Latest Additions

8th April 2019

This book offers a new Persian edition and the first English translation of the Ibrat-afza, the memoirs of Ḥasan Alī Shah, the 46th Imaminfo-icon of the Nizari Ismailis and the first Ismaili Imam to bear the title of Aga Khaninfo-icon. 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.

29th March 2019

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 Tariqahinfo-icon and Religious Education Boards (ITREBs). 

1st September 2018
Who was the first Aga Khan? Learn about the life of Hasan Ali Shah, the 46th Imam of the Nizari Ismailis and the first Ismaili Imam to bear the title of Aga Khan, from his memoirs Ibrat Afza.

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 Khaninfo-icon 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.

25th February 2019

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.   

28th January 2019

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.

25th January 2019
Have a glimpse of our new publication, Islam: An Illustrated Journey. Travelling through more than fourteen-hundred years of the history of Islam, from the formative era to its place in the modern world, this book explores the many social and cultural landscapes of Arabia, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Central Asia, China, the Americas and Europe where Islam was adopted and took root.
31st January 2017

The IIS is pleased to announce the publication of The Qur’aninfo-icon and Adabinfo-icon: 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.

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