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ISLAMICJERUSALEM
 RESEARCH
 ACADEMY

ISLAMICERUSALEM RESEARCH ACADEMY
LEADING AN INTELLECTUAL REVOLUTION
TO END THE INTELLECTUAL NAKBA
SINCE KNOWLEDGE DRIVES CHANGE

ABOUT US

The First Wakf/ Foundation dedicated to the Academic excellence on Al-Aqsa Mosque and Islamicjerusalem Studies. Launched from Istanbul for Bayt Al-Maqdis. The Waqf was established in 2015 to progress the field of Islamicjerusalem Studies in the Muslim World after its establishment in United Kingdom and Malaysia. 

The inception of the idea of the field was from the Mihrab of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem in 1990. The establishment and institutionalisation of the field was  initially in the UK starting from 1994.  The Academy was established to advance Muslim education and research into Islamicjerusalem Studies.

Activities

As a result of the lack of academic research and material on the subject, the Academy has focused most of its work to become an international platform for studies in this field.

International Academic Conference

An annual international conference aiming to provide a forum for scholars working on the subject.

Academic Refereed Journal 

JIJS is the first and the only refereed scholarly journal that is dedicated to the academic study of Islamicjerusalem. The Journal publishes articles, documents and book reviews.

Educational Programs

Islamicjerusalem Studies has been developed at the Master and PhD levels, in addition to systematic short courses and an online Diploma (via distance learning).

Upcoming Events

The 22nd International Academic Conference on Islamicjerusalem Studies will be organised in October 2022.

21-22 October
Future of Islamicjerusalem: Academic Studies

9:30pm – 6:30pm, Ankara, FREE 

Serious scholarly studies that examines Bayt al-Maqdis’s history, holiness, culture and religious codes, geographical and strategic positions, independent of colonial approaches, have become a necessity in order to protect both global peace and academic credibility. Theoretical and conceptual mobilisation experienced simultaneously with the deepening expansion of the occupation in Bayt al-Maqdis levies a responsibility on scholars who have not lost their ability to critically question and remain free from epistemological slavery.

TEAM
Executive Committee

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

Gazi Yildiz

DIRECTOR

Reyhan Önal

DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Dr.Khalid El-Awaisi

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER

Dr. Ziya Polat

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER

Emine Nur Yaşar

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER

Board of Trustees

Prof. Abd al-Fattah El-Awaisi

MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Prof. Ibarhim Ozcosar

MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Prof. Enver Arpa

MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Şükrü Yıldırım

MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Veysel Kafalı

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 (32 issues) 32% 32%
  • ISLAMICJERUSALEM STUDIES DIPLOMA (10 Batches) 70% 70%
  • MASTER AND PHD THESIS (over 60) 60% 60%
  • INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC CONFERENCE ON ISLAMICJERUSALEM (21 conferences) 90% 90%
  • COURSES AND WORKSHOPS (more than 40) 45% 45%
  • AMBASSADORS 50% 50%
  • ESTABLISHING RESEARCH CENTRES (a total of 6 centres) 60% 60%
  • NEVER GET TIRED OF WORKING 100% 100%

"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"

Prof. Gamal Abdel-Sattar
Al-Azhar University and Secretary-General of the Union of Sunni Scholar

"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".

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

"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 and Grand Mufti of Syria

"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"

Raid Salah
Sheikh of Al-Aqsa

CONTACT US

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‎+90 212 603 53 73

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