Thursday, December 20, 2012

Studying in Qaseem, Saudi Arabia

Many people are well aware of Saudi universities that offer scholarships to Muslims from around the world to study. These universities have become well known over the last few decades as they have graduated hundreds of thousands of students from almost every country in the world. The more famous of these universities are the Islamic University of Madeenah and Umm al-Qura University in Makkah. However, what most people are unaware of is that there are a total of 25 high-capacity universities in Saudi Arabia, geographically distributed in the various regions of the country. Furthermore, in 2010 the Saudi Ministry of Higher Education passed a mandate that required every Saudi university to ensure that 5% of the accepted students per semester are non-Saudi scholarship students. This would serve as an opportunity for many who are keen on studying the Islamic disciplines and have high aspirations, and have applied for the more well-known universities such as the Islamic University of Madeenah and Umm al-Qura University, but were not accepted.

One of these universities that has opened its doors to non-Saudi applicants is Qassim University, located in the region of Qaseem in central Saudi Arabia. Since 2010, Qassim University has been steadily accepting larger numbers of non-Saudi scholarship students, studying at various academic levels – from the pre-university Arabic Language Institute to post-graduate studies. Because the university and the region of Qaseem is not known to many outsiders, and perhaps many are hearing about it for the first time, I have decided to write a brief overview that can act as a guide for those interested in studying here.

The Region of Qaseem

Qaseem, also spelled as Qassim or Gassim, is one of the thirteen administrative regions of Saudi Arabia. It is located at the heart of the country, and almost in the center of the Arabian Peninsula, and is approximately 300 km northwest of Riyadh and 500 km east of Madeenah. It has a population of 1,016,756 and an area of 65,000 km². It has more than 400 cities, towns, villages, and Bedouin settlements, ten of which are recognized as governorates. Its capital city is Buraydah (population of 609,000), which is inhabited by approximately 49% of the region’s total population. ‘Unayzah (population of 163,000) is the region’s second largest city by population, followed by Al-Rass (population of 133,000) as the third largest city.

The region of Qaseem has a typical desert climate, known for its cold rainy winters, and for its hot and sometimes balmy summers with low humidity. Agriculture is the cornerstone of the region’s economy. Buraydah is one of the biggest dates producers worldwide. Each year (in September), a big “dates fair” is hosted by the city, at which a lot of people come from all over Saudi Arabia and neighboring countries to buy their yearly requirement of dates. It also has the biggest camel market in the world.

The region is served by schools in every city and town for all three educational levels (primary, intermediate, and secondary), and includes various types of school (public, private, Qur’anic, and international), with international and private schools mainly concentrated in the cities of Buraydah and ‘Unayzah. Although there are many private colleges in the region, there is only one university, Qassim University.

There are at least one or two general hospitals in every city of the region, in addition to the private health care sector, which has a stronger presence than the governmental one. Private hospitals are distributed everywhere in the cities of the region.

The People of Qaseem

It is well known that the people of Qaseem are some of the friendliest and most welcoming of Saudis. In general, the people of Qaseem are known for being more religious and conservative, as it is well established that the most conservative part of Saudi Arabia has always been Qaseem. One who lives in Qaseem for some time will begin to notice that many of the vices that have plagued the bigger cities of Saudi Arabia are not present, or are very minimal, in Qaseem. This, along with a cleaner environment (minimized pollution), allows a student to spend his time focusing on his studies rather than being distracted.

Over the last few decades, Qaseem has produced many prominent local and international figures. Several key government, religious and business positions have been held by people from the region. The following are just a few examples:
  1. ‘Abdullah bin Sulayman al-Hamdan – former Minister of Finance and the very first minister in Saudi Arabia
  2. Muhammad al-Hamad al-Shubayli – former Minister of Labour and Social Affairs and the former Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Iraq, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Malaysia.
  3. ‘Abdullah bin Salih al-‘Ubayd – former Minister of Education
  4. Ibrahim bin ‘Abdul-‘Aziz al-‘Assaf – current Minister of Finance
  5. Salih bin ‘Abdullah bin Humayd – former chairman of the Shura Council
  6. Salih bin Muhammad al-Luhaydan – former chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council
  7. Muhammad bin ‘Abdullah al-Subayyil – former Imam of Masjid al-Haram
  8. ‘Abdur-Rahman bin ‘Abdul-‘Aziz al-Sudays – current Imam of Masjid al-Haram
  9. Muhammad bin Sulayman al-Muhaysini – famous Qari and businessman
  10. Salih bin ‘Abdul-‘Aziz al-Rajhi – billionaire and founder of Al Rajhi Bank
Qaseem – The Land of Knowledge

Historically, the region of Qaseem is known to be a place that has produced many scholars in the various Islamic disciplines, whether it be in ‘Aqidah, Tafsir, Hadith or Fiqh (of the Hanbali madh-hab). The reason for that is the religious and conservative nature of the people, along with a special attention paid by religious people for their children to study the Islamic disciplines. And so children start at a very young age by firstly memorizing the Qur’an along with short concise texts in each of the Islamic disciplines. This helps them to build a strong foundation before moving on to the more advanced levels. Furthermore, all of this is done under the supervision of a local shaykh in small groups or one-on-one. After that, they move on to studying more intermediary and advanced texts. Apart from this method of learning, which usually takes place in the local masjid, the students are enrolled in day time Islamic schools and institutes, such as al-ma‘had al-‘ilmi, where they study their primary, intermediate, and secondary schooling before heading to university where they specialize in a particular Islamic discipline.

Hence, the region of Qaseem has been a beacon of light for many Saudis and outsiders who have come to learn in Saudi Arabia due to the many scholars it has produced, especially in the last several decades. However, although that is the case, many who have benefited from the scholars of Qaseem have never stepped foot in the region. Rather, they have benefited from the many scholars who traveled outside of Qaseem and settled in other regions to teach, whether it be in educational institutions or in famous masajid such as the Haramayn in Makkah and Madeenah. Yet there are other scholars from Qaseem who have never left and have always resided here, but have benefited many through their writings and recorded lectures.

The following are examples of many prominent scholars and academics that Qaseem has produced both from the past and present:
  1. ‘Abdur-Rahman bin Nasir al-Sa‘di [d. 1367 A.H.]
  2. ‘Abdullah bin Muhammad al-Duwaysh [d. 1409 A.H.]
  3. Muhammad bin Salih al-‘Uthaymin [d. 1421 A.H.]
  4. ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abdur-Rahman al-Bassam [d. 1423 A.H.]
  5. ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abdul-‘Aziz bin ‘Aqil [d. 1432 A.H.]
  6. ‘Abdur-Rahman bin Nasir al-Barrak (residing in Riyadh)
  7. Salih bin Fawzan al-Fawzan (residing in Riyadh)
  8. ‘Abdul-Muhsin bin Hamad al-‘Abbad (residing in Madeenah)
  9. ‘Abdullah bin Muhammad al-Ghunayman (residing in Buraydah)
  10. ‘Abdul-Karim bin ‘Abdullah al-Khudayr (residing in Riyadh)
  11. ‘Abdur-Rahman bin ‘Abdullah al-‘Ajlan (residing in Makkah)
  12. Yusuf bin Muhammad al-Ghafis (residing in Riyadh)
  13. Sulayman bin Nasir al-‘Ulwan (residing in Buraydah)
  14. Salman bin Fahad al-‘Awdah (residing in Riyadh)
  15. Nasir bin Sulayman al-‘Umar (residing in Riyadh)
  16. ‘Abdur-Rahman bin Salih al-Mahmud (residing in Riyadh)
  17. Khalid bin ‘Ali al-Mushayqih (residing in Buraydah)
  18. Khalid bin ‘Abdullah al-Muslih (residing in ‘Unayzah)
  19. Ahmad bin ‘Abdur-Rahman al-Qadhi (residing in ‘Unayzah)
  20. ‘Abdullah bin Muhammad al-Tayyar (residing in Buraydah)
Qassim University

Qassim University was established in 2004 by merging the Qaseem branches of King Saud University and Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University. Subsequently, its constituent colleges that were scattered in different cities of Qaseem became a part of Qassim University. At present, the university encompasses 28 colleges for both male and female students in different cities across the region of Qaseem. The number of male and female students registered at the university during the academic year of 2010-2011 approached 50,000 and the number of faculty members and staff reached well over 4,000.

The main campus of Qassim University is located in the middle of the region just outside Buraydah. That is where the main administration and various deanships are located. As for the College of Shari‘ah and Islamic Studies, it is situated between Buraydah and ‘Unayzah in the heart of the region. That is also where the College of Arabic Language and the Arabic Language Institute are located.

In 2010, Qassim University started accepting non-Saudi scholarship students from abroad. Most of these students were from the Balkans (Bosnia, Kosova and Albania) and a few other countries such as the Philippines and some African countries. Ever since, the university has seen an increase in applicants from around the world. The majority of these students are non-Arabic speakers, and as such they are required to complete a two year Arabic program similar to that of other Saudi universities. After that, the students have the opportunity to enroll in the College of Shari‘ah and Islamic Studies or the College of Arabic Language to complete a bachelors degree. The College of Shari‘ah and Islamic Studies consists of four departments: ‘Aqidah, Tafsir, Hadith and Fiqh. A student can choose from one of these for his specialization. Upon successful completion of the bachelors program, a student has the option to continue onto post-graduate studies in one of the aforementioned disciplines.

As for female students, Qassim University has a College of Shari‘ah and Islamic Studies for women which is located in the city of Buraydah. However, the college does not cater for non-Arabic speaking students and does not have an Arabic Language Institute like the one for male students. Hence, the university does not accept non-Saudi female applicants from abroad unless they already know Arabic and can enter the college directly and have a mahram with them in Qaseem.

Once accepted, a student receives the same benefits that non-Saudi scholarship students receive in all other Saudi universities. That includes, but is not limited to:
  • A student visa and iqamah (residence permit)
  • A yearly round-trip plane ticket to the country the student came from
  • A monthly stipend of 840 SR (890 SR for post-graduates students)
  • Free accommodation (for single students only)
  • Free medical care
  • Discounted meals

Application Process

Firstly, the requirements for admission to Qassim University, as a non-Saudi living abroad, are the same as for all other Saudi universities (maximum age of 25 years, high school graduate, etc.).

Secondly, the only way to apply to Qassim University is by sending one’s documents to the university by mail or fax. Hence, there is no online application process as there is for other Saudi universities such as the Islamic University of Madeenah. Furthermore, there is no official application form that the university provides for non-Saudi applicants. Interested applicants should send the following list of documents (translated into Arabic) to the postal address or fax number below:
  • Complete postal address of applicant, along with phone number and email address
  • At least two tazkiyahs (letters of recommendation) from known Islamic centers in applicant’s country
  • Copy of high school diploma
  • Copy of academic transcript
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Copy of valid passport
Dr. Khalid bin ‘Abdul-‘Aziz al-Shareedah       د / خالد بن عبد العزيز الشريدة
Dean of Student Affairs                                                 عميد شؤون الطلاب
Qassim University                                                                 جامعة القصيم
P.O. Box 6620, Buraydah 51452                    ص. ب. ٦٦٢٠ – بريدة ٥١٤٥٢
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia                                         المملكة العربية السعودية

Fax number: +966 16 3801096
There is no official deadline for applying to the university. However, it is advisable for one to send their documents before January or February by the latest in order to be accepted for the following academic year.

Once the documents have been sent, there is no practical way of following up on one’s application with the university. One should just be patient and continue on with life until the university contacts them through the contact information they provided with their documents. Also, there is no official acceptance list that the university posts of accepted applicants like other Saudi universities.

Official site of Qassim University: http://www.qu.edu.sa/en/

Buraydah, Saudi Arabia
7th of Safar 1434

192 comments:

  1. Salaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullaah...is there any such universities for students over the age of 25..30-35 age bracket? And if such could you further recommend where to apply.

    Barraq Allaahu Feek

    wa salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaah

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

      All the universities in Saudi Arabia follow the guidelines placed by the Saudi ministry of higher education. And the rule not allowing applicants apply who are over the age limit applies to all Saudi universities. However, some universities bend that rule and are known to be flexible to facilitate those applicants who are above the age limit. Umul-Qura University in Makkah, King Saud University in Riyadh and Qassim University are examples of such universities.

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  2. asalamualykum akhi could you post something about your experience of studying in madinah and in qassim and how its like the differences and the advantages and akhi if i apply for madinah can i apply for qasim aswell and umm al qura and imam university riyadh

    jazakallah khar

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      There aren't that many notable differences/advantages between studying in Madinah and studying in Qaseem. But I'll just mention a few here:

      1) Access to the scholars and teachers is much easier in Qaseem given the small amount of students that exist here as compared to in Madinah. As a result, a student can establish a strong personal relationship with the scholars and benefit from them much more, especially outside the academic studies of the university.

      2) There are many programs outside the university here in Qaseem that cater to building a strong base for the student in all the various Islamic disciplines, something that exists in Madinah but not as common and structured as in Qaseem.

