Sarah Ansari, CEO was interviewed by Professor Annelies Moors of ISIM (International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern Worldwww.isim.nl)
The International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM) develops, supervises, and engages in innovative, high quality research on social, political, cultural, and intellectual trends and movements in contemporary Muslim communities and societies. ISIM’s research approaches are interdisciplinary and comparative, covering a large geographic range that includes North Africa, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, South and Southeast Asia, and Muslim communities in Europe. Broad in scope, ISIM brings together the various areas of disciplinary expertise in anthropology, sociology, religious studies, political science, and cultural studies. ISIM’s work is grounded in solid empirical research and knowledge of local languages and contexts. It focuses on “Muslims” as social agents rather than on “Islam” as an abstract doctrine.
ISIM is an international research community and worldwide network. Academics the world over are attracted and inspired by the diverse community conducting research from ISIM’s Netherlands base. All their research is embedded in broad and diverse networks ranging from Muslim civil society grass roots to leading universities in the South and the North to prominent Muslim and non-Muslim thinkers on Islamic issues.
Professor Moors is the ISIM Chair at the University of Amsterdam. The interview, which lasted an extremely enjoyable hour, encompassed many topics ranging from the the history and mission of Artizara, to evolving patterns of Islamic dress in the West and integration of Muslim communities in the Netherlands and other European countries.
ISIM publishes the ISIM Review which carries research articles by scholars throughout the world, enabling its readers to follow trends in research and offering background information on current developments and events relevant to Islam and Muslim societies. This publication is available free of charge under the publications link at www.isim.nl