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“We have made from water every living thing.” (Holy Qur’an 21:30) For the first time, this year’s North American Chapter Group (NACG) meeting was held at an international location - Al-Akhawayn University’s campus nestled in the Middle Atlas...
A Symposium on Manuscript Collections Housed at the IIS. Ismaili historiography has often lamented the destruction of renowned libraries developed under the Fatimids in Egypt (10th–12th centuries) and the Nizaris of Alamut times (11th–13th centuries...
IIS Update
The Institute has been publishing an annual IIS Update since 2000, to inform its supporters, affiliates and well-wishers of its programmes and activities. The IIS Update includes information about the Institute’s recent and forthcoming projects, as...
5 June 2017 marked a symbolic milestone in the construction of our new academic building in King’s Cross, as the final piece was laid to the outer structure of the building in a ‘topping out’ ceremony. 'Topping out' is a builders' rite traditionally...
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The Institute of Ismaili Studies was established in 1977 to promote scholarship of Muslim cultures and societies, historical as well as contemporary, leading to a better understanding of their relationship with other societies and faiths. 

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