Mission Statement

International Qurʾanic Studies Association

Mission Statement

Strategic Vision Statement

Core Values


Mission Statement:

Foster Qur’anic Scholarship

Strategic Vision Statement:

The International Qurʾanic Studies Association is the first learned society devoted to the study of the Qur’an from a variety of academic disciplines. The Association was founded to meet the following needs:

  • Regular meetings for scholars of the Qurʾan
  • Cutting edge, intellectually rigorous, academic research on the Qurʾan
  • A bridge between different global communities of Qurʾanic scholarship
  • Regular and meaningful academic interchange between scholars of the Qurʾan and other scriptures
  • Involvement of scholarly institutions

The Association offers its members opportunities for mutual support, intellectual growth, and professional development through the following:

  • Advancing academic study of the Qurʾan, its context, its relationship to other scriptural traditions, and its literary and cultural influence
  • Collaborating with educational institutions and other appropriate organizations to support Qurʾanic scholarship and teaching
  • Developing resources for diverse audiences and the general public
  • Facilitating broad and open discussion from a variety of academic perspectives
  • Organizing congresses for scholarly exchange
  • Publishing Qurʾanic scholarship
  • Encouraging and facilitating digital technology in the discipline
  • Promoting cooperation across global boundaries

Core Values:

  • Accountability
  • Collaboration
  • Collegiality
  • Critical Inquiry
  • Inclusivity
  • Openness to Change
  • Professionalism
  • Respect for Diversity
  • Scholarly Integrity

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