About Us

ABOUT US

The Academy for Islamicjerusalem Studies (ISRA), previously known as "Islamic Research Academy" was founded to mark the 1400th anniversary of the Muslim conquest of Islamicjerusalem by the second Caliph ('Umar Ibn al-Khattab) in 16 AH (637 AD), a radical turning point in the history of the Muslim Arab East. The Academy was established to advance Muslim education and research, with special reference to the promotion of studies and research into Islamicjerusalem Studies.

OUR AIMS & OBJECTIVES

 

ISRA aims to fulfil the following roles:-

 

To become a national and international platform for the discussion of studies on Islamicjerusalem and provide a focus for research in Islamicjerusalem studies with special reference to advancing the study of the significance and centrality of Jerusalem to the Islamic faith and the Muslim identity.

 

To advance better understanding, mutual respect and tolerance, good relations, dialogue, and co-operation between Muslims and non-Muslim institutions, bodies and individuals whose aims are compatible with the aims of the Association.

 

To organise a programme of occasional lecture-seminars, study groups, workshops, conferences, publications and film making.

 

To support and encourage younger scholars, and to initiate and support field work, writing and research.

 

To advance cordiality with the people of Scotland and the United Kingdom by organizing and/or hosting cultural events from time to time as appropriate (such as exhibitions, costume and folkloric display).

 

To co-operate and form links, and exchange knowledge with educational bodies and institutions in Britain and abroad for the purpose of serving the objects of the Association.

 

To research relations between Muslims and non-Muslims in Jerusalem.

THE PROCESS

STEP 1

 

KNOWLEDGE

STEP 2

 

DRIVES

STEP 3

 

CHANGE

STEP 4

 

FREEDOM

Academy for Islamicjerusalem Studies PO Box 10120, Dundee,

DD3 6WX, UK

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The Academy was established to advance Muslim education and research, with special reference to the promotion of studies and research into Islamicjerusalem Studies.

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