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Introduction of the Islamic Research and information Center

The Islamic Research and Information Center (IRIC) was established by a group of Muslim graduate students in Washington D.C. , the USA in 1990.

The Islamic Research and Information Center (IRIC) was established by a group of Muslim graduate students in Washington D.C., the USA in 1990. In a short period of time, this center was able to create a network of 40 different Islamic institutes across North America, and prepared the ground for further cooperation.




1- Holding conferences and lectures to reflect Islamic views especially in relation to contemporary Muslim issues

2. Cooperation with mass media to introduce the true image of Islam through the production of movies and TV programs. 


3. To educate talented Muslims to be proactive in pursuing their religious duties and promote the Islamic & Muslim culture through proficiency courses.


4. To enlighten Muslim minority groups living in the West to protect their rights.


5. Identify important research topics on different Islamic subjects and assign talented scholars to do research in those areas.


6. To create an academic and research network amongst different Islamic educational institutions around the world in order to create a syllabus and course content for Islamic schools in English. 


7. Introduce authentic Islamic sources to scholars and researchers who expressed their interest in different Islamic Issues. 


8. Cooperation with peer institutions in the areas of mutual interest.


9. To Monitor the latest publications, movies and documentaries in the West on the subjects of Islam and Muslim


IRIC for the aim of achievement of its goals has already organized some kind of cultural and scientific cooperation with Islamic institutes and organizations and also academic centers in western countries through its representative offices.

IRIC, based on its past experience, is very interested in participating and sponsoring regional and international conferences in comparative religions, contemporary Islamic issues, rights of Muslim minorities, the interaction between Islam and the West, etc. In this context, several research projects on the above-mentioned subjects have been identified. 

Cooperation in the establishment and support of Islamic studies in the institution of higher education, and international cooperation in the production of appropriate films, TV programs, audio-visual programs and publication of books in the relevant areas of interest are among additional activities of IRIC.

One of the objectives of IRIC is membership in the international organizations and associations in order to provide an opportunity for interaction between Islam and the West and also know the Muslim communities and defend their natural rights.

IRIC also is willing to exchange its cultural products with other interested individuals and institutes. 


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