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ISLAMICERUSALEM RESEARCH ACADEMY

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About us

The First Vakf/Endowment dedicated to the Academic excellence on Al-Aqsa Mosque and Islamicjeruslem Studies.

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Launched from ISTANBUL For ISLAMICJERUSALEM

LEADING AN INTELLECTUAL REVOLUTION FOR ISLAMICJERUSALEM
TO END THE INTELLECTUAL NAKBA

Through the Philosophy (NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE)

We write the History of Islamicjerusalem

KNOWLEDGE DRIVES CHANGE

Our History: Foundation and Development

Browse through the history of the Academy since its inception through the timeline photo tour below.

Inception from Al-Aqsa’s Mihrab

Inception from Al-Aqsa’s Mihrab

  • Inception and Development: 1

The inception of the idea of the field of Islamicjerusalem Studies was from the Mihrab of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, while the founder of the field Prof. Abd al-Fattah El-Awaisi was teaching his students from Al-Quds University inside Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the years 1990-1992.

Launch from Britain

Launch from Britain

  • Inception and Development: 1

The first practical step in establishing the field was the creation of the Academy for Islamicjerusalem Studies (ISRA) to mark the 1400th anniversary of the Muslim conquest of Islamicjerusalem by the second Caliph (‘Umar Ibn al-Khattab) in 16 AH (637 AD), a radical turning point in the history of the Muslim Arab East. The Academy was established to advance Muslim education and research, with special reference to the promotion of studies and research into Islamicjerusalem Studies.

Our Policies

Our Policies

    • Nothing is Impossible
    Institutionalising the Field

    Institutionalising the Field

      In the past two decades the field was institutionalised in the United Kingdom.

      In the Muslim World: Malaysia

      In the Muslim World: Malaysia

        The First Centre established in the Muslim world was the Institute of Excellence for Islamicjerusalem Studies
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        In the Arab World

        In the Arab World

        After many unsuccessful attempts to launch the field in the Arab World at established Arab Universities, such as Al-Azhar University and Cairo University, an attempt was made to reach the Arab population through the launching of an online Diploma in Islamicjerusalem Studies in 2012, which has successfully running since.

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        The Muslim World: Turkey

        The Muslim World: Turkey

          The second Launch of the Islamicjerusalem Project took place in Istanbul in 2014 during the 14th Academic International Conference on Islamicjerusalem Studies.

          Also Turkey is the second Muslim country to adopt the field as the first centre for Islamicjerusalem and Palestine Studies was established at the University of Mardin Artuklu in 2015.

           

          Establishment of the Vakf Foundation

          Establishment of the Vakf Foundation

            The Establishment of the Islamicjerusalem Research Academy as a Vakf/ Foundation in Turkey.

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            Academy for Islamicjerusalem Studies-UK
            Institute of Excellence for Islamicjerusalem Studies- Malaysia
            VAKF
            Institute of Excellence for Islamicjerusalem Studies- Malaysia
            Academy for Islamicjerusalem Studies-UK

            • This pioneering academic project plays an effective role in establishing the importance of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Islamicjerusalem in the hearts of generations of Muslims on a global level. Facilitating and supporting the Academy by all possible means is a holy form of Ribaat, guarding the frontiers of Islam, decreed by God to Muslims until the Day of Resurrection .

              Sheikh Osama al-Rifai - Head of the Syrian Islamic Council
            • The title (al-Maqdisi) which you have bestowed upon me is a medal of great honour, which I will remain proud of in this world, and hope it will be a means of reward in the hereafter… I commend the work of Dr. Abd al-Fattah El-Awaisi and his team who work on this noble blessed project praised in both heaven and earth .

              Sheikh Raid Salah - Guard of Al-Aqsa Mosque
            • One of the main aims of this pioneering academic project is the forming of the next generation of scholars qualified to lead the Ummah towards its liberation, freedom and advancement bringing an end to the intellectual crises it has been living for the last decades . To support this Academy by any mean is a form of Jihad in the way of God as well as holding steadfast guarding an exposed frontier of the Ummah .

              Dr. Gamal Abdel-Sattar - Professor at Al-Azhar University and Secretary-General of the Union of Sunni Scholars
            • This project was blessed with an auspicious commencement from the niche of Al-Aqsa Mosque over a quarter of a century ago. Like a seed over this period it shoot and strengthened and risen firmly upon its stalk. We call upon all those who love Al-Aqsa Mosque and hold it dear to their hearts to support and join this academic project, in order to be qualified to be able to defend the Land of the Night Journey and Ascension (Islamicjerusalem)..

              Dr. Mustafa Kamal Shawar- Head of the Palestinian Scholars League
            • This academic project for Islamicjerusalem represents a pioneering idea for reviving the youth of the Ummah, leading the way through steady steps towards freedom and liberation. Since it represents a beacon of light that emits knowledge on Islamicjerusalem Studies… Undoubtedly those who enrol in this project journey with their hearts to Al-Aqsa Mosque and ascend intellectually to explore and understand all aspects relating to Islamicjerusalem methodologically.

              Dr. Nawaf Takruri - Secretary-General of the Council of Palestinian Scholars Abroad.

            Team

            We believe that Knowledge Drives Change and we work to driving change...

            Executive Committee

            Dr. Khalid El-Awaisi

            Dr. Khalid El-Awaisi

            Director View Details
            Dr. Ziya Polat

            Dr. Ziya Polat

            Deputy Director View Details
            Amine Nur Yaşar

            Amine Nur Yaşar

            Executive Board Member View Details
            Kübra Türk

            Kübra Türk

            Executive Board Member View Details
            Ismail Fatih Aslan

            Ismail Fatih Aslan

            Executive Board Member View Details
            Dr. Khalid El-Awaisi

            Dr. Khalid El-Awaisi

            Director

            Director and a specialist in Islamicjerusalem Studies

            Dr. Ziya Polat

            Dr. Ziya Polat

            Deputy Director

            Deputy Director and a specialist in Islamicjerusalem Studies (Salah al-Din and the Crusades)

            Amine Nur Yaşar

            Amine Nur Yaşar

            Executive Board Member

            Executive Board Member

            Kübra Türk

            Kübra Türk

            Executive Board Member

            Executive Board Member

            Ismail Fatih Aslan

            Ismail Fatih Aslan

            Executive Board Member

            Executive Board Member

            Board of Trustees

            Prof. Abd al-Fattah El-Awaisi

            Prof. Abd al-Fattah El-Awaisi

            Member of the Board of Trustees View Details
            Prof. Ibarhim Ozcosar

            Prof. Ibarhim Ozcosar

            Member of the Board of Trustees View Details
            Dr. Enver Arpa

            Dr. Enver Arpa

            Member of the Board of Trustees View Details
            Şükrü Yıldırım

            Şükrü Yıldırım

            Member of the Board of Trustees View Details
            Dr. Enver Arpa

            Dr. Enver Arpa

            Member of the Board of Trustees View Details
            Prof. Abd al-Fattah El-Awaisi

            Prof. Abd al-Fattah El-Awaisi

            Member of the Board of Trustees

            Member of the Board of Trustees and Founder of the Field of Inquiry; Islamicjerusalem Studies.

            Prof. Ibarhim Ozcosar

            Prof. Ibarhim Ozcosar

            Member of the Board of Trustees

            Member of the Board of Trustees

            Dr. Enver Arpa

            Dr. Enver Arpa

            Member of the Board of Trustees

            Member of the Board of Trustees

            Şükrü Yıldırım

            Şükrü Yıldırım

            Member of the Board of Trustees

            Member of the Board of Trustees

            Dr. Enver Arpa

            Dr. Enver Arpa

            Member of the Board of Trustees

            Member of the Board of Trustees

            Achievements

            We are still on the first steps on the road to making change on the road to Islamicjerusalem.

            Refereed Academic Journal on Islamicjerusalem Studies
            65%
            Islamicjerusalem Studies Diploma
            70%
            Fifty Master and PhD thesis
            80%
            Fifteen International Academic Conference on Islamicjerusalem
            90%
            Courses and workshops
            85%
            Ambassadors
            45%
            Establishing research centres
            50%
            Never get tired of working
            100%

            Conference

            19th International Academic ‪Conference on ‪‎Islamicjerusalem‬ Studies.‎

            ISLAMICJERUSALEM TODAY:
            CONTINUITY AND CHANGE

            ISTANBUL – TURKEY                                                                              OCTOBER 2019

            CONF17en

            CALL FOR PAPERS

            Bayt al-Maqdis, is a region where time and space intersect and where many players and factors in human history have come together in order to create either a synthesis or a contrast in a face-to-face discourse. This characteristic makes it possible to define Jerusalem as the geography of humanity’s common memory. The Colonialist/Zionist occupation that has lasted for more than a century follows a strategy of destroying this memory. This strategy involves an attempt to turn everything about Bayt al-Maqdis into a simulation that will justify the occupation by breaking away from its ontological dimension.

            Neglecting or overlooking the past of Bayt al-Maqdis, despite its sizeable historical communities, is an important part of this strategy. Today we see an attempt to erase its history and its past connections in preparation for a future line of occupation. In this context, it is necessary to concentrate on present-day Jerusalem to avoid a perception of reality that is severed from its ontological dimension and does not allow for an independent point of view. This is a human responsibility as well as an academic one.

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