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Royal Charter granted to the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) has been granted the Royal Charter. This will be celebrated at an event hosted by the Centre’s Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales, on 15 May, 2012. Royal Charters, granted by the sovereign on the advice of the Privy Council, have a history dating back to the 13th century. They are now normally granted only to bodies that work in the public interest and which can demonstrate pre-eminence, […]


This is the Quran by GainPeace

This is the Quran’ is a video to educate about the primary teachings of the Quran and to dispel misunderstanding about Islam and the the Quran’. Quran is the revelation given to Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, by the Creator as a guidance for humanity. The main themes of the Quran is to invite humanity to worship the Creator, to follow its comprehensive guidance in daily life and to receive instruction about salvation in […]


Discovering the beauty of Islam

In December 2008 Qatar’s Museums Authority opened the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar. The facility, situated along Doha’s burgeoning waterfront was designed by world-renowned Chinese American architect Leoh Min Pei, more commonly known as I.M. Pei, who also designed The Pyramid, part of the Louvre in France.  Pei drew inspiration from various Islamic buildings including the 13th century ablution fountains in Egypt’s Ibn Tulun’s mosque and Spain’s Alhambra palace. The facility houses more […]