Academics at ISP
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Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque
This mosque was completed in 2007 by former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, who is buried beside it. Designed by Azmi Fakhuri, the blue-domed mosque shows Ottoman inspiration.
Spanish Rural Mosque
This mezquita, or mosque, was built reusing the bricks of a visigothic basilica from the 5th century. It is one of the few surviving rural mosques in Spain. Photo by SantiMB
Kissing the Jawaaraa
A woman pays respect to holy dust on the inner walls of Darga, the main shrine within Annajina (Sheikh Hussein) Compound in Ethiopia. Photo by Swiatoslaw Wojtkowiak
Calligraphy is a form of art in the Muslim world, and relates directly to writing in the Qur'an.
Curves of Ali-Qapu
Paintings adorn the ceiling of the round stairwell in a small castle located in Naghsh-e Jahan Square, in Isfahan, Iran. Photo by Hamed Saber
Welcome to the Islamic Studies Program
The University of Michigan has extraordinary depth in scholarship and instruction dealing with Islam as a world religion and the study of Muslim peoples and societies. Over 50 faculty members from a wide array of departments and professional schools are currently engaged in work related to these topics. The study of Islam and Muslim societies at U-M is not confined to a few highly specialized departments, but is part of the University's mainstream. Read more.
- ISP Exhibit. Illustration/Graphic Novel Contest.
03/26/2015 - 04/21/2015;
- 5:00 PM
- The Struggle for Syria: An Update on the Current Crisis
Speaker: Tyler Thompson, Policy Director for United for a Free Syria
- ISP Lecture. “‘They Are Among Us’: Gezi Martyrs, Affective Incarnation, and Resistance in Contemporary Turkey.”
Speaker: Christiane J. Gruber, associate professor of Islamic art, U-M
- 5:30 PM
- Malaysian Studies Forum. Rediscovering Malaysia, Redefining Identities
Speaker: Ziad Razak, Meredith Weiss, Shad Saleem Faruqi
- 4:30 PM
- CMENAS Graduate Student Symposium. Evolving Perspectives on the Middle East and North Africa
- 5:30 PM
- Baysunghur’s Model Books: Making Manuscripts in Early Fifteenth-Century Herat
Speaker: David J. Roxburgh, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Islamic Art History, Harvard