Overview & Academics
Mohamed Shujau Abdul Raheem
Welcome to the Kulliyyah of Arabic Language at the Islamic University of Maldives.
Arabic language plays a crucial role in our lives because it is the language of Allah’s book, the Qur’an, and the Sunnah of his messenger Mohamed (PBUH). For each and every Muslim it is important to learn Arabic to make our devotion and worship to Allah much more meaningful.
‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “Learn Arabic for it is part of your Religion and learn how the estate of the deceased should be divided (al-Faraa’id) for these are part of your Religion”.
Kulliyyah of Arabic Language has its roots in the very first institute that was created to teach Arabic Language in the Maldives, the Institute of Islamic Studies (Mauhad) that began on 9th November 1980. Mauhad played a major role to promote Islamic Education and Arabic Language in the Maldives. Within Mauhad, the Centre for Languages played an integral role in promoting Arabic Language learning and continued its role when Mauhad was upgraded to College of Islamic Studies. The Centre for Languages was upgrade to the Kulliyyah of Arabic Language when the College was transformed to the Islamic University of Maldives.
Today, at the Kulliyyah of Arabic Language we offer a Diploma in Arabic Language. A Bachelor’s degree in Arabic Language is planned for the following year. The Kulliyyah is also considering the option of offering a Diploma of Arabic Language for Travel and Tourism, in block mode, geared for staff of resort islands, starting from January of 2017.
Our aim in the Kulliyyah of Arabic Language is to teach Arabic language and to create interest in Arabic Language amongst Maldivians. The faculty offers its students with knowledge of Arabic, both theoretically and practically. We also prepare students for independent learning and communication skills.
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Teaching of Arabic language that is needed for the nation’s wellbeing and development, training of Maldivians to conduct research in Arabic language, and the development of citizens who are capable of communicating in this language both orally and in written form.
To become a highly regarded and leading Kulliyyah in Maldives that develops students who are proficient in use of Arabic language and competent in research skills related to Arabic language.
The main objective of the Kulliyyah is to impart knowledge and skills in Arabic language that is needed for our students in the nation’s development, and enable them to do research in Arabic language.
- To build a generation of Maldivians in whom our nation takes pride, who are well versed in Islamic knowledge and who have global awareness and value it.
- To ensure that our students have the knowledge and skills related to Arabic language and be academically able.
- Develop a system that could teach Arabic language through modern technology, and to offer language courses that would assist in national development.
- Offer relevant courses in Arabic language through online learning platforms and multiple media outlets.