The International Colleges of Islamic Science (ICIS) was founded in London in 1989 as a charitable organization (Charity Registration No. 802651) in London, UK. It was established with the sole aim of participating and helping in the education of Islamic Sciences and related subjects all over the world through Distance Learning. The first college was established in London in 1990 and the Face-to-Face teaching started in 1991 with the Islamic Law (Sharia) Program. In 1998 The ICIS became a member of the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW), an offspring of ISESCO. The Federation signed an agreement with the ICIS in 2001 to uplift the educational quality of member universities in the Islamic World.