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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. The author, Rizwan Mawani , describes...
Applications now open for GPISH - closing date 10 January 2020
The Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities (GPISH) encourages a perspective which is not confined to the theological and religious heritage of Islam, but seeks to explore the relationship of religious ideas to broader dimensions of...
Mosques are the central house of worship for a majority of Muslims around the world, yet many communities have developed their own distinctive religious spaces. These reflect the different cultures, geographies and interpretations that enrich Islam...
New book in Qur'anic Studies
Persian culture has had a long-standing engagement with the Qur’an since early classical times, and this has been visible in various forms from their poetry, calligraphy to Qur’anic exegesis. During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries,...
In Conversation with IIS Alumni
Alumni are our ambassadors, representing the values, principles and work of the IIS in their chosen fields; whether it be academia, development, law, arts and culture to name a few. In this new series of “ In Conversation with IIS Alumni” we catch...
Applications now open for STEP - closing date 21 October 2019
The Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP) is for practicing and prospective teachers wishing to embark on a career in teaching within the wider Aga Khan Network of Institutions, with a particular focus on teaching the Institute of Ismaili...
Celebrating the Academic Contributions of Dr Farhad Daftary
On 26 June, a special event was hosted in Tehran, Iran, to honour the academic contributions of IIS Co-Director, Dr Farhad Daftary , to the study of Islamic and Ismaili studies. The event was organised by Bukhara (a prestigious Persian language...
Muslim Spaces of Worship and Gathering
Eplore a photo album featuring diverse historical and contemporary Muslim Spaces of Worship and Gathering that reflect the rich intellectual, cultural, spiritual and institutional pluralism of the worldwide Muslim community, Umma . Share your...

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