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20/07/2018

Between the 10th and 12th centuries CE, the Fatimid caliphateinfo-icon ruled parts of presentday Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Sicily and Syria. Tracing their descent from the Prophet Muhammad ' s daughter, Fatimainfo-icon, the Fatimidsinfo-icon reinvigorated Islamic art, producing splendid pottery, metalwork, rock crystal, wood, textile and calligraphic creations.

 

This survey in 14 essays of Fatimid art between the 10th and 12th centuries showcases the pottery, rock crystal, metalwork, textile, architectural, wood, and calligraphic creations of one of the most artistically inventive periods in Islamic culture, with special attention paid to the art of Christian and Jewish communities under the Fatimids.

02/08/2018

As part of its Diamond Jubilee series of publications, the IIS has released the first English translation and a new Persian edition of the memoirs of Aga Khaninfo-icon I. 

07/08/2018

The Ibrat-afza is the partial biography of Hasan Alo Shah Aga Khaninfo-icon I (1219-1298 /1804-1881). Also known as Muhammad Hasan al-Husayni, he was the forty-sixth Imaminfo-icon of the Nizari Ismailis.

 

The text of the Ibrat-afza as a primary source is particularly significant in terms of three distinct contexts: the Nizārī Ismaili Imamateinfo-icon, power politics at the contemporary Qājār court with its strong Sufi underpinnings, and the evolving relations between Aga Khan I and the British in India.

27/07/2018

Shariainfo-icon has been a source of misunderstanding and misconception in both the Muslim and non-Muslim worlds.

 

Understanding Sharia: Islamic Law in a Globalised World sets out to explore the reality of sharia, contextualising its development in the early centuries of Islam and showing how it evolved in line with historical and social circumstances. The authors, Raficq S. Abdulla and Mohamed M. Keshavjee, both British-trained lawyers, argue that sharia and the positive law flowing from it, known as fiqhinfo-icon, have never been an exclusive legal system or a fixed set of beliefs.

23/07/2018
In this 21 min interview Professor Ali Asani discusses the development of the ginans, Ismaili devotional tradition in South Asia, within the larger literary and religious traditions of the Subcontinent. He also examines the Khojki script in which many of the ginans, once committed to writing, were transcribed.

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