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The Center for Islamic Studies (CIS)

Established in 2007, the GTU’s Center for Islamic Studies (CIS) educates scholars and students of Islam and other faiths about the richness of the Islamic tradition and the diversity of Muslims. The Center for Islamic Studies generates innovative research and scholarship on Islamic texts and traditions in contemporary contexts and emphasizes study and dialogue within and across religious traditions, where pluralism, interreligious understanding, and public engagement are the basis of scholarship and service.

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People at CIS

Meet the faculty, staff, students and alumni that make up the CIS.


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"A Pilgrim’s Perspective on a Spiritual Reboot" presented by Mahjabeen Dhala

Madrasa-Midrasha | Active Art

Join us for this special Madrasa-Midrasha Program event co-sponsired with the Center for the Arts & Religion. The event will feature presentations by Liat Berdugo (University of San Francisco) and Pantea Karimi (Santa Clara University), moderated by Carol Bier (Center for Islamis Studies, GTU).

Online Event

Madrasa-Midrasha | Jurisprudence & Diaspora

Join us for this special Madrasa-Midrasha Program event, which will feature presentations by Dr. Charlotte Fonrobert (Stanford University) and Dr. Mark Massoud (UC Santa Cruz).

Online Event