IIIT/TFI Winter Student Program
The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), and its instructional division, The Fairfax Institute, hold an annual Winter Student Program (WSP) in Islamic Studies during winter break. The WSP is designed for currently enrolled undergraduate students at universities and colleges in the US and Canada, regardless of their major or program of study. The program provides an intensive study of major topics in Islamic studies, including: History and Interpretations of the Qur'an, The Qur'anic Worldview, Sunnah and Its Relevance, History of Islamic Thought, Muslim History and Civilization, Islam in America, Fiqh (Jurisprudence) and Maqasid al-Shari'ah (Objectives of Islamic Law), Revival and Reform in Islam, and Contemporary Islamic Thought, among others.
Our faculty come from top academic institutions in the United States and abroad, including Abdulaziz Sachedina (George Mason University), Jonathan Brown (Georgetown University), Zainab Alwani (Howard University), Jasser Auda (International Peace College South Africa), Ovamir Anjum (University of Toledo), Younus Mirza (Allegheny College) John Voll (Georgetown University) and Ermin Sinanovic (IIIT).
IIIT/TFI admits students of any race, faith, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, faith, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
This was a very powerful experience – sharing your passion and zeal for changing the world with those who feel the same way. Very inspiring
- Obaid Rehman (Participant 2016)
This was the first time I was able to sincerely engage with the Muslim community on any level. The program gave me insight, deeper understanding
- Sean Richards (Participant 2016)