The Department of Arabic Language and Islamic Studies offers students four undergraduate programs, two of which include the Arabic language and the other two focus on Islamic studies. Also, the Department offers two graduate programs in Arabic language (Diploma & Master). The programs aim at students who are ambitious for constituting an advanced level of the sciences of Arabic language and its literature as well as Islamic studies and its foundations.

Since it was founded, the Department has succeeded in qualifying groups of students who achieved success in their work. Eventually, a group of graduates hold high positions in the country. The specializations serve many professions and work opportunities in education, mass media, journalism, translation, public relations, preaching, mosque guidance, and sermon, which are in the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Ministry of Information and others institutes as well as the private sector.

The Department takes into consideration, besides scientific rigor, the necessity of connecting its academic programs to the market and reflecting its current needs, as well as providing students with sufficient knowledge, theoretical and scientific.

Dr. Dheya Abdulla al-Kaabi

Head of the department of Arabic language & Islamic studies

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Assistant professor of modern literary criticism and narratology



PhD, the University of Jordan, 2004. MA, the University of Jordan, 1999. BA, the University of Bahrain, 1993. Research interests: Cultural narratives, modern literary criticism, feminism, cultural criticism, cultural studies.

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Professor Ibrahim Abdullah Ghuloom

Professor of modern criticism & narratology

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PhD, the University of Tunisia, 1983. MA, the Higher Institute of Research & Studies in Cairo, 1979. BA, Alazhar University, Cairo, 1972.

Research interests: literary & historical criticism, literary criticism, cultural studies, folklore.

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Professor Ahmad Muhammad Wais

Professor of literary theory & stylistics.

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PhD, the University of Aleppo, Syria, 1999. MA, the University of Aleppo, Syria, 1996. Diploma of Higher Literary Studies, the University of Aleppo, 1992. BA, the University of Aleppo, Syria, 1990.

Reseach interests: literary theory, literary criticism, stylistics, science of text, discourse analysis.

Tel: 1748372

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Dr Amina Ali Abdullah

Assistant professor of grammar, morphology & prosody

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PhD, the University of Cairo, 2010. MA, the University of Bahrain 2005, BA, the University of Bahrain, 1997.

Research interests: Grammar & morphology.

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Dr. Khalifa Yaseen Binarabi

Assistant professor of Modern Criticism



PhD, International Islamic University, Malysia, 2011. MA, the University of Bahrain, 2005. BA, Islamic University, Almadina Munawara, KSA, 1996.

Research interests: modern literature & criticism, intellectual studies & cultural history.

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Dr. Shaikha Kalaf Aldossrey

Professor Assistant of Rhetoric and classic criticism



PhD, the University of Cairo, 2011. MA, the University of Bahrain, 2003. BA, the University of Bahrain, 1995.

Research interests: Quranic rhetoric, classical Arabic criticism.

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Professor Abdulfatah Ahmad Yusuf

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Professor of literature & modern critical studies.



PhD, the University of Alzaqazeeq, Egypt, 1999. MA, the University of Alzaqazeeq, Egypt, 1992. BA, University of Alzaqazeeq, Egypt, 1986.

Dr. Abdulqadir Almarzuqy

Assistant professor of modern literature and criticism.

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PhD, the University of Edinburgh, UK, 1997. MA, Alazhar University, Cairo, 1984. Higher Diploma of Pedagogy, the University of Ain Shams, 1976. BA, Alazhar University, Cairo, 1975.

Reseaech interests: modern literary criticism, studies of classical Arabic literature..

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Dr. Abdullah Muhammad Albahlul

Associate professor of rhetoric and criticism

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PhD, the University of Safaqis, Tunisia, 2008. MA, the University of Safaqis, Tunisia, 2003. BA, the University of Manuba, Tunisia, 1990.

Research interests: rhetoric & criticism.

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Professor Alawi Hashim Al-Hashimi

Professor of modern criticism


PhD, the University of Tunisia, 1986. MA, the University of Cairo, 1978. BA, Beirut Arab University.

