Usul al-Din & Comparative Religion
The Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion was established in 1997 along with other Islamic Revealed Knowledge departments in the Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences (IRKHS). It promotes the Islamic sciences relevant to contemporary disciplines of study. It develops an Islamically – based integrated and holistic approach to education and career. Its niche area is “comparative approach in the study of Islamic Heritage, Thought, and Other Religions on the basis of Usul al-Din. It offers a four-year full-time program of studies leading to the Bachelor of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage with Honours in Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion, and postgraduate degrees at the Master and PhD levels in Islamic Thought and comparative Religion.
The Department adheres to the philosophy, vision, mission and objectives of the University, and it aims to provide students with knowledge and Islamic values. A unique feature to be found in all the programs of the Department is the “Relevantization of Islamic Heritage” to contemporary realities.