How has the Ismaili branch of Shi‘i Islam interacted with other Islamic communities throughout history? The groups and movements that make up Islamic civilisation are diverse and varied yet, while scholarship has analysed many branches of Islam in isolation, the exchanges and mutual influences between them has not been sufficiently recognised. This book traces the interactions between Ismaili intellectual thought and the philosophies of other Islamic groups to shed light on the complex and interwoven nature of Islamic civilisations.
During the second half of 2013, authors of various IIS publications facilitated thirty-one events across various countries, including Canada, Kenya, Portugal, Tanzania, Uganda, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Over 4,000 people attended the events, including local academics, students from leading universities, members of the Ismaili community, and others.