In the heart of Old Cairo and between its alleys, the ancient Al-Azhar Mosque was established to bear the banner of spreading Islamic and Arabic sciences and defending them, and to preserve the heritage of this nation, which is the title of its glory, the image of its existence, and the strength of its life. And he was not disputed.
In the heart of the Al-Azhar Mosque and between its corridors, the College of Islamic and Arabic Studies for Boys was established in Cairo to carry this banner. As the college plays the role of the ancient Al-Azhar mosque, it is in Arabic sciences a university for its differentiation in its sciences and literature, bearing the banner of linguistics, raising the banner of the origins of language, showing the miraculousness of the Qur’an and its eloquence. A sign, and the approach of its scholars in it is clear and straightforward, and in the honorable hadith it is a preserver and collector of its sciences, and in the creed it is a protector of the correct creed as it was mentioned in the Noble Qur’an. A manifestation of the Muslim sects, what appeared from them and what was absent in the hidden, committed in that to the central Al-Azhar thought, which is neither excessive nor negligent. And on Al-Azhar’s moderate curriculum, a doctrine, law, and behavior according to what they learned from the Noble Qur’an, and what they understood from the Prophet (pbuh), and what they understood from what was reported from the honorable companions and those who followed them in goodness, may God be pleased with them all.
The College of Islamic and Arabic Studies for Boys in Cairo, in the high degree stage, distinguished itself from others in that the study in it was general and comprehensive, representing Al-Azhar Al-Sharif in the integration of its curricula. The study at the college in the high degree stage is based on the Al-Azhar Al-Sharif curriculum at the beginning of its inception; Where the student studies at the college the sciences of Sharia, the origins of religion, and the Arabic language, a study that aims for the graduate to be an in-depth encyclopedic graduate in Islamic and Arabic sciences.
As for the postgraduate studies stage in the college, it is based on three scientific departments: First: Department of Arabic Language and Literature.
The decision to establish it was issued on the twenty-second of February of the year (1981 AD) by Resolution No. (46) of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Article (2), the text of which is: Establishment and opening of postgraduate studies in the Department of Arabic Language and Literature at the College of Islamic and Arabic Studies. The people included in the section are:
B- Rhetoric and criticism
C- The origins of the language.
D- Literature and criticism. Second: The Department of Fundamentals of Religion.