Scholarships: Degree Programs to PhD

Winter & Summer Short Courses






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CMN has negotiated scholarships for eligible students for tertiary study from the Caribbean at the Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicester, UK and also at the International Islamic University, Malaysia.

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Learning Path

The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), and its school, The Fairfax Institute, hold an annual Winter Student Program (WSP) and Summer Student program (SSP). The Summer and Winter programs are designed for students interested in developing their knowledge and expertise in Islamic studies.

The programs will also provide an opportunity for participants to present and discuss their particular research in workshops. During the course of the programs, participants will complete direct research, instruction, and will receive a certificate of attendance from the organizers.

Designed for currently enrolled undergraduate students at universities and colleges, regardless of their major or program of study. The program provides an
intensive study of major topics in Islamic studies, including:

  • History and Interpretations of the Qur’an
  • The Qur’anic Worldview
  • Sunnah and Its Relevance
  • History of Islamic Thought
  • Muslim History and Civilization
  • Islam in America
  • Fiqh (Jurisprudence) and Maqasid al-Shari’ah (Objectives of Islamic Law)
  • Revival and Reform in Islam
  • Contemporary Islamic Thought, among other topics

Students are expected to cover their transportation costs and provide evidence of health insurance. The program will be held at IIIT offices in Herndon, Virginia.

Designed for graduate students and exceptional senior undergraduates – regardless of the field of study – who have a particular interest in developing their
knowledge and research skills in the core areas of Islamic studies such as methods in the study of Islam, the Qur’an, the Sunnah, Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence) and Maqasid al-Shari‘ah (Objectives of Islamic Law and Ethics), Foundations of Belief, Knowledge, and Science, Muslim History and Civilization, and Contemporary Islamic Thought.

The program also provides analysis and discussions on subjects related to Islamophobia, Islam in America, Muslim female scholarship, Muslim spirituality, Maqasid and public policy, and Islam and Peacemaking. A distinguishing feature of the program is that it combines faith-based normativity with best academic practices and approaches.

The program is characterized by pedagogical innovativeness and academic rigor, while welcoming religious expressions and spirituality. The faculty comes from top academic institutions in the United States and abroad. In previous years, they included Zainab Alwani, Jasser Auda, Younus Mirza, Jonathan Brown, Ovamir Anjum, Feryal Salem, and other leading scholars of Islam.

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