This book offers a new Persian edition and the first English translation of the Ibrat-afza, the memoirs of Ḥasan Alī Shah, the 46th Imam of the Nizari Ismailis and the first Ismaili Imam to bear the title of Aga Khan. The Ibrat-afza was composed in the year 1851, following the Imam’s departure from Persia and his permanent settlement in India.
Join us for the Secondary Teachers Education Programme (STEP) graduation ceremony.
The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) has partnered with the Professional Development Qualification (PDQ) Unit of Cambridge Assessment International Education to design and implement a pilot programme for primary-level teacher educators from the Ismaili Tariqah and Religious Education Boards (ITREBs).
The Institute of Ismaili Studies is pleased to invite you to our Annemarie Schimmel Memorial Lecture on Monday 29 April 2019 at 5pm (GMT) at Aga Khan Centre, London.
The lecture will be delivered by the most recent recipient of the Annemarie Schimmel fellowship, Mohammed Rustom, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at Carleton University and Library of Arabic Literature Senior Fellow at NYU Abu Dhabi.
This article explores the concepts of love, friendship and refinement of character presented by the Ikhwan in the context of wider discourses of the time.
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.
The IIS is pleased to announce the publication of The Qur’an and Adab: 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.