INSANIAH University College is a university college owned by the State Government of Kedah Darul Aman registered under the Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia. INSANIAH University College was known as the Islamic Religion Institute of Kedah Darul Aman. Their academic year begun in 1996, using the Arabic language for communication while making the English language a compulsory course. The college uses the term system to match the system used in the Al-Azhar University in Egypt. The objective of the early establishment of the university college is to produce more professionals who can lead the Islamic community and expand knowledge on Islam. The institute upgraded to a university college in 2006 after a series of changes to suit and prepare students in facing new challenges.