      3) For someone who wants to study the Hanbali madh-hab, there is no better place to do so than in Qaseem. The region of Qaseem is part of the historically known Najd area which is all Hanbali land.

      4) The university administration here in Qaseem pay special attention to foreign students and go out of there way to help them out. Anyone who has studied in Madinah can tell you how the university administration there deals with the students.

      5) There are not as many distractions for a student who wants to achieve maximum benefit from his stay in Qaseem and focus on his studies. In Madinah, the students get distracted due to a variety of factors, the main one being a large student body from all countries of the world, hence allowing students from the same country or same language to socialize which many a time leads to wasting time.

      Having said that, I must add that the main advantage that studying in Madinah has over studying in Qaseem is being able to live in the city of the Prophet (saw) and pray in his Masjid regularly.

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  3. May allah reward you for your post very beneficial masha allah

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  4. Assalaamu alaikum akhi,

    JazakAllaahu khairan for the information about Qaseem university.

    I wanted to ask, due to me being 30 years old would it be better if i apply with my degree certificate rather than high school certificate?

    BaarakAllaahu feek

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      Yes, it would be preferred to apply with you last academic degree.

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  5. salam aleikoum what should i put in my cover letter ?

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      You just need to express your desire to study Arabic and Islamic Studies at the university.

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  6. As salamu alaikum.

    Suppose I get accepted but my address has since changed?

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      You should put the address that you want them to contact you at. Once you change your address, mail them your new address.

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  7. As Salamu Alaykom Akhi Kamel,

    Barakallahu Feek for putting up this website. It is such a blessing to have so much information. I just have a couple of questions. I am in the process of gathering all of my documents for the application.

    1.Now, is it preferred to fax it or just send it?
    2.Should it be sent by a specific time to get accepted for this year coming up?
    3.I am planning to do Umrah this March insha'allah. Is there a way to do an interview?

    Barakallahu feek

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    1. Wa alaykum assalam,

      1. I personally feel that it would be better to both fax and send the documents by mail.
      2. The earlier you send it, the better the chances of being accepted for the 2013/2014 academic year. There is no particular deadline.
      3. The Umrah visa does not allow one to leave the cities of Makkah, Madinah and Jeddah. Even if you do happen to make it to Qaseem, the university does not conduct any formal interviews like other universities.

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  8. Salam alaykum

    Brother Kamil, do you know what the arabic program consits of, is it the Imam university arabic course and books, or the king saud method. Since it was made by merging their branches and Imam has its own books like madinah?

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      The Arabic program is based on the King Saud University program for its Arabic Institute.

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  9. Salamu Alaikun,
    Akhi i have an important question that many Tulaab never answer, or never cover in enough depth, AlHamdulilah i have been studying in Arabic Language right here in London for over a year and 4 months only 1once a week but Alhamdulilah, because of the amount of reviosion i did in my masjid almost everyday and trying to speak it everyday, i can easily speak to people and minimally get from A to B in Arabic, i have studied Madinah Book1 and 2 and i am currently going through the side book called Arba'oon Hadithan, aswell as studying Al-Ajroomiyyah and memorising it in the Islamic institute where i study, however i have 2questions, as you have learnt the language and these book, what will i be taught there in Arabic which i cannot get here, in terms of the different facets of the language as well as Vocabulary.

    Also my second question is i applied for Al Madinah and Qaseem, and most of my teacher's here learnt in Al Madinah and i have been warned from the Distractions that take place, i am starting to think that Qaseem would be a better place for me especially for developing good study habit's and becoming firmly grounded within the language which is what i want as i do not want to be stuttering when speaking Arabic which i have seen from many who lived there, and i ask Allah to make me firm and fluent in the Lisaan of the Arabs, Insha'Allah. What do you think is best, because the virtous of Al Madinah are something which is unmathced, and one last question even though i said 2.

    I plan 2 ask a father for his daughter's hand as she is from the same continent as me and she is fluent in Arabic as she studied in Syria in her youth? is this a good, move? or will i face more problems? as i am working and stdying but still live with my parents, i think it would be because she may help me with my studies alot aswell as her studying in a faculty of her choice if she wishes, and sorry Yaa Shaykh one last question, after applying for Qaseem i applied for a 1year Scholarship to Al Kuwait for Arabic and Qur'aan which i plan to go to if i do not get in any of the above, however, how will i hear from Qaseem, can i email you privatley to check my details, or do they send letters?

    Salamu Alaikum.

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      1) Studying Arabic in a proper institute designed for it in an Arab country does not compare anywhere near to studying it in the West, even if one has a good teacher. One of the main advantages is that one would practice what he learns as he goes along.

      2) My advice to you is to apply to both Madinah and Qaseem, and then choose which ever one accepts you first.

      3) Marrying while one is still young is what the Prophet (saw) encouraged, and marrying a pious muslimah who is studying Islam is the best thing you can do.

      4) If the university accepts you, they will contact you through the contact information you provided them with.

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  10. As salamou 'alaykoum wa rahmatoulahi wa barakaatouhou,


    Is there any other universities that accept foreigners for learning the Arabic language?

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

      The universities that I know of that accept foreigners to study Arabic are as follows:

      1. Madinah Islamic University
      2. Umul-Qura University (Makkah)
      3. Imam Muhammad bin Sa'ud Islamic University (Riyadh)
      4. King Sa'ud University (Riyadh)
      5. King Abdul-Aziz University (Jeddah)
      6. Qassim University

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  11. can the non saudis get admission in all subjects?? like science etc

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    1. Yes. A person can apply in any discipline he wishes.

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  12. Assalaamu alaikum brother Kamil Ahmad jazzaak Allahu khairan for information. I am a revert to Islam and have desire to study Islam. I am in Canada and would like to apply to Qaseem University. The only thing which prevents me from applying is that I am married. I cannot leave my wife alone in non Islamic country. What should I do?

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      The university allows a student to bring his family on a visitors visa, which lasts for 3 months, but is renewable twice (so you end up having 9 months).

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  13. Asalamu alaykum
    So if one applies does he get accepted?
    Or is it like madinah Makkah and Riyadh
    Will one receive a room for himself or will he share
    If one does
    Get accepted can he pursue a masters or phd from this university or will he be asked to leave. Can he work as instructor within the kingdom or will
    He be told to leave

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      There is no such thing as guaranteed acceptance. The chances are better than for those who apply to Madinah and Makkah, as the number of applicants is much lower in Qassim University. However, I must add that recently the university has started to receive many applications from around the world, maybe due to me posting about the university on this blog.

