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Institute of Islamic Studies

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of McGill's Institute of Islamic Studies

Studying on the lawn outside Morrice Hall.Main Office Hours

The Institute's main office is in Morrice Hall 319  and is open Monday-Thursday from 8:30 to 10:45 a.m and from 12:00 noon to 4:30 p.m. 

Student Affairs Office

The Student Affairs Office is located in Morrice Hall 306 and is open Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m (closed for lunch from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.). Drop-in advising is available 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. Outside the drop-in period scheduled appointments may be booked by e-mailing info[dot]islamics[at]mcgill[dot]ca.


In its academic programmes, the Institute of Islamic Studies focuses on the religion of Islam, on the history and civilization of the Islamic world, and on the dynamics of contemporary Muslim societies.

Founded in 1952, the Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill is a dynamic community devoted to research and teaching in a broad range of related fields and languages. Building on its origins as a place where Muslims and non-Muslims came together to study the multifaceted worlds of Islam and Muslim texts, peoples and cultures, the Institute has always maintained a mix of scholarly, community and other engagements in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and worldwide. Our diversity of perspectives and approaches to Islamic Studies, as well as our local commitments and global engagements, have made the IIS a unique institution in the world.


Institute of Islamic Studies Statement

L'Institut d'études islamiques de l'Université McGill déplore et condamne la montée récente au Québec (ou ailleurs) d'attaques et de propos racistes contre les personnes musulmanes ou perçues comme telles. En tant qu'éducatrices et éducateurs nous consacrant à l'étude de l'Islam dans toutes ses facettes et ses manifestions, nous sommes déterminés à continuer de travailler à l'élaboration et au maintien d'un programme d'études - et d'une société - où toutes et tous, musulmanEs comme non-musulmanEs, sont traités avec dignité et respect.

The Institute of Islamic Studies deplores and condemns the recent rise in racist statements and attacks in Quebec—and elsewhere--against Muslims and people perceived to be Muslims.  As educators in a university location dedicated to the study of Islam in its many facets and manifestations, we are strongly committed to building and maintaining a program and society in which we all—Muslims and non-Muslims alike—are afforded dignity and respect. 

Please see Institute of Islamic Studies Statement [pdf] for translations into Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Urdu. [Click here for a JPEG]