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Global Islamic Studies Center

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Professor Alexander Knysh featured in Tehran Times discussing Islam, Mysticism, and Politics

“Every religion is political, even when its followers claim it is not.” Tehran Times, (March 9, 2021):

Thank you to our donors!

On behalf of the Global Islamic Studies Center’s students, faculty, and staff, a major thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Giving Blueday with the Global Islamic Studies Center.

The University of Michigan has extraordinary depth in scholarship and instruction dealing with Islam as a world religion and the study of Muslim peoples and societies. Over 50 faculty members from a wide array of departments and professional schools are currently engaged in work related to these topics. The study of Islam and Muslim societies at U-M is not confined to a few highly specialized departments, but is part of the University's mainstream.  Read more.