The ISRA Open Day to check out Islamic Studies University courses at the Charles Sturt University was held on Saturday 11 November 2017 from 10am to 2pm at Isra Centre in Auburn, Sydney.

The event also coincided with the ISRA’s Official Opening Ceremony followed by lunch, of their expanded and renovated office space that was attended by a large contingent of invited guests including academics from CSU, ISRA staff, interfaith and community leaders.

There was also a panel discussion on the topic “Seeking Sacred Knowledge in Modern Times” that generated many questions and passionate discussion.

There were various stations on the Open Day where members of the public could engage with academics in various fields as well as a display of Islamic arts and crafts including live demonstrations of Islamic Calligraphy by talented artists.

The complimentary lavish lunch was highly enjoyed by all visitors.

ISRA stands for Islamic Sciences and Research Academy based within the Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation at the Charles Sturt University. It has teaching centres both in Sydney as well as Melbourne.

ISRA Provides Islamic education from within the Islamic scholarly tradition and sciences in a model of education that fosters critical thinking, intellectual enquiry and investigation – education that is compatible with tradition and conducive to context.


ISRA delivers classical Islamic sciences and studies in a contemporary context and in relation to social sciences (where applicable) at bachelor, masters and PhD levels according to the Australian universities qualification framework.

It also actively encourages participation by second generation Australian Muslim youth in the design and development of community projects at all levels of leadership.