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. The centre's patron is Prince Charles.[1][2] Since 2010, the dean of scholars has been Judith English.[3]

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[4] 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.[5] It includes a mosque with a striking dome and minaret,[6] a new addition to the famous Oxford skyline.

Present and former fellows (listed alphabetically)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About OCIS". Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. 2008-12-15. Archived from the original on 2007-10-28. 
  2. ^ "HRH visits the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies new building". The Prince of Wales. 9 February 2005. Retrieved 2008-12-15. [dead link]
  3. ^ http://oxfordindex.oup.com/view/10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.U41725
  4. ^ New building, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, UK.
  5. ^ New building 2, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, UK.
  6. ^ New building 3, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, UK.
  7. ^ Sana Ajmi, Rafik Abdessalem, Tunisia Live, 17 December 2011

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