Bibliographic Capacity in Islamic Studies

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This cluster strives to build much needed repositories in essential fields of Islamic studies to reflect the CIS faculty research and further enhance its scope and impact. The research reports emanating from these clusters becomes a public accessible resource portal.  The researchers are expected to find areas related to Islamic studies which require building of bibliographic capacity and then follow-up with initiatives to bridge the prevailing gaps through creation of repositories, databanks and digital libraries.

Islamic Art, Architecture and Urbanity

Submitted by admin on Thu, 04/14/2022 - 02:32

This research cluster hosts contemporary theoretical and critical discourses in relation to Islamic art, identity, and urban life while highlighting the overlap with Islamic values. Within this research cluster, the researchers are encouraged to explore subjects related directly to Islamic architecture or to the history of Islamic art and architecture and finally to landscaping and urban planning. The cluster has two priority areas of research: Efficacious architecture & social sustainability in

Islam and Applied Ethics

Submitted by admin on Thu, 04/14/2022 - 02:31

This research cluster addresses the modern challenges and their impact on Islamic jurisprudence, while also developing innovative Islamic solutions. This will include studies on diverse areas such as Science, Religion and Contemporary Rulings; Islamic Law and Maqasid; and Codification of Islamic Law.

Islamic Finance and Sustainable Economies

Submitted by admin on Thu, 04/14/2022 - 02:29

The Islamic Finance and Sustainable Economy explores the interdisciplinary study of the Islamic banking and finance industry. It scrutinizes the relationship between the Islamic faith and economic phenomenon pertaining to the behavior of individuals, institutions, and markets, and its interaction with the emerging financial technology. It also examines Islamic perspectives on production, redistribution, exchange and the Islamic components of the moral economy, such as social and behavioral norms.

Critical Issues in Islamic Studies

Submitted by admin on Thu, 04/14/2022 - 02:29

While focusing on the contemporary and critical issues in Islamic studies, this cluster also engages in cutting edge research pertaining to issues in the domain of global dialogue and social progress. It aims at redefining the epistemological framework of Islamic studies by integrating Islamic learning with the contemporary social sciences and consequently, challenge and provide alternatives to the existing narratives of the academy. The cluster attempts to address the social and psychological needs and challenges faced by

Hospitality in the Abrahamic Faiths

Submitted by Umar Farooq Patel on Sun, 01/23/2022 - 17:18

Belief in and the practice of hospitality are of paramount importance in an age where intolerance toward the stranger and the immigrant continues unabated in the current political climate and in reaction to the increasing numbers of immigrants to Europe, the United States, and elsewhere. According to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), there are 68.5 million forcibly displaced people worldwide of whom 25.4 million are refugees. In the face of sometimes virulent anti-refugee sentiment, Europe and the United States have imposed stricter immigration regimens.