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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:...
Paradise Found: ʿAyn al-Quḍāt on Qur’anic Origins ʿAyn al-Quḍāt Hamadānī (d. 525/1131) was a mystic, philosopher, theologian, and judge who was born in the western Iranian city of Hamadan. He was the student of Aḥmad al-Ghazālī (d. 520/1126), and is...
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.
Many of us are curious about other cultures with a hunger for experiencing the “out of the ordinary”, and we satisfy this desire in different ways. For some this may involve physically travelling to other parts of the world, whilst for others it may...
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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