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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


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.





Keeping an Open Mind:The Nature and Value of Open-mindedness
By Professor Jason Baehr
Thursday, January 27, 2022
12 p.m. — 1 p.m. EST

In this presentation , Prof. Baehr will address three main questions: (1) What is
open-mindedness? (2) How is open-mindedness related to other intellectual
virtues? (3) Is open-mindedness consistent with firm conviction? In addition to
offering a concep-tual model of open-mindedness, he will differentiate this virtue
from related virtues like curiosity and intellectual humility. He will also explain how
it is possible to be open-minded even about beliefs we hold with great confidence. Read more…



Al Faruqi Memorial Lecture 2021 Annual

Meeting of the American Academy of Religion.                                                    AEMS Experts Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The video of the lecture can be viewed here.

 



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MISSION

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



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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.