Prospectus and Seminar Papers
The Muslim Institute for Research and Planning was conceived by Dr Kalim Siddiqui in 1972. A political scientist, journalist and university lecturer, Dr Kalim's engaging personality rapidly gathered scholars for projects and evening seminars based at the Institute's offices at 6 Endsleigh Street, London.
The Insitute's report for 1979 described it as "an independent centre of research and learning in London. It is independent because it has not been set up by any government, Muslim or non-Muslim, or by any political or other type of party or movement. The Muslim Insitute's work is not affected by any national, regional, linguistic or ethnic bias. The Muslim Institute is part of the worldwide 'Islamic movement' but restricts itself to an academic role. One of the major roles of the Muslim Institute is to strengthen the Muslim presence on the intellectual map of London and the west as a whole. Until now the few Islamic centres that have existed in western cities have played an important part by providing prayer facilities and some community services in matters of marriage, divorce, burial and the occasional conversion of non-Muslims. New institutions with a more dynamic and imaginative approach are now emerging and the Muslim Institute is part of this phase of development".
Draft Prospectus 1974 (pdf) [14MB filesize]
Review Paper for Members of the Preparatory Committee - 1976 (pdf) [10MB filesize]
Islamic Rationalism in the light of Shi'ism - by Abu Fazl Ezzati (pdf) [20MB filesize]
Traditional Islamic Education - its aims and purposes for the present day - by M A Zaki Badawi (pdf) [23MB filesize]