The Centre for the Study of Islam (CSI)

The Centre for the Study of Islam (CSI)

The Centre for the Study of Islam (CSI)

Director: Professor Sajjad Rizvi

The Centre for the Study of Islam, based in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, brings together the core teaching staff in Islamic Studies, other staff who have an interest in Islamic culture and civilization, and all interested postgraduate students (at MA and PhD level).

We sponsor visiting speakers in Islamic Studies, hold regular workshops and conferences, and convene the CSI Lunchtime Seminar (which takes place on Wednesdays alternate weeks during term time).  At our lunchtime seminars, we regularly hold Arabic text reading sessions.  Text session attendees should be aware that competence in reading classical Arabic and Islamic texts in Arabic is assumed; attendees receive a copy of the Arabic text one week in advance of the class (by pdf email attachment) and are expected to have read the text before attending.

Current Research Projects

The CSI brings together existing research projects including:

• Understanding Shari’a: Past Perfect/Imperfect Present – This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 649307. Postdoctoral research fellow: Dr Sejad Mekic.
• Law and Learning in Imami Shi’ite Islam (LAWALISI) – A 5 year project funded by the European Research Council. Postdoctoral research fellow: Dr Paul Gledhill.
• Islam and water management in a changing climate: building ‘faith-based evidence’ – a six-month project, funded by the GCRF Facilitation Fund, examining religious engagement with climate change in the Muslim world, with a focus on Tunisia, and in collaboration with Institut des Régions Arides (Tunis) and the Centre for Water Systems (Exeter). Postdoctoral research fellow: Dr Davide Pettinato

Past Research Projects

• Understanding Religion and Law: Fatwas Muftis and Law in British Islam 2015-2017
• Islamic Reformulations project: Belief, Violence, Governance 2013-2016
• The Sharia Project (2011-2013)
• Legitimate and Illegitimate Violence in Islamic Thought 2010-2013
• Contextualising Islam in Britain (a joint project with Cambridge and Westminster universities)
• The Hawza project on culture and learning in Shi’ite Islam (2009-2013)

Read more at: University of Exeter

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