The research department promotes analysis of Islam and Muslims in both historical and contemporary contexts. Research covers, but is not limited to, Qur’an and Hadith studies, theology, philosophy, mysticism, jurisprudence, politics, and history. We have, to date, through our publications division, ICAS Press, translated and published a number of important scholarly works. The main activities of the research department are as follows:

  • the translation of classical Islamic texts into the English language;
  • publishing works expressing the thought, faith, and history of Shi‘a Islam;
  • researching subjects relevant to modern Islamic society;
  • publishing the Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies, a quarterly academic journal of research articles and reviews which are of relevance to Shi‘a thought.
  • organizing research seminars and conferences at the Islamic College, creating a forum for discussing topics of contemporary relevance, and inviting renowned scholars and researchers to share their research projects with College staff and students

The research department is also in the process of making the Islamic College library the biggest and most comprehensive library of Shi‘a Islamic thought in the whole of Europe. Currently, the college library boasts thousands of books, journals, and pamphlets.