March 2021

25th March 2021
Watch Dr Wissam Halawi (University of Lausanne) speak about the origins and later history of Druzism, which in its early development, parted from mainstream Fatimid doctrine.
17th March 2021

The IIS’s new Board of Governors met staff and shared their early plans for the Institute on March 5th in an online town hall. 

15th March 2021

Second-year students on the Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities (GPISH) presented their MA dissertation research proposals on March 2nd.

To understand the formation of Twelver Shiʿism, we must understand the ways in which the authority of the traditional four agents and other community leaders was contested.

11th March 2021

In the first of a new series of student blogs, final-year STEP student Attiya Nathoo shares the top three lessons she's learned during her time at the IIS.

18th March 2021

The Ikhwan al-Safa’ (Brethren of Purity), the anonymous adepts of a tenth-century esoteric fraternity based in Basra and Baghdad, hold an eminent position in the history of science and philosophy in Islam due to the wide reception and assimilation of their monumental encyclopaedia, the Rasa‘il Ikhwan al-Safa’ (Epistles of the Brethren of Purity).

8th March 2021

For International Women’s Day, we asked IIS staff and students to highlight one woman from Muslim societies and cultures who inspires them—and who they think more people should know about.