In usuli studies we aim to re-focalize the revelation in foundational and fundamental theories. While we regard those who contributed to the historical development of usul with respect, our primary objective is the reconstruction of traditional Islamic methodologies in a way that provides a foundational (usuli) basis for the contemporary needs.
In disciplinary studies we aim to encourage the development of trans-disciplinary approaches that have as a fundamental premise the connectivity of all living matter and the necessity of understanding interrelationships and harmony. By connecting authentic knowledge – measured against revelational truths – available in disciplinary ideas and aiding in its integration we aim to overcome the narrow disciplinary biases that have diminished the positive contributions of these disciplines.
In phenomena studies we aim to create a whole new field of Islamic studies that focuses on examining phenomena both as they are revealed in the Quran and Sunnah and as they manifest in reality. The revelation guides us to consider issues in their wholistic form, and not to fragment reality in ways that negatively impact the connectivity and holism that supports human flouring.
In strategic studies we aim to support the development of thought and action that steers us toward a better future. Our strategic goal is to propose collective, complex and multi-faceted interventions that manifest a truthful understanding of the universal laws (sunnan) that ought to guide organizations, communities, and the affairs of our Ummah.
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