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Institute of Ismaili Studies

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Works: 181 works in 565 publications in 4 languages and 33,624 library holdings
Genres: History  Catalogs  Biography  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Other, Publisher, 475, Collector, Translator
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Most widely held works by Institute of Ismaili Studies
Civil society in the Muslim world : contemporary perspectives by Amyn B Sajoo( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Arabic and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even before the events of September 11th 2001, the global discourse on civil society - in its varied interpretations and manifestations - has caught the attention of citizens and communities across the Muslim world from Iran, Tajikistan and Indonesia, to the Mahgreb. Issues of human rights, pluralism and gender equity were already at the forefront of the wider quest for participatory politics. This survey of social and intellectual trends in diverse Muslim contexts includes contributions by Shirin Akiner, Mohammed Arkoun, Aziz Esmial, Tair Faradov, Abdou Filali-Ansary, Ersin Kalaycioglu, Iftik
Muslim modernities : expressions of the civil imagination by Institute of Ismaili Studies( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is about Muslim encounters with the modern: how Islam and those in its orbit have shaped and been shaped by histories that are overlapping and distinctive. Identity and citizenship, piety and protest, music and modes of dress are explored as expressions that bear on the making and remaking of modern public spheres. Muslim as well as non-Muslim scholars show in these pages that tradition and religiosity alike are active players in the making of the modern." "A vital theme is the role of the ethical imagination in expressions of the civil, fed by the diversity of religious and cultural narratives as sources of the self. This can be seen in struggles for civil society and democratic citizenship, in the grappling with new technologies, and in the challenges of political violence. Since the events of September 11, 2001, a failure to come to grips with plural modernities has spurred claims about a 'clash of civilizations'. Fresh perspectives are offered here on what it is to be Muslim and modern, mindful of the rich narratives that inform both identities."--Jacket
Make a shield from wisdom : selected verses from Nāṣir-i Khusraw's Dīvān by Nāṣir-i Khusraw( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Khusraw was a major poet and philosopher of the early Ismailiyya. This volume is intended to provide a better understanding of the poet's thought and contains a detailed study of the poet and his work
Reason and inspiration in Islam : theology, philosophy and mysticism in Muslim thought : essays in honour of Hermann Landolt by Todd Lawson( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This publication not only reflects the scholarly interests of Hermann Landolt in philosophy, Sufism and Shi'ism, but also takes a look at the Islamic traditions of mysticism, philosophy, theology, historiography, and intellectual debate generally from earliest times to the twentieth century, in a series of diverse and stimulating approaches. As such, they are a corrective to the current alienating discourse on Islam which portrays it as a source of extremism and fanatical violence. A true warrior here is one whose struggle is for a more perfect understanding and experience of the world as the creation of a just and merciful God."--Jacket
Ismailis in medieval Muslim societies by Farhad Daftary( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Urdu and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book deals with aspects of Ismaili history and thought in medieval times. Discussing the different phases in Ismaili history, it describes both the early Ismailis as well as the contributions of the later Ismailis to Islamic culture. A number of chapters deal with Ismaili individuals such as Hasan-i Sabbah. Others chapters contextualise the Ismailis within the medieval Muslim societies, in addition to investigating the Ismaili-Crusader relations and the resulting myths and legends about the Ismailis." "The essays collected in this volume, representing the results of modern scholarship in Ismaili studies, make a powerful contribution to our understanding of an Islamic community in medieval times and will prove invaluable to historians and scholars of the Muslim world."--Jacket
Eagle's nest : Ismaili castles in Iran and Syria by Peter Willey( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For anybody with an interest in medieval and Middle East history, or simply with a love of castles, Eagle's Nest will be essential reading. Among many castles and fortresses, it describes the impressive and often inspiring sites of Alamut, Samiran and Qa'in (in Iran), and of Masyaf, Kahf and Khawabi (in Syria). The book is illustrated with numerous photographs, maps and plans. As well as offering a gripping historical account of the courage, vision and endurance of this Shi'i Muslim community, it comprises an enthralling personal story of the challenges involved in rediscovering a forgotten, distant world, which will appeal to the armchair traveller and historian in equal measure."--Jacket
The spirituality of Shi'i Islam : beliefs and practices by Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this study the author shows, by contrast, how central and creative the very nature of spirituality was to the development of Shi'i Islam, as well as to classical Muslim civilisation as a whole. In this comprehensive treatment, the esoteric nature of Shi'i spirituality emerges as an essential phenomenon for understanding Shi'i Islam. --Book Jacket
Surviving the Mongols : Nizārī Quhistānī and the continuity of Ismaili tradition in Persia by Nadia Eboo Jamal( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mongol invasion of Iran in the 13th century was a catastrophic event for all its inhabitants. For the persian Ismaili in particular, it put an end to their political aspirations and independent existence for many centuries. It has been held by many historians that subsequent to the fall of the central Ismaili fortress of Alumut to the Mongols, the community was virtually extripated from the region and its institutional network dismantled until its revival in the 16th century under the Safavid dynasty. Such an expansive view of post-Alumut Ismailism is questioned by this study which examine
