The mission of the College is to develop Muslim faith leadership through world-class education, training and research based on a dialogue between the Islamic intellectual tradition and the ideas and circumstances of the modern world.
This is a response to the urgent need for leaders and thinkers capable of articulating and enacting the positive role Muslims and Islam can and should play as part of modern, multi-cultural British society and the world as a whole.
The strategic aims of the College in the furtherance of its mission are:
- Developing accredited courses which meet the education and training needs of those working or intending to work in Muslim faith leadership in the context of modern British society;
- Developing accredited courses which combine substantial subject knowledge and understanding of the Islamic intellectual tradition with the comparative, critical and historically-contextualised paradigms of the modern academy;
- Supporting research that will inform the development of these courses specifically and contribute to the development of Islamic Studies, Religious Studies and Theology as academic disciplines generally;
- Supporting the dissemination of the College’s work through other channels for the benefit of the wider community and to encourage greater public engagement with the College’s mission and objectives.
The College is independent of governments and is not affiliated to any Islamic movement. CMC provides a prayerful context for strengthening da’wa skills and scholarly resources to support all who care about the continuing health and dynamism of the Muslim community.
CMC is accredited by the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education and is a partner institution of The Open University.