      Living accommodations are similar to other universities, shared with other students.

      Yes, he can pursue a masters and after that a phd. I am currently in the masters program at the university.

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    2. You said something about madinah's administration is very bad why is that and can you tell me any other things that are good about madinah university.

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    3. They are unorganized, but they are getting much better over the last few years.

      Some good things about Madinah University:

      - One of the oldest universities in Saudi Arabia.
      - A good Arabic language program.
      - Specially dedicated faculties for certain specializations that cannot be found in other universities (such as the faculty of Qur'an and the faculty of Hadith).
      - The fact that it is in Madinah, the city of the Prophet (ṣallallāhu `alayhi wa-sallam).

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  14. assalamu alajkum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

    I have two questions, first one

    Do i understand it right, after the two years of Arabic language College
    you can sign in the College of Shariah and Islamic Science where you have to choose one of the four departments: "Aqeedah, Tafsier, Hadith and Fiqh"
    so if someone would go thand to the department of Aqeedah will he just learn Aqeedah or also other subjects like Fiqh Tafsir Hadith and for the other departments the same question ? or is it so that if you choose for example the department of Aqeedah that you will lern most of this science but also learn all the others Fiqh Tafsir and Hadith?

    and second question , what is the highest level you can get ? is it "just" possible to do beachelor and than master or can you also make your Dr. after the Master in Islamic science?

    barak Allahu feek wa jazak llahu khajr ya sheikh and sorry for my long text

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

      You don't choose your specialization till the final year. So you study in the College of Shari'ah all the subjects until the final year where you specialize in one field.

      Yes, you can do up to phd if the program is being offered.

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  15. As-salaamu 'alaikum wa Rahmatullaahiwa Barakaatuh,

    Baarakallaahu feek for your efforts in informing us of the benefits of Qaseem university.

    Perhaps you have mentioned this already and i may have missed the info in the above posts (i apologize if i did), but I was wondering if you know whether anyone can enroll at Qaseem university as they would in any other university by paying their own tuition. This is for those who obviously do not get a full scholarship or for those who have been out of highschool/university/academics for some period of time. i understand that high school and/or university grades will still have to be considered for enrollment, but, due to age restrictions for some (like myself) maybe this would be a better alternative to increase the chances of acceptance. Perhaps it would be seen as less of a financial risk for the school/ministry if we were to pay our own way?

    If you do not have the info at the moment, would you be able to find out and post the relevant information online? Any info would be greatly appreciated. JazaakAllahu khair.

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

      No, there is no such option as that in any Saudi universities. That is only an option for those already living in Saudi Arabia on a legal residence permit (usually through a job).

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  16. Assalaamu alaykum shaykh,

    Just wanted to ask, if you wanted to bring your wife over to Qaseem on a family visit visa for 3 months, can this be done and arranged before you go to qassim, or must you be in qassim to apply for this visa? JazaakAllahu khayraa

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      You must come first, obtain your residence permit, then apply for a visitor visa for your family.

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    2. JazaakAllaahu khayraa, how long should I expect to wait for the visitor visa once I am in Saudi?

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  17. assalamu alajkum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh ya sheikh,

    at first thank you for all the time you take to help us that is really helpfull for us all insha Allah barak Allahu feek wa jazak Allahu khajr,

    i have some questions and need aour advise insha Allah , i want to marry ya sheikh but i heard for example for Medina that if you get accept that it is very difficult to take your wife with you over and to get a visum for her that she can stay all the time with you there, is this the same in Qasim or are there no problems to take your wife with and to get a full visum also for her for all the time you are there? and what about the appartment ya sheikh do you have to pay it every month or every year and how much does it costs? and my last question is the money you get as a student, 840 riyal, enough to live there with your wife or have you than to get a job or something else to get more money?



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    1. Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

      1) All the universities in Saudi Arabia grant students visitor visas to bring their wives, Qassim University and Madeenah University included.

      2) Rent for apartments here are by-yearly (every six months).

      3) The money you get from the university is enough if you do not spend alot on yourself and your family.

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  18. Assalaamu alaykum shaykh, what recommendations would you give to brothers that are hoping to go to Qassim and are waiting in their own countries, I understand memorizing quraan is number one, but would you advise that we memorize hadith or mutun alongside the quraan? Also would you advise that someone go over to countries like egypt or yemen to learn arabic even if it may be a short while such as 6 months, as I have been told that the saudi arabic program is not as strong as these other places, may Allah reward you with good.

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      My advice is that a beginner should focus on the Arabic language along with memorization of the Qur'an without anything else. Once he has perfected that, he can move on.

      Yes, going to an Arab country to improve one's Arabic is a good idea, even if for a few months.

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  19. Salam,

    Do you know how i can reach the school? Becauce the telephone number does not work

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      You can contact the university at this number: +966 16 380 0292

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  20. asalamualykum how would a brother be able to make money to for a wife and kids while studying in qaseem

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      He should have an outside source of income, such as money he brings from his country, or money sent to him from his family. Some students go home and work in the summers to make enough money for the rest of the year.

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  21. asalamualykum if one is accepted into madinah university can he transfer to qasseem or imam and vice versa

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      No, you cannot transfer between universities. The only way to get acceptance at another university is by applying as a new applicant like everyone else.

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  22. assalamu alaikum sir. I applied to your great university last year 2013 but I did not get any information am I selected or not selected please inform me about that.and If I did not selected , will I want to re_ apply again or it is enaugh. to next year. jazakallahu khair thank you

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      Here is the acceptance list:
      http://m-kamil-ahmad.blogspot.com/2013/08/update-list-of-accepted-students-for.html

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  23. May Allah Reward you Kamil Ahmed for this useful site

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  24. LIST OF ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY OF MADINAH 2013-2014 IS OUT!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.dhikrullah.com/blog/list-of-accepted-students-for-the-islamic-university-of-madeenah-1434-1435-2013-2014/

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  25. PIZ GIVE ME EMAIL ADDRESS

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  26. As-salaamu 'alaikum

    As for female students, do they send their applications to the same person (i.e. Dr. Khalid bin ‘Abdul-‘Aziz al-Shareedah)? Or is there another female contact at the female college that they can fax/mail their applications to? The reason I'm asking is for the sisters who wear niqaab who have to send their photographs and passport copies with their applications. Jazaakallahu khair.

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      As I have stated, female applicants must have command of the Arabic language, because there is no Arabic institute for females before they start their degree program which is taught in the Arabic-medium.

