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 subjects coming from the disciplines of the social sciences, humanities and sciences especially, issues that are relevant to the University’s Islamic constituents.
The Arab-Islamic word Iqra means to read or recite and is believed to be the first word or aya received by the prophet Muhammad from God hence, it is found in the Quran, the sacred book of Islam. The use of this word as the name of this Islamic journal underpins the significance of reading or reciting which corollarily underscores the significance of knowledge in the life of one who professes Islam as a religion. It becomes even more meaningful given the religious context of the word. Adapted as the name of the journal, the work of putting out this publication may be described as an Islamic undertaking within a Catholic setting.
The views, opinions, and ideas published in the IQRA are those of their authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Editorial Board, the Al Qalam, the Society of Jesus or the Ateneo de Davao University.