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The Islamic Development Bank
Jeddah-Saudi Arabia

The Islamic Development Bank is an international financial institution. The purpose of the bank is to foster socio-economic development and social progress of its member countries and Muslim communities individually as well as jointly in accordance with the principles of Shari'ah i.e., Islamic Law. The function of JDB are to participate in equity capital and grant loans for productive projects and enterprises besides providing financial assistance to member countries in other forms for economic and social development. The Bank is also required to establish and operate special funds for specific purposes including a fund for assistance to Muslim communities in non-member countries to conform to the Shari'ah.

The Royal Scientific Society

RSS is a non-profit institution enjoying financial and administrative independence. It aims at conducting scientific and technological research and development work. It also aims at disseminating awareness in the scientific and technological fields and at providing specialized technical consultations and services to the public and private sectors. It seeks to develop scientific and technological cooperation with similar institutions within the Arab world and internationally.

Social, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRTCIC) Ankara-Turkey

SESRTCIC was founded in 1978 to collect, collate and disseminate socio-economic statistics and information on and for the utilisation of the member countries, study and evaluate economic and social development in the member countries to help generate proposals that will initiate and enhance co-operation among them.

  Medical Journal of the Islamic Academy of Sciences

The Medical Journal has been launched on the web.
Co-sponsored by the Organisation of Islamic Conference Standing Committee of Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH) and by IHLAS HOLDING A.S., Istanbul, Turkey.

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Philadelphia University (Amman - Jordan)

Philadelphia University is Jordanian private institution of higher education, managed by a private autonomous Board of Trustees. The university offers a wide range of academic degree and conducts scientific and technological research work.

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Istanbul Turkey

The Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA), subsidiary of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) established in 1980 and carries out activities that aim to:

  • Study Islamic culture and civilisation;

  • Promote scholarly studies and artistic activities;

  • Create international awareness on the Islamic cultural, architectural and written heritage and its preservation; and

  • Foster inter-cultural affinities and dialogue between civilisations.

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Committee on Science and Technological Cooperation
Islamabad - Pakistan 

The main Objectives for establishing COMSTECH are the following:

Assessment of the human and material resources of OlC member states and determination of science and technology needs and requirements.

Building  up the indigenous capability of member states in the fields of science and technology through cooperation and mutual assistance.

Promotion of cooperation and coordination amongst the member states in science and technology.

Creation of an effective institutional structure of planning, research and development and monitoring of science and technology activities in high technology areas.


OIC Exchange.  is maintained by OICnetworks Sdn. Bhd. which is a joint venture company between two reputable organizations, Islamic Development Bank (based in Jeddah), and MIMOS (based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia). 
OICnetworks is poised to become a leading edge Information Communication Technology (ICT) provider to the Muslim world. 
Their main objectives are to provide the Islamic Communities with services of:

  • ICT Consulting Services;

  • Portals for Information and E-Commerce Services; and

  • ICT Connectivity Infrastructure.

Islam Online. 

Islam Online Provides you with all the information you need about Islam and its civilizations, the universe and its changes, current affairs and their analyses, and general information and services that one cannot do without in the 21st century. 
This site aims to present a unified and lively Islam that keeps up with modern times in all areas. Their motto is: credibility and distinction. is a comprehensive directory of science related websites.


Pakistan Academy of Sciences



The Pakistan Academy of Sciences is a non-governmental and non-political supreme scientific body of distinguished scientists. It was set up in 1953 on the pattern of the Royal Society of the UK. It comprises the most eminent scientists of the country. The Academy has been headed by a number of leading scientists in the past including (Late) Prof. Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, (Late) Prof. Dr. Abdus Salam and (Late) Prof. Raziuddin Siddiqi.

The Academy is governed by a 17-member Council that includes Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman as its President, two Vice Presidents, Secretary General, Treasurer and Associate Secretary General. At present, there are 76 Fellows and 22 Foreign Fellows of the Academy, who have been elected by the General Body.


Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM)

Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) was established under the Academy of Sciences Act 1994. Its mission is to pursue, encourage and enhance excellence in the fields of science, engineering and technology (SET), for the development of the nation and the benefit of mankind. The five thrust areas of ASM are:
  • Providing advice to the government on matters relating to SET which are of national importance;
  • Fostering a culture of excellence in SET in Malaysia;
  • Assisting in upgrading the technological capability and competency in Malaysian industries;
  • Promoting public awareness of the importance of SET in everyday life; and
  • Spearheading international collaboration and cooperation in SET related areas.

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