At the beginning of 1980 the department of Islamic studies was incorporated in the University of Khartoum (Sudan) as an Islamic academic and research institute to usher in a new era by serving and working for the sale purpose of achieving the good of Islamizing knowledge .also the department aims at achieving efforts to reform Islamic thought and reorient actions of the Muslim mind in order to meet contemporary challenges .It also ,tries to play a crucial role in order to reform contemporary Muslim thought and to develop a new approach for Islamic methodology which fulfills the essential objective of establishing Islamic sciences based on divine revelation and reason.
The new building of the department, which was inaugurated in 1983, is a big one. It consists of many lecture theaters, offices, restrooms for staff members, rest -room for the female students, seminar rooms, and spacious courtyard with a beautiful garden.
The department issued an annual journal for Islamic studies. This journal is regarded as the first journal of Islamic studies in the University of Khartoum. .