Strengthening our understanding of Islam
Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2012
His excellency Salem Al-Shafi, the first ambassador from Qatar to Canada, and Principal Heather Munroe-Blum. / Photo: Owen Egan
State of Qatar gives Institute of Islamic Studies $1.25-million gift
By Cynthia Lee
It’s a special gift for a special place. McGill’s Institute of Islamic Studies, the first of its kind in North America, has received a generous $1.25-million gift from the State of Qatar to mark the Institute’s 60th anniversary.
Since Wilfred Cantwell Smith founded the Institute in 1952, it has grown into a major hub for Islamic Studies, well known and just as well-regarded throughout North America for its impressive course offerings, faculty and Islamic Studies Library (ISL).read more