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.
The Blue Qur’an 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.