Février 2021

25 Février 2021

Among the considerable oeuvre of Muhammad al-Shahrastani (1086–1153), the prominent Persian theologian and heresiographer, the Majlis-i maktub ('The Transcribed Sermon') is his only known work in Persian. First delivered as a sermon in Khwarazm in Central Asia, this treatise invokes the theme of creation and command, providing an esoteric cosmological narrative where faith, revelation, prophecy and the spiritual authority of the Household of the Prophet are interwoven. 

25 Février 2021

The two sermons edited and translated here for the first time are primary material from the years before the establishment of the Fatimid caliphateinfo-icon in 297/909. The authors have been identified as Abu 'Abd Allah al-Shi'i and Abu'l-'Abbas Muhammad, two brothers who were central to the success of the Ismaili da'wa in North Africa. 

The Druzeinfo-icon dogma was developed in Cairo during the reign of the sixth Fatimid caliphinfo-icon al-Ḥākim. The newly established doctrine parted from the mainstream Fatimid doctrine. Find out more about the lecture.

3 Février 2021

Professor Ebrahim Moosa will give the keynote address for the 2021 IIS Short Course on “Shari‘ainfo-icon: Development of Fiqhinfo-icon and Ethics in Muslim Contexts” in April.