      So if you are of that category, and wish to apply, then you must send your application to the same address as mentioned above. There is no separate female section for admissions. In that case, you do not have to send any pictures, and you can cover your passport picture when photocopying it.

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  27. assalamu what kind of programme can someone of ag 30-35yrs applied for?

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      There are Arabic language institutes in other countries where one of that age can study. As for Saudi Arabia, then unfortunately, they do not have any programs for those who want to study Islam and Arabic language who are above 25.

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  28. salaam aleykoem what is the email adres i do not see it barakallahoefiek.

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      You can try:

      info@qu.edu.sa
      websrv@qu.edu.sa

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  29. Great post! Thanks for sharing. May Allah reward you for your post very beneficial Masha Allah.

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  30. Is there other universities which provide scholarship for foreign students(undergraduates. Can u name those universities please. and tell how I can apply for those universiteis

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    1. These are the universities that I know of that provide scholarships to foreign students (although there may be other universities as well):

      1. Madinah Islamic University
      2. Umul-Qura University (Makkah)
      3. Imam Muhammad bin Sa'ud Islamic University (Riyadh)
      4. King Sa'ud University (Riyadh)
      5. King Abdul-Aziz University (Jeddah)

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  31. Dear Br Kamil,
    Assalamualaikum,
    I will be insha Allah 74 year old in Aplril this year. I was born in India and migrated to USA in 1970. I am a retired engineer and last couple of years my wife and I have tried learning Quranic Arabic and Tajweed with limited success. Our dream is to spend a year or two in Madinah Munawwara closed to prophets mosque and learn the language of the Quran and proper recitation. With Allah's grace we will not need financial assistance for our travel and stay in Madinah Munawwara. I will will appreciate if you can guide us at this old age. Jazakallahu khairan.

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      May Allah fulfill your aspirations and grant you the best in this life and the next.

      I personally do not know of any way for you to come here at this age to study. However, I know that if you did manage to get a visa to come to Saudi, you could study in the Arabic Institute of Madinah University in their evening classes which are designed for those residing here (as opposed to the day-time students who come on scholarships from around the world).

      One way that I can think of for getting a visa is if you know any Saudi who can send you a visitors visa, with which you can remain here for up to 9 months at a time.

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  32. as salyamu aleikum
    I read about Dar al-Hadith in Mecca wanted to ask whether it is possible to arrive there if you are from another country and not from Saudi Arabia? And how to send documents?

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      For Dar al-Hadith, you need to have a residence permit (iqamah) in Saudi already. The institute does not offer scholarships like the universities.

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  33. asslamualaikum , such an overwhelming feeling of happiness to see u brothers interested in Qassim and Islam , I am a saudi citizen living in qassim studying medicine at Qassim medical college , I always had this idea of you guys being bored in qassim as it is a "country-side" area and its hot weather, and also you coming from these well developed countries is going to cause a cultural shock , I remember one of my PYP teachers a Canadian teacher got really upset one day and was angry , he told us that this is not a life your living , No dating not even drinking , I remember me being very embarrassed but at the same a time I am all against it . its like you want to give him everything he wanted just to pleas him , but its just not right ,it is really difficult to explain to others that you are living the perfect life just you , your mom , dad , brothers , friends : playing , praying , studying , and doing what you love to do ,the simplicity of all this to me is more than I need in life , .. just wanted to address that so u guys know that some people may not like it in here , anyhow hh .. I hope u guys enjoy staying here wish you all success and pleas , whatever you guys need , do not hesitate to ask , I'll absolutely be happy to help . C1assic7@hotmail.com

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    1. wa alaykumus salaam,

      brother I am from the U.K, London. here, us muslims in the U.K are desperate to leave this country, we would love to come to saudi arabia to study knowledge, especially i Qaseem, and it seems like many of the muslims in the arab countries are desperate to move to this country, the U.K. It makes me happy to see that there are some people who dont want to leave their muslim lands and come to the lands of the kuffaar. we have people who come here, drink, commit zinaa and think they are living the best life, when wallahi, the muslims in this country are running away from this life, and even the non-muslims are becomming muslims in the thousands ! Alhamdulillah !

      May Allah bless you

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    2. I lived in Bournemouth for one year and I really enjoyed staying there , and I can totally understand why some ppl may not like it in here , especially teenagers or people who are into dating , drinking , partying, but If u want to live u and ur wife , family in an islamic simple region as here then , qassim is probably the best place . u should also consider mekka and madina . really glad to read this from u brother . here are some pictures of burraydah, a city in qassim . just thought I should share them with u ..
      http://n4hr.com/up/uploads/c8fc8886e9.jpg ,
      http://n4hr.com/up/uploads/9eb411e699.jpg ,
      http://n4hr.com/up/uploads/25b9909228.jpg ,
      http://n4hr.com/up/uploads/d38ab7368b.jpg ,
      http://n4hr.com/up/uploads/f1bc73fe9b.jpg ,
      http://n4hr.com/up/uploads/4b6f30aabf.jpg,
      http://n4hr.com/up/uploads/0c46e6087e.jpg ,
      http://n4hr.com/up/uploads/86319afa08.jpg ,
      http://n4hr.com/up/uploads/c4ea3e4061.jpg ,
      http://www.buraydahcity.org/buraydah28/buraydah1.jpg ،
      http://www.buraydahcity.org/buraydah28/buraydah3.jpg ،
      http://im32.gulfup.com/mYLbn.jpg ،

      wish you all the best brother , Allah yhfdhk .

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  34. Yaa Shaykh Kamil...Jazaka'ALLAHU Khayraa. Alxamdullilah I have Sent all the Documents you mentioned above to Qassim University on January 31 2014. I hope Insha'ALLAH that they have received it because the mail person told me it will be there latest by February 10 2014. My Question is, Around what month do you think the University contacts students they accepted through the information the students provided,? Or do the student just wait Until August to see if there name is posted on the Web.?

    May ALLAH Accept you as the MUHSINIIN..

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    1. The university posts a list of accepted students around the beginning of the summer (May or June). If I get access to it, I'll be posting it here inshaAllah.

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    2. Does that mean the University doesn't contact the students?
      The students should just wait for their names to be posted right?

      Jazaka'ALLAH

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  35. Kamil Ahmad, may Allah be pleased with you and place you at the highest place in Jannah!

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  36. Assalam alaykum dear Shaykh,

    I was wondering if you could release a series of articles/video related to the realities of studying especially in Qassim. For example highlighting day-to-day life, some of the challenges face, studying outside the university and getting by generally. I think this would be of much benefit to all those with an interest in Qaseem University, especially considering the lack of information that is available in comparison to the other institutes.

