​Improving understanding of Muslim contexts through research and education.

Who We Are

At the Aga Khan University's Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC)​, we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. Since our founding in 2002, we have been determined to make an impact.​

We are research-focused institution driven by the belief that academic enquiry and education can enable understanding and positive social change. Read more​​​​​​

What​​ We Do

Educate Students to be Fut​ure Leaders

Change a life through our MA programmes which equip young scholars from diverse backgrounds to become leading citizens who bring positive change in the world. ​​Educate a Student.pdf

​Publish in Open ​Access

Make our books and research freely available across the world, enabling scholars and students from all backgrounds worldwide to have equal access to knowledge.

Fund Cu​​​tting-Edge Research ​

Our research uses digit​​al methods to study ancient Arabic manuscripts, addresses current topics such as Islamic pop music, women’s health, and the relationship between football and religion, as well as exploring Muslim cultures of the Indian Ocean region​

Donate To​​day and Support Our ​​Work​​​

Please note that online donations to AKU-ISMC are accepted on the basis they are unrestricted and available to be utilised by AKU-ISMC across its various ende​avours. 

AKU-ISMC accepts donations in 5 currencies: British Pound Sterling, Euro, United States Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Australian Dollar (Tax Relief for UK Taxpayers Only)​.

Gift Ai​​d 

I am a UK taxpayer and wish AKU-ISMC to claim Gift Aid on all donations I have mad​​e in the last four years and any future donations I make. What is Gift Aid? ​I confirm I have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that I donate to will reclaim on my gifts for that tax year. I understand that other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify. I understand the charity will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give or have given in the last four tax years.​

Data Prote​​ction

We will keep a record of your details for administrative purposes. We will not pass on your details to​ any other organisation. ​Please see our policies here

Contac​​​t Us

If you would like t​o discuss making a gift, please email: damon.boughen@aku.edu​​


Complai​​​​n​ts should be made by using the AKU-UK Com​plaints Form.