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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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    • Omid Safi (2014)

Unwavering Pluralism and the Beloved Community in the Face of Duke's Decision

BY OMID SAFI (@OSTADJAAN), WEEKLY COLUMNIST A lot of people have asked me about my response to the Duke decision to “reconsider” having the… Read More...
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The Duke Chapel Adhan and My Reflections (by Imam Adeel J. Zeb)

by Imam Adeel J. Zeb, Muslim Chaplain/Director of Muslim Life at Duke University, for ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 19, 2015: In the Name of God,… Read More...
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Thinking Through Charlie Hebdo, Recommendations by DISC Director, Omid Safi

9 Points to Ponder on the Paris Shooting and Charlie Hebdo By Omid Safi, On Being The Koran Does Not Forbid Images of the Prophet… Read More...
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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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