The Faculty of Sharia and Law is considered the first faculty of Al-Ahgaff University. It was founded in 1995-1996 and is located in Tarim city in Wadi Hadhramout. Tarim city occupies a special scientific and religious position. It is also well known for educating many scholars and leaders. This faculty presents a unique model through its teaching methods as it combines the classical teaching tradition, which the faculty is widely well-known for, and the modern academic systems. A distinguished group of scholars, who are known for their knowledge and resourcefulness, and who mastered the skill of reading and understanding the traditional texts, teach in this faculty along with a number of specialized academics from outside Yemen.
This faculty seeks to create scholars who delve deep into Sharia and Law sciences and who are acquainted with the demands of modern age. It also seeks, since its establishment, to include as many students as possible from the Islamic World. Moreover, this faculty has an excellent effective curriculum that meets the requirements of jurisprudence, science of hadith and law specialization. In addition to creating scholars who cannot miss learning the Quran and Hadith sciences. Furthermore, they will study Islamic economy Banking (finance, and computer).
The faculty adopts a methodology that educates students away from fanaticism and fights all types of religious extremism. Besides, it encourages the scientific research especially on recent contentious matters while respecting scholars and honoring them.