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Video Highlights of the conference T he Intellectual Interactions in the Islamic World: The Ismaili Thread conference brought together an international team of over thirty leading scholars who presented to an audience of researchers, professionals,...
On 23 rd -25 th September 2016, the Institute hosted a conference entitled Fatimids and Umayyads: Competing Caliphates , in association with five European academic institutions.* Fatimids and Umayyads : Competing Caliphates is a pioneering...
Between 3 rd and 7 th September, the Asian Chapter Group of the IIS Alumni Association convened at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai, for their annual reunion, and a lively exploration of the poetry of the Persian Ismaili poet-philosopher, Nasir-i Khusraw...
The IIS is pleased to announce the publication of The Spirit and the Letter: Approaches to the Esoteric Interpretation of the Qur’an , edited by Annabel Keeler and Sajjad Rizvi. This publication is the fifteenth volume in the Qur’anic Studies Series...
This 22 min video features a brief introduction to the competing Muslim powers on either side of the western Mediterranean in the 10th century CE: The Shiʿi Ismaili caliphate of the Fatimids (r. AH 297-567/909-1171 CE) and the Sunni Maliki caliphate...

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