Record Number : 86313 of 13452

Title : Institute of Ismaili Studies

Description :
The website of the Institute of Ismaili Studies provides information on this research institute, located in London, which focuses on the Ismaili community and its culture. It offers a graduate programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities, as well as a doctoral programme, in collaboration with various British universities. The website is an excellent resource for those studying or wanting to find out more about the history of the Ismaili community - the second largest Shia community in the Muslim world. Members of its communities inhabit over 20 countries. The institute serves its own community, by providing various religious and cultural programmes, as well as lifelong learning, and academic seminars, conferences and public lectures. Recognised as one of the leading centres for studies in this field, the institute commissions publications, translations, and research by both internal and external scholars. The site provides a good guide to available resources in English. An extremely useful feature of the site is the glossary, which provides explanations of terms used. The site is available in French, English, Farsi (Persian), and Arabic. It features a short biography of the community's Imam and leader - His Highness the Aga Khan. The site is very easy to navigate (aided by a search facility and site guide) and features the following sections: research; graduate studies; learning; library; publications; news and events; and contact details.

URL : http://www.iis.ac.uk/

Uncontrolled Keywords : Shia; Aga Khan; Islamic studies

Controlled Keywords : Institute of Ismaili Studies; religions (concept); Islam; Shi'a;

Language : ara; eng; fra; per;

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