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The Institute of Ismaili Studies invites prospective students interested in the Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities to download the prospectus, register for the webinar, and apply online now. Deadline: 8 January, 2021.
Dr. Farhad Daftary presents for the first time the illustrated biographies of all the 49 Ismaili imams in a series of concise narratives recounting their lives and actions, and through them the Ismaili community’s history and heritage. Find out more.
This online exhibition (5 October 2020 - 31 March 2021) recognises and highlights African contributions to world history by exhibiting World Heritage Monuments and architectural treasures from Sub-Saharan Africa. Explore the exhibition today.
Visit this page for news, images, interviews, audio samples and short reads on Beyond the Mosque: Diverse Spaces of Muslim Worship World, the second book of our new World of Islam series.
A Selection of Our Publications is Now Available in eBook Formats
We are delighted to launch a selection of free ebooks, which can now be read online or downloaded. Watch this space for new additions!
Browse Digital Collections of Aga Khan Library comprising of artworks, maps, manuscripts and photographs from different period and parts of the Muslim world.
The Safar-nama is record of an expansive journey undertaken - from Central Asia to the Mediterranean Coast, Egypt, Arabia and back - by a Persian poet and philosopher, Nasir Khusraw, in the mid-11th CE century. The rich tapestry of the travelogue,...

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. 

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