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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 Scholar Presents at Mamluk Studies Conference 
August 2014
Dr Stephen Burge, who specialises in the religious works of al-Suyuti in the Institute’s Qur’anic Studies Unit, attended the School of Mamluk Studies Conference which was held in Venice on 22-25 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