International Series on Islamic Education

Welcome to the first International Series on Islamic Education (ISIE 2021), hosted by The Markfield Institute of Higher Education (MIHE) with participation from scholars at the Education Studies department at Warwick University, the Centre for Islamic Thought and Education at the University of South Australia, the Fakultas Ilmu Tarbiyah Dan Keguruan at the State Islamic University (UIN) Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta and the Institut Islamische Religion at the KPH in Vienna.


The International Series on Islamic Education 2021 (ISIE 2021) provides leading academics and scholars working within the domain of Islamic Education to share and exchange their ideas and perspectives in an international forum with the explicit aim of stimulating further research, collaboration and dialogue.


This inaugural event discussed and introduced working definitions and focus on the notion of

‘Islamic Education’ (IE)


The Possibilities to Develop IE as a Specialised field of study


ISIE 2021 aims to establish a unique platform that will enable scholars, students and practitioners to contribute, influence and impact national and international public policy dialogues and objectives. Leading scholars from across the world will present their own research, share experiences and suggestions for the further development of the discipline of Islamic education. This will also present students and interested observers with the opportunity to become acquainted with scholars in the field and the institutions and platforms supporting vital research in the arena. Furthermore, the aim will be to eventually generate new knowledge, understanding and the formation of international, intercultural and interdisciplinary research networks and partnerships. 

Insh’Allah ISIE 2021 will present a significant occasion for the initiation of Islamic Education as a benchmark subject for Islamic sciences with avenues being established for the sharing of research, best practice and networking of people and ideas.