12th February 2020
Intellectual Interactions in the Islamic World: The Ismaili Thread, edited by Dr Orkhan Mir-Kasimov seeks to focus not only on the complex body of Islamic civilisations, but on the interactions and the links between different groups, in an attempt to better understand the whole.
5th February 2020
The passing of Raficq Abdulla, a leading Muslim thinker, on 19 December 2019 is a loss that will be felt by many in light of his seminal contributions to a number of civil society institutions in the United Kingdom.
24th January 2020
Abbas Hamdani passed peacefully at home in Bethesda with his family by his side on 23 December 2019.
19th December 2019
The Aga Khan Library, London, in collaboration with Bloomsbury Publishing has launched a Digital Collections website, showcasing manuscripts, artworks, rare books, out-of-print publications, photographs, and maps which have been produced in different periods and areas of the Muslim world.
6th December 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa’s engagement with Muslims, the Qur’an and Islam stretches back over several millennia.
Exhibition in honour of the late Wladimir A. Ivanow in St. Petersburg marks a new phase of progress in Ismaili studies
13th November 2019
To mark the advancement of Ismaili studies in the Russian Federation, an exhibition in memory of the great Russian scholar of modern Ismaili studies, Wladimir A. Ivanow, was held in St. Petersburg, Russia, on 11 October 2019.
29th October 2019
The Mughal dynasty is renowned for its great architecture and patronage of the arts. Perhaps more than any other Islamic dynasty, the Mughals made their passion for the arts and its aesthetic principles, a central part of their identity.
21st October 2019
The beginning of a new academic year is always an exciting time in the IIS calendar, particularly when our new intake of students arrive. We recently welcomed new students onto the Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP) and the Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities (GPISH) into our vibrant learning community. Arriving from across the globe, 29 students joined STEP from Canada, India, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and the USA, whilst 11 students from Canada, India, Pakistan, Tajikistan and the USA began GPISH.
18th October 2019
Wladimir A. Ivanow (1886–1970), the celebrated Russian academic who paved the way for modern scholarship on Ismaili and Iranian linguistic Studies was the inspiration behind many of the papers presented at the flagship conference entitled Intellectual Traditions of Ismailis and Sufis, held at the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Oriental Manuscripts in St Petersburg, on 10 - 11 October 2019.
18th October 2019
The second publication in the Institute’s new World of Islam series, Beyond the Mosque: Diverse Spaces of Muslim Worship, is a first person exploration of sacred spaces across the breadth of the Muslim world.