For nearly 15 centuries Muslims have been engaged in a noble struggle, a struggle that was bestowed upon them by Allah Azzawajal himself under the leadership of our beloved prophet and messenger Muhammad (SAW). Nabi(SAW) was sent as a Rasool, a prophet, a teacher, a guide, a leader for the world to set its course on the right way, the way to achieve felicity and Peace through the worship of Allah. His central mission was primarily to convey the message from Allah about what Allah Azzawajal wants from His creation and what He has in store for His creation. The first action that our beloved Prophet (SAW) engaged in was the dissemination of knowledge of Allah’s will.His struggle was to convey the message, to explain it, to attest to its veracity, and to have his actions be guided by the message. He (SAW) completed his mission. Our mission through this newly established Islamic University is to facilitate access to this knowledge in an academic setting, under the guidance of our esteemed president, Sheikh Waleed al Meneese and several illustrious teachers. IUM’s four-year undergraduate program, two year Master’s Program and the 18 months to three year PhD Program will produce at the end enough graduates equipped with religious knowledge to serve Muslim communities throughout North America. Religious training and education is available only at a handful of institutions in North America, mainly through distance education. In a classroom setting, IUM aims to provide the best religious education & training available anywhere. In short we continue our beloved prophet (SAW)’s mission. Moreover, besides developing a first-class faculty of Islamic Studies, we intend to introduce within the next five years five more faculties for Information Technology, Leadership & Business Management, Islamic Banking & Finance, Social Work and Arabic Language.
We will make first class private school education affordable in addition to seeking accreditation for all our offerings. To perpetuate our mission, Courses in Islamic Studies for other majors will be necessary. That is at the heart of our mission. As part of our tradition we will offer our student body community events, special programs and lectures from international scholars, seminars, workshops, athletic and cultural activities. In the last two years IUM has hosted big visiting scholars such as Sheikh Zaheerudddin Mubarakpuri, Sheikh Abdullah Obaid, Sheikh AbdulRahman Mubarakpuri, Sheikh Kuraim Rajih, Sheikh Hasan Abdul Ghaffar. And inshallah many more are going to walk the hallways and classrooms of our university and share with us their knowledge. We at IUM are here for the students, to enable themto achieve their aims, in every way possible. We welcome you to become a partner in this effort toward success and achievement. Wa Jazakum Allahi Khairan.
Vice President & Executive Director