This work has benefited from a wide body of literature concerning spaces of worship in Islam, and Muslim communities and architecture more broadly.
To mark the advancement of Ismaili studies in the Russian Federation, an exhibition in memory of the great Russian scholar of modern Ismaili studies, Wladimir A. Ivanow, was held in St. Petersburg, Russia, on 11 October 2019.
This first-person article adds additional context to the journey Rizwan Mawani, author of Beyond the Mosque, undertook to better understand the diversity of traditions and practices across 16 different countries.
The Mughal dynasty is renowned for its great architecture and patronage of the arts. Perhaps more than any other Islamic dynasty, the Mughals made their passion for the arts and its aesthetic principles, a central part of their identity.
This work aims to open up new discourses about Islam in sub-Saharan Africa through the examination of how Muslims in this geographical and socio- cultural context have engaged with the Qur’an.
The beginning of a new academic year is always an exciting time in the IIS calendar, particularly when our new intake of students arrive. We recently welcomed new students onto the Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP) and the Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities (GPISH) into our vibrant learning community. Arriving from across the globe, 29 students joined STEP from Canada, India, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and the USA, whilst 11 students from Canada, India, Pakistan, Tajikistan and the USA began GPISH.
Read this article for a critical appraisal of the debates about the eternal nature of the Qur’an and its ‘inimitability’(i‘jaz) in the 6th AH / 12th CE century of Islam.