Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations presents: Elizabeth Key Fowden's lecture on the Parthenon Mosque

Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations presents: Elizabeth Key Fowden’s lecture on the Parthenon Mosque

This talk will not only discuss material remains of the mosque, but also consider how European scientific impetus and Ottoman… Continue reading Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations presents: Elizabeth Key Fowden’s lecture on the Parthenon Mosque

Ismaili Studies Presentations by IIS & Harvard at MESA 2015 | Ismaili Gnosis

Ismaili Studies Presentations by IIS & Harvard at MESA 2015 | Ismaili Gnosis

MESA’s 49th annual meeting will commence in Denver, Colorado at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel on November 21-24, 2015. This year’s panel presentations feature several scholars from the Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS), Harvard University, University of Chicago, and Nazarbayev University including Farhad Daftary, Samer Traboulsi, Shainool Jiwa, Paul E. Walker, Daniel Beben, Khalil Andani, Paul Anderson, and others. The Fatimid Ismaili Identity Politics panel … Continue reading Ismaili Studies Presentations by IIS & Harvard at MESA 2015 | Ismaili Gnosis

Farhad Daftary: Muslims, Martyrs and Misconceptions | Fair Observer

Farhad Daftary: Muslims, Martyrs and Misconceptions | Fair Observer

OCTOBER 4, 2015. By Farhad Daftary: Legends based on polemic and fantasy distorted the image of medieval Nizari Ismaili Muslims, turning them into drug-crazed “assassins.” Legends of the Assassins first appeared in medieval times and circulated widely in both the Middle East and Europe. Arising from the mysterious practices of the Nizari Ismailis and their unwavering devotion to their chief—the so-called Old Man of the … Continue reading Farhad Daftary: Muslims, Martyrs and Misconceptions | Fair Observer

IIS sponsors scholars' panel at Middle East Studies Association Conference, November 21-24, 2015, Denver, Colorado

IIS sponsors scholars’ panel at Middle East Studies Association Conference, November 21-24, 2015, Denver, Colorado

November 21-24, 2015 Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel Denver, CO Identity Politics in the Fatimid Ismaili Tradition Organized by Paul E. Walker Chair: Farhad Daftary, Institute of Ismaili Studies Supported by Institute of Ismaili Studies Samer Traboulsi, UNC Asheville–The Latter-Day Fatimids: Construction and Expression of Identity in the Ṭayyibī Ismāʿīlī/Bohra Community Shainool Jiwa, Inst of Ismaili Studies– Lineage & Legitimacy: Examining the Baghdad Manifesto Daniel Beben, … Continue reading IIS sponsors scholars’ panel at Middle East Studies Association Conference, November 21-24, 2015, Denver, Colorado

From Athens to Baghdad: The Pursuit of Hikma

From Athens to Baghdad: The Pursuit of Hikma

The Annual Meeting of the European Chapter Group (ECG) of the Institute of Ismaili Studies Alumni Association took place in Athens, Greece, on 19 – 21 May 2015. The meeting commenced with a welcome address from the ECG President Dr Dagikhudo Dagiev (GPISH 2003), who introduced the theme of the meeting: The Translation Movement between Greek and Arabic Philosophy. Dr Syed Nomanul Haq, Professor of Humanities … Continue reading From Athens to Baghdad: The Pursuit of Hikma

The Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center Houston in Partnership with Boniuk Institute, Presents: Shi'i Islam: History, Doctrines, and Practices

The Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center Houston in Partnership with Boniuk Institute, Presents: Shi’i Islam: History, Doctrines, and Practices

September 13th at 2pm Shi’i Islam: History, Doctrines, and Practices The Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center 700 First Colony Blvd.,Sugar Land, TX 77479 In partnership with His Highness the Aga Khan Council for the Southwestern United States, the Boniuk Institute will be co-hosting one of the 2015 Shi’i Heritage Book Series discussions on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 2pm at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center in … Continue reading The Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center Houston in Partnership with Boniuk Institute, Presents: Shi’i Islam: History, Doctrines, and Practices

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Emory University Event with Farhad Daftary – Shi’i Islam: History, Doctrines, and Practices

His Highness the Aga Khan Shia Imami Ismaili Council for the Southeastern United States, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, The Halle Institute, The Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies at Emory University, presents Wednesday, September 9 | 4:30 p.m. White Hall Room 208 Farhad Daftary Co-Director, The Institute of Ismaili Studies Gurdofarid Miskinzoda Managing Editor, “Shi’i Heritage Series” The Institute of Ismaili Studies … Continue reading Emory University Event with Farhad Daftary – Shi’i Islam: History, Doctrines, and Practices

Maki's UK debut set for green light | Architects Journal

Maki’s UK debut set for green light | Architects Journal

Planners have recommended approval for the first UK scheme by award-winning Japanese practice Maki and Associates At a meeting of Camden Council’s development control committee on Friday (7 August), councillors will consider plans for a nine storey building providing 8,780m² of educational floorspace for the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). The scheme has been submitted as a full application because part of the boundary falls … Continue reading Maki’s UK debut set for green light | Architects Journal

IIS - launch of redesigned website

The Institute of Ismaili Studies launches redesigned website

On the occasion of Imamat day, the Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) launched its redesigned website. First launched in 2000, the IIS website has acted as a resource for anyone interested in Ismaili Studies and in Shi‘i Studies more broadly. With over 25,000 visitors every quarter from up to 160 countries, the IIS website ensures visitors are able not only to keep abreast of the latest … Continue reading The Institute of Ismaili Studies launches redesigned website

Ismaili Special Collections Unit of IIS

Ismaili Special Collections Unit at IIS

The Ismaili Special Collections Unit, established in 2013, is the world’s most significant repository of special materials related to Ismaili history and heritage. A collection of over 3,000 manuscripts in Arabic, Persian and Indic languages and several hundred rare books as well as periodicals are testimony to the ISCU’s significance. Click here to read more: http://www.iis.ac.uk Continue reading Ismaili Special Collections Unit at IIS

Arzina Lalani: 'Concept of Light in Ismaili Philosophy'

Arzina Lalani: ‘Concept of Light in Ismaili Philosophy’

‘Concept of Light in Ismaili Philosophy’ Light as an archetype, is used in most traditions and faiths as it is in Islam, where the most prevailing representations are in relation to Muḥammad’s prophetic appearance. Within classical Shī‘ī texts, this is linked to the light of leadership—nūr al – Imāma. The paper draws on the teachings of the early imams on intellect, light, love and ru’yat … Continue reading Arzina Lalani: ‘Concept of Light in Ismaili Philosophy’

Revealed: first image of Maki's proposed UK debut | News | Architects Journal

Revealed: Architectural Design – New home for the Institute of Ismaili Studies

The first building in the UK to be designed by award-winning Japanese practice Maki and Associates has been submitted to Camden planners The firm has drawn up detailed designs for a new home for the Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) and the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, both part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). If the plans are approved, both institutions … Continue reading Revealed: Architectural Design – New home for the Institute of Ismaili Studies

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The Institute of Ismaili Studies – In Memoriam: Dr Karim K Janmohamed (1943-2015)

Before retiring in 2003, Dr Janmohamed worked at The Institute of Ismaili Studies for seven years, having set up the IIS-ITREB Liaison Department, a forerunner to the Department of Community Relations, and laid the foundation for continuing education for ITREB staff and volunteers globally. In this role, he worked in close association with Dr Aziz Esmail, former Dean and Governor of the IIS, and a … Continue reading The Institute of Ismaili Studies – In Memoriam: Dr Karim K Janmohamed (1943-2015)