Through his detailed analysis, the book offers insight into the formation of one of the earliest religious traditions in Islamic history as well as the nature of the community in which texts were produced and circulated.
Dr Otambek Mastibekov, Manuscript Researcher and Cataloguer in the Ismaili Special Collections Unit, set up Maktab-i Madḥiya-khānī in Tajikistan in 2011.
It is with deep sadness that the IIS announces the untimely loss of Dr Janis Esots, colleague and esteemed scholar.
Created specifically for the Jamat, Living Ismaili Traditions is the IIS’s first in-house series and will launch on September 2nd with Ismaili Festivals: Stories of Celebration by Dr Shiraz Kabani.
The Muslim calendar is enriched by festivals observed by the umma as a whole, such as Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr. Some occasions, like Eid al-Ghadir, are commemorated by the Shia in particular, and others, like the Salgirah of the Imam-of-the-Time, are celebrated expressly by the Ismailis. In this unique and personal account, Shiraz Kabani takes us on a journey of celebration and self-reflection, relating accounts of festivals and traditions from his own lived experience as an Ismaili.