A Word From Our Founders
In 2011, members of the MAS Katy Center community recognized that there was a need to provide an institution of higher education in Islamic Studies to the Houston area. After many meetings and research, it was determined that an online format in addition to local classes in Katy, Texas was the best way to reach students and scholars who wanted to further their studies of Islam.
Under the guidance of Dr. Hamed Ghazali and Dr. Main Alqudah, with the support of the MAS Katy community, Al Huda University opened its doors in 2012. As the College grew and expanded, the name changed to Guidance College.
With each year, Guidance College expands its student body and adds new courses to the curriculum; seeking to continually improve academic performance. The goal every day is to adhere to its mission of providing Islamic knowledge as authentic and relevant as possible. Allah willing, Guidance College will become the center point of Islamic knowledge in the United States of America, where scholars and students of all faiths come together to engage theological discussions celebrating commonalities and respecting differences.
Guidance College will be a well-known institution of higher learning that is recognized for its Islamic knowledge and scholars. Guidance College’s graduate and undergraduate degrees in specialized Islamic fields will turn out moral, knowledgeable leaders who can provide research-based Islamic alternatives that enable Muslims to contribute to the success of the United States.
Guidance College [GC] is an institution where students will gain their undergraduate and graduate degrees in authentic and professional specialized Islamic knowledge. Students will examine different branches of knowledge from an authentic Islamic perspective while recognizing modern-time realities. This paradigm enables GC students to think ethically, logically, analytically, and critically when making responsible and moral decisions that will improve the quality of life for all those with whom they come in contact. This will be done with a full understanding and appreciation of cultural and human differences.