Al-Qaradawi Research Centre was established in 2008 by a decision of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, the Chairperson of Qatar Foundation and Consort of His Highness the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. The Centre is devoted to promoting moderation and the revival of Islamic thought through scientific research.
Al-Qaradawi Research Centre seeks to contribute to a new phase of Islamic civilization marked by the revival of scientific research.
The Centre envisions a society built on moderation and cooperative openness,and enlightened justice informed by a body of knowledge that addresses such issues as democracy and economics, human rights, status of women and the family, environmental problems, challenges of war and peace, violence and terrorism, backwardness, and corruption.
To achieve the vision of contributing to a body of knowledge that informs moderate thought, Al-Qaradawi Centre for Islamic Moderation and Renewal has the following objectives:
The Centre seeks to achieve its objectives through the following activities:
Sheikh Yusuf Al Qaradawi International Prize for Islamic Studies.
The Board of Advisors for the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studes, Qatar Foundation has established a major international academic prize in honor of Sheikh Yusuf Al Qaradawi. The prize recognizes Sheikh Al Qaradawi’s leading role in advocating for Islamic moderation and renewal, addressing contemporary issues through the application of jurisprudence balanced by the objectives of shariah and the essence of religion. His work in propagating Islam, promoting education, and engaging in charitable and social works while advocating a middle course of Islam that renounces dogmatism and isolation from the modern era, leaves a lasting legacy for Islamic Scholarship today.
The Qaradawi Prize is awarded each year to one senior scholar and one young scholar, for their contributions in the field of Islamic Studies and their role in enriching Islamic culture.
The prize aims to support scholarship that renews Islam through moderate thought and careful application of Islamic principles to modern society. Open to an international audience, the prize contributes to the convergence of world religious and cultural entities, deepening understanding of a common humanity through interfaith dialogue and cooperation.
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