• ABOUT THE FACULTY
  • SWOT ANALYSIS
  • FUTURE PLANS
  • STAFF MEMBERS

OUR HISTORY

This faculty was established in 1988

VISION

To be a centre of excellence in Islamic civilization and research

MISSION

To train individuals who shall disseminate Islam through teaching, research and community outreach.

FACULTY DEPARTMENTS

Shariah, Islamic studies, Arabic language and Daawa and sociology.

SWOT ANALYSIS

ACHIEVEMENTS OVER TIME
  • Graduates serving in various capacities.
  • Individual research and publications
  • Local and international representations
  • Harmonisation of Idaad and Thanawi syallabus and conducted Idaad and Thanawi national examinations for the last 5 (five) years.
  • Conducted a number of workshops and seminars in partnership with several foreign organisations.
  • Spearheaded spiritual aspects in the university and beyond
OUR STRENGTHS
  • Strong hope
  • Trust for our quality programs
  • The faculty has the highest concentration of qualified staff in East, Central and Southern Africa.
  • The only dominant faculty in the region in Islamic studies and Arabic language
OUR WEAKNESSES
  • Failure to rebrand the courses to suit the demands of the contemporary job market.
  • Poor office facilitation and infrastructure.
OUR OPPORTUNITIES
  • Islamic reawakening in this century has raised the demand for Islamic scholarship especially in the fields of Islamic judiciary, Islamic Finance, Islamic International humanitarian law, Islamic civilization, Arabic language, etc.
  • We are the only faculty in Uganda offering such courses.
  • opportunity to meet big audience
  • Strong will for collaboration from other universities
OUR THREATS
  • The majority (almost 90%) of the faculty staff are above 50 years of age and there are few up- coming replacements.
  • The global islamophobia which has raised a negative attitude towards Islamic studies.
  • Emergence of other players within the region

OUR FUTURE PLANS

Faculty of Islamic Studies and Arabic Language has the following programs and activities in pipeline

  • Our target is to graduate at least 50 students per academic year Inshallah
  • Make collaborations with world universities offering similar courses for staff and student exchange programs.
  • Start comparative courses such as Shariah and Law, Islam and administration.
  • Establish a strong base for research an publication in Islamic sciences
  • Conducting specialised training for staff and students in Islamic finance, common law, administration, etc.
  • Establish a vibrant Fatawa committee for research and consultancy in Shariah and Islamic studies.
  • Establish a translation unit which can attract businesses within and outside the university.
  • Start evening informal classes for the surrounding Muslim community among the youth, imams and Muslim groups. Extend our courses to Females’ campus
  • Conduct distance learning programs in foreign countries like Kenya and Somalia where the demand for our courses is still very high.
  • Conduct regular faculty off campus activities such Imamship training, women seminars, youth seminars, Hijja and Umra demonstrations.
  • Conduct on-air study programs with IUIU FM
  • Visit all feeder theological institutes for sensitization on the existing study programs in our faculty.

STAFF MEMBERS

The following are the staff members

Dean of the Faculty

Teaching Assistant

Lecturer/HOD Islamic Studies

Assistant Lecturer

Assistant Lecturer

Teaching Assistant

Lecturer/HOD Arabic Studies

Assistant Lecturer

Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer