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25/01/2022
The practice of remote ziyāra, whereby a devotee visits an imām’s tomb not through physical pilgrimage but by reciting a pilgrimage litany, appears in the earliest Twelver literature on ziyāra.

The prophet has a major metaphysical function. This is a fundamental thesis of Avicenna’s prophetology, and one of the main theses that will be explored in this lecture.

17/01/2022

In this interview Dr Shiraz Kabani, author of the first Living Ismaili Traditions title, reflects on the aims of the series, who it is for, and the importance of storytelling.

13/01/2022

In this personal piece, Russell Harris, who helped to plan "Wladimir Ivanow and Modern Ismaili Studies”, reflects on the challenges and joys of bringing the scholar and his work back to life.

12/01/2022

As well as Dr Reza Shah-Kazemi's talk, the inaugural keynote address will be given by the Dalai Lama.

15/12/2021

Featuring information on a significant number of items, including photographs, artefacts, coins, medals, rare books, manuscripts, archival items and periodicals, the catalogue will enable a wide range of audiences to explore heritage materials relating to Ismaili communities online.

14/12/2021

On 11 November Professor Carmela Baffioni was appointed Membro Nazionale of the Accademia dei Lincei, the most ancient scientific academy in the world. 

13/12/2021

Six oil paintings by the renowned Pakistani artist Ismail Gulgee, a gift from former governor Dr Mohamed M Keshavjee, have been hung on the 9th floor at the Aga Khaninfo-icon Centre.

08/12/2021

We are excited to announce that, as part of its long-term digital strategy, the IIS’s Department of Curriculum Studies has started a phased roll-out of the IIS Digital Curriculum e-book platform.

06/12/2021

Topics covered exemplified the broad academic scope of the GPISH programme and included women’s rights, identity, refugees, development, digital issues, diversity and pluralism.

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