Research interests: modern Arabic poetry of Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia & the Arabian Gulf, prosody & poetic rhythm of Arabic poetry.

Tel : 17438202

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Professor Omar Hamdan Alkobaysi

Professor of grammar & morphology.

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PhD, the University of Um Alqura, Makka Almukarama, 1988. MA, the University of Um Alqura, Makkah Almukarramah, 1984. BA, the University of Baghdad, 1977.

Research interests: manuscript verification.

Tel: 17438374

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Dr. Essa Jawad Al Wedaee

Assistsnt professor of grammar, morphology & prosody.

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PhD, the University of Jordan, 2005. MA, the University of Bahrain, 1999. BA, the University of Bahrain, 1991. Research interests: classical & modern sciences of language, language verification, cultural & scientific history of Bahrain.

Tel: 17438431

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Dr. Ghazy Abdulaziz Asheer

Assistant professor of classical literature.

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PhD, University of Jordan, 2009. MA, University of Jordan, 1995. BA, University of Bahrain, 1985.

Research interests: modern approaches & methods of classical Arabic literarure, studies of cultural criticism.

Tel: 17438632

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Dr Faeqa Alsadiqy

Assistant professor of linguistics.

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PhD, the University of Machigan, USA. MA, the University of Machigan, USA. BA, the American University of Beirut.

Research interests: comparative studies of language, dialects, phonetics, lexicography, discourse analysis.

Dr Lulwa bint khalifa Al khalifa

Assistant professor of rhetoric and criticism.

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PhD, the University of Alexandria, 2013. MA, the University of Bahrain, 2006. BA, the University of Bahrain, 2001.

Research interests: literary & critical studies, poetry of the Arabian Gulf, comparative literature.

Tel: 17437236

Dr Mohammed Abdullah Amin

Assistant professor of grammar & morphology

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PhD, the School of Oriental & African Studies, the University of London, 1996. MA, the School of Oriental & African Studies, the University of London, 1994. BA, Alazhar University, Cairo, 1972.

Research interests: grammar, morphology, studies of language.

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Dr. Muhammad Abdulrazzaq Abdulgaffar

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Assistant professor of comparative literature



PhD, the School of Oriental & African Studies, the University of London, 2007. MA, the University of Bahrain, 1999. BA, the University of Bahrain, 1996.

Research interests:comparative literature, classical & modern narratives, theory of novel, cultural studies, translation studies.

Tel: 17438366

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Dr. Mohammed Monzer Ayachi

Assistant professor of modern linguistics.

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PhD, the University of Aix-en-provence, Frence, 1979. PhD. Dar Alulum, Cairo, 1983. MA, the University of Aix-enprovence, Frence, 1976. BA, the University of Aix-enprovence, Frence, 1974.

Research interests: Linguistics, semantics, semiology, stylistics, criticism & narrative & poetic studies, translation, cultural & intellectual studies.

Tel: 17438373

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Ms May Yusuof Alsada

Research & teaching assistant

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MA, the University of Bahrain, 2013. BA, the University of Bahrain, 1999.

Research interests: narrative semiology, modern literary criticism, narratology.

Tel: 17438392

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Dr. Naser Hameed AlMubarak

Assistant professor of grammar, morphology & prosody.

PhD, the University of Jordan, 2003. MA, the University of Bahrain, 1999. BA, the University of Bahrain, 1991.

Reserch interests: grammar, semantics, linguistics.

Tel: 17438421

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Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Bekheet

Associate professor of Islamic studies.

PhD, Alazhar University, Cairo, 1996. MA, Alazhar University, Cairo, 1984.

Reserch interests: the history of Islamic jurisprudence, its logic & scholars, its comparision to legal and positive intellect, jurisprudence of Islamic systems, especially the social system.

Tel: 17438630

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Dr. Ahmed Yaqoob Alatawi

Assistant professor of Islamic law & family relations.

