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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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Dr Farhad Daftary Appointed Lifetime Member of Accademia Ambrosiana 
December 2014
Dr Farhad Daftary, Co-Director of the Institute, was appointed a lifetime member of Accademia Ambrosiana in Milan, Italy, in November More


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


Interview with Dr Shainool Jiwa on The Founder of Cairo...More