The Institute of Ismaili Studies invites prospective students wishing to embark on a career in teaching within the wider Aga Khan network of institutions to download the new prospectus and apply online now. Application deadline: 21 October, 2020.
New book in Shii Heritage Series
How has the Ismaili branch of Shi‘i Islam interacted with other Islamic communities throughout history? The groups and movements that make up Islamic civilisation are diverse and varied yet, while scholarship has analysed many branches of Islam in...
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!
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.
Browse Digital Collections of Aga Khan Library comprising of artworks, maps, manuscripts and photographs from different periord and parts of the Muslim world.
Amyn Sajoo book on the Sharia wins award
At the end of every year, Choice publishes a list of Outstanding Academic Titles that have been reviewed during the previous calendar year. This prestigious list reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed by Choice and brings with it the...
“The way in which children are educated in their earliest years is a key which can unlock the doors of opportunity for the rest of their lives.” His Highness the Aga Khan , Commemoration of the 25 th Anniversary of the Madrasa Programme, Mombasa,...
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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