Faculty of Sharia and Law

Dr. Abdul Rahman Hassan Omar

Dean Faculty of Sharia and Law

Faculty of Sharia and Law

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The Faculty of Sharia and Law has been the niche of right and justice since its inception, to spread awareness of legal culture in the practical reality of Somalia until Somalia becomes a country in which rights are respected.

This prestigious edifice (Faculty of Sharia and Law at Banader University) was established in 2009 with the aim of excellence in jurisprudential and legal studies and scientific research to find scientific outputs in accordance with the overall quality standards. Since its inception, the Faculty has endeavored to activate its capabilities and abilities and enrich the experiences of its students, based on the scientific and intellectual experiences of its professors. This is based on all scientific and technological methods, as well as effective consultative visions for serving all sectors and disciplines.

The faculty is characterized by a selection of professors of Sharia and law within the members of the teaching staff at the university and an integrated administrative team is able to implement the strategic plans of the Faculty with all proficiency.

The Faculty is proud to be one of the faculties that seek to consolidate the foundations of Sharia and law science and to develop the competencies capable of understanding the drafting of the legislation and to assimilate its theories in all branches of Law and Islamic jurisprudence through lectures, scientific seminars and conferences held in the field of Sharia and Law sciences.

It also launched a post graduate program in Sharia and Law sciences through a partnership agreement with the International University of Africa, in Sudan in 2016.

The decision to choose the study at the Faculty of Sharia and Law is important and proper, as it provides you the necessary scientific material and its accessories during the academic stages, and we are pleased to choose it.


Dr. Abdul Rahman Hassan Omar

Dean Faculty of Sharia and Law

The Origin of the Faculty

The establishment of the Faculty of Shari’a and Law at Benadir University is part of a expansion strategies of the university, and the establishment of a number of Faculties in response to the needs of the society, the government and civil institutions in the rehabilitation of qualified professionals in various fields; after the University’s success in establishing a number of scientific, technical faculties, it hopes that successive graduates will encourage the development of the country.
The Faculty of Shari’a and law is very important due to the fact that there is a need for Shari’a and law studies to promote good governance; to restore security, stability and the law and order in the country.

Faculty Vision:

The Faculty is projected to become the leading provider of sharia and law science, with the use of academic curriculum that combines the authenticity of a distinct Islamic heritage and the latest developments of the modern laws.

Faculty Mission:

  1. Provide Distinguished Education of Shari’a and law, according to the scientific standards agreed internationally.
  1. get deeper into the understanding of the purposes of Shari’a and law studies, and promoting of the capacity to compare between them.
    3. Prepare a generation proud of his Islamic values; who has capabilities and skills of scientific research within the Boundaries of Islamic law.
  2. Upgrade the membership of the Faculty and encourage scientific research and development.
    5. Contribute the community service with legal awareness and raise their legitimacy under the Shari’a and Law.


  1. Produce graduate scientists specialized in shari’a science and legal studies to meet the needs of society in these areas.
    2. Develop scientific research studies in shari’a and law fields, and to contribute to the jurisprudence and legal movement, and work to revive the Islamic heritage.
    3. Install Islamic concepts and disseminate knowledge of provisions of Islamic jurisprudence and its issues emerging, as well as contemporary legal systems.
  2. Prepare qualified professionals to take over the position of the judiciary, public prosecutors and the legal profession, and fulfill the needs of the public sector institutions and the private sectors in these areas.
  1. Raise the consciousness of cultural and legal of the community, and forensic training for judges and judicial personnel in the Justice institutions and the diplomatic corps.
  2. Rooting the shari’a and law studies, and ensure the application of Islamic law from the deviation, and reform of course of jurisprudence and law in Somalia. Faculty Departments:

The faculty currently consists of two parts:

1- Department of Shari’a and law.

2- Department of Islamic Studies.

The faculty Grants Bachelor’s degree in the disciplines of:

Shari’a  & law, and Islamic studies, and it plans to add new Departments to the Faculty later.

Faculty Admission Requirements:

The faculty adopts standards and admission requirements of the university, and besides that the faculty requires the applicants:

1- The average grade rate of the certificate should not be less than 65%.

2- The average grade rate of the subjects: Islamic education, Arabic    language, and English should not be less than 75%.

The study System:

The Faculty is based on credit hours system, and awards Bachelor degree after completion of eight semesters and the required courses successfully.

The Faculty adapts tree ways of study of the Academic and practical applications:

1: Regular weekly program: an average of eighteen credit hours, spread over five days a week.
2:Intensive Program: (Thursday and Friday), where hours in the week are put in: Thursday and Friday, at the average of eighteen credit hours per week.

3: Corresponding Programs
Students can choose to participate in one of the three  programs according to their circumstances:  the regular program, or the intensive program & corresponding programs:

Graduates and Job Opportunities:

There ar six Batches of students Graduated from the Faculty since its opening and they joined the various career opportunities available to them such as:

1- Law firm.

2- the Judiciary.

3- Public Prosecution.

4 – Legal Advising with commercial institutions and companies.

5 – public notary offices.

6 – Administrative work in the public and private sector.

7 – Business.

Centers Affiliated to the faculty:

1- Benader Institute of Legality Science:

Is a legal institute in which the student studies Islamic and Arabic sciences in one year or two according to the cognitive abilities of the student and the he receives a certificate equivalent to the secondary leaving certificate.

2- Intermediate Diploma in Sharia & law:

It aims to spread the legal culture in the easiest ways, where the student is studying two semesters in one year, after which he receives an intermediate diploma (above secondary).

3- High Diploma in Sharia and Law:

It aims to qualify the student who holds a bachelor’s degree in various disciplines to study the master’s degree in law by studying two semesters in one year and then obtaining a high diploma in Sharia and law.

Medium of Instruction:

The medium of instruction of the Faculty is Arabic language to study hari’a and law subjects so It is required from the student to be able to this language fluently.

Requirements for obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree:

Minimum requirement for a Bachelor’s Degree is the completion of (154) credit hours successfully studied by the student according to the following study plan.

Details of Subjects:

University Requirements:
Arabic 1-4, English, Islamic Culture, Introduction to Management, Introduction to Economics, Introduction to Education and Psychology, Introduction to Computer, Somali Studies, research methods.

Faculty Requirements:
Jurisprudence of worshiping 1-2, Introduction to Islamic Shariah, Introduction to Law, Science Of Quran, Science Of Hadith, the history of political Islam, the purposes of Islamic sharia, Human rights, Studies to the Islamic faith.

Specialization Requirements:
Fundamentals of Jurisprudence 1-3, Comparative Jurisprudence, constitutional law and political systems, jurisprudence of transactions 1-2, The interpretation of provisions verses1-2, Provisions Of Hadith 1-2, Law Of Personal Status 1-2, General criminal Law, Private criminal Law, Public International law , Private International law, Provisions and sources of commitment, Civil Procedures Law1-2, Criminal Procedures Law 1-2, labor law, Maritime and Air law, Insurance and guarantee  theory, Ownership, administrative Law, Legal terminologies, jurisprudence banks, The Judiciary and methods of Evidence, international organizations, Testaments and inheritances, Criminology and punishment , criminal jurisprudence, Principles of legal drafting  , legal traditions of the Somali,

Contemporary jurisprudential issues, international relations in Islam, commercial law, Rules and theories of jurisprudence, Legitimate policy

Courses by eight semesters