IIS Short Courses are designed to introduce participants to a social, cultural and civilisational approach to the study of Islam and Muslim societies, with a particular focus on Ismaili contexts. The IIS will offer three online and two face-to-face courses at the Aga Khan Centre in London, and four field-based short courses. Online short courses will be offered on alternate days with each day lasting around four hours using the Zoom platform.
This five-day course will bring together participants from diverse backgrounds to discuss, in an engaging and enabling environment, some of the key questions about Shi‘i Islam such as: How did it develop from its roots in 7th-century Arabia to the highly elaborated tradition with its rich doctrinal, artistic, performative and intellectual heritage?
This online interactive course will bring together participants from diverse backgrounds in an engaging environment, to discuss key issues faced by Muslims around the globe. A pluralistic and civilisational approach will be adopted, highlighting the role of human agency, creativity and imagination in devising new solutions to the challenges encountered by contemporary Muslims.
This online interactive course is designed for individuals in leadership roles within Jamati and Imamat institutions, educators, professionals and others interested in learning about this theme. The course will provide an understanding on how what has come to be called shari‘a developed and evolved in Muslim history.