    I can imagine you are very busy shaykh but it would be of immense benefit to us all insha Allah.

    Allah protect you, assist you and increase your knowledge,

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  37. salam ouliekoum

    is what gives us Qassim university scholarship

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      Yes, what Qassim University gives you is a scholarship.

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  38. Assalaam alaykum akhi. I have applied to the university however I have recently been offered a teaching position which is a one year contract. If am able to leave by January inshaAllah, will the university, if I am accepted, allow me to arrive late or postpone my studies for the following year? JazaakAllah khayran

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      Yes, the university allows you to arrive late and also postpone your acceptance.

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    2. JazaakAllah khayran

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  39. assalamu alaikum. brother< when qassim university will published their acceptence list of 2014?

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      Some time in the summer.

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  40. Assalaamu alaykum brother, where exactly is Qaseem University, in Buraydah or Unayzah?

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      The main campus is outside Buraydah. The Shariah College and Arabic Institute are between Buraydah and Unayzah.

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  41. Dear brother just concerning the visitors visa, you said that it is renewable twice and thus you have 9 months, is this during your entire stay, or per year? Like as in 9 months per year

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  42. Salaams, are their any diploma programs offered by qaseem university? ( after one has completed the arabic institute) Is their an institute for Imam Training? Jazak'allah for you answers.

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  43. Is it possible for one to complete a degree in dawah or sharia in less than the four years? Ex. 3 or 3 and a half years? ( Of curse, after completing the ma'had" I ask this as I know several brothers from both madina and makkah whom have graduated in less than four years. Jazak'allah for your answers.

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    1. Yes, it is possible. It is done by taking summer classes.

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    2. how long is the summer classes??

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  44. I want admit in economics. But i have passed Alim/HSC examination with Islamic Economics. Please give me a guidance. can i admit in economics or Islamic economics department after finishing Arabic language course.

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    1. There is no such specialization in Qassim University.

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  45. DEAR BROTHER , I HAVE SENT MY DOCUMENT IN MARCH , CAN I CONSIDERED 4 2014 -15 YERS? IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET JOB AS A TEACHER AFTER FINISHING GRADUATE FROM QASEM U.....?

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    1. If you sent your documents before March, you will be considered for 2014/2015.

      No, Saudi Arabia does not offer job opportunities for graduates of Islamic Studies program.

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  46. assalaku alaikum. !! i am studing at shariah institute in sri lanka. next month my course will be finished. so i like to study in saudy universties. but i cant get informations about scholarship period. pls send me detail when the universities call . my email ( munsifthawoos77@gmail.com) . now can i apply for qasseem university?? how i know when i was selected? is it full scholarship like madeena university ? jazakallah khair !! barakallahu laka!!! if i sayed something wrong pls be kind enough to pardon me. k .salam ...

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      All your questions are answered in my post above.

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  47. Al salam aleikum wa rahmatullahi respected Shaykh,

    May Allah (swt) protect you and make you beneficial to the Ummah

    If one is blessed with the opportunity to enter the university how would you advise for someone to most make use of their time/studies especially trying to cover the texts you mentioned in your post some years ago on the texts a student should study. Secondly, I'd like to know how easy is it to find a scholar to guide and learn the Hanbali fiqh curriculum from. Thirdly, if one's wife doesn't speak Arabic what options are available for her in terms of study or general day-to-day living?

    BarakAllaho fikum

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    1. Shaykh, my post was related to studies outside of the university specifically

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    2. Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

      Once you're accepted, you'll find the scholars and students of knowledge to guide you in these matters.

      There are a few options for sisters to study Arabic.

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  48. assalamu alikum
    can i apply toجامعة نجران and جامعة الجوفز?dose that university have scholarship to foreign students?

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  49. Assalam alaikum,
    i friend of mine wants to take his family to Saudi Arabia to give his children an islamic education..he has 1 daughter and 2 sons..they are all below 13 years of age. His daughter is about 12 years old and is a hafiz of the Quran.. He really wants to take them all including his wife to Saudi to give them a better islamic education. is it possible for him? and can you give a brief information on how it can be achieved if possible? can you give some steb by step guidance and what are the requirements and that kind of things..
    jazakallah khair for the beneficial post.

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      The only way to do it is by getting a residence visa to settle in Saudi. The only way to do that is by getting a job that would give you the visa.

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  50. Assalaamu alaykum Shaykh, just wanted to let you know that by Allah, I love you for His sake :) May He protect you

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  51. br kamil assalamu alaikum. what way would you recommend mailing it from the United states? usps is too expensive.

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      You can send it by regular post.

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  52. Assalamu alaikum, I want to share this information but you have not put the actual application on this page and I can no find it online. Please attached the application as a document or post the link online. Baraka Allahu feek.

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      I mentioned in my original post above that there is no application form for applying to Qassim University.

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  53. Salam I would just like to ask if i wanted to do the 4 yr degree in the summer ie two months would that mean i only come in the summer for 3 years or 3 and a half instead of the 4 yr full time program?
    Is it only available for the dawah or sharia program or the other programs as well like if a student wants to go into arabic and do a degree in arabic language would that be possible? jzk

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      Yes, you could finish in less than four years.

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  54. Assalaamu alaykum,

    Ever since 2014, Umm Al-Qura university only accepts electronic application, so if anybody mailed it, the university would not consider it, the application is closed right now, it will open after hajj.

    This is where you can apply online for Umm Al-Qura:
    https://uquweb.uqu.edu.sa/admission/ui/frontPage.faces;jsessionid=Z13hhCe_ypRis66_GHYqoMR1CJquDPGz50GWjLLmQjYFqv31Tg1A!-1345270723

    Jazaakallahu khayran

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    1. Salam whats the age limit at jamia because im 24 and before on the application form it said the age limit was 23? jzk

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    2. This url will also work:
      https://uquweb.uqu.edu.sa/admission/ui/frontPage.faces

      I don't know whether they changed the age limit, but it probably is still the same (23), and remember after hajj you will be applying for 2015-16 semesters

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    3. Akhi can you please clarify what you mean by 16 semesters? Isn't that equivalent to 8yrs? If so, are you including 4 semesters for the Arabic language?

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    4. Ya akhi, 2015-2016 semesters, meaning that if you apply after hajj when applications open, you are applying for the semester at September 2015, and the semester at January 2016,

      Wallahu A'lam

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  55. Assalaamou alakum brother. I'll be 25yrs this december insha'allah. Can i apply?

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  56. br kamil I just sent my documents and faxed like it said. so inshallah now I would have to wait for next year or this year? please let me know and help jazakallahu khairan

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    1. You would have to wait until next year.

