Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies
The PISAI is a study and research centre where all academic and scientific activities aim at preparing students to meeting with muslims (muslim-christian dialogue), respectfully and in mutual understanding. The specialized formation, offered by the Institute since more than 50 years, is based upon the intensive study of the Arabic language, considered the main and privileged way of approaching fundamental islamic texts. The teaching of Islamics presents the most important events and topics of traditional Islam in a spirit of scientific neutrality. The teaching stages follow an educational progress above all aimed at the acknowledgement of the other person’s right to being different.