A group of twelve French Muslims who are studying for a degree in Islamic Studies at IIIT France recently completed an intensive certificate program on History and Sociology of Islam in America at The Fairfax Institute at IIIT. They stayed in the Washington, D.C. area from February 14 to February 21.
Dr. Zainab Taha Jabir al-Alwani, lecturer at John Hopkins University and member of the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA), presented her Ph.D. thesis on “Marriage and Divorce in American Muslim Families: A Maqasid Approach to Understanding Muslim Family Matters” at IIIT on Monday, February 23, 2009.
A delegation of seven Saudi and Egyptian scholars visited IIIT on Friday, January 16, 2009. The visit was part of the State Department International Visitor Program intended to promote mutual understanding of relations between religion and the State, the conditions of Muslims and their institutions in the US, and the American system of government and politics.