Islamic studies department is one of department that formed the faculty of arts and education of Yobe state university the department was established in 2006/2007 academic session as a joint Arabic and Islamic studies department and later, Arabic unit of the department was separated in 2009/2010 academic session and hence the department is referred to as the Department of Islamic studies.
In a country where Islam is a way of life for a large proportion of its population, where its study is mandatory for every believer, a study of it as an academic discipline becomes significant. A high level of competence in it becomes a great service seriously needed by the Nigerian society.
Islamic a religion that encourage knowledge and urge Muslims to devote themselves in its cause this cited in first verse reveled by Allah in the glorious Quran where he says read in the name of your load who crated you”this indicates the level of which Islam recognizes knowledge and considers the knowledge one among men as the most dignified and fearful to Allah and witness to the existence to his existence. In order to achieve the a fore stated, this department is committed in impacting a sound reliable and authenticated Islamic knowledge and orientation to its students, members of the community and entire Muslim Ummah.
The aims and objectives of the Bachelor of Arts degree in Islamic Studies should be
i) To acquaint the student with the broad outlines of Islam as a religion and as a way of life
ii) To prepare the student to understand Islam as a culture and civilization
iii) To present Islam to the student as it is in its original sources of the prophets particularly the Quran and Sunnah
iv) To sustain rigorous academic research in to all issues affecting contemporary Muslim communities with focus on Nigeria
v) To place Islam in the context of other world religious traditions, especially those that are relevant to Nigeria
vi) To prepare the student who will progress to postgraduate level with intellectual capabilities and imaginative thoughts
vii) To produce graduates that would adequately fit in to establishments of administration, Islamic legal departments, teaching at various levels, and the Foreign Service