Mission of CSID
Our mission is two-fold:
On the one hand, we work to produce scholarship that clarifies to what extent such Western principles are halal (permissable) from an Islamic standpoint (i.e., based on the Quran, the sayings of the Holy Prophet Muhamad (saw), and other essential components of the Islamic tradition) in the hope that this will spread knowledge in the Muslim community and better equip it to deal with today’s challenges.
At the same time, CSID strives to improve the mainstream American community and policymakers’ understanding of Islam’s approach towards invididual freedom, civil rights, and political pluralism by producing scholarship that counters widely held prejudices and misconceptions.
With your help, CSID can succeed in raising the consciousness of Muslim and non-Muslim alike in this vital matter.