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In July 2018, The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) will be moving to its new premises, at the Aga Khan Centre. The Centre is located in King’s Cross, at the heart of London’s Knowledge Quarter. The Aga Khan Centre, designed by Maki and Associates...
In response to a need for reliable, balanced and accessible books on Islam, this series is aimed at non-specialists readers seeking to learn about lived expressions of Islam within the context of the global Ismaili community, and beyond.
Shi`i Ismaili Muslims are unique in following a living, hereditary Imam (spiritual leader), whom they believe to be directly descended from the Prophet Muhammad. The Imam's duty has been to guide his community with Islamic principles that apply to...
The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) was established in 1977 with the objective of promoting scholarship and learning on Muslim cultures and societies, historical as well as contemporary, and encouraging a better understanding of their...

The Institute of Ismaili Studies was established in 1977 to promote scholarship of Muslim cultures and societies, historical as well as contemporary, leading to a better understanding of their relationship with other societies and faiths. 

Find out more about IIS.