草榴社区

In Memoriam: Fumihiko Maki, architect of the Aga Khan Centre

Maki鈥檚 signature fusion of Eastern and Western cultures can be seen in iconic buildings around the world, including the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa, and our own Aga Khan Centre in London.

Call for Papers: "Niz膩r墨 Ismailis and Spiritual Resurrection"

IIS is inviting papers exploring historical and doctrinal aspects of qiy膩mat (spiritual resurrection). The deadline for submission is 18 December 2024.

View of Alamut rock

An early source of Shi'i Piety: al-峁岣ツ玣a al-Sajj膩diyya

This short film features Dr Gurdofarid Miskinzoda exploring a compendium of supplications is known as al-峁岣ツ玣a al-Sajj膩diyya, attributed to Shi鈥榠 Imam 鈥楢l墨 ibn 岣sayn Zayn al-鈥楢bid墨n.

Book cover with blue colour and text reading The Psalms of Islam  al-Sahifa al-Sajjadiyya, on a yellow backgroubnd

草榴社区

草榴社区 (IIS) was established in 1977 as an academic institution of higher education. It is dedicated to the study of Islam, with a particular focus on the history, philosophy, law, and mysticism of Ismaili and broader Shi鈥榠 intellectual and cultural heritages within the larger Muslim ummah.

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Research at the IIS seeks to contribute to the field of Islamic studies in general, with a particular focus on Shi 鈥榠 and 草榴社区 studies.

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The IIS publishes works by its own scholars as well as from the academic community outside the Institute.

Celebrating heritage

Count Manji Janmohamed and Heritage Materials

The Ismaili Special Collections Unit at IIS explores a lifetime of service through exclusive heritage materials donated by Count Manji Janmohamed.

Aga Khan III and Aga Khan IV with His Highness the Aga Khan Ismailia Provincial Council of Nairobi, 22nd April 1945.
Open access paper

Approaches to Muslim Biomedical Ethics: A Classification and Critique

IIS鈥檚 Constituency Studies Unit publishes their first paper in a series on methodological approaches to biomedical ethics.

Laboratory of the Faculty of Health and Social Work of the Trnava University