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A new exhibition at the Aga Khan Centre Gallery, supported by The Institute of Ismaili Studies, follows the pioneering Russian scholar of Islam, Wladimir Ivanow (1886-1970), across the Muslim world.
Registration is now open for this online conference, which aims to progress the field of Fatimid studies by examining their political, cultural, artistic, social, economic and intellectual interactions. Russell Harris sheds light on what to expect.
Read an interview with the authors of An Anthology of Qur'anic Commentaries, Vol. 2: On Women on their groundbreaking new book and the social urgency of its theme.
The acquisitions of a photo album from Soviet Tajikistan and three rare coins, including a Nizari copper coin possibly struck at Alamut , enhance our unique collections.
Students in masks bumping elbows
The IIS continues to follow UK government guidelines on work and study during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our number one priority is ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all staff and students. The AKC building management team are working hard to make...
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.
The Prophet Muhammad Islam and the Divine Message
Visit this page for details, interviews and short reads on The Prophet Muhammad: Islam and the Divine Message , the third book in our World of Islam series.

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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