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5th November 2019

This work has benefited from a wide body of literature concerning spaces of worship in Islam, and Muslim communities and architecture more broadly.

13th November 2019

To mark the advancement of Ismaili studies in the Russian Federation, an exhibition in memory of the great Russian scholar of modern Ismaili studies, Wladimir A. Ivanow, was held in St. Petersburg, Russia, on 11 October 2019.

8th November 2019

A first-hand personal account of Beyond the Mosque's authour, Rizwan Mawani and his amazing journey among the diversity of traditions and practices across 16 different countries.


5th November 2019

Short definitions of the key terms used in the book. 

29th October 2019

The Mughal dynasty is renowned for its great architecture and patronage of the arts. Perhaps more than any other Islamic dynasty, the Mughalsinfo-icon made their passion for the arts and its aesthetic principles, a central part of their identity. 

21st October 2019

This work aims to open up new discourses about Islam in sub-Saharan Africa through the examination of how Muslims in this geographical and socio- cultural context have engaged with the Qur’aninfo-icon.

21st October 2019

The beginning of a new academic year is always an exciting time in the IIS calendar, particularly when our new intake of students arrive. We recently welcomed new students onto the Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP) and the Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities (GPISH) into our vibrant learning community. Arriving from across the globe, 29 students joined STEP from Canada, India, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and the USA, whilst 11 students from Canada, India, Pakistan, Tajikistan and the USA began GPISH.

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.