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Journey along the historic trade route in The Silk Road: A Living History, which opens in King’s Cross on April 8th.
For International Women’s Day, we asked IIS staff and students to highlight one woman from Muslim societies and cultures who inspires them—and who they think more people should know about.
For World Book Day, librarians Pedro Sánchez Rodriguez and Shah Hussain discuss the Aga Khan Library's recently launched digital Ismaili Printed Materials Collection and its unique resources.
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.
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.
To mark International Education Day, with its theme “Recover and Revitalise Education for the COVID-19 Generation”, students and programme staff at the IIS’s Department of Graduate Studies reveal how their programmes have responded to the pandemic.
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!
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,...

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