Statement regarding allegations of sexual abuse

Statement regarding allegations of sexual abuse

It has come to our attention that allegations of sexual abuse have been made against one of our members. The International Qurʾanic Studies Association has a zero-tolerance policy for all forms of discrimination, harassment, and abuse. We are committed to providing a safe environment for our members and strictly enforce our Professional Conduct Policy. Any reported violation of our Professional Conduct Policy is treated seriously and promptly investigated. The Association reserves the right to suspend or terminate an individual’s membership whose conduct is determined to be unethical or in violation of our policies. This includes the termination of participation in IQSA sponsored platforms and events. We are closely monitoring the situation and are in the process of taking appropriate disciplinary actions.

Any information concerning violations of the IQSA Professional Conduct Policy should promptly be reported to the IQSA Executive Director at All reports are strictly confidential and treated with the utmost respect.


The IQSA Board of Directors

  • Dr. Asma Hilali, President
  • Dr. Mehdi Azaiez
  • Dr. Karen Bauer
  • Dr. Shari Lowin
  • Dr. Johanna Pink
  • Dr. Devin Stewart
  • Dr. Sarra Tlili
  • Dr. Holger Zellentin, Chair
  • Dr. Suleyman Dost, Secretary
  • Dr. Hythem Sidky, Executive Director, Treasurer

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