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6th December 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.
4th December 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.

23rd November 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.
23rd November 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.
23rd November 2018
Watch highlights of IIS conference on The Renaissance of Shiʿi Islam in the 15th–17th Centuries: Facets of Thought and Practice.
20th November 2018

On 29 October, the Shi‘i Studies Unit at The Institute of Ismaili Studies in collaboration with the Law, Authority and Learning in Imami Shi‘iteinfo-icon Islam (LAWALISI) Project from the University of Exeter held an interactive workshop at the Aga Khaninfo-icon Centre, entitled, Hadithinfo-icon, Law and Theology in Early Shiʿite Islam.

16th November 2018

Dr Farhad Daftary and Dr Shainool Jiwa participated in a book launch for The Fatimid Caliphateinfo-icon: Diversity of Traditions at the University of Edinburgh.

23rd October 2018

This publication provides an analysis of Hamid al-Dininfo-icon al-Kirmani’s thought and sheds new light on the many layers of allusion which characterise his writings. 

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