The Qur’anic Studies Unit of Institute of Ismaili Studies Organises Lecture on Islam in Late Antiquity

The Qur’anic Studies Unit of Institute of Ismaili Studies Organises Lecture on Islam in Late Antiquity

The Qur’anic Studies Unit at the IIS inaugurated its Book Review Lecture Series with a lecture by Professor Aziz al-Azmeh on 3 February 2014. The lecture was based on Professor Al-Azmeh’s latest book, The Emergence of Islam in Late Antiquity: Allah and His People (Cambridge, 2014). He presented the book as an answer to the…

Rasool Verjee

About Rasool Verjee

Opportunistic Serial Entrepreneur with a depth of experience in telecommunications, technology and an extensive diverse global network. He is of Indian origin, born in Kampala, Uganda, and educated in the UK. He holds degrees in Law from Cambridge University. His career has been marked by successful entrepreneurial endeavors that span the globe. He has a…

Ismaili Centre London

Ismaili Centre London

The Ismaili Centre in London is a religious, social and cultural meeting place for the Ismaili Muslim community in the United Kingdom. Opened in 1985, the Centre is the first religious and cultural centre to be specially designed and built for the Ismaili community in the West.

GLOBALISATION, DIASPORA AND BELONGING Exploring Transnationalism and Gujarati Identity

Briton inspired Dalpatram to write in Gujarati language – New Book by IIS Scholars

GLOBALISATION, DIASPORA AND BELONGING Exploring Transnationalism and Gujarati Identity Excerpt: The book has been edited by Sharmina Mawani and Ankoom Mukadam, both lecturers at the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London. A chapter talks about the process of transformation which occurred in Gujarat in the first half of the 19th century because of the encounter…

Imran Amed receives Desautels Management Achievement Awards - McGill University

Imran Amed receives Desautels Management Achievement Awards – McGill University

Imran Amed is a Canadian-British fashion expert and founder and editor-in-chief of The Business of Fashion About the Desautels Management Achievement Awards The Management Achievement Awards were established in 1979 to hon Canadian business leaders who have made a significant and valuable contribution to the Canadian economy and way of life, through their success in…

sympathy.org.uk

Sympathy: A Registered Charity Organization

Sympathy.org.uk is a registered charity organization of London, operating in Karachi, Pakistan. They are running charity and lending hand to Ismailis in particular, and anyone in general. The initiative supports Ismaili families for their health, education and financial needs. It also supports elderly people (senior citizen). Sympathy’s main objectives are to look after and raise…

Norway's Centre for Intercultural Communication and Aga Khan Foundation (UK) collaborate on project focused on Afghan children in Norwegian kindergartens

Norway’s Centre for Intercultural Communication and Aga Khan Foundation (UK) collaborate

Norway’s Centre for Intercultural Communication and Aga Khan Foundation (UK) collaborate on project focused on Afghan children in Norwegian kindergartens Pilot study completed: In 2012 SIK collaborated with the Aga Khan Foundation (UK), which is part of the  international community development organization Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). The project focused on Afghan children in Norwegian…

The Aga Khan – Ismaili Centre – Commemorating 40 years of Uganda Asians settlement in the UK

The Aga Khan – Ismaili Centre – Commemorating 40 years of Uganda Asians settlement in the UK

via Promota Africa Magazine – Ugandan Asians held a reception at Ismaili Centre on 2 July 2013 to commemorating the 40th anniversary of the settlement in the UK of the Asian communities from Uganda. One of the objectives of the event was to promote stronger ties between Ugandan Asians and their former country. A number…

Camara Ethiopia is recognised for Outstanding Contribution to Education Sector Development : Camara

Shakeel Padamsey: Camara Ethiopia is recognised for outstanding contribution to education sector development

via camara.org – Camara was awarded a Certificate of Partnership at the Annual National Education Conference in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia last week. Presented on live television by the Minister of Education, His Excellency Ato Shiferaw Shigute, the award is in recognition of Camara’s outstanding contribution in the Education Sector Development in Ethiopia during 2013. Shakeel…

Institute of Ismaili Studies Organises Colloquium on Approaches to the Qur’an in Contemporary Iran

Institute of Ismaili Studies Organises Colloquium on Approaches to the Qur’an in Contemporary Iran

The Qur’anic Studies Unit at the IIS organised an international colloquium from 2–4 September 2013 entitled Approaches to the Qur’an in Contemporary Iran. This was the second event following two panels in 2012 at the Ninth Biennial Iranian Studies Conference in Istanbul. The colloquium brought together twenty-four scholars from around the globe representing seventeen institutions…

Dr. Amina Jindani announces new drug treatment for TB at CROI 2013

A new two-drug combination of rifapentine and moxifloxacin can allow tuberculosis (TB) treatment to be taken once-weekly during the four-month continuation phase, Dr Amina Jindani of St George’s University Medical School, London, told the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2013) in Atlanta, on 6 March. However, using the same drugs twice-weekly does…