On 11 April, author Ali Lakhani gave audiences at the Ismaili Centre, London, fresh insights into his latest book Faith and Ethics: The Vision of the Ismaili Imamat.
In this talk, Dr Maria De Cillis - through references to her translation and analytical commentary of the eighth chapter of the Riyāḍ, which is dedicated to the issue of divine preordination and human redemption - will highlight al-Kirmānī’s theologically distinctive interpretation of the qaḍāʾ wa’l-qadar (divine decree and destiny) question.
On 13 April 2019, twenty-eight students graduated from the Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP) at The Ismaili Centre, London.
This book offers a new Persian edition and the first English translation of the Ibrat-afza, the memoirs of Ḥasan Alī Shah, the 46th Imam of the Nizari Ismailis and the first Ismaili Imam to bear the title of Aga Khan. The Ibrat-afza was composed in the year 1851, following the Imam’s departure from Persia and his permanent settlement in India.