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21st November 2019
South Asia
The Mughal dynasty is renowned for its great architecture and patronage of the arts. Perhaps more than any other Islamic
31st May 2019
Sufi traditions
On 26 March, Professor Omid Safi, Director of Duke University’s Islamic Studies Centre, took audiences through a mystical journey in
10th April 2018
This lecture by Dr Omar Ali-de- Unzaga gives a glimpse into the multitude of interpretations of the Qur’an that exist.
5th February 2016
In this 27 min joint presentation, Professors Lawrence and Habib share insights into their ongoing work on a poetic translation
20th August 2015
Civil Society
Note: This recording was made many years ago and, as such, its quality does not comply with our currents standards.
1st August 2019
Shi'i Studies
Download the Persian transcript with English translation here. In his detailed study of Shi‘i Islam, spanning over decades, Dr Daftary observes that Shi‘a Muslims have...
6th December 2018
This short video introduces one of the oldest manuscripts of the Qur’an , the Sana‘a Palimpsest, dating back to the 1st-2nd century AH / 7th...
23rd February 2018
The IIS holds one of the most significant repositories in the world of materials related to Ismaili communities, comprising nearly 3,000 manuscripts in Arabic, Persian...
5th February 2018
Ismaili Studies
Nasir-i Khusraw was a renowned poet, philosopher, and Ismaili missionary of the eleventh CE century. Among his many accomplishments, he is credited for having introduced...
26th September 2019
They propose that sharia is underpinned by ethical principles, and is open to change depending on context and circumstance. As such, the authors encourage new
15th March 2018
This video presents highlights from the lectures delivered on the occasion of IIS' 40th anniversary under the themes of heritage, knowledge, people and the future .
12th September 2007
This video consists of highlights from the graduation ceremony of the Class of 2007 at the Ismaili Centre in London on the afternoon of 10
15th May 2019
Part of the Ismaili Texts and Translations Series , the The First Aga Khan - Memoirs of the 46th Ismaili Imam is the first English
28th March 2019
The First Aga Khan - Memoirs of the 46th Ismaili Imam offers a new Persian edition and the first English translation of the Ibrat-afza ,