22nd August 2019 to 22nd August 2019
The rhetoric of pro-life and pro-choice have polarized the public understanding and response to biomedical issues. A much more nuanced approach to understanding is required before any deliberation can be made on these issues. This session will shed light on why and how we need to think about moral approaches to biomedical issues such as abortion and euthanasia. We will explore the approaches from the realm of rights, laws and customs, and compare these with the approaches within the moral realm. At the end of the session, we should be able to see how moral approaches are best suited for a civil society.
28th May 2019 to 28th May 2019
Professor Richard Taylor proposes to reconceptualise the Kalām fī maḥḍ al-khayr as a work conceived as a supplement to the (Plotinian) “Theology of Aristotle” in which portions of Proclus are used to explicate further the cosmological metaphysics of “Aristotle”.
Salvation and Destiny in Islam: Sketching Ḥamīd al-Dīn al-Kirmānī’s Views on the qaḍāʾ wa’l-qadar Debate
13th May 2019 to 13th May 2019
In this talk, Dr Maria De Cillis - through references to her translation and analytical commentary of the eighth chapter of the Riyāḍ, which is dedicated to the issue of divine preordination and human redemption - will highlight al-Kirmānī’s theologically distinctive interpretation of the qaḍāʾ wa’l-qadar (divine decree and destiny) question.
1st May 2019 to 1st May 2019
The Institute of Ismaili Studies is pleased to invite you to the book Launch of The First Aga Khan, Memoirs of the 46th Ismaili Imam on Monday 29 April 2019 at 5pm (GMT) at Aga Khan Centre, London.
29th April 2019 to 29th April 2019
The Institute of Ismaili Studies is pleased to invite you to our Annemarie Schimmel Memorial Lecture on Monday 29 April 2019 at 5pm (GMT) at Aga Khan Centre, London.The lecture will be delivered by the most recent recipient of the Annemarie Schimmel fellowship, Mohammed Rustom, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at Carleton University and Library of Arabic Literature Senior Fellow at NYU Abu Dhabi.
13th April 2019 to 13th April 2019
Join us for the Secondary Teachers Education Programme (STEP) graduation ceremony.
3rd October 2018 to 5th October 2018
An international conference that examines one of the most intriguing periods in the history of Shi'i Islam and brings together some of the leading scholars in the field.
21st May 2018 to 21st May 2018
This talk will highlight two key dynamics within Sufism today that emerged in developing an introductory text to Sufism and then a volume on contemporary Sufism.
Fatimid Rejection of ghuluww. Outlines of the Kitāb al-Kashf attributed to Jaʿfar b. Mansūr al-Yaman
8th May 2018 to 8th May 2018
This lecture will present some ambiguous passages of the text in which traces of early Shi‘i ideas can still be detected despite their Fatimid rewriting.