Degrees of excellence : a Fatimid treatise on leadership in Islam : a new Arabic edition and English translation of Aḥmad b. Ibrāhīm al-Naysābūrī's Kitāb ithbāt al-imāma by Aḥmad ibn Ibrāhīm Naysābūrī( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ahmad b. Ibrahim al-Naysaburi (996-1021) lived at the pinnacle of Fatimid rule in Egypt. One of the most distinguished scholars of his time, several important works are accredited to him. However, it is his major treatise - the Kitab Ithbat al-imama - which is of seminal importance in the philosophical development of medieval Muslim thought. It is in this work - which is here presented in a completely fresh edition and a new translation - that al-Naysaburi daringly uses rational tools to explain and expound his theology, rather than base his assertions exclusively on the authority of the Qur'an and Hadith. Seeking to affirm the imamate from a philosophical perspective, he uses numerous devices to bolster his thesis, ranging from the so-called ten categories of the philosophers to several biological metaphors from plants and trees to animals and minerals. His foremost device is the theory of 'degrees of excellence'. Accepting that there are differences and disparities within each genus and species, he gives paradigms of perfect examples in each variety, and demonstrates in a parallel manner that it is the Imam who stands at the apex of humanity
Memoirs of a mission : the Ismaili scholar, statesman and poet al-Muʼayyad fil̓-Dīn al-Shīrāzī by Verena Klemm( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Al-Mu'ayyad fi'l-Din al-Shirazi (d. 470/1087) was an outstanding Ismaili scholar of Persian origin. He excelled as a missionary-agent (da'i), statesman and poet. Towards the end of his long and active life, al-Mu'ayyad became the head of the Ismaili mission (da'wa) - the chief da'i - in the time of the Fatimid Caliph-Imam al-Mustansir in Cairo." "Based on his memoirs, Sirat al-Mu'ayyad fi'l-Din, this work provides an insight into the remarkable life and achievements of al-Mu'ayyad through important stages of his career. Written in a masterful Arabic literary style and rhetoric, the Sira describes in detail his daring attempt to win over the Buyid rulers of western Iran to the Fatimid cause; his flight to Cairo where his ambitions to be near the Imam are initially frustrated by powerful court officials; and finally, his expedition to Syria and Iraq as a Fatimid plenipotentiary to forge an alliance of local rulers against the Saljuq Turks invading the central Islamic lands from the East." "Through a close analysis of the Sira, the author of this book demonstrates that, in addition to being a personal account of a highly dedicated Fatimid da'i, this is a rich historical source on the organisation and function of the Ismaili mission. It is also an extensive and valuable source for Islamic history in the 5th/11th century, dealing with crucial events in the struggle between the Fatimids, Abbasids, Buyids and Saljuqs for political and military supremacy in the Muslim world. Thus, al-Mu'ayyad's memoirs serve as a unique magnifying glass concentrating the international political dynamics of the age in the narrative of one life and destiny."--Jacket
Ismaili and other Arabic manuscripts : a descriptive catalogue of manuscripts in the Library of the Institute of Ismaili Studies by Delia Cortese( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fatimids and their successors in Yaman : the history of an Islamic community : Arabic edition and English summary of Idrīs ʻImād al-Dīn's ʻUyūn al-akhbār, vol. 7 by Idrīs ʻImād al-Dīn Qurashī( Book )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and Arabic and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "Uyun al-akhbar" is the most complete extant text by an Ismaili author on the history of the Ismaili community from its origins up to Idris 'Imad al-Din's own time in the 15th century. The seventh volume, edited here and presented as a summary English translation, deals in particular with the period of the three Fatimid caliphs - al-Mustansir, al-Musta'li and al-Amir - in addition to the Tayyibi Ismaili community in Yemen
Arabic Ismaili manuscripts : the Zāhid ʻAlī Collection in the library of the Institute of Ismaili Studies by Delia Cortese( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work represents a brilliant corpus of Islamic manuscripts devoted to the theological, philosophical and historical traditions of the Fatimid, post-Fatimid Yemeni as well as Indian-Ismaili literature. The catalogue, with its 179 annotated entries which examine the literary and doctrinal aspects of these manuscripts, features incipits in Arabic for each entry and is supported by indices in both Arabic and Latin scripts. The work is fully illustrated and enriched by a comprehensive contextualising introduction. It will prove an invaluable tool for scholars and researchers interested in the s
Muslim ethics : emerging vistas by Amyn B Sajoo( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes information on Afghanistan, Christians, Christianity, citizenship, civility, civil society, clash of civilizations, globalization, human rights, Iran, Iraq, Jews, Jewish, liberalism, Medina, Prophet Muhammad, pluralism, Qurʼan (Koran), rule of law, sacred and secular, secularism, secularization, Shariʼa, social ethics, Turkey, umma (community), etc
The master and the disciple : an early Islamic spiritual dialogue : Arabic edition and English translation of Jaʻfar b. Manṣūr al-Yaman's Kitāb al-ʻĀlim wa'l-ghulām by Jaʻfar ibn Manṣūr al-Yaman( Book )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and Multiple languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This key source for pre-Fatimid Ismaili history includes a fully annotated translation and Arabic critical edition of one of the earliest surviving Ismaili Shi'i writings, Kitåb al-'Ålim wa'l-ghulåm by the Yemeni author Ja'far Ibn Manßúr al-Yaman. The book is unique because it provides the most elaborate example available of the narrated dramatic dialogues form in Arabic literature. It also vividly illustrates the processes by which early esoteric Shi'i ideas and institutions eventually contributed to the evolution of more familiar forms of Sufism in the Islamic West
Arabic, Persian and Gujarati manuscripts : the Hamdani Collection in the library of the Institute of Ismaili Studies by Institute of Ismaili Studies( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Muhammad Ali Hamdani Collection in the Library of The Institute of Ismaili Studies represents a large segment of the library collected over seven generations by an eminent family of scholars from the Da'udi Bohra community in India and the Yemen. The bulk of the manuscripts are Ismaili religious writings, but there are also a good number of interesting books of general Islamic, or indeed secular content, and these give a rare insight into the whole cultural range of a learned family of Indian religious scholars. The overwhelming majority of the books are in Arabic, but there are also a sma
 
