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The International Institute of Islamic Thought



The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) is a center of excellence in educational research and Islamic thought whose main interest is on carrying out evidence-based research in advancing education in Muslim Societies and the dissemination of this research through publication and translation, teaching, policy recommendations, and strategic engagements. The Institute was established as a non-profit 501(c)(3) non-denominational organization in the United States of America in 1981. The headquarters are in Herndon, Virginia, in the suburbs of Washington DC.



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As part of AEMS initiative, the Human Development program is launching Human Development Matters, a blog featuring reflections and research briefs on topics related to learning and development! In its first blog post, Dr. Ilham Nasser weighs in on the four pillars of education. Give it a read! https://iiit.org/blog/




Audiobooks and ePubs are now available on the IIITBooks App for select titles!
Download today on iOS and Android for these new features:

  • Listen to full audio book or download the epub and play audio and read along
  • Audiobook filter and toggle for quick access
  • Increase and decrease font, change font, lighten and darken background of epub
  • Search for words in and click through different chapters in ePub
  • Download complete issues of IIIT’s now open-access journals, AJIS and al-Fikr al-Islāmī al-mu‘āsir (Contemporary Islamic Thought, CIT)
  • Sample content of IIIT’s newest journal, Journal of Education in Muslim Societies (JEMS)
  • Check out our APP demo Video!

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“Wellbeing and Public Policy: A Contextualist Approach” by Dr Mark Fabian
Wellbeing is what is good for someone and makes their life go well. Academics have proposed a variety of conceptualisations of wellbeing, typically coloured by their disciplinary background. For example, philosophers emphasise the ethical dimensions of wellbeing, psychologists think of it as a mental state like flourishing or life satisfaction, scholars in development studies focus on social, economic, and political conditions, as in the sustainable development goals, and mainstream economists think wellbeing comes from having your preferences satisfied. Read more…

Wellbeing and Public Policy: A Contextualist Approach


“The Development of Youth Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement” by Laura Wray-Lake, PhD
The Advancing Education in Muslim Societies of (IIIT) hosted Professor Laura Wray-Lake on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, as part of its Human Development webinar series. The title of the talk was, “The Development of Youth Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement.” It attracted participants from a variety of countries, including Ghana, Nigeria, Iraq, Iran, Bangladesh, and the Philippines. Read more…

The Development of Youth Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement


We spent two years surveying youth and educators around the world about their attitudes and views on a range of values and competencies important for wellbeing and bettering societies. It is time to give back to our participants and their communities in the various regions of the globe.
This project by the Advancing Education in Muslim Societies (AEMS) initiative, is a video competition to support youth (ages 15-25). Make a 1-3 minute video demonstrating your commitment to community and/or discussing what community means to you. We encourage you to be creative and think outside the box. Find out more at the contest website, available in English and in Arabic.


Commit to Community - Ramadan Video Contest



Mapping the Terrain, part of AEMS initiative, is the largest study of Social Emotional Learning skills and values ever conducted in the Muslim world. The 2019-20 data collection reached 18,601 young people and their instructors in 15 countries. Explore the map below to learn more about the countries we conducted this research in and be sure to follow the links to read interviews with our research partners. Click here to explore the map.



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The Development of Youth Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement
The Development of Youth Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement
“Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Theory and Practice” by Prof. Mohammed Abu-Nimer
“Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Theory and Practice” by Prof. Mohammed Abu-Nimer
PROF. SARA KONRATH ON POWER OF EMPATHY
PROF. SARA KONRATH ON POWER OF EMPATHY
PROF. JASON BAEHR ON KEEPING AN OPEN MIND
PROF. JASON BAEHR ON KEEPING AN OPEN MIND


MISSION

 To conduct and disseminate educational research to empower Muslim Societies with data-driven recommendations for transformative education policy and practice



Objectives

Carrying out evidence-based research in advancing education in Muslim societies

Disseminating research through publication and translation, teaching, policy recommendations, and strategic engagements.

Exploring educational issues at the intersection of policy, pedagogy, curricula, governance, and evaluation of impact

Renewal of Islamic Thought as an impetus to advancing education in Muslim societies


Announcements


Symposium on Education in Muslim Societies: Implications for Policy, Pedagogy, and Development – Call for Proposals


Call for Manuscript Submission – Advancing Education in Muslim Societies (AEMS)




The Fairfax Institute (TFI) is the educational division of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) in North America. It connects IIIT’s networks of scholars and ideas by translating scholarship into practical courses and training programs, with the objective of contributing to individual career development and communal understanding.    



IIIT Publications


Teaching Holistically: A Moral, Spiritual, and Holistic Approach to Educational Development

Teaching Holistically: A Moral, Spiritual, and Holistic Approach to Educational Development

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American Journal of Islam and Society (AJIS) Volume 37: Issue3-4

American Journal of Islam and Society (AJIS) Volume 37: Issue3-4

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IIIT has translated and published more than 400 titles in over 35 languages

IIIT has translated and published more than 400 titles in over 35 languages

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Library


The Taha Jabir Al-Alwani and the Ismail al Faruqi Libraries of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) provide students, faculty, and researchers with a rich resource of over 100,000 volumes focused primarily around Islamic Studies, Comparative Religion, Islamic History, Arabic Language, and Social Studies.