Al-Qaradawi Center for Islamic Moderation and Renewal



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.

His Eminence Dr. Yusuf al Qaradawi, The Centre’s namesake, is a pioneer of Islamic moderate thought, and presently its main theorist. He is the author of many books, lectures, speeches, fatwas and media programs that discuss Islam as a way of moderation in the context of modern society.

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:

  • Train scholars in the field of Islamic Studies, and disseminate the principles of moderation and renewal among Muslims worldwide in order to combat fanatical and extremist ideologies.
  • Contribute to building a virtuous human community based on openness, cooperation, fairness, mercy, and peace through positive interaction among civilizations and cultures facilitated by interfaith and cultural dialogue.
  • Create a productive research environment, disseminating the Centre’s publications through the Internet in English and Arabic in order, to make them accessible for interested readers and researchers.
  • Provide Muslims who participate in interfaith dialogue locally and internationally with the techniques of fruitful and effective cooperation.
  • Contribute to the development of society by providing consultation on religious and cultural issues that concern Muslim Societies.
  • Build databases to provide information for researchers and authors, and present academic consultation to the scholars who are interested in the Centre’s specialty.


The Centre seeks to achieve its objectives through the following activities:

  • Build a database of information related to Islamic moderation
  • Build a specialized library of Islamic moderate thought.
  • Produce a diversity of publication types including:
    • Books.
    • Papers on Islamic moderate thought.
    • Papers on the pioneers of Islamic moderate thought.
    • Translations of selected and distinguished works.
    • Public lectures, roundtables, and conferences.
  • Host workshops on different applications of Islamic moderate thought.



  • The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, Qatar.
  • The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Kuwait.
  • The Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue, Doha.
  • The Higher Council of Education, Qatar.
  • The Doha Organization for combating Human Traficking, Doha.
  • The Center for Wasatiyyah, Azerbijan.
  • Organizations fof Muslim Minorities in Russia, Germany, Ukraine, Gambia, Benin, China, Belgium.
  • Memoranda of Understanding with Universities in Indonesia, Holland (Leiden), Brussels, Bosnia, Jordan.
  • Doha Independent High Schools for Boys and Girls.
  • Qatar University.

Al Qaradawi International Prize for Islamic Studies

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.

The Objectives of the Prize

  1. Honor eminent academic personalities in contemporary Islamic culture.
  2. Encourage young researchers to conduct academic research aimed at developing solutions to problems in contemporary Muslim society.
  3. Disseminate the culture of Islamic moderation and renewal through serious scholarly research combatting radicalism and extremism.
  4. Promote cooperation among civilizations and adoption of the principle of dialogue.

Faculty and Staff

Dr. Mohammed Khalifa - Director of Al Qaradawi Centre

Majed Ahmed Makki - Research Coordinator

Waleed Abouelnaga - Research Coordinator

Khalid Al-Qatabri - Senior Research Officer

Hossam El Din Khalil Farag - Senior Research Officer

Khalid al Kubaisi - Manager – Administration Research

Abeer Amin - Office Administrator

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Academic Calendar 2016/2017

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Classes resume

October 20

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December 1

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Estate Planning from Islamic Perspective

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The Ninth International Conference on Islamic Economics and Finance (ICIEF)

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