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. Dec. 4, 2017President's Community Impact Award
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    Congratulations to Dr. Idrisa Pandit, Director, Studies in Islam, who is one of the recipients of the President's Community Impact Awards!

  2. Nov. 10, 2017Renison offers first online Arabic course in Canada
  3. Oct. 15, 2017Society for the Scientific Study of Religion conference presentation

    On October 15, 2017 Idrisa Pandit will present at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion annual meeting.  Her talk is titled “Interfaith dialogue as an instrument of societal change."

    Please visit the main website for more information and details.

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