Khalil Andani – Teaching and Learning Guide on Ismaili Muslim History and Thought

Khalil Andani ( has published a Teaching and Learning Guide on Ismaili Muslim History and Thought for lay readers, students and instructors. In this Guide you will find a recommended list of books and a sample 12 week course syllabus on the Ismailis. This guide accompanies the following articles:

Khalil Andani, A Survey of Ismaili Studies Part 1: Early Ismailism and Fatimid Ismailism. Religion Compass 10/8 (2016): 191–206: DOI 10.1111/rec3.12205

A Survey of Ismaili Studies Part 2: Post‐Fatimid and Modern Ismailism. Religion Compass 10/11 (2016): 269–282: DOI: 10.1111/rec3.12222

The Guide can be viewed here:

Khalil Andani https://www.khalilandani.comKhalil Andani is Ph.D candidate (ABD) and an SSHRC Doctoral Fellow (2014-2019) at Harvard University studying Muslim intellectual history with a focus on Islamic theology, philosophy, and mysticism. His dissertation in progