Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

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The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies on Marston Road, Oxford

The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) is a Recognised Independent Centre of the University of Oxford, England. It was established in 1985 with the aim of encouraging the academic study of Islam and the Muslim world and was awarded a Royal Charter in 2012.[1] The centre's patron is Prince Charles.[2][3] Since 2010, the dean of scholars has been Judith English.[4]

Inside the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Oxford.
The front courtyard inside the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Oxford.
The dome of the mosque inside the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Oxford.
Inside the mosque in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Oxford.

A new building[5] for the centre is situated to the east of central Oxford on Marston Road. The building blends the architecture of traditional Oxford colleges with a classical Islamic style.[6] It includes a mosque with a striking dome and minaret,[7] a new addition to the famous Oxford skyline.

Present and former fellows (listed alphabetically)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A speech by HRH The Prince of Wales". princeofwales.gov.uk. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  2. ^ "About OCIS". Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. 2008-12-15. Archived from the original on 2007-10-28.
  3. ^ "HRH visits the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies new building". The Prince of Wales. 9 February 2005. Archived from the original on 19 June 2007. Retrieved 2008-12-15.
  4. ^ http://oxfordindex.oup.com/view/10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.U41725
  5. ^ New building, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, UK. Archived 20 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ New building 2, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, UK. Archived 7 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ New building 3, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, UK. Archived 9 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Sana Ajmi, Rafik Abdessalem Archived 11 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine., Tunisia Live, 17 December 2011

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