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.
CIS has instilled its every facet with the core values of Collaboration, Innovation, and Scholarship.
We welcome you to join us in our exciting journey toward building on the CIS legacy and positioning the college to be a leader in contemporary and applied Islamic Studies, through its exceptionally designed programs and its rich research ecosystem. We continue to evolve and advance, and shape the next generation of Islamic Studies scholars, neoteric financial experts, social and innovative thinkers, researchers, and applied specialists to illuminate Islamic thought across multiple contemporary fields.
Emad El-Din Shahin
Interim Provost, Dean
12% 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.