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PhD, the University of Walse, London, 2004. MA, Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, 1992. BA Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, 1987.

Research interests: family issues and verdicts.

Tel: 17438382

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Mr Ahamd Hasan Alnoaimi

Research & teaching assistant

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MA, the University of Alqarawiyyin, Morocco, 2012. BA, Alazhar University, 2001.

Research interests: fundamentals of religion, issues of jurisprudence, Arabic & intellect sciences.

Tel: 17438369

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Mr. Islam Salah Khlaifat

Assistant professor of sciences of al sunnah alnabawiyyih.

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PhD, International Islamic University, Malysia. MA, the University of Jordan, 1998. BA, Islamic University, Almadina Munawara, KSA, 1994.

Research interests: critical studies of quranic sciences & hadith sciences, intellectual methodological studies on Islam.

Tel: 17438385

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Dr Anwar Ibrahim Rajab

Associate professor of quranic exegesis & its sciences.

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PhD, the University of Alazhar, Cairo, 2005. MA, the University of Alazhar, Cairo, 2001. BA, the University of Alazhar, Cairo, 1996.

Research interests: quranic studies, methods of exegesis, modern trends of quranic exegesis.

Tel:17438634

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Dr. Basem Ahmed Aamer

Associate professor of Islamic economics & jurisprudence of transactions.

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PhD, the University of Yarmouk, Jordan, 2009. MA, the University of Jordan, 2004. BA, Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, 2001.

Research interest:jurisprudence of financial transactions, Islamic economics & banking.

Tel: 17438422

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Dr. Khaled Abdulrahman Alshenoo

Assistant professor of jurisprudence of transactions.

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PhD, International Islamic University, Malysia, 2014. MA, the University of Yarmouk, Jordan, 2004. Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, 2000.

Research interest: Personal Status Law., modern jurisprudence transaction, creed and sects.

Tel: 17438629

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Professor Ruqaia Taha Al Alwani

Professor of Islamic studies

PhD, International Islamic University, Malysia, 2001. MA, International Islamic University, Malysia, 1998. BA, International Islamic University, Malysia, 1997.

Research interest: Contemplation of the noble quran, issues of woman & family, principles of jurisprudence in Arabic & English.

Tel: 17438640

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Dr Salman Duaij Busaeed

Assistant professor of Islamic jurisprudence & its principles.

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PhD, entitled “Wakalah Contract in the Investment from the Perspective of Islamic Law & its Applications in Bahrain Islamic Banks: An Analysis,” the University of Malaya, Malaysia, 2917. MA, entitled “Bahraini Family Law: An Analytical Critical Study in Light of Islamic Fiqh,” the University of Yarmouk, Jordan, 2011. BA, the University of Kuwait, 2010.

Research interests: jurisprudence of transaction, family law, contemporary issues.

Tel: 17438361

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Dr. Sameer Mohammad Nugud

Assistant professorof hadith & Alsunnah Alnabawiyyah.

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PhD, Islamic University, Umdarman, Sudan, 1996. MA, Islamic University, Umdarman, Sudan, 1991. BA, the University of Khartoum, 1989.

Research interests: sciences of hadith, genealogy, folklore of language domain, especially folkloric proverbs.

Tel: 17438371

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Dr Rashed Abdulrahman Al Aseeri

Assistant professor of jurisprudence, its principles & Islamic economics

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PhD, College of Dar Alulum, the University of Cairo, 2013. MA, the University of Jordan, 2005. BA, the University of Kuwait, 2000.

Research interests: Islamic economics, contemporary jurisprudence transactions, sharia policy.

Tel: 17438626

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Dr. Taha Yaseen Alkobaeasy

Associate prof. of exegesis & Qur’anic sciences.

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PhD, Omdarman Islamic University, Sudan, 1992. MA, Islamic University, Umdarman, Sudan, 1987. BA, Umm Al-Qura University, Makka Almukarama, 1984.

