Fourth publication in The Muslim Heritage Series explores the “Shi‘i world: Pathways in Tradition and Modernity”– Institue of Ismaili Studies, UK

The Shi‘i World: Pathways in Tradition and Modernity, (link is external) the fourth book in the Muslim Heritage Series, has been published by The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS). Fresh insights into the multi-faceted world of Shi‘a Islam, past and present, fill the sixteen chapters of this new publication. They showcase Shi‘i beliefs, practices and…

Exploring Artistic and Ritual Expressions of Shi‘i Islam |Book on ‘People of the Prophet’s House’ by Dr Fahmida Suleman

Book: People of the Prophet’s House by: Dr. Fahmida Suleman Azimuth Editions Publishers in association with The Institute of Ismaili Studies in association with The Institute of Ismaili Studies, . ISBN HardBack: 9781898592327 ***** The IIS is pleased to announce the publication of People of the Prophet’s House: Artistic and Ritual Expressions of Shi‘i Islam…

Hurufi Teachings Between Shi‘ism and Sufism in Medieval Islam: Introducing Fadl Allah Astarabadi – the Founder of Hurufiyya (letterists) — New publication by IIS UK

IIS (The Institute of Ismaili Studies) Publishes a Monograph on the Hurufis March 2015   The IIS is pleased to announce the publication of Words of Power – Hurufi Teachings Between Shi‘ism and Sufism in Medieval Islam by Dr. Orkhan Mir-Kasimov. Words of Power, which is the third publication in the new Shi‘i Heritage Series,…

The Institute of Ismaili Studies Hosts Book Launch Events in Seven Countries

The IIS’ Department of Communications & Development facilitated thirty-four events in Canada, India, Portugal, Tajikistan, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the USA. Over 3,000 individuals attended these events, including leading figures in academia, university students, dignitaries and members of the Ismaili community. This year’s book launch series commenced with a high-profile launch of…

Najaf takes in Christians displaced by Islamic State — Al Monitor com

NAJAF, Iraq — After Christians were forced to leave Mosul and other areas that fell under the control of the Islamic State (IS), Kurdish and Shiite dominated cities opened their doors to receive them. Religious authorities adopted stances supporting Christians, as they called on residents to host and help their brothers in the country. *****…

Validating the Shia Imamat: Part 1- The Qur’an on the Holders of Authority| Part 2-The Qur’an on the Purified and Rightly-Guided Possessors of Knowledge. |Part 3: The Qur’an on the Purified Descendants of the Prophets

  Validating the Shia Imamat:  Part 1 The Qur’an on the Holders of Authority Validating the Shia Imamat – Part 1: The Qur’an on the Holders of Authority By Mohib Ebrahim   Read full on Ismaili Gnosis com ***** Validating the Shia Imamat – Part 2: The Qur’an on the Purified and Rightly-Guided Possessors of…

What is Shia Islam? A Visual Chart of Different Shia Communities

Originally posted on Ismaili Gnosis:
“It is important, therefore, for non-Muslims who are dealing with the Ummah to communicate with both Sunni and Shia voices. To be oblivious to this reality would be like ignoring over many centuries that there were differences between Catholics and Protestants, or trying to resolve the civil war in Northern…