The Al-Mahdi Institute’s activities are marked by its non-dogmatic, open philosophy, coupled with an attention to scholarly rigour. This facilitates the pursuit of excellence across a range of perspectives that are not necessarily confined to the theological and religious heritage of any particular tradition. The Al-Mahdi Institute seeks to explore the relationship of religious ideas to all dimensions of contemporary thought and culture in a spirit whereby the human face of Islam, epitomised in the teachings of the Prophet Muḥammad and his impeccable progeny, can inform the holistic development of all individuals and societies.
AMI aims to promote scholarship and research in all areas of Islamic Studies, both classical and contemporary, with a particular focus on studies that inform practical and theoretical challenges faced by Muslims and Muslim religious thought today.
By combining the best of traditional seminary methods of learning with modern approaches to the study of Islam and Muslim society, AMI aspires to provide a hub for the development of cutting edge research and thinking that is capable of contributing to traditional seminary circles, academia and the wider society.
AMI outreach offers a platform for the dissemination of ideas engendered through AMI Education and Research serving individuals and communities, practitioners and institutions. It is a hub for dialogue and discussion within Islam, between Religions and amongst Humanity.
The Al-Mahdi Institute’s outreach activities are driven by its commitment to shared human values and a belief that diverse religious voices can continuously learn from each other, collectively holding huge potential to inform the holistic development of individuals and societies. Established in 1993 as a center for higher learning in Islam, the Al-Mahdi Institute has always been committed to ensuring that its research and educational activities reach beyond the scholarly circles of the Hawza’s, Madaris and Universities.
Accordingly AMI outreach seeks to allow for the expression of the Human face of Islam, as epitomized in the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad and his impeccable progeny, whilst simultaneously maintaining an openness through which the education and research activities of the institute may come to be informed through the shared experience gained through bridges and networks with those who hold differing views.