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.
Making Paradise is the latest exhibition at the Aga Khan Centre Gallery. In this interview, its curator Esen Salma Kaya gives an insight into the multi-sensory show.
The Islamic Gardens at King’s Cross were one of 15 across the UK capital chosen to feature in London Open Gardens’ virtual event.
We are delighted to announce that Professor Farid Panjwani and Dr Arif Jamal have been appointed to senior management positions in two renowned academic institutions.