The Faculty of Islamic Law was established at An-Najah National University in November 1977 as a Department of Islamic Education to provide supporting courses in Humanities. In 1980, it became an academic Department at the Faculty of Humanities that provided a bachelor degree in Islamic Studies. In 1985, the department began providing an MA program in Islamic Jurisprudence and Legislation (fiqh and tashree') and was called the Department of Islamic Jurisprudence and Legislation.
In 1991, the department was turned into the Faculty of Islamic Law provides BAs and MAs in Jurisprudence and Legislation and Fundamentals of Religion.
In 2006, the Department of Shari’a and Islamic Banking was established. And so, The Faculty today consists of three Departments: