AIU was founded with the intention of providing opportunity where the pursuit of knowledge can flourish (pinnacle) together with exploration and stretching its boundary towards a new horizon for future needs.

At the heart of AIU lies its core values, the 5As: Adab, Akhlak, Akidah, Amanah & Amalan. With this, AIU aspires to develop adaptable, balanced, well-rounded individuals who are willing and able to serve humanity, acting as change agents in their respective communities.