Welcome to Studies in Islam

Studies in Islam offers you the opportunity to explore and learn about the diversity of Islam and Muslims through the study of traditional and modern Islamic civilization and culture.  Whether your interests lie in literature, language, drama and visual culture, or history, our program has much to offer you.  We are an interdisciplinary program which allows our students to bring together knowledge gained across disciplines and learn how to apply it to their own research and in real-life contexts.

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How Studies in Islam courses equip you for global and diverse work opportunities 

Studies in Islam faculty acknowledges that we are living and working on the traditional territory of ‎the Attawandaron (also known as Neutral), Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.  Read more about territorial acknowledgment.                                                                                          

  1. Nov. 1, 2016Indonesian Consulate partners with Studies in Islam at Renison for successful cultural showdancer

    By Caroline Tanswell, Director, Office of Institutional Advancement

  2. Oct. 14, 2016Dealing with our Darknesses series kicks off with a profound interfaith dialogueProfessor Timothy Gianotti at the podium with Dr. Ingrid Mattson and Bishop Mark MacDonald seated

  3. June 14, 2016Prof. Gianotti plans Muhammad Ali's funeral and memorial service

    Studies in Islam professor, Dr. Timothy Gianotti served as the principal Muslim consultant for Muhammad Ali's funeral events in Arizona and Kentucky last week.  These events included the washing and shrouding of the body, the traditional Islamic funeral (janazah) prayer on Thursday, and the interfaith memorial service on Friday.  Leading up to these events, Prof.

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