Imam Sayyid Musa al-Sadr came to Lebanon, and that was in 1957, to settle there permanently in 1959. Despite the opposition inside and outside the sect, Imam Musa al-Sadr held a press conference on 6/15/1966, in which he presented the pain of the sect and the manifestations of its deprivation, explaining the reasons Obligatory to create this board.
Thus the call came to fruition, and the Lebanese Parliament approved the proposal to establish it on 5/16-1967, then the absence of Imam Sayyid Musa al-Sadr in 1978, and Imam Sheikh Muhammad Mahdi Shams al-Din took over the helm of the Council, then Imam Sheikh Abd al-Amir Qablan assumed the leadership of the Council as the original president, after That he worked from his position as Vice President to develop and activate the work of the Supreme Islamic Shiite Council and all its institutions and to achieve its goals set by the founder, Imam Musa al-Sadr.
Based on the foregoing, the Islamic University in Lebanon, since its establishment, that is, since 1994, has been striving hard since its idea was launched and devised by His Eminence the Hidden Imam, Mr. Musa Al-Sadr, and it was founded with the vigor and diligence of the late Imam Sheikh Muhammad Mahdi Shams al-Din, and today he undertakes to preserve, develop and develop his Eminence Imam Sheikh Abd amir Qablan, Vice President of the Supreme Islamic Shiite Council and Chairman of its Board of Trustees, is currently headed by Professor Dr. Dina Al-Mawla.
It seeks to contribute to the realization of the contents of the thesis carried by the Supreme Islamic Shiite Council in Lebanon regarding national integration and integration between the sectarian and sectarian components of the Lebanese civil society in a single political community that establishes one just state for free and equal citizens. Therefore, you are committed to making faith and science a source of awareness of the country, the citizen, the state and society. Those in charge of affairs at the university are fully aware that no single party, regardless of its ability or competence, can achieve these aspirations, and they hope that the civil society in Lebanon and the Arab and Islamic world will have a primary role in carrying them out.
This society is able, with its individuals, institutions and bodies, to secure the types of material and moral support, and to be an active partner in the responsibility for the advancement of this project, which is the property of society and generations. The Islamic University in Lebanon is a not-for-profit institution. Rather, it aims to provide higher education to all Lebanese and non-Lebanese students without distinction between race, nationality, religion or sect, and in a spirit of faith open to all human civilizations.
The Islamic University in Lebanon is working from a vision that responds to Lebanon’s need to explore the fields of modern knowledge and looks at the generalization and deepening of knowledge on their historical and contemporary terms from a balanced methodological perspective, as the basis for the project for the advancement of the nation. Lebanon and the Arab and Islamic world, and contribute to enriching scientific progress in order to catch up with societies that preceded us in the field of modern science.
Therefore, it has worked and is still working to open new or renewed specializations in terms of their quality, curricula, and their connection to the labor market to meet the requirements of the next stage in the field of business and services in Lebanon and the Arab and Islamic worlds. And it has worked and still is to raise the level of education and consolidate cooperation and coordination in cultural and educational relations with universities and higher institutes in Lebanon and abroad.
The scholarship system at the Islamic University in Lebanon was set up in order to help the poorest students, and accordingly the table below shows us the numbers of students who received scholarships in relation to the total number of students in the academic years as follows:
|Academic Year||Number of students||The percentage of students who won scholarships because of their financial situation|