The Ismaili Special Collections Unit (ISCU) organised a first of its kind symposium entitled Before the Printed Word: Texts, Scribes and Transmissions on the manuscripts housed at The Institute of Ismaili Studies.
Read an essay by Professor Wilferd Madelung on the most highly esteemed book on ethics in Persian, Akhlaq-i Nasiri , Nasirean Ethics, based on the works of Nasir al-Din Tusi.
Learn more about references and resources on the Fatimid history and thought.
The IIS is delighted to announce the release of the first book in the World of Islam series – in print, e-book and audiobook formats.
The sarcophagus of Imamis made of Indian teak and the panels are decorated with Qur’anic inscriptions in extremely beautiful and highly elaborate foliated Kufic and Naskh script.