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21st October 2019

Read this article for a critical appraisal of the debates about the eternal nature of the Qur’aninfo-icon and its ‘inimitability’(i‘jaz) in the 6th AH / 12th CE century of Islam. 

18th October 2019

Wladimir A. Ivanow (1886–1970), the celebrated Russian academic who paved the way for modern scholarship on Ismaili and Iranian linguistic Studies was the inspiration behind many of the papers presented at the flagship conference entitled Intellectual Traditions of Ismailis and Sufis, held at the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Oriental Manuscripts in St Petersburg, on 10 - 11 October 2019. 

18th October 2019

The second publication in the Institute’s new World of Islam series, Beyond the Mosque: Diverse Spaces of Muslim Worship, is a first person exploration of sacred spaces across the breadth of the Muslim world. 

26th September 2019
In this interview, Dr Amyn Sajoo elaborates on how the aftermath of September 11, 2001 made understanding 'what Islam is about and what Muslims believe' a vital concern across all frontiers. A Companion to the Muslim World is an attractive venture by distinguished scholars to contribute toward this urgent process of comprehension.
11th March 2019
This video features features proceedings of the 2018 book Launch event in London. The authors, Dr Mohamed Keshavjee and Raficq S. Abdulla discuss that Islamic Law and jurisprudence are neither an exclusive legal system nor a fixed set of beliefs.
17th November 2019

This series provides a concise, reliable, and accessible overview of the diverse manifestations of Islam. It seeks to offer a nuanced survey of the plurality of interpretations amongst Muslims around the world, and through history, and to stimulate readers to think differently about Islam.

16th September 2019

In recent times, there have been a number of misunderstandings and misconceptions around Shariainfo-icon or Islamic law in both the Muslim and non-Muslim worlds. Understanding Sharia: Islamic Law in a Globalised World is helping to bridge this knowledge gap and to make a positive contribution to the much-needed conversations on understanding the origins and evolution of sharia in the context of the history of the Muslim peoples.