MI focuses on two broad educational areas: (1) specific interest programs; and (2) graduate studies.
We design and deliver specific interest programs that are offered on university campuses and other community organizations throughout the world. Many of our offerings are also available online and can be accessed on our website. Special interest programs aim at engaging participants working or interested in a specific field who take a keen interest in how the maqasid methodology can add value to their efforts.
The underlying theme of all of MI’s offerings are the higher objectives or maqasid of the shariah. Every program we offer provides participants with a basic understanding of the maqasid including how to approach the primary Islamic sources for guidance. Participants gain important insights in the process of studying the Quran and Sunnah as they relate to their context and the questions that they are seeking to address successfully.
We have a keen interest in supporting graduate studies through frequent lectures by our scholars, contributions to program development and course delivery in a number of universities, as well as long distance and onsite supervision of masters and doctoral theses. Over the past decade the maqasid methodology in its various forms has witnessed a strong revival in graduate studies around the world. Our goal is to ensure that the methodology associated with maqasid al-shariah is reflective of the guidance in the Quran and Sunnah and is sufficiently robust to be applied across a number of disciplines to address sophisticated phenomena requiring a holistic approach.