Category: Academic Centers

Knowledge Exchange Program | Islamic Research Institute Islamic Research Institute Head’s Message An understanding of raison d’etre of Islamic Research Institute will be helpful in appreciating its efforts at a profound and insightful study of Islam, both at the national and international levels. Pakistan emerged as a new independent and sovereign nation in 1947. For a proper development of society in this leading Muslim country it was considered imperative that Islamic scholarship should engage itself in serious study and research in the fields of Qur’ānic Sciences, Hadīth, Islamic Law and Jurisprudence, History, Culture, Philosophy, Tasawwuf and various other Islamic subjects….

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Introduction The University of New England offers one of the most comprehensive postgraduate programs in Islamic Studies in Australia. Inaugurated in 1995 and currently taught through the School of Humanities – ‘Understanding Muslim Societies in Asia’ – seeks to explain the beliefs and practices of Islam, as well as the challenges it both faces and poses in the world today. Chief among these challenges, which are sparking widespread debate, are: • the rejection of secular, especially Western culture; • the revival and reassertion of Islamic values; • the espousal of an Islamic world order; and • the manifestation of international…

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Islamic Studies About the MA and PhD Programs in Islamic Studies The UCLA International Institute is home to one of the nation’s premier programs in Islamic Studies, which works closely with the Center for Near Eastern Studies, founded in 1957 in order to coordinate instruction and research in the languages, humanities and social sciences disciplines essential to an understanding of the region. Over the next decade, the Center and affiliated faculty developed the Islamic Studies program, which has awarded some 75 advanced degrees since its establishment. Introduction The interdepartmental program (IDP) encompasses the broadest cultural concerns in the study of…

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The Center for the Great Islamic Encyclopedia Established in March 1983, the Center for the Great Islamic Encyclopedia (CGIE) is a scientific and research institute for compiling and publishing general and special encyclopedias about all aspects and dimensions of human culture and civilization, specially Islamic and Iranian culture and civilization. In order to set up this center, it was necessary to identify all possible ways and to create an integrated scientific institute with excellent scientific and research capability. Thus, some of the most prominent and well-known Iranian scholars and researchers invited and CGIE described its motivations, positions, and aims and…

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Centre For Middle Eastern And Islamic Studies University of Bergen The centre The Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic studies at the University of Bergen (Senter for Midtausten- og islamske studiar, SMI) was created in 1988 to be an interdepartmental link between the staff and students at the University who worked on various aspects of the Islamic world within the humanities and social sciences; as well as to be gateway between the research groups in Bergen and the outside world. The Middle East on the Internet From 1995, the Centre has run a rapidly expanding information service on the Web….

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Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World Durham Islamic Finance Program Durham Islamic Finance Program (DIFP) The DIFP is run under the auspicious of the Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at Durham University. As the Institute is part of the University’s School of Government and International Affairs this enables us to draw on the Schools disciplinary strengths in governance and regulation that have particular relevance for Islamic finance. Durham has been a centre for research in Islamic finance for over 25 years, but with the launching of the DIFP it is formalizing its academic and professional…

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The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies is a Recognized Independent Centre of the University of Oxford. It was established in 1985 to encourage the scholarly study of Islam and the Islamic world. HRH The Prince of Wales is the Patron of the Centre, which is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of scholars and statesmen from different parts of the world, alongside representatives of the Universityof Oxford. The Centre provides a meeting point for the Western and Islamic worlds of learning. At Oxford it contributes to the multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary study of the Islamic world. Beyond Oxford, its role…

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Duke Islamic Studies Center DISC History The Duke Islamic Studies Center embodies Duke’s commitments to academic excellence and knowledge in service to society. Established in 2006 as a sequel to the Center for the Study of Muslim Networks, the Duke Islamic Studies Center (DISC) continues to foreground Muslim networks, especially educational networks, as essential instruments for advancing cross-cultural understanding. Islam is a global religion, and over 1 billion Muslims practicing their faith worldwide. Muslim nations are playing an increasingly important role in global trade, economic development, and global politics. The forces of globalization in today’s world make cross-cultural and inter-religious…

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Knowledge Exchange Program | King Faisal Center For Research And Islamic Studies King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies Riyadh, Saudi Arabia More than 100,000 years ago, Arabs were renowned for the depth and scope of their scholarship. Early, handwritten Arabic texts were delicate by nature and few copies of them existed. It was therefore considered vital to minimize wear and tear on the manuscripts, produce further copies if possible, and store them as suitably as prevailing conditions allowed. For this purpose libraries were established, thereby making available information about a wide range of subjects in central locations and…

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McGill University’s Institute of Islamic Studies was founded, along with the Institute of Islamic Studies Library (ISL), in 1952, and since 1983 both have been housed on the main campus in Morrice Hall. Until 1 June 2001, the Institute was a teaching unit of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. It is now part of the Faculty of Arts, with its main focus being the disciplined study of Islamic civilization throughout the scope of its history and geographical spread. In its academic programs, it gives attention to the origins of Islam, to the rise of the civilization in which…

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