IIIT/TFI Winter Student Program
The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), and its school, 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. In previous years, they included Zainab Alwani, Jasser Auda, Younus Mirza, Jonathan Brown, Ovamir Anjum, Feryal Salem, and other leading scholars of Islam.
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.
- Krystin Rohrer, Kutztown University (WSP 2018)
"The benefits of WSP are countless and I am glad to have been able to attend the program and learn about Islam for myself. As a young adult, I often fear the future for not knowing what I am going to do with my future and how I want to continue life after my undergraduate career; this program has introduced me to so many different options and it has opened new doors for me to look into from Islamic Studies, Law, Peace and Conflict, Arabic, and Anthropology. "
- Yathrip Abdulgader, University of North Carolina (WSP 2018)