The Department of History and Islamic Civilization aims to provide its students with a strong foundation of historical knowledge, a deep understanding of the Islamic contribution to human civilization, and a sense of belonging to the nation. The Department is keen to develop students' educational and academic skills to keep pace with the practical necessities of the modern world. In addition to offering specialized courses for history students, it also offers general courses that help foster a greater cultural awareness of the history of mankind. Its graduate program aims to prepare students for specialized study in different areas of history.
The Department has a distinguished faculty of noted historians who have rich academic backgrounds in various academic fields and specializations. In addition to a comprehensive library and audiovisual and electronic resources on the University's campus, the Department also maintains its own special collection of academic resources that provides students with a lively and supportive academic experience.