Islam in the contemporary world
Islamic studies is a topic of significance as modern Australian society seeks to better understand Islam and the role of Muslims in the contemporary world.
Dr Zuleyha Keskin is the Course Director at the Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation and a senior lecturer, lecturing on Islamic spirituality and contemporary Islamic studies.
new Masters program at CSU will explore contemporary issues facing Islam and Muslims and address the professional needs of people who deal closely with Muslims in daily life. Commencing in February this year, the Master of Contemporary Islamic Studies seeks to provide insight into some of the common misconceptions about Islam and Muslims in society. Dr Zuleyha Keskin, Course Director at the Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation (CISAC) at CSU, explained that people often wish to better understand Islam but they do not know where to go for information. “I was born in Australia into a Muslim family. Having grown up in a multicultural environment (inner-west Sydney), I have always felt that better understanding of different cultures and religions is key for a harmonious society. “Issues related to Islam and Muslims have local and global significance right now, so a course that deals with contemporary