KRM has an extensive network of offices in the MENA region, which allows it to provide its research, publishing and media teams safe and creative spaces for their work.
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi: KRM has offices in the thriving TwoFour54 Media Zone in Abu Dhabi. It is a vibrant and growing hub for creative research, design and production. KRM chose this location for its facilitation of efficient operations, connectivity and networking. The UAE’s incredible business and logistical ease advantage is key to the success of KRM throughout the MENA region, which is its primary focus. The hub has over 600 media companies, from agile start-ups to global players like CNN, Sky News Arabia, Image Nation, Bidaya Media and Flash Entertainment, as well as our talented pool of over 1000 freelancers and a youth community of 14,500.
Dubai: KRM has offices located at the Ibn Battuta Gate, an important architectural landmark in the city. Dubai is one of the most important cultural and technological hubs of the world and is equally vital for its connectivity to the Muslim world. As a thriving metropolis, Dubai is a melting pot of ethnicities and cultures, merging both tradition and modernity, and it provides KRM the gateway to maintain a deep connection to the centre of influence in the Muslim world but also connectedness to the international community. KRM offices in Dubai are ideally suited for research, media and PR work. Its proximity to Dubai’s Media City, Internet City, and Knowledge Village, and its easy access to the government and education centres in Abu Dhabi and the heritage and cultural centres of Sharjah, allow us to make the most of a wealth of established resources and expertise. KRM has also been granted full access to the large Juma al-Majid library which boasts a rich collection of books and manuscripts.
Amman: KRM has extensive media facilities in Amman with state-of-the-art television studio production and broadcasting. Our facilities in Amman now includes a team of media experts including presenters, editors, journalists,
writers, researchers, social media experts, technicians, sound engineers, cameramen, graphic designers, animation experts, and full administrative teams. Our facilities boast 4 large studio areas for recording and also one of the largest green rooms in Amman. We also have broadcasting facilities via NileSat. In Jordan we work closely with religious scholars, academics, institutions and universities.
Tripoli: The Tripoli office is located in the leafy Bin Ashur district and contains a library, conference room, two meeting rooms, with workstations for design and publishing. The library contains over 20,000 books covering theology, philosophy, science, Islamic Studies, inter-faith and other fields in both Arabic and English. The library boasts the best philosophy collection in Libya and is used by university students for their research.
Benghazi: KRM has large offices in Benghazi where it shares space with other partner organisations such as Libya Institute for Advanced Studies (LIAS) and Ihya Libya. Our facilities in Benghazi include offices, conference halls, research rooms, library and media studio for recording. The offices are a hub of activity for civil society projects and also for young researchers and senior scholars in fields that are critical in Libya.
KRM has additional smaller offices in Sirte and Bani Walid.
Cairo: KRM has offices in New Cairo allowing it to connect to one of the Middle East’s most important centres of learning. Our offices here provide facilities for research, workshops and seminars. Our team is connected to the key academic centres religious authority in Egypt and to the broader intellectual community and various publishing houses. Cairo is a critical hub of scholarly activity for KRM.
Tunis: KRM has offices in Tunis which allows it to work closely with scholars in North Africa and also with think tanks and NGOs located in the country. Our facilities include research offices, conference room and also a small recording area. KRM is linked to leading religious institutions and ulema in Tunisia and has access to media expertise if required.
KRM’s foremost endeavor is the development of modern Islamic theology (or Kalam) for the development of a sophisticated Muslim contribution to theological discourse.
KRM, in partnership with the John Templeton Foundation, has been one of the leading forces behind the development of an Islamic Analytic Theology.
Although KRM’s main focus is in theological discourse, we also pursue scholarly efforts in the fields of Qur’anic studies, history, textual studies, hermeneutics, semiotics, poetry, culture, and other disciplines.
Kalam Research and Media (KRM) is a leading advocate of Inter-Faith dialogue, understanding and cooperation.
Philosophy has been of fundamental importance in the development of the theological tradition of Kalam in Muslim civilisation.
Sufism is the spiritual science of Islam. The Islamic civilisation has placed tremendous importance to the discipline of Sufism, which was manifest through numerous spiritual orders and sages.
KRM is committed to an integrative approach and constructive dialogue and collaboration between theology and spirituality and the various disciplines of modern sciences.
KRM team has been deeply involved in diplomatic work and in engagement with governments, religious centers of authority to counter religious extremism, violence and terrorism.