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									  2010 QICF
The Faculty of
Islamic Studies
         Welcome to
The Faculty Of Islamic Studies

                Dr. Hatem El-Karanshawy is the Founding Dean of QFIS.

                He has come to QFIS with a long and distinguished career both
                in academia and policy.
                Before joining QFIS, Dr. Hatem was Professor of Finance, and Director of
                the Public Administration Program at the AmericanUniversity in Cairo.
                He was also Dean at the Faculty of Commerce in Al Azhar University.
                Dr. El-Karanshawy was also a member of the Board of Directors of the
                Central Bank of Egypt.

                He has and continues to advise extensively on Islamic Finance and
                economic development.
                In addition to advising the Prime Minister of Egypt and other senior
                Cabinet Members, he has contributed to negotiations with the World
                Bank, the African Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund,
   Dr. Hatem    and the US State Department. He is also member in the Arab-Japanese
                Dialogue Forum.
Al Karanshawy
QFIS Founding   Dr. El Karanshawy regularly participates and presents at international
                events and is an active member of several academic committees.
     Dean       Among, his numerous intellectual contributions are 30 articles and books
                related to economic development and Islamic Finance. Dr. El Karanshawy
                received his PhD in Economics from the University of Strathclyde, UK in
The Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies a member of Qatar
Foundation was established to achieve intellectual plurality
that emphasizes the richness and diversity of the Islamic

 Our vision is to become a locus of thought and dialogue that
leads research and debate in all that relates to Islam and
Muslims, be that contemporary concerns or issues of heritage.

Based on the diversity and tolerance of the Islamic
Jurisprudence, QFIS provides a structure of study that adapts
and contributes to the modern changing world.

QFIS Current Academic Programs


    Master of Science in Islamic Finance
    Master of Arts in Public Policy in Islam
    Master of Arts in Islamic Studies with a
    Specialization in:
       Contemporary Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence)
       Religion and Contemporary Thought


  • Diploma in Islamic Finance
  • Diploma in Islamic Studies
Master of Science in Islamic Finance
          The Master of Science in Islamic Finance at QFIS offers
          students a detailed understanding of Shari'ah rules and
          the teachings of Islam that relate to finance and

          The program is designed to equip participants with a
          sound understanding of the finance literature and of
          modern financial transactions and instruments as well
          as the knowledge and skills required in the fields of
          both conventional finance and Islamic finance.

          Graduates will be adept at interacting with the global
          financial system and at proposing viable alternatives to
          existing models and approaches.
Master of Arts in Public Policy in Islam
          The Masters programme in Public Policy in Islam is a
          multidisciplinary program that is designed to respond
          to contemporary social and economic challenges from
          an Islam-based perspective
          Its primary aim is to contribute to the application of
          Islam to public policy and related issues including:
               Human resources
               Public management among other issues.
          Our Faculty is committed to fostering a progressive
          cadre of leaders, capable to govern in accordance with
          the noble values and ethics of Islam; promoting social
          and economic development; and enhancing the
          quality of life of all citizens regardless of race or creed.
Master of Arts in Islamic Studies with a Specialization in:
       Contemporary Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence)

             Through this programme, students will become
             intellectually, morally, and technically capable of relating the
             Islamic legacy with all its texts, methodologies and principles
             to modern problems and solutions.

             Our scholars will be capable to use these skills to advance
             development goals with moderation, creativity, and civilized

             They will be highly adept at performing world class research
             in the field of Islamic Studies, and at initiating and sustaining
             global collaborations.
Future Academic Programs

     Master of Science in Islamic
     Architecture and Urban Planning

     Master of Arts in Contemporary Islamic
     QFIS Specialized Centers
Research Centers
  The Centers will promote research in the following key
     Islamic Economics and Finance
       o Develop Case studies
       o Develop new Islamic finance & Banking products
      Governance and Public Policy
      Contemporary Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence)
      Contemporary Muslim Societies
   Al-Qaradawi Centre for Research in Moderate Thought
   The Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies Library is unique with
     its diverse sources that range between:
   Book Collection and electronic books
   Multi-media CD-ROM
   Databases and periodicals
           International Relations
International cooperation is an important aspect of QFIS’ philosophy. While
    we are actively reaching out to diverse international partners in order to
    support the Faculty’s core values, we are also being approached by some
    of these actors.

QFIS is actively seeking membership in the prestigious League of Islamic

We have open dialogue and cooperation with:

•   Al Azhar University (Egypt)
•   We are active participants in the Global Public Policy Network.
•   Lee Kuan Yew School (Singapore) for Public Policy
•   The Islamic International Development Bank (Saudi Arabia)
•   Universities of Tokyo (Japan), Oxford ,and Durham (UK), Carleton,
    (Canada), Cairo University (Egypt)
•   The Judicial Research and Training Institute (Korea) for specialized
•   In addition, QFIS has arrangements with scholars from the US, Canada,
    UK, and Egypt with ongoing plans.
QFIS New Campus

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