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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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In Memoriam: Dr Karim K Janmohamed (1943-2015) 
May 2015
Colleagues, students, alumni and staff of the IIS remember with great fondness Dr Karim Janmohamed, who passed away in Toronto on 24th April 2015 at the age of 71.  Dr Janmohamed was the first Head of the IIS-ITREB Liaison Department (fore-runner to the Department of Community Relations at the IIS) from 1996-2003.


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