Research interests: analytical exegesis, studies of Quran & its sciences.

Tel: 17438417

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Dr. Abdul Sattar Ibrahim Al-Hiti

Associate professor of comparative jurisprudence

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PhD, the University of Baghdad, 1994. MA, the University of Baghdad, 1988. BA, the University of Baghdad, 1980.

Research interests: contemporary issues of jurisprodence, jurisprodence of financial transactions, Islamic economics & banking.

Tel: 17438644

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Dr Abdurahman Muhammad Alhamed

Assistant professor of sciences of quran & sunnah

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PhD, the University of Um Alqura, Makka Almukarama, 1993. MA, the University of Um Alqura, Makka Almukarama, 1985, BA, the University of Um Alqura, Makka Almukarama, 1980.

Research interests: hadith criticism, manuscript editing.

Tel: 174383758

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Dr Abdullattef Ahmad Alshaykh

Assistant professor of jurisprudence

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PhD, the University of Zaytuna, Tunsia, 1995. MA, the University of Zaytuna, Tunsia, 1988. BA, the University of Alazhar, Cairo, 1982.

Research interests: jurisprudence and its principles, Sharia policy, contemporary issues.

Tel: 17438437

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Professor Mahmoud Elsayed Daoud

Professor of Sharia policy & international relations.

PhD, the University of Alazhar, Cairo, 1999. MA, the University of Alazhar, Cairo, 1993. BA, the University of Alazhar, Cairo, 1987.

Research interests: Sharia policy, international relations, human rights, studies of comparasion between sharia & positive law.

Tel: 17438663

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Dr Najy Alaraby

Assistant professor of Alsunnah and its sciences

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PhD, the University of Muhammad Ⅴ, Morocco, 2000. MA, the University of Muhammad Ⅴ, Morocco. BA, the University of Zaytuna, Tunisia, 1991.

Tel: 17438277

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Mr Hood Ali Al Obaidli

Research & teaching assistant of Islamic financial transactions.

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PhD student, Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh. MA, the University of Yarmouk, Jordan, 2005. BA, Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, 2000.

Research interests: jurisprudence of financial transactions, jurisprudence of emerging issues, science of inheritance, division of inheritance.

Tel: 17438386

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Professor Yahya Muhammad Rabie

Professor of doctrine, philosophy & religions.

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PhD, Alazhar University, Cairo, 1990. MA, Alazhar University, Cairo, 1987. BA, Alazhar University, Cairo, 1981.

Research interests: doctrine, comparative religion, contemporary schools, philosophy.

Tel: 17438456

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DrDheyaAlKaabi2The Department of Arabic Language and Islamic Studies is considered one of the oldest departments at the University of Bahrain. Its significance stems from that it consolidates the cultural and civilizational identity of the nation represented in both Arabic language and Islamic religion. Such a cultural and civilizational mode is immensely of moderation and cultural interaction with the Other.

The Department of Arabic Language and Islamic Studies pursues a high level of quality for its academic programs in Arabic language and literature in order to compete with similar academic programs, which are provided by regional and international universities. Also, the department seeks development and distinctiveness in the domain of Islamic sciences, developing intellectual, behavioral, professional and research skills in a comprehensive and global vision. It is as such by means of a method that synthesizes both religious principles and emerging issues of contemporary life.

The Department of Arabic Language and Islamic Studies consists of specialists in the fields of Arabic language and literature and Islamic studies; the academic faculty is of broad experience and academic high ranks. Their published research has a considerable impact on academic domains and society. The academic faculty of the department is proud of the alumni, occupying top leadership positions in the government.

Relying upon the internal cooperation and interdisciplinary studies, the department has continuously pursued a comprehensively academic development that allies the department with other departments, consolidates the research infrastructures at the university and supports research cooperation between the academic staff and students, undergraduate and graduate.

Dr Dheya Abdullah Alkaabi
Chair of the Department of Arabic Language and Islamic Studies