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.
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.