I know there are women who teach as well, and I’m sure there are some prominent people of knowledge amongst them, but they don’t have a really open role, and the major halaqaat are still taught by the male scholars.” So if sisters can learn the Arabic language (which can also be done while they are there in Madeenah via private tuition) they can then “attend” the halaqahs by the noble shaykhs at Masjid An-Nabawi.As for Umm Al-Qura University, then sisters can apply here as they do cater for sisters.I am just a brother who has collected/gathered this information together so as to help those who wish to study the deen in an Islamic University by providing some information.
For those who do not have any mahrams in saudi, then another way is to get your mahram (husband, brother, father, father-in-law, son etc.) to apply along with you.And finally, to live in Saudi can be done by your mahram (husband only) calling you over once he has his own place and is working there in the Kingdom.The classroom assistant is a woman who makes sure they all behave themselves.There is an amazing 3 year course which is taught in this manner by some of the major scholars in Madinah.I will discuss these below: Saudi has four main universities where the deen is taught at a high level.
– Islamic University of Madinah, (Madinah, Saudi Arabia) – Umm Al-Qura University (Makkah, Saudi Arabia) – Imam University (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) – Daar Al-Hadith (al-Khayriyyah) (Makkah, Saudi Arabia) UPDATE: A full list of the Saudi Government Universities can be found on this page.The students also get one free round-trip air ticket every summer holiday. As for Imam University, then this also caters for sisters.Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University does have a women’s section, unlike the Islamic University of Madinah which is a male-only University, but this section of the University does not offer scholarships to foreign women to study.The Arab women that do attend are either housed in their own dorms or remain with family members living in Riyadh.* * *Awaiting for more info* * * As for Daar Al-Hadith, then unlike the above mentioned three universities this is not governmentally run.To proceed; There are a few ways in which a sister can study the deen / live in Saudi Arabia.