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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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STEP Graduation Ceremony – Class of 2014 
June 2015
The graduation ceremony for the sixth cohort of the Institute’s Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP) was held on 11th April 2015 at The Ismaili Centre, London. Students from Canada, India, Pakistan, Portugal, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America graduated at the ceremony with a double Master’s degree: an MA in Education (Muslim Societies and Civilisations) and an MTeach (Master of Teaching). More


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


NEW Video Lecture
Professor Angelika Neuwirth Scripture, Poetry ...More