Why is the shari‘a — the mention of which stirs up problematic images in many parts of the world — understood in the ways that it is today?
Why is the term shari‘a - the mention of which conjures up images of a politicised religion in many parts of the world - understood in the ways that it is today?
The Qur’anic Studies Unit of the IIS co-sponsored a conference entitled Autour du Coran de Gwalior: polysémie d’un manuscrit à peintures (The Gwalior Qur’an Manuscript: The Polysemy of Illuminated Codex) which took place at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the
This volume of Encyclopaedia Islamica is the second of a projected 16-volume publication, consisting of an abridged and edited translation of the Persian Daʾirat al-Maʿarif-i Buzurg-i Islami, one of the most comprehe
This valuable collection of essays on Ismaili themes, focused on the mediaeval period in chronological order, is an indispensable tool for modern historians of the Ismailis, in particular, and for students of Islamic Shi‘i esotericism, in general. It presents a most useful overview of the mediaeval history of this community, containing a wide variety of topics, reflecting diverse disciplines and methodologies.