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Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies - PISAI

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The Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies (PISAI), founded by the Society of the Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers) in 1926 in Tunisia, is a study and research center. The formation which PISAI has been offering for over 50 years in Rome aims to train students, from the intellectual and spiritual point of view, in the specifically theological and cultural aspects of Islam, so as to equip them to undertake an informed dialogue with Muslims in academic, civil and religious-pastoral settings. Academic training at PISAI leads to the degrees of the Licentiate and the Doctorate in Arabic and Islamic Studies, and it is based on the in-depth study of the Arabic language, the necessary tool which enables access to the fundamental texts of Islam. Courses in Islamic sciences seek to present the history and thought of traditional Islam, both classical and modern, in an unbiased scientific way.

The students at PISAI, lay and religious people, come from every part of the world. At the end of their course of study at PISAI, many become actively involved through their work in direct or indirect contacts with the Muslim community.The Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies (PISAI), founded by the Society of the Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers) in 1926 in Tunisia, is a study and research centre. The formation which PISAI has been offering for over 50 years in Rome aims to train students, from the intellectual and spiritual point of view, in the specifically theological and cultural aspects of Islam, so as to equip them to undertake an informed dialogue with Muslims in academic, civil and religious-pastoral settings. Academic training at PISAI leads to the degrees of the Licentiate and the Doctorate in Arabic and Islamic Studies, and it is based on the in-depth study of the Arabic language, the necessary tool which enables access to the fundamental texts of Islam. Courses in Islamic sciences seek to present the history and thought of traditional Islam, both classical and modern, in an unbiased scientific way.

The students at PISAI, lay and religious people, come from every part of the world. At the end of their course of study at PISAI, many become actively involved through their work in direct or indirect contacts with the Muslim community.