KIU - Knowledge International University is an online university established in 2007 by Sheikh Dr Saad bin Nasr Ash-Shethry (former member of Council of Senior Scholars, KSA).
The university was conceived with the objective of providing a comprehensive education in the field of Islam through well structured degree courses.
The Board of Trustees of KIU consists of some of the leading scholars and educators from around the world. They have been entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring that the University properly achieves its social and academic objectives. Their vast experience and international academic qualifications provides support for KIU’s development and ensures that it becomes and continues to function as reputable institution of higher learning.
The president of the Board is the grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abdul-Azeez Al Sheikh.
The head KIU director is Sheikh Dr. Abdur-Rahman Al Sudais, Imam and Khateeb of Masjid al-Haraam, Makkah.
The KIU online BA degree in Islamic Studies has been developed and structured for any student wishing to gain a comprehensive education in the field of Islamic Studies. It is suited to both the working professional who is committed to a business or the homemaker who dedicates time to domestic responsibilities.
The course curriculum is universal and therefore applicable to anyone willing to devote time to pursue a structured Islamic Studies degree and increase their knowledge in the religion of Islam. It is ideal for those who do not have the means to study at a conventional university.
The KIU degree provides an excellent opportunity for students to study a complete BA degree course in ISlamic Studies. The Islamic Studies degree is academically well structured with a comprehensive syllabus that covers all the important subjects including:
Applied Islamic Sciences
The diverse modules ensure the students have a well rounded education and are able to comprehend all matters relating to the religion.
Pursuing the Islamic Studies degree programme is a structured form of seeking knowledge. Seeking knowledge is a worthy pursuit deemed to carry great value in the path of worship. Furthermore, applied successfully, the Islamic Studies degree will increase the knowledge of Islam in students and will instill values that will lead them to become morally upstanding citizens who have the ability to contribute positively to their families and the society in general.
KIU aims to provide the best Islamic studies degree available today. The degree programme has been designed, developed and structured by leading Islamic educators under the supervision of senior scholars like Sheikh Dr Saad Ash-Shethry.
Students will benefit from a degree programme that is academically well structured according to the requirements of the Ministry of Education with a comprehensive syllabus that covers all the important subjects using classical texts such as aqeedah attahaweeyah, luma'atul 'i'tiqaad and madaarij asSaalikeen.
The online BA degree in islamic studies is entirely online based. This means all course modules are taught via the Internet. Class lessons are provided through online videos and reading documents. Live interactive sessions are also held online with the course instructor on a fortnighly basis. Generally the availability of study is such that the students can sit and study the lessons at any time approrpriate for them.
Study time varies depending upon the capability of the student but typically the student is expected to allow 2 hours of study a day or 10-15 hours of study a week. This is inclusive of the time required to watch the course videos and read through set text material as well as any assignment work.
Knowlege International University has invested heavily in providing the students the best that technology has to offer in order to facilitate a high quality educational experience.
The student portal is powered by moodle an industry standard learning management system. Video recordings of lectures for many courses are recorded in high resolution available for in parts for easy download or to be streamed online.
For the live lecture sessions, KIU uses the industry leading eroom software provided by Elluminate. This tool provides many sophisticated features such as lectures through powerpoint presentations or live video allowing all participants to interact and participate simultaneously.
KIU is working closely with the Saudi Ministry of Education to gain accreditation with them. Such collaboration will empower the university to leverage the strengths of all national academic institutes to ehance the overall learning mechanism.
The accreditation application is currently under process and insha'Allah will soon be complete.