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Kulliyyah of Arabic Language

About Kulliyyah of Arabic Language

The Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah International Islamic University's Arabic Kulliyyah (UniSHAMS) was founded in conjunction with the establishment of the Kedah State Institute of Islamic Religion Darul Aman (INSANIAH) in 1996. At that time INSANIAH only offered a Diploma Program and a Bachelor's Degree Program in Arabic 3 +1 jointly with Al-Azhar University, Egypt until 2007.

However, starting in 2004, this Kulliyyah began offering a Bachelor's Degree Program in Arabic with Honors which has been fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Now Kulliyyah Arabic Language has been in line with other faculties in the world when the MQA has agreed and given permission to this Kulliyyah to run two additional programs namely Master's Degree and Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D) in Arabic.

Dean's Foreword

Welcome to Kulliyyah of Arabic Language portal.

Kulliyyah of Arabic Language (KBA) UniSHAMS was founded in line with the establishment of Islamic Institute of Kedah Darul Aman (INSANIAH) in 1996. At that time, INSANIAH only offered diploma programmes and a 3 + 1 Bachelor of Arabic Language degree programme which was a twinning program with Al-Azhar University of Egypt until 2007. However, starting 2004, this kulliyyah offers the Bachelor of Arabic Language with Honors (ISMBA) program which has been fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Alhamdulillah, with the permission of Allah SAW, now Kulliyyah of Arabic Language is moving forward when MQA has agreed and allowed this Kulliyyah to run two additional study programs at the postgraduate level, namely a Master's Degree and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) in Arabic with MQA's approval: PA 9803 dated August 24, 2009, and divided into No. Reference PA 9861 (Bachelor of Arabic) and PA 9862 (Doctor of Philosophy in Arabic Language).

Therefore, with these three study programs on offer, we would like to invite you to explore the academic programs in the coming academic session. KBA has lined up lecturers from Arab countries such as Egypt and Sudan with extensive experience in providing the best quality teaching and learning, in addition supervising the thesis of Master’s Degree and Doctoral Degree programmes.

At the postgraduate level, KBA has three (3) departments, namely the Lughawiyyat Department (Linguistics), the Balaghah & Adab Department (Literature) and the Ta'lim Department (Education).


It is good to say that learning Arabic is an effort to master the language and understand the language of the Qur'an, the Prophetic’s Tradition and inttelectual legacy from our previous scholars. Meanwhile, learning a language and experience it from native speakers is a very wise choice, because students will make every effort to ensure that what they want to convey is finally understood, then immediately correct mistakes after being instructed by native speakers themselves.

You can continue to browse this page to learn more about kulliyyah, academic staff and opportunities we offer in academic, research, publications, consultancy, research grant as graduated research assistant (GRA) and community services. I hope this website can help all interested parties to obtain clear and accurate information.



Kulliyyah of Arabic Language.

Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah International Islamic University (UniSHAMS)


  • Making UniSHAMS as an international university of North Malaysia.

  • To produce research and innovation that is able to deal with Arabic language, linguistics and literature issues in the globalization era.


Creating international research of Arabic language and literature in generating knowledge in all fields.

  • Offering a balanced education program to produce graduates and intellectuals who are able to act as Islamic scholars and professionals who are knowledgeable, charitable and pious.
  • Help develop a knowledgeable community and practice Islamic teachings based on the aqeedah of Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah.
  • Carrying out research and consultation for the development of Islamic knowledge and human beings for the benefit of the community.
  • Build a wealth of knowledge based on Islam and spread that knowledge for the benefit of the community.
  • Using information and communication technology (ICT) as well as the latest technology in all aspects of learning, research, consulting and other academic activities.

Contact Us

  • Kulliyyah of Arabic Language
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  • Dr. Mohamad Lukman Al Hakim Bin Md. Noor
  • Lecturer of Kulliyyah of Arabic Language
  • +60 4415 5000
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