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1st July 2019
In this short message delivered for the launch of the Persian Edition of 'A History of Shi'i Islam', in Tehran, Iran, Dr Farhad Daftary elaborates on his dedicated efforts to clarifying misconceptions about Shi'i Islam, particularly in the West.
1st August 2019

On 26 June, a special event was hosted in Tehran, Iran, to honour the academic contributions of IIS Co-Director, Dr Farhad Daftary, to the study of Islamic and Ismaili studies. 

29th July 2019

Professor Amirinfo-icon-Moezzi, Director of Islamic Studies at École Pratique des Hautes Études, Sorbonne University and IIS Research Fellow, was honored with the Prize for the History of Religions by the Pierre-Antoine Bernheim’s Friends Foundation (French Academy) for his book The Proof of God: Shi‘iteinfo-icon Mysticism through Kulaynî's work (La Preuve de Dieu: La Mystique Shi'ite à travers l'oeuvre de Kulaynî) at l’Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, part of the Institut de France.

16th July 2019
Watch this video to learn more about IIS's work to promote scholarship and learning about Muslim cultures and societies.
9th July 2019

As part of a series of celebratory events that have been taking place within the first year of the opening of the Aga Khaninfo-icon Centre and of IIS moving into its new and permanent home, IIS hosted an educational programme for its friends and supporters during the weekend of 15-16 June.

31st May 2019
Watch the insightful presentations by Dr Daniel Beben and Dr Daryoush M. Poor on the remarkable life and career of the 46th hereditary Ismaili Imam - Hasan Ali Shah - during a book launch event on 1 May at the Aga Khan Centre.
31st May 2019
In this lecture, Professor Safi delves deeper into the essence of the spiritual path with a story from Rumi’s Masnavi to demonstrate how the mystics conveyed their teachings of the Divine.
30th May 2019

On 26 March, Professor Omid Safi, Director of Duke University’s Islamic Studies Centre, took audiences through a mystical journey in his talk entitled, Radical Love: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition at the Aga Khaninfo-icon Centre. 

10th May 2019

Colleagues and staff will remember with great affection Kutubdin (Kutub) Kassam, who passed away in London on 24 March 2019 at the age of 75.