Iqra is an intercultural and multidisciplinary of Al Qalam Institute for Islamic Identities and Dialogue in Southeast Asia published annually by the Ateneo de Davao University. The article published in Iqra are refereed (double blinds reviews) by the international board of reviewers. Read More
The Al Qalam Institute for Islamic Identities and Dialogue in Southeast Asia is an institute for understanding Islam, the Muslims and peoples of Mindanao that are culturally linked to other Southeast Asian communities. It actively contributes toward fortification of spirituality thereby strengthening a sense of belongingness to a bigger humanity and co-creating and nurturing a society founded on social justice, gender equity, multiculturalism, religious pluralism and sustainable peace and human development.
Al Qalam Institute hopes to formalize in a scholastic and formative setting an avenue for Muslims to better understand their roles and responsibilities as a citizen of the Philippines. In part, it also envisions the actualization of such parameters to better understand one’s self as a prerogative to also access a better understanding of one’s surroundings and the impact of their actions and decisions towards the rest of the citizenry.
IQRA is a multidisciplinary journal published annually under the auspices of the Al Qalam Institute of the Ateneo de Davao University. It is primarily designed to complement the activities of the Institute by disseminating its advocacies for peace in Mindanao, interfaith dialogues and understanding Muslim identities.
It publishes a broad range of subject coming from the disciplines of the social sciences, humanities and sciences especially issues that are relevant to the University’s Islamic constituents.
Recognizing the significant impact of intra – faith and interfaith dialogue, the Al Qalam Institute, with the generous support of the Government of Australia, intends to upscale and institutionalize local peace volunteers at the municipal, city, provincial and regional level, specifically targeting the most vulnerable barangays.