Authoritative specialists in the modern history of Iran explore approaches to the Qur’an in new IIS publication — The Institute of Ismaili Studies, UK

Persian culture has had a long-standing engagement with the Qur’an since early classical times, and this has been visible in various forms from their poetry, calligraphy to Qur’anic exegesis. During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, technological advancements made it easier to disseminate information to a larger pool of intellectuals who occupied the middle ground between…

Alive with artisans: Cairo’s al-Darb al-Ahmar district – a photo essay by the Guardian com UK

Amid the historic quarter’s busy streets, a thousand workshops maintain centuries-old craftmaking traditions. These workers’ ancient skills are celebrated in a new exhibition at London’s Royal Geographical Society – by Harry Johnstone, photography by Christopher Wilton-Steer (…) An artisan stitching a new design. For centuries Khayamiya artisans produced tents, cloths and saddles for those embarking…

Webcast from Ismaili Centre, London: ‘AI Futures: the Societal Impact of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence’

Continuing the ‘Diamond Jubilee Lecture Series’ at the Ismaili Centre, London, Professor Alan Winfield, Professor of Robot Ethics, University of the West of England, Bristol will deliver a lecture entitled ‘AI Futures: the Societal Impact of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence’ on Thursday, 22 February 2018. The lecture will be followed by a discussion, moderated by…

More on ESF in Nottingham, UK: Ismaili seniors during the Sport Festival

Besides the sport as the ESF Slogan says ‘Meet,Compete,Unite ‘ all ages had their program during those three days. Like youth and children, Seniors also took parts in various events such as sports, Entertainments, Dance, Run and Walk to raise funds for Aga Khan Foundation’s safe water project in Tajikistan and more. Here are some…

Institute of Ismaili Studies Welcomes the New Students | Global Students For the STEP and GPISH Programme in UK

New Students on the Secondary Teacher Education Programme. The IIS recently welcomed new students onto the Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP)(link is external) and the Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities (GPISH)(link is external). Arriving from across the globe, twenty-six students joined STEP from Canada, India, Kenya, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Tanzania and the USA, whilst…

IIS Summer Programme on Islam held at the Ismaili Centre, London

Participants, faculty and staff members at the Summer Programme on Islam, held at the Ismaili Centre, London Thirty-one participants from Canada, India, Pakistan, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States of America attended the fourteenth Summer Programme on Islam, which was held at the Ismaili Centre, London, from 14 – 20 July. The…

Happy birthday, North Rhine-Westphalia: 70 Years ago NRW was created by British Army| Read, view and watch videos

23. August 2016 Happy birthday, Nordrhein-Westfalen! Feierlicher Festakt zum 70. Landesgeburtstag in Düsseldorf Mit dem offiziellen Festakt hat Nordrhein-Westfalen die Gründung des Landes vor genau 70 Jahren gefeiert. Mehr als 1.300 Gäste waren auf Einladung von Ministerpräsidentin Hannelore Kraft und Landtagspräsidentin Carina Gödecke zum runden Geburtstag des größten Bundeslandes in der Düsseldorf Tonhalle zusammengekommen. Besondere…

Germany derides ‘disgraceful’ Farage after resignation — Local de

Nigel Farage. Photo: DPA German politicians and media organizations from across the political spectrum have been scathing about Nigel Farage after he announced his resignation as leader of UKIP, Britain’s anti-EU political party. Farage announced on Monday that he was stepping down as leader of UKIP, saying he wanted his life back. But critics have…

Germany and EU partners proposed to reactivate the mission to monitor the border crossings out of Gaza such as the “EUBAM Rafah” which was suspended in 2007

Middle East: together with EU partners we are ready to make a contribution — Federal Foreign Office, Germany ***** As a means of helping to achieve a long‑term calming of the situation in the Middle East, Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier is advocating working together with European partners to reactivate the EU Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM…

5-minute wake-up workout — NHS UK

Start your day feeling on top of the world with this five-minute bedroom routine combining strength and flexibility exercises. This routine from physiotherapist Nick Sinfield starts with some gentle in-bed tension-releasing stretches and finishes with a series of energising power moves. Try to do this workout every morning to burn calories, ease away aches and…