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The Bediüzzaman Said Nursi Chair in Islamic Studies at John Carroll University was established in 2003. As one of a growing number of institutes and centers dedicated to Islamic studies at universities in North America, the Nursi Chair in Islamic Studies aims to provide both the JCU community and the general public with balanced and responsible, academically rigorous, yet theologically sound information about Islam. As part of the programming of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, the Nursi Chair is integral to the mission of JCU as a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher learning. We aim to enrich the JCU community and the wider Cleveland community through our work. This site will provide you information about the Islamic Studies programming and faculty available at John Carroll, the various community events and programs we organize, sponsor, and host, and links to resources for the study of Islam, the second largest and fastest growing religion in the world.

Nursi Chair News and Events

Week of Islamic Art & Culture

Every year the Nursi Chair hosts JCU's Week of Islamic Art and Culture in the spring. Find out about our upcoming and past events here.

Conferences, Workshops, & Lectures

The Nursi Chair hosts special conferences, workshops, or lectures. Find out about them here.

Faculty & Staff

Find information on the Nursi Chair's faculty and Staff here.

Other News & Events


Find out about other events and happenings here.

Nursi Chair Art & Islamic Culture

Nursi Chair's Week of Islamic Art and Culture

The 12th Annual Week of Islamic Art and Culture at JCU sponsored by The Bediuzzaman Said Nursi Chair in Islamic Studies will be April 1-5. All of the events will take place 6:30 pm in the Donahue Auditorium of the Dolan Science Center and are free.