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The Centre for the Study of Islam, based in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, brings together the core teaching staff in Islamic Studies, other staff who have an interest in Islamic culture and civilisation, and all interested postgraduate students (at MA and PhD level).

Professor Sajjad Rizvi, Director

The Centre for the Study of Islam (CSI)

The Centre for the Study of Islam (CSI)

We sponsor visiting speakers in Islamic Studies, hold regular workshops and conferences, and convene the CSI Lunchtime Seminar (which takes place on Wednesdays alternate weeks during term time).

All are welcome to our events, and to join the mailing list, you should email Ms Sarah Wood . At our lunchtime seminars, we regularly hold Arabic text reading sessions. Text session attendees should be aware that competence in reading classical Arabic and Islamic texts in Arabic is assumed; attendees receive a copy of the Arabic text one week in advance of the class (by pdf email attachment) and are expected to have read the text before attending.