The Muslim Institute for Research and Planning, 1974-1998

Until its decline following Dr Kalim Siddiqui’s death in 1996, the Muslim Institute for Research and Planning was a world-renowned centre of Islamic movement thought and activism, known for the seminars it held in different parts of the world, its books and papers, the Crescent International newsmagazine, and its role in the establishment of the Muslim Parliament of Great Britain. In 1998, a number of Muslim Institute members and associates, led by Zafar Bangash of Toronto and Imam Muhammad Al-Asi of Washington DC, established the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought (ICIT) to continue the work begun by Dr Kalim Siddiqui.

(In 2009, a new ‘Muslim Institute’ was launched in London, tracing its origins back to the foundation of the original Muslim Institute in the 1970s. This is in fact a new institution following a completely different agenda, disowning the bulk of the work of the original Institute.)

Information about the Muslim Institute can be found through the following pages:

A short history of the Muslim Institute

The Muslim Institute — setting out to change the world
The second section of the biography of Dr Kalim Siddiqui, providing a fuller account of the principles, establishment and early work of the Muslim Institute.

The Muslim Institute’s work for the global Islamic movement
The third section of the biography of Dr Kalim Siddiqui, explaining the Institute’s role after the Islamic Revolution in Iran.

The Draft Prospectus of the Muslim Institute
The foundation document of the Muslim Institute, written by Dr Kalim Siddiqui, and published in February 1974.

Chronology of Muslim Institute work

Muslim Institute publications