London: King’s Cross Campus | The green spaces and Gardens will demonstrate the great diversity of cultures that constitute the worlds of Islam

In January 2016, AKDN completed its purpose-built student accommodation building known as Victoria Hall King’s Cross. This is one of two projects that AKDN are developing at King’s Cross, the vibrant part of central London being established over 67 acres next to King’s Cross and St Pancras International stations. View of the Academic Building at…

New Institute of Ismaili Studies publication explores the philosophical poetry of Nasir-i Khusraw

The Institute of Ismaili Studies is pleased to announce the publication of Pearls of Persia: The Philosophical Poetry of Nasir-i Khusraw edited by Dr Alice C. Hunsberger. This volume combines articles from a range of contributors on different aspects of Nasir-i Khusraw’s philosophical poetry, including its rhythm, self-reference, structure and speech. Dr Hunsberger currently lectures…

Institute of Ismaili Studies Publishes Qur’an Commentary of Abu’l-Qasim al-Qushayri – IIS News

April 2012 The IIS is pleased to announce the publication of Sufi Master and Qur’an Scholar: Abu’l-Qasim al-Qushayri and the Lata’if al-isharat by Martin Nguyen. This volume, the eighth in the Qur’anic Studies Series, examines the Qur’anic commentary (tafsir) entitled, Lata’if al-isharat (Subtleties of the Subtleties), written by Abu’l-Qasim al-Qushayri, a scholar from Nishapur (Khorasan)…

Live Event: IIS Graduation Ceremony – The Ismaili News

The Institute of Ismaili Studies will hold a live webcast of the 2011 Graduation for the Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities on Saturday, 22 October 2011 at 2:00 PM (London time). Professor David Ford of the University of Cambridge will deliver the Commencement Address. » Watch the ceremony live at the IIS website. About…

IIS Publishes Arabic Critical Edition of al-Maqrizi’s Itti‘az al-hunafa’ – The Institute of Ismaili Studies News

The IIS is pleased to announce the publication of Itti‘az al-hunafa’ bi-akhbar al-a’imma al-Fatimiyyin al-khulafa’(Lessons for the Seekers of Truth on the History of the Fatimid Imams and Caliphs) by the great Mamluk-era historian Taqi al-Din al-Maqrizi (d.1442 CE).  The Itti‘az is perhaps the most important single primary source for the history of the Fatimids….

Institute of Ismaili Studie’s Central Asian Studies – IIS

Central Asian Studies ***** Central Asian Studies Unit (CAS) is part of the Department of Academic Research and Publication (DARP) at the Institute of Ismaili Studies.The overall aim of the unit is to promote scholarship on the history, culture and traditions of Central Asian Ismaili communities within the larger context of the faiths and traditions…

Institute of Ismaili Studies Reading Guides – IIS Homepage

In order to promote its publications to a wider audience, to make them more accessible, and to assist the non-specialist reader, The Institute has developed a number of Reading Guides.   *****   Towards a Shi`i Mediterranean Empire‐Fatimid Egypt and the Founding of Cairo Crossing the Threshold: Understanding Religious Identities in South Asia Word of…

Ismaili Texts and Translation Series – Institute of Ismaili Studies

Recent advances in Ismaili studies have been initiated by the recovery of Ismaili texts. A large number of such texts, written in Arabic, Persian and Indic languages, are preserved in the collections of The Institute of Ismaili Studies Library. The Ismaili Texts and Translations Series aims to produce critical editions together with English translations and…

Video: Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP) – Institute of Ismaili Studies

Introduction to Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP) , 2011 Duration: 6:26 minutes The Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP) is a course of study for practicing and prospective teachers. STEP’s mission is to address the need for professional secondary education teachers by training exceptional graduates into teachers and mentors who can help to shape and inspire…