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28 Janvier 2019

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 involve turning to literature to transport our hearts and minds more figuratively.

25 Janvier 2019
Have a glimpse of our new publication, Islam: An Illustrated Journey. Travelling through more than fourteen-hundred years of the history of Islam, from the formative era to its place in the modern world, this book explores the many social and cultural landscapes of Arabia, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Central Asia, China, the Americas and Europe where Islam was adopted and took root.
31 Janvier 2017

The IIS is pleased to announce the publication of The Qur’aninfo-icon and Adabinfo-icon: The Shaping of Literary Traditions in Classical Islam, edited by Dr Nuha Alshaar. This publication is the sixteenth volume in the Qur’anic Studies Series.

6 décembre 2018
This short video introduces one of the oldest manuscripts of the Qur’an, the Sana‘a Palimpsest, dating back to the 1st-2nd century AH / 7th century CE.
4 décembre 2018

Islam an Illustrated Journey is a Diamond Jubilee publication produced by Azimuth Editions in conjunction with The Institute of Ismaili Studies. The book is a timely reminder of Islam’s rich legacy and pluralistic heritage and takes readers on a visual journey through Islam’s rich 1400 year history.

On 3 November 2018, the first book launch was held at Ismaili Centre, Toronto. Attendees were given first-hand insights into the approach taken by the authors Dr Farhad Datary and Professor Zulfikar Hirji to produce an accessible and illustrated account of Islamic civilisation from Late Antiquity up to the modern-day.

23 novembre 2018
Watch the keynote address on The Confluence of Mysticism and Messianism in Islamic Theosophy (Irfan) in the 15th–17th centuries, delivered by Prof. Gerhard B Gerhard Böwering on 3 October, 2018 at the Aga Khan Centre.
23 novembre 2018
Watch the keynote address on The Shi‘i Milieu of Post-Mongol Iran delivered by Dr Farhad Daftary on 3 October, 2018 at the Aga Khan Centre.
23 novembre 2018
Watch highlights of IIS conference on The Renaissance of Shiʿi Islam in the 15th–17th Centuries: Facets of Thought and Practice.