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Islamic BanksIslamic Banks3
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

As a response to the rapid developments the Islamic Banking System witnessed in the world, and in the light of its numerous successes over the world, this system has distinctly developed in the Arab world. According to the stats of the general council of Islamic Banks (Bahrain) more than 267 institutes in the Arab world, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and other countries apply this system.
Department's Program is taught in Arabic which is:
B.A. of Islamic Banks.
Moreover, Islamic Banking System has been proved to be able to overcome economic obstacles and cope with financial crisis without being affected as conventional banking institutes did.
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan was of the first countries in establishing Islamic Banks and institutes. In 1972 the institute for the investment of orphan properties was established. The Jordanian Islamic Bank was established in 1979. In 1998 The International Islamic Arab Bank was established. In 2010 Dubai Islamic Bank established. This is in addition to the establishment of sectors which are specialized in Islamic Banking such as the Ahli Microfinance Company which was established in 2005 as a branch of the Ahli Bank …etc.
Moreover, Islamic insurance companies spread these days in a noticeable way, especially in Jordan. In the Arab world the number of Islamic banks is increasing. Qatar International Islamic bank, Kuwait Finance House, al-Rajihi Companies, Sudan Faisal Islamic Bank, al-Zaytunah Islamic Bank in Tunisia (2010), Islamic Development Bank, Bahrain Islamic Bank… etc. Other examples can be found in Malaysia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and other countries.
People who are qualified in both banking and Islamic law and can work efficiently in such institutions are needed more than before. The establishment of our department in the academic year 2010/2011 comes as a response to these circumstances and needs. Fifty eight students with high grade in the general secondary exam certificate joined the department in its first year. The study plan was designed to meet these conditions, therefore it include modules talk about Islamic law, others which deal with Islamic banking system and some courses from the Faculty of Business Administration which help in Banking work. Subjects as accounting, principles of economic, finance analysis, electronic trade, Islamic economy, Islamic microeconomic, Marketing in Islamic banking, Islamic financial operations, Financial markets are distributed on the study years to be studied by our students in this program. This is explained in the guidance plan given to our students by their academic guide. This program and its study plan are locally accredited by the ministry of higher education in Jordan. Students' transfer to this department from any of other department is open under certain conditions which include studying some required courses for that. 'Principles of Islamic Economic' is a Faculty compulsory course offered by our department to all Shari'a students. An academic coordinator is appointed to supervise this course and a special committee is in charge of planning for this course.      

Future Directions of the Department:
1- The department is looking forward to cooperating with the Islamic Banking institutions in workshops. These workshops should help in developing all needed skills for human resources of Islamic banks, spotting any points of weakness or shortcoming in the employers or operations of Islamic banks and treat these problems by addressing them in our courses or other training courses.
2- The department is looking forward to having partnerships with the international Islamic banking institutions, especially the pioneers of the Malaysian institutions, Kuwait Finance House and al-Rajihi Companies.
3- To organize courses for Islamic Banking Certificate (CIB). This is in order to develop the capabilities of the employers and job seekers in Islamic Banks all over the world. This can be done with the assistant of the general council of Islamic banks.
4- To urge our academic staff members to make researches on banks in other countries as the U.k. This is in order to investigate the systems followed by other banks, explore their procedures, discover points of strength or weakness and suggest solutions for problems in such institutions. In this the department will be serving our community through the development committee in the department.
5- The department is looking forward to opening and offering graduate programs in the nearest future.
Islamic Jurisprudence and its FoundationIslamic Jurisprudence and its Foundation2
In the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Teaching in this department started with the establishment of our flourishing Faculty of Shari'ah in 1971. Its name was the department of Islamic Jurisprudence and Legislation until the name changed to the department of Islamic Jurisprudence and its foundations in the academic year 1994/1995. The department has been a place of scholars who are versed and experienced in Islam who have made it and its graduates occupy a high rank and status among other competitor departments in Arabic and Islamic universities. This has also made it a destination of knowledge seekers from all over the world for both undergraduate and graduate studies. They look at it as a minaret of knowledge and education.
The department is lucky to have number of esteemed and high qualified scholars to be of its lecturers. To mention some of them, Prof. Abd al-Aziz al-Khayyat, the late Sheikh Muhammad al-Mubarak, Sheikh Muhammad Adeeb al-Salih, the late Prof. Yasin Daradkeh, the late Sheikh Mustafa al-Zarqa, the late Prof. Muhammad Fathi al-Durayni, Prof. Muhammad Na'eem Yasin and Prof. Mahmud al-Sartawi.
In its bright history the department has been always on the Islamic path of moderation and balance. This guarantees the formation of a sound fiqhi mind, intellect and faculties. The four major and most famous fiqh schools are the fountain of our knowledge and our source of rulings. They are our reference for shaping our students' fiqhi identity. This enhances discussions and dialogue and prevents all kinds of extremism. This method also helps in understanding and using the objectives of Islamic law in their academic and practical life.
The department has expanded horizontally. This can be seen in both the increase of the number of its students and the programs it offers whether that is for obtaining B.A, M.A or Ph.D degree.
Department's Programs are taught in Arabic, and they are:
Master in Islamic Judiciary
Master in Jurisprudence and Its Foundations
Ph.D in Islamic Jurisprudence and its Foundations
Ph.D Islamic Judiciary and Legislative Policy
B.A Jurisprudence and its Foundations
Foundations of Religion Foundations of Religion1
This department was established along with the inception of the Faculty of Shai‘ah (Islamic Studies) in 1971. It is mainly concerned with teaching the Qur’ān and its sciences, the Hadith and its sciences, ‘Aqidah (Islamic Creed), Religions and Da‘wah (Call for Islam).
Department's Programs are taught in Arabic, and they are:
Master in Exegesis
Master In Islamic Creed
Master In Hadith
Ph.D In Exegesis
Ph.D In Islamic Creed
Ph.D in Hadith
B.A Foundations of Religion
Study of Islam in the contemporary worldStudy of Islam in the contemporary world4
The department of study of Islam in the Contemporary World was established in the academic year of 2009-2010 at the University of Jordan. it was luanched becuase of the international humanitarian approach of the University to enhance intellectual cultural awareness, and consolidate relations between people on the basis of mutual respect.
The study of islam in the Contemporary World department aims to become an effective department that deals with issues related to islam and muslims in the contemporary world.
Department's Program is taught in English which is:
Master in Islamic Studies.