courses (24) CR.H.
0406313 The Inimitability of the Quran 3 0406303
0406413 Topical Interpretation 3 0406303
0406423 Approaches of Hadith Scholars 3 0406321
0406443 Legal Maxims of Islamic Jurisprudence 3 0406310
0406452 Islamic Approach to Da؟wa and Preaching 3  


Guidance Plan

Course Description

Contact us

Director of Islamic Studies Program

College of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences 
Al Ain University

P.O.Box: 64141
Al Ain - UAE

Phone No: +971 3 7024888
Fax No: +971 3 7024777

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