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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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Omar Offendum Joins Duke MSA Students in “Slam for Syria”

by MARIANNA JORDAN for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 7, 2014: At a Duke Muslim Student Association charity event last weekend — Slam for Syria —… Read More...
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French Muslim Rappers Pay Tribute to Their Religious Culture, and Assert Their French Identity

by AMBER WATSON for ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 31, 2014: Ni violeur ni terroriste, c’est pour les ghettos qui montrent par l’exemple, les banlieues qui… Read More...
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Pianist Malek Jandali on the Soft Power of Music and the Syrian Revolution

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on MARCH 30, 2014: Malek Jandali's very last concert he gave in Homs; before the revolution started. At… Read More...
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Could Twitter Spell the End of Erdogan?

by ERDAĞ GÖKNAR for ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 24, 2014: Claiming that Twitter has not responded to Turkish court requests to suspend specific accounts, the… Read More...
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Benefit Concert for Syrian children featuring pianist Malek Jandali

Malek Jandali Benefit Concert: Syrian-American composer and human rights activist Malek Jandali will perform a benefit concert to help the suffering children of Syria… Read More...
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About DISC

Gil Merkx, director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center, highlights the mission of his center and talk about DISC's current projects.

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