The Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE), a member of HBKU’s College of Islamic Studies, leads the reform and renewal of contemporary Islamic legal and ethical thought and behavior by contributing a sustainable ethical framework for addressing contemporary global challenges.
CILE’s initiative is maintained by the production, dissemination and application of Islamic ethical thought and behavior.
Launched in January 2012, CILE specializes in Islamic Legislation and Ethics with a focus on applied ethics in the fields of: methodology, arts, environment, economics, education, food, gender, media, bioethics, migration and human rights, politics, and psychology.
CILE has developed the following methodological approaches to guide its work:
CILE also lunched its publication activities in the three languages; Arabic, English and French with the series of “Islam and Applied Ethics” with the HBKU Press, online international peer-reviewed “ Journal of Islamic Ethics” with Brill based in Leiden in The Netherlands, with Tawhid for publishing in French language and a with Al -Shabaka to publish in Arabic language.