The Islamic College's Research and Publications Department promotes analysis of Islam and Muslims in both historical and contemporary contexts. Our research covers, but is not limited to, Qur’an and hadith studies, theology, philosophy, mysticism, jurisprudence, ethics, politics, and history. Through our publications division, ICAS Press, we have to date published over 70 important scholarly works, and for the last nine years we have also been publishing the Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies (JSIS), a quarterly refereed academic journal.
The main activities of the Research and Publications Department are as follows:
* the translation of classical Islamic texts into the English language; * publishing works expressing the thought, faith, and history of Shi‘a Islam; * researching subjects relevant to modern Islamic society; * publishing the Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies; * organising research seminars and conferences at the Islamic College, creating a forum for discussing topics of contemporary relevance, and inviting renowned scholars and researchers to share their research projects with academic staff and students.