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  57. Assalaamu Alaykum,

    Scholarship for King Abdul Aziz university is now open,

    You can register here in english:
    http://odus.kau.edu.sa/DCAFL/

    Jazaakallahu Khayran

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    1. Salam when does registration close ie when is the last date to register? jzk

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  58. assalaamu alaaykum,Ustaaz,I ve shahadah of jaamia islamiyyah medinah from DAWROH that was conducted in nigeria.but can I still apply to Qaseem University.though I wasnot given admission then, despite that I had MUmtaaz ASsaabi'i.BUT i am 34 years old.

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      Every university in Saudi Arabia follows the guidelines of the Ministry of Higher Education. One of those guidelines is not accepting anyone over the age of 25.

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  59. is there any option for candidates who have crossed age of 25 to apply DCAFL

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  60. assalamualaikum.
    when result of Qassim uni will be come out ?

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  61. Assalamu alaykum

    Brother I heard there's a policy that every Saudi University that accepts foreigners can allow the accepted applicant to delay they acceptance for up to 2 semesters (1 whole year).

    I have been accepted to study Arabic at a Saudi University (KAU), but I found out that I would not be able to attend until next year, do you think its possible for me to delay my acceptance for a whole year?

    Ja zak Allah khayr

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      I don't have any information on that. You need to get in touch with the university.

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  62. Assalaamu Alaykum,

    Me and my brother have been accepted, but what is the process forward?

    Will there be another email, or a mail for further guidance on what to do after acceptance?

    Jazaakallaahu Khayran


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    1. Akhi, how did you find out that you have been accepted?

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    2. Assalaamu Alaykum,
      check your email. if you are selected for the course they will send you email.

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    3. And if I haven't received an email, does this mean that I haven't been accepted, or could this be a delay..? Do you know of any other way to find out?

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  63. Assalaamu Alaykum,
    when you created your account and submitted your form through university website, there is a option of follow up by clicking on that it will show you whether you application is accepted or not. You can also mail the institute personally.

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  64. Wa alaykum assalaam, sorry, are you even talking about Qaseem? Because Qaseem has no application via website? Please clarify JazaakAllaahu khayraa

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    1. Everyone currently accepted has only been accepted to King Abdul Aziz in Jeddah, they opened scholarship registration on May 12, and have ended it on May 22, when everyone got their acceptance emails,

      So no, currently none of those who have been recently accepted are referring to Qassim University

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  65. بوركت على نشر هذا المعلومات المفيدة و كذلك لإجابة المفصلة عن أسئلتي. أنا ظمآن يا أخي أود بكل الصراحة أن أجالس العلماء, كي أتفقه في دين الله. ولكن الله عز و جل يؤتي من يشاء. أخوك أبو عبيد التركي

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  66. Asalamualykum brother

    May Allah reward you with your effort to assist those who wish to seek pure knowledge from the bless land.

    Im a brother from England. I spent a good few months in Egypt learning the arabic language and now i can communicate and understand on a fair medium level. First question: Can one apply with GCSE's and If i get a level lower then 80% like a 60% or 50% is there a possibility with the will of Allah can i still get accepted or is that condition fully rutted in or is there leniency like the age factor ? Brother i ask you to reply in clear detail and if your not sure please inquire for me and reply to my email......

    Barakullah feeq
    Allahu mustaan

    email: ibn_elmi@hotmail.com

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      I don't know what GCSE's are. What you are required is to complete your secondary education (high school), which is the North American system. As for grades, they do take them into consideration when accepting.

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  67. @ustaz ahamad,Assalam alaika,pls after the 2yr Arabic Language Institutes,can one study courses like: medicine,education or engineer courses for his degree at Qassim Uni? Maasalam

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      Yes, that is possible.

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  68. Asalaamu Alaikum

    I'm a revert from UK, 30 years of age and I have no diploma. Is this the end of the road regarding learning elm in these universities. I know these aren't the only places to study but to me its the safest and securest place to study within a society that can push you to succeed and I can be around people who have time to want to teach. I need to learn Arabic, it hurts everyday not understanding Qur'an. I work and studying is minimal due to the hours. This western society doesn't allow for most people to gain Elm and Rizq at the same time it's either one or the other so I have been trying to choose the latter but keep hearing qualification or nothing. I ask Allah to help you point me and any other brother in my situation in the right direction where we can In shaa Allah be successful in our journey to gain Islamic knowledge. Ameen.

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      Yes, having high school/secondary school qualification is a condition in order to apply. Isn't that the case where you live? That in order to study higher education you must have completed the per-requisites?

      If you don't have such requirements, then there are other places you can go to learn Arabic, such as private institutes in other Arab countries.

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  69. Assalaam Alaikum.. Madina University if anyone has Secondary School Certificate then he should enroll in thaanavee classes for two years. Does Qassim University procedure is same ??

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      No, Qassim University does not have a secondary school.

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  70. My question is :

    Would she able to continue studying if she has child?

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    1. Brother, it is directly up to her. If she feels that she can handle it, then she will continue attend the university. If she feels that she cannot, then she wont. It is up to her, and only she would know that.

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    2. Jazaakallahu khairan but what I mean to ask about is looking after the child after its birth, not about pregnancy. Since she would have to look after it, so how would she study?

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    3. MANY women attend college while they have there children. If she can handle it, she will do it. There are many options. If she wants to just stay and tend to the baby, then she will. If she wants to study, then maybe the husband can take off a semester while she studies. These are just some options. It is up to her.

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    4. I already understand that if she can handle it she will continue, that is not the issue. You said 'maybe' the husband can take off a semester, but it would take more than one semester to take care of a growing child and the husband will be behind in his studies. Also it would be good to know these options that you have mentioned. But for example, umm-ul-qura has a daycare center for the children of students. Does qaseem have something like this?

      I don't know the options she has, the problem is that if she wants to study but has a child, what can she do then? I know it is up to her, but what can she do to continue studying?

