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Islamic Studies

Islamic studies is an ambiguous term with one connotation in a traditional near-Eastern context and another in a Western context. In a Muslim context, "Islamic studies" can be an umbrella term for all virtually all of academia, both originally researched and as defined by the Islamization of knowledge. It includes all the traditional forms of religious thought, such as Kalam (Islamic theology) and Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) and also assimilates fields generally considered to be secular in the West, such as Islamic science and Islamic economics.

In a non-Muslim context, Islamic studies generally refers to the historical study of Islam, Muslim culture, Muslim history and Islamic philosophy. Academics from diverse disciplines participate and exchange ideas about predominantly Muslim societies, past and present. In spite of their non-religious approach, some non-Muslim scholars have written works which are widely read by Muslims. Before 1980, such non-Muslim scholars in this field had been called "Islamicists" and their discipline came under the field often called Oriental studies, now often Asian studies. Many universities offer academic degrees on the subject of Islamic studies.

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Matching Islamic Studies Colleges

Name
Columbia International University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $17,520 average out-state tuition; $17,520 average in-state tuition
The University of Texas at Austin
Four or more years; Public; $32,506 average out-state tuition; $9,794 average in-state tuition
Boston College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $41,480 average out-state tuition; $41,480 average in-state tuition
University of California-Los Angeles
Four or more years; Public; $34,098 average out-state tuition; $11,220 average in-state tuition
Claremont Graduate University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition
Columbia University in the City of New York
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $43,088 average out-state tuition; $43,088 average in-state tuition
Carleton College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $42,690 average out-state tuition; $42,690 average in-state tuition

Islamic Studies Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Beinecke Scholarship Program $34,000 February 17, 2017
Howard Nemerov Writing Scholarship $3,000 January 15, 2017
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students Up to $4,000 November 22, 2016
Liberal Arts Scholarship $1,000 May 15, 2017
Hurston-Evans Scholarship Up to $1,000 February 01, 2017
Dr. James M. and Nancy Miller Scholarship Varies February 21, 2017
Gina Tenney Memorial Scholarship Varies February 15, 2017
Dr. Herbert E. Bergstrom Endowed Scholarship Varies March 01, 2017
David Allen McKnight Memorial Scholarship Varies April 15, 2017
Helen Ramsey Brown Scholarship Varies February 01, 2017