Institute of Islamic Studies (IIS) was founded in 1980 at Santa Cruz
, in Mumbai Suburban District
. It stands for interpreting Islamic values as stated in the Quran. The institute highlights the fundamental Islamic values of justice, equality, peace, compassion, freedom of conscience, inter-faith understanding and wisdom through its various writings, publications, seminars and other events. Institute of Islamic Studies hosts inter-faith dialogues to foster inter-faith harmony. Various events are conducted to promote women's rights.
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport serves the area.