Our Mission

FIKR was established in late 2021 to help advance the intellectual aims of Islam through various forms of financial support, including scholarships for students in the field of Islamic Studies, research and project grants, and knowledge-exchange programs.

Scholarship Fund

We provide both merit-based and needs-based scholarships to students enrolled in Arabic and Islamic Studies institutes of higher learning.

Research Grants

We offer grants to individuals or institutions pursuing research related to the sacred sciences, particularly interdisciplinary projects.

Knowledge Exchange

We promote the Islamic intellectual tradition by facilitating the travel, exchange, and communication of Muslim scholars world-wide.

About Us


The Foundation for Islamic Knowledge and Research (FIKR) exists to support educational and academic activities that serve the public good through grants to Islamic academic nonprofit organizations, scholarships to students in Islamic Studies, and knowledge exchange programs. 


FIKR fosters sustainable and transformative change by supporting multidisciplinary projects and interdisciplinary scholarship that will have a global impact and shape entire disciplines, such as Medicine, Law, Business and Economics, Psychology, Technology, etc…


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Get in touch

Need more information? Find us at the FIKR office, call us, or send us a message by email using the form to the right.

 Visit our office

998 N. Lombard Rd. Lombard, IL 60148

 Give us a ring

Bilal Ali, Executive Director

(630) 708-0485

Mon - Fri: 2:00PM-5:00PM Central Time

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