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Muslim modernities : expressions of the civil imagination
Alternative Names
IIS.

Institut ismailitskikh issledovaniĭ

Institut issledovaniĭ ismailizma

Institut issledovaniĭ ismalizma

Institute of Ismaili Studies

London, Institute of Ismaili Studies

Maʻhad al-Dirāsāt al-Ismāʻīlīyah

McGill University Institute of Islamic Studies Institute of Ismaili Studies

McGill University Institute of Ismaili Studies

Muʼassasah-ʼi Muṭālaʻāt-i Ismāʻīlīyah

Muʼassasah-yi Muṭālaʻāt-i Ismāʻīlī

Pazhǔhishgohi tadqiqoti ismoilī

Институт исмаилитских исследований

Институт исследований исмаилизма

Институт исследований исмализма

معهد الدراسات الإسماعيلية

مؤسسه مطالعات اسماعیلی

مؤسسه‌ى مطالعات اسماعيلى

مؤسسۀ مطالعات اسماعيليه

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Muslim modernities : expressions of the civil imaginationMake a shield from wisdom : selected verses from Nāṣir-i Khusraw's DīvānReason and inspiration in Islam : theology, philosophy and mysticism in Muslim thought : essays in honour of Hermann LandoltIsmailis in medieval Muslim societiesEagle's nest : Ismaili castles in Iran and SyriaThe spirituality of Shi'i Islam : beliefs and practicesSurviving the Mongols : Nizārī Quhistānī and the continuity of Ismaili tradition in PersiaDegrees of excellence : a Fatimid treatise on leadership in Islam : a new Arabic edition and English translation of Aḥmad b. Ibrāhīm al-Naysābūrī's Kitāb ithbāt al-imāma