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The Duke Islamic Studies Center is a vibrant, diverse community of scholars and students engaged in interdisciplinary teaching, interactive learning, and cutting-edge research about Islam and Muslims. One of the leading institutions in North America for the study of Islam and Muslims, we are educating today's students to become tomorrow's leaders. Read full mission and history.

As of May 2013, the Islamic Studies Certificate is under review and is not accepting new students until further notice. Students who are currently enrolled in the certificate program will receive a certificate if they fulfill existing requirements. 

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CIA Torture Report Released: Was the Agency’s Interrogation Program a Mistake?

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN on DECEMBER 9, 2014 (Check back for updates throughout the day): Today the US Senate Intelligence Committee released an… Read More...
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A Sin-Sick Soul in Need of Redemption

BY OMID SAFI (@OSTADJAAN), FROM ON BEING Blow after blow, it comes. The violence all around. In Ferguson, Michael Brown’s body bleeds on the ground… Read More...
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Erdogan, American Muslims, and a Sense of Belonging: Would a ‘Muslim’ Discovery of America Have Made a Difference?

by ABDUL LATIF for ISLAMiCommentary on DECEMBER 1, 2014: In a meeting with Latin American Muslim leaders last month Turkish President Erdogan claimed that… Read More...
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As Anti-Muslim Sentiment Rises, Scholars Continue to Be Asked the Same Questions

Is anybody listening? by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on NOVEMBER 11, 2014: “Muslims in America and Europe say discrimination against them has seemed… Read More...
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Carl Ernst: Why ISIS Should Be Called Daesh — Reflections on Religion & Terrorism

“There is no reason to give militant groups credibility by taking at face value their extravagant claims to represent an entire religion.“ —– Carl… Read More...
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