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.
7th April 2018 to 7th April 2018
Join us for the live webcast of the proceedings of the Graduation of the Secondary Teacher Education Programme 2018, which will take place at The Ismaili Centre, London here.
11th December 2017 to 11th December 2017
The round table brings together five scholars* of the Qur’an and early Islamic documents on the occasion of the publication of Asma Hilali’s The Sanaa Palimpsest. The Transmission of the Qur’an in the first centuries AH (Oxford University Press in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2017).
The Impact of Greek Neoplatonism on Arabic Philosophy: Plotinus’ Concept of the Universal Intellect and Soul
8th November 2017 to 8th November 2017
This lecture focuses on the Arabic adaptation of the influential treatise On the Immortality of the Soul by the Greek Neoplatonism philosopher Plotinus (d. 270) and its impact on Arabic-Islamic Philosophy.