Publication Series

  • Collections Catalogues

    The Collections Catalogue Series showcases manuscripts held by The Institute of Ismaili Studies.  The catalogues contain detailed descriptions of the manuscripts, discussing both the content of the works and the features of the manuscripts.  These catalogues serve to assist those interested in...

  • Epistles of the Brethren of Purity
    This epistle, was one of the few geographical works translated into Latin in Medieval Europe.
    The Epistles of the Brethren of Purity is published by Oxford University Press in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London. This bilingual series consists of a multi-authored Arabic critical edition and annotated English translation of the Rasa’il Ikhwan al-Safa’ (ca. tenth-...
  • Ismaili Heritage Series

    The Ismaili Heritage Series aims to make available to wide audiences the results of modern scholarship on the Ismailis and their rich intellectual and cultural heritage as well as certain aspects of their more recent history and achievements.

  • Ismaili Texts and Translations Series

    Recent advances in Ismaili studies have been initiated by the recovery of Ismaili texts. A large number of such texts, written in Arabic, Persian and Indic languages, are preserved in the collections of The Institute of Ismaili Studies Library. The Ismaili Texts and Translations Series aims to...

  • Muslim Heritage Series
    A Companion to Muslim Cultures Dr. Amyn Sajoo.

    This series explores vital themes in the civilisations of Islam – including the nature of religious authority, ethics and law, social justice and civil society, the arts and sciences, and the interplay of spiritual and secular lifeworlds. In keeping with the Institute’s mandate, the series is...

  • Qur'anic Studies Series
    The volume offers the only up-to-date survey of scholarship on tafsir as a genre and its place within the broader framework of Muslim scholarship.

    The Institute, through the Qur'anic Studies Unit, publishes the Qur’anic Studies Series in association with Oxford University Press. The Holy...

  • Shiʿi Heritage Series
    The volume benefits from the diverse expertise of nearly 30 eminent scholars.

    Shiʿi Muslims, with their rich intellectual and cultural heritage, have contributed significantly to the fecundity and diversity of the Islamic traditions throughout the centuries, enabling Islam to evolve and flourish both as a major religion and also as a civilisation. In spite of this, Shiʿi...

  • The Encyclopaedia Islamica

    Encyclopaedia Islamica Online is based on the abridged and edited translation of the Persian Dāʾirat al-Maʿārif-i Buzurg-i Islāmī, one of the most comprehensive sources on Islam and the Muslim world. A unique feature of the Encyclopaedia Islamica Online lies in the attention given to Shiʿi Islam...