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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.




Highlights




2023 Annual Symposium on Education in Muslim Societies: Women’s Scholarship and Engagement in Policy, Pedagogy, and Development
The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) partnered with the African Youth Center for Sustainable Development (AYCSD) in the Faculty of Legal, Economic, and Social Sciences at Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco, for the 2023 Symposium which was held on Nov. 28-30, 2023. More than 30 scholars from around the world contributed their research to the presentations that were featured in the Symposium with in-person attendance as well as virtual participation. Read more…





IIIT Al Faruqi Memorial Lecture at the 2023 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR)
The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) held its annual Al Faruqi Memorial Lecture at the 2023 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion on Sunday, November 19, 2023, in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Hadia Mubarak (Queens College Charlotte) moderated the session where she spoke about the life and legacy of Prof. Al Faruqi and introduced the keynote speaker, Dr. Deina Abdelkader (University of Massachusetts Lowell), who delivered a talk titled, “Knowledge and Power: Hegemonic Research Methods and The Neo-Orientalist Discourse.” Dr. Abdelkader critiqued the existing depictions and descriptions of Muslims in both history and political science disciplines and called for subverting the dominant narratives, in line with the scholarship of Prof. Al Faruqi as well as Shaykh Taha Al-Alwani and Dr. Mona Abdul Fadl. The lecture was followed by an interactive Question and Answer session. Read more…





Islamic Education: An Evolving Practice through Time and Geography
By Derya Doğan
It was the third year of my Ph.D. when I was conversing with a Hui Muslim from China about my research in comparative contemporary Islamic education and their immediate reaction was, “Are there different types of Islamic education?” While it is true that “tawheed” (acknowledging God’s existence and unity) is always at the core of an Islamic way of learning and teaching, the straight answer to this inquiry – considering the immense cultural, historical, and geographical variation among Muslims – is “Yes!”. Read more…





Call for Blog Posts
The AEMS initiative of IIIT is inviting writers to submit blog posts for the Human Development Matters blog! See the call for details. Read more…





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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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.



NEWS

African Muslim Intellectual History: Scholars, Revivalists, and Reformists of the early 19th to early 21st Centuries
African Muslim Intellectual History: Scholars, Revivalists, and Reformists of the early 19th to early 21st Centuries
2023 Annual Symposium on Education in Muslim Societies:  Women’s Scholarship and Engagement in Policy, Pedagogy, and Development
2023 Annual Symposium on Education in Muslim Societies: Women’s Scholarship and Engagement in Policy, Pedagogy, and Development
IIIT Al Faruqi Memorial Lecture at the 2023 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR)
IIIT Al Faruqi Memorial Lecture at the 2023 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR)
2023 Symposium on Education in Muslim SocietiesWomen’s Scholarship and Engagement in Policy, Pedagogy, and Development
2023 Symposium on Education in Muslim SocietiesWomen’s Scholarship and Engagement in Policy, Pedagogy, and Development


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


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 39: Issue3-4

American Journal of Islam and Society (AJIS) Volume 39: 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.