The objectives of Qur’anic Studies at the IIS are to:
- Promote scholarship and contribute to the academic field of Qur’anic studies, inviting scholars in the field to participate in academic projects and activities;
- Produce publications and promote other scholarly activities, such as conferences, of the highest academic standard, based on the principles of academic rigour, objectivity and neutrality;
- Explore the plurality of interpretations offered by Muslims as a means to understanding the complexities of Muslim intellectual history.
- Study the historical context of the Qur’an and it’s interpretations with a view to understanding the intellectual, ethical, social and historical factors that gave rise to them.