The goal for the consultation is to form an independent, international, non-profit learned society, whose members include scholars of the Qur’an from universities and institutions around the world. This collaborative work involves meetings, publishing, and professional development. IQSA will be a network for a diverse range of scholars and educators, and it will serve to advocate for the field of Qur’anic studies, in higher education and in the public square. Its vision of Qur’anic Studies is interdisciplinary, and it seeks to involve specialists in literature, history, archaeology, paleography, and religious studies.
As such, IQSA is not just a professional guild for scholars; it also welcomes the participation of the public. Its governing body and members come from the Islamic and well as the Western world. A core tenet of IQSA is “mutual understanding through scholarship.”
The steering committee [link] is preparing to launch IQSA as an independent organization during three-year consultation, which involves drafting its official charter and developing its program resources. Membership in IQSA will be open and unrestrictive, and you are invited to become a part of the IQSA network.
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