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20th February 2018

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-Dininfo-icon Tusi. 

15th February 2018

Learn more about references and resources on the Fatimid history and thought. 

12th February 2018

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. 

7th February 2018

The sarcophagus of Imamisinfo-icon made of Indian teak and the panels are decorated with Qur’anic inscriptions in extremely beautiful and highly elaborate foliated Kufic and Naskh script.

6th February 2018

The Blue Qur’aninfo-icon is one of the most lavish examples of a 9th/10th century manuscript, commonly attributed to the early Fatimid court. Its most prominent features are the indigo-dyed parchment, gold Kufic script and verse markings of silver rosettes.