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The Institute of Ismaili Studies was established in 1977 to promote scholarship of Muslim cultures and societies, historical as well as contemporary, leading to a better understanding of their relationship with other societies and faiths. Find out more about the IIS. The Institute of Ismaili Studies -

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IIS Research Associate Presents on Philosophical Influences in Ismaili Thought 
August 2014
Dr Janis Esots, a Research Associate in Shi‘i Studies, presented a paper at a workshop on the thought of al-Farabi, held at Marquette University in Milwaukee, U.S.A., on 11-13 June 2014. More


Music & Melodies of the Persian Ismaili qasideh A new multimedia gallery... More


New Reading Guide
The Assassin Legends by Dr Farhad Daftary...More