Dr Farhad Daftary Set to Step Down from Management Role and IIS Appoints New Director

After having served for 34 years in leadership positions at IIS, including the past 12 years as Co-Director, Dr Farhad Daftary has decided to step down from his management roles in early January 2023. Professor Zayn Kassam has been appointed as the next Director of IIS.

Ismaili Texts and Translations: an Interview with the Series Editor

The Ismaili Texts and Translations series aims to produce critical editions of Ismaili texts, together with English translations and contextualising introductions, which are essential for further progress in the field of Ismaili studies.

New Timeline Tracks 45 Years of IIS

For 11 July, which marks 65 years since our founder, His Highness the Aga Khan, acceded to the Imamat, we are launching a new online timeline tracing 45 years of The Institute of Ismaili Studies.

About us

The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) was established in 1977 as an academic institution of higher education dedicated to the study of Islam, with a particular focus on its Ismaili and broader Shi‘i traditions.

Discover our research

Research at the IIS seeks to contribute to the field of Islamic studies in general, with a particular focus on Shi ‘i and Ismaili studies.

Explore our publications

The IIS publishes works by its own scholars as well as from the academic community outside the Institute.

Qur’anic Studies Series Welcomes New Editorial Board

The new editorial board brings together a wealth of knowledge and expertise in fields related to Qur’anic Studies. 

In Memoriam: Nabila Walji (1993-2022)

This tribute to IIS student Nabila was written by her friends and classmates on the GPISH programme.