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This talk will highlight two key dynamics within Sufisminfo-icon today that emerged in developing an introductory text to Sufism and then a volume on contemporary Sufism.

In the contemporary context, the Qur’an continues to act as an abiding source of inspiration and guidance for Muslims. As in the past, it is also the subject of wide-ranging discussions among Muslims on how it is to be understood and applied in the context of current times. The new Secondary Curriculum module aims to equip STEP teachers and students with tools of studying the Qur’an which will give them insight into its diverse interpretations in Islamic traditions, including Shia Ismaili perspectives on revelation.    

This lecture will present some ambiguous passages of the text in which traces of early Shi‘i ideas can still be detected despite their Fatimid rewriting.

10th April 2018
This lecture by Dr Omar Ali-de- Unzaga gives a glimpse into the multitude of interpretations of the Qur’an that have been in coexistence for more than a thousand years.

Join us for the live webcast of the proceedings of the Graduation of the Secondary Teacher Education Programme 2018, which will take place at The Ismaili Centre, London here.

 

23rd March 2018

Eplore a photo album featuring diverse historical and contemporary Muslim Spaces of Worship and Gathering that reflect the rich intellectual, cultural, spiritual and institutional pluralism of the worldwide Muslim community, Umma.

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22nd March 2018

The Shari‘ainfo-icon: History, Ethics and Law explores many of the popular myths about the sharia — that it defines Islam, that it is divine in substance, that it contains a code recognised by all Muslims — by leading scholars from a variety of disciplines.

15th March 2018
November 2017 saw the 40th anniversary of the formal inauguration of The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London. To mark this important milestone the Institute hosted commemorative lectures at the Ismaili Centre, London, UK.
13th March 2018

The field research project - which is a mandatory requirement for GPISH - is undertaken by the students in the summer term, during their second year of study. Students select their topics, based on their research interests, which are also consonant with the scope and mission of the IIS.

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