Contemporary Islamic Studies

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Our People

Professor Raihan Ismail, H.H. Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani Professor in Contemporary Islamic Studies

Our Goals

Our goals are to promote academic exchange, research and scholarship in areas of mutual interest between the College of Islamic Studies and St Antony’s College, focusing on the three areas of contemporary Islamic thought; the situation of Muslims in the West; and relations between Western countries and Muslim-majority countries.

Our Activities


Our History

In 2009 a cooperative agreement was established between St Antony’s College and the Qatar Faculty for Islamic Studies (QFIS), now the College of Islamic Studies (CIS) at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a national institution of postgraduate study based in Doha’s Education City and part of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development. The Contemporary Islamic Studies Oxford Qatar (CISOQ) programme at the College’s Middle East Centre was launched.