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  71. Assalamu alaikum brother!i want to study islamic politics from religious university and political science from western university,so that i may be able to present a model of modern islamic state of khilafah.it is the aim of my life.and i know lots of things regarding this.and i also invite every muslim to please help me out on this and make a group of thousands of scholars particularly on this issue because the major problem for the ummah in this present time is only the political system of islamic state.so there is no shariah in its true sense in any muslim country in the entire world.My questions to you brother are;

    1.what are the latest document requirements for qassim for arabic course?
    2.is arabic translation of testimonials necessary?
    3.which is the probable last month to to apply and be considered for academic session 2015-2016?
    4.if i will get accepted the in which month of 2015 my classes will commence?
    5.which is the best place in the world to study islamic politics?is this subject taught well and can i do masters and doctorate in this from qassim?
    6.i can visit saudi for umrah in the month of coming SAFAR,if i personally appear in the universities of makkah and madinah in that month will i be accepted for 2015-2016?
    sorry to disturb you brother.my whole struggle of life is based on your words.
    Jazak ALLAH

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    1. Alhamdulillah wassalaatu wassalaamu alaa rasoolIllah

      AsSalaam alaykum

      It has never been the methodology of rasoolAllah salAllahu alayhi wa salam nor his companions to start with seeking to establish khilaafah, rather we begin with tawheed, rectifying the creed of the people. Allah will establish khilaafah when He wills it.

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  72. Assalamu alaikum ua rohmatullahi ua barokatuh shaih! How are you? ALHAMDULILLYAH! I was accepted to the university. But I have not written a mailbox. to where and how they will send me a visa and a ticket? Can I take my family with me? Please tell me what I should to do now? Which documents I must take with me? Jazaka ALLAHU hoiro ia shaih!

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

      How do you know you have been accepted?

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    2. Students from Bosnia said me. They have seen the results. I'm the one who accepted to the University from Kazakhstan. They said me the list of acceptance printed at the beginning of Ramadan. AlhamduLiLLyah!

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    3. Brother, can you please share the list with us if you have it? JazaakAllaahu khayran

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    4. Assalaamu alaikum akhi from Kazakhstan, can you speak to the brothers from Bosnia so they can maybe put the list up on here maybe or any other way inshaa allah jazaakallaahu khairan

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  73. SALAM,@ustaz kamil.pls what is the medium of teaching for undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Qassim University?

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  74. Quick question before I apply:
    - Do I need a No Objection Letter to apply?

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  75. Assalamu Alaikum,

    The university has made their final list of accepted students, however, they are not releasing it to anyone. They told me they got an order from the ministry not to make public any list of accepted students. They said that anyone who has been accepted, will be contacted directly by email.

    Note: If you are anticipating your acceptance and have not received an email from the university, it is possible you will be on the second list. The university told me that they are waiting for the ministry to get back to them on additional accepted students. Once they receive word from the ministry, they will make a second list.

    May Allah accept our deeds during this blessed month.

    Kamil.

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    1. Salaams, is there a very good chance of us getting accepted if we submitted an application in Dec, 2013? Jazak'allah

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    2. Wa alaykum assalaam Shaykh, when do u think will be the latest the accepted students may be contacted so that we know if we were not accepted? ..

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  76. PLEASE COMMENT ANYONE WHO HAS RECEIVED THE EMAIL FROM UNIVERSITY?

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  77. Assalaamu Alaykum Sheikh,

    Can you ask them by when are all the emails going to be sent out?

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  78. assalamu alaikum dear brother how many students are accepted to your university to next year please inform me

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  79. how many students are accepted from srilanka to next year

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  80. Assalaamu alaykum,

    Does that mean if you didn't receive an email by now your are not accepted?

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    1. Wa alaikum assalam,

      No, it doesn't mean that. As I said, there are still accepted students whose names have not come back from the ministry with final approval. That may not happen till well after Ramadan.

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    2. What you mean to say is that either all emails have been sent to those who have been accepted and that the few that are yet to be accepted have not received the email, or that they haven't sent any mail until they get there full list?

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    3. They've sent emails to those who they've received final approval from the ministry for. As for those whose names haven't come back yet, they haven't emailed them.

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    4. Shaykh, does the ministry generally accept most of those that the university has already accepted? Also, what sort of reasons would the ministry reject someone that the university has accepted? JazaakAllaahu khayran wa eid mubaarak, taqabalAllah minna wa minkum :)

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    5. Yes, the ministry usually approves the acceptance of those who have been accepted by the universities. The only reason they would reject is if some of the conditions of acceptance were overlooked by the university, such as being over age limit or not having completed high school.

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  81. ахи из казахстана маган хабарлас al_horasani@mail.ru

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  82. So far who has recieved email??

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  83. Do you have received mail?

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  84. ассаламу алейкум брат

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  85. альхамдулиля получилось зарег)братья можете помочь как мне узнать попал ли я в список на учебу в касым на 2014-2015

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    1. Алейкумуссалам ва рахметуллах, если ты принят, то они иншее Аллах отправят тебе письмо по элек. почте. Ты из Азербайджана? Сколько тебе лет?

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  86. Salam yah chaick, i sent in my application in 2013 and by then i was exactly 25 years of age.and now i am 26 years old.Am i over the age limite and will that affect my admission? Thank you.

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    1. If they received your application when you were 25, then you have a chance of being accepted.

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  87. Assalamu alaikum!
    Sheikh! Please published new acceptance list of Al Qassim university any how. We are waiting for your response. I'm very under presure from long time. May ALLAH success all applicants.
    Ameen!

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    1. Akhi please refer to the Sheikhs previous comment:
      Kamil AhmadJuly 23, 2014 at 12:05 AM
      Assalamu Alaikum,The university has made their final list of accepted students, however, they are not releasing it to anyone. They told me they got an order from the ministry not to make public any list of accepted students. They said that anyone who has been accepted, will be contacted directly by email.Note: If you are anticipating your acceptance and have not received an email from the university, it is possible you will be on the second list. The university told me that they are waiting for the ministry to get back to them on additional accepted students. Once they receive word from the ministry, they will make a second list.May Allah accept our deeds during this blessed month.

      Kamil.

      Ameen

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  88. Eid mubarak to muslims. Chaick i have questions. 1) I sent all the required documents but i forget to include the second letter of recommendation will that reduce my chance of being accepted? 2)Does the university recognize any high school documents from anywhere in the world?

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  89. Salaam alaikum brother
    I want to ask you
    Are in madinah institutes for women to learn the arabic language ?

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  90. Assalamu alajkum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh ya Sheikh, I wish you and your family a blessed Ramadhan, I have one question ya Sheikh, I think I wrote my email address wrong instead of @yahoo.de I wrote @yahoo.com and I am ashamed but I wanted to ask if you can help me and tell what I can do to correct this? Or if there is now any other to get the information if they accepted me or not?

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    1. *I mean a blessed Eid

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  91. Anyone from the west recieved an acceptance email yet?

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  92. salam enlaykoum cheikh i just want to ask you if when the list will be published you can post it here for us like the last year jazzakallahu khayr

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  93. Wa are from Germany and No we haven't get an email.
    But inshallah it will come.

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