Darul Huda which was established as Islamic Academy in 1986 and formally upgraded as a University in May 2009is a successful implementation system of true educational philosophy of Islam. This philosophy was discussed by some great visionary scholars and leaders inKerala who were deeply concerned about the dichotomous view towards education as religious and material. A host of brilliant minds like Moulana M.M. Basheer Musliyar (1929- 87), Dr. U Bapputty Haji (1929-2003), Moulana C.H. Haidaroos Musliyar (1930-1994), Sayyid Umer Ali Shihab Thangal Panakkad (1941-2008),Pro. E. Muhmmed (1944-2010) Shaikhuna Cherussery Zainudheen Musliyar (1937-2016), Dr. Bahaudheen Muhammed Nadwi and like came together in order to bring Islamic education system back to its original vision. They envisioned an amicable combination of religious and secular, spiritual and material education.


To develop an Islamic educational framework in order to prepare religious scientists (Ulama) who practice and propagate Islam being aware of their ultimate responsibilities towards Almighty Allah and towards their own selves, family, society and understandings. While it unifies the purpose of seeking knowledge of various contents and nature in line with the Islamic legacy of hierarchy and unit of knowledge as proclaimed in the holy Quran and the tradition of Holy Prophet (pbuh).


Darul Huda aims to be the bastion of expertise in Islamic education that seeks to rekindle the spirit of scholarship in Islamic sciences. Its vision also includes setting up of research centers of excellence in various Islamic disciplines and keeping intellectual tradition alive. It also aims to mould a bunch of Ulama who are the virtual heirs of the Holy Prophet (pbuh).

“Darul Huda was established. in. 1986 with a cherished dream of revival of Islamic educational system in the country, where Islamic institution were neither appealing to the soul nor to the world. In more than 30 years of its existence, it could redefine approaches,methods and perspectives in pedagogy of Islamic education and it proves itself an example to follow. Ahead, it envisions becoming an international centre of learning and research of excellence. And the best is yet come

Sayyid Hyder Ali Shihab Ba-Alavi Al-Husaini
Chancellor, DHIU

“Darul Huda has played a key role in helping Indian Muslim community rediscover the wisdom and beauty of traditional Islam and synthesize it to modern realities. As of now, it has produced a number of Islamic intellectuals, academicians and committed worshipers of knowledge in India. it is looking forward to the growth and expansion of its services so that the entire Muslim Ummah, cutting across the national and sectarian barriers, may benefit and in turn, the university can utilize the Muslim intellectual resources from all over the world

Dr. Bahauddeen Muhammed Nadwi
Vice Chancellor, DHIU


Darul Huda Islamic University has been recognized by various international organizations and institutions across the world.

DHIU is member in

  • Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World
  • Morocco The League of Islamic Universities, Cairo
  • Certificates of DHIU has been recognized by

  • Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
  • DHIU has signed MoU with

  • International Islamic University of Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Trippoli University, Libya
  • Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan
  • Alzaiem Alazhari University, Khartoum
  • Al Musthafa International University, Iran
  • Yildirim Beyazit University, Turkey
  • Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University, Brunei
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