The College of Islamic Studies (CIS) fuses solid academic Islamic grounding together with contemporary social sciences in its institutional values, curricula, teaching platforms, and research endeavors.
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CIS is the home of scholars and students who are committed to a rooted revival of Islam and appreciate its diverse applications in life.
Islam is both a religion and a civilization with its distinct worldview, knowledge system, and value structure. This is what makes it a driving force in history and in today’s world in many important areas, including being the fastest growing religion in the present world. CIS is the home of scholars and students who are committed to study Islam from the perspective of diverse disciplines, and furthermore contribute to its rooted revival. With its international and interdisciplinary academic environment, unique architecture, and outstanding facilities, CIS offers an enjoyable, stimulating, and motivating experience to study and to learn. Students will find themselves immersed in an education that is comparative, critical, applicable, and most importantly rooted in rich Islamic knowledge traditions.
Dr. Recep Şentürk
27% are Qatari
The College of Islamic Studies has a unique role and function. What makes me feel invigorated each time I enter the Minaretein building, is the harmonious synchronization between people, physical artifacts, and the surrounding environment. The time of prayer connects scientific inquiries on Islam with the community of practice; water running down along the five pillars reminds me of the strong way Islamic faith is connected to the amelioration of human development. And finally, depictions of mosque carvings across the corridors reveal the globalism of CIS.
The PhD program had given me a more in-depth understanding of some of the legal issues that I studied in my previous degree, as well as helped open a new path for possible financial and legal work in the future. Within my two terms now, I have been pleased and enlightened by the professors at HBKU and their knowledge of current affairs in the financial world.
The Islam and Global Affairs program has offered me the platform to make the change I would want to see in this world, and has helped me progress in my career in foreign affairs, specifically foreign diplomacy. It has given me the analytical skills and essential knowledge that will help me make an impact in our society. By doing this, I will be achieving my goal towards becoming a better global citizen.