The Institute of Islamic Studies was founded to project Islam and Islamic values in the correct Qur’anic perspective and to emphasise funamental Islamic values of justice, equality, peace, compassion, human dignity, freedom of conscience, inter-faith understanding and wisdom.
The Institute of Islamic Studies has been striving ever since to disseminate these values through its writings, publications, seminars and other intellectual events. It has evoked wide appreciation throughout the world.
The IIS is also committed to promote inter-faith harmony and organises inter-faith dialogues involving religious leaders of various communities.
The IIS is also deeply committed to women’s rights and believes that the Qur’an promotes the concept of sexual equality in unambiguous terms. It holds various events to promote women’s rights and stands for reformulation of issues relating to man-woman relationship on the basis of pronouncements of the Qur’an and in the light of democratic values and human rights.
The IIS has published several books and research papers. Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer is its founder director.