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While the Fatimid and Alamut periods have received considerable scholarly attention and are more widely written about, the Nizari Ismaili history of the 19th century has had much less coverage. Shedding light on this understudied, yet significant...
As part of a series of celebratory events that have been taking place within the first year of the opening of the Aga Khan Centre and of IIS moving into its new and permanent home, IIS hosted an educational programme for its friends and supporters...
Professor Omid Safi speaks about his book Radical Love
On 26 March, Professor Omid Safi, Director of Duke University’s Islamic Studies Centre, took audiences through a mystical journey in his talk entitled, Radical Love: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition at the Aga Khan Centre. He spoke...
Professor Mohammed Rustom speaking at AKC
In honour of the late Professor Annemarie Schimmel , IIS held its annual memorial lecture on 29 April, entitled Paradise Found: ʿAyn al-Quḍāt on Qur’anic Origins delivered by Professor Mohammed Rustom, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at...
On 13 April 2019, twenty-eight students graduated from the Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP) at The Ismaili Centre, London. Students from Canada, India, Kenya, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Tanzania and the USA received a double Master’s degree:...
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...
Find out more about the key initiatives and achievements of IIS in its fortieth anniversary year. The IIS Update includes information about the Institute’s recent and forthcoming projects, as well as news about its publications and staff.
Watch highlights and two of the keynote addresses delivered by eminent scholars in the field, Dr Farhad Daftary and Professor Gerhard Böwering, shed light on the Post-Mongol Shi'i Milieu in Iran and the Confluence of Mysticism and Messianism in...

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