4th August 2015 to 7th August 2015
Dr Alessandro Cancian presents his paper entitled ‘Shi'i Sufism and Mystical Exegesis in the Light of Recent Research’ at the International Qur'anic Studies Association.
25th June 2015 to 25th June 2015
This lecture will introduce to a quranic singular literary form: the ‘counter discourse’, i.e. the discourse of the Quran’s opponents mentioned in the Quran itself.
Public Lecture and Book Launch: Words of Power: Hurufi Teachings between Shiʿism and Sufism in Medieval Islam
26th March 2015 to 26th March 2015
The IIS launches Words of Power by Dr. Orkhan Mir-Kasimov who will also give a lecture on the teachings of the Hurufis. He lecture will focus on the mystical and messianic movement that came to be known under the name of Hurufiyya, meaning ‘letterists’, which was founded in Iran in the second half of the 8th AH/14th CE century by Fadl Allah Astarabadi (d. 796 AH/1394 CE).
8th December 2014 to 8th December 2014
30th April 2014 to 30th April 2014
19th October 2013 to 19th October 2013
The Institute of Ismaili Studies is pleased to announce the Graduation Ceremony taking place at The Ismaili Centre, London on 19th October 2013 at 14:00 UTC/GMT.The Commencement Address will be given by Professor Angelika Neuwirth, Chair of Arabic Studies, Freie Universität Berlin. Certificates will be presented by Dr Farhad Daftary, Co-Director of the IIS, Professor Angelika Neuwirth and Dr Laila Halani, Acting Head, Department of Graduate Studies.