The Institute of Ismaili Studies

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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 and ISMC Joint Library 
April 2014
The IIS is pleased to announce the merging of its library with the library of the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations(ISMC) at the Aga Khan University (AKU). More


The Safar-nama of Nasir Khusraw 
Travelogue of an 11th CE century Persian philosopher and poet ... More


Video: A Companion to Muslim Cultures, Dr Amyn B. Sajoo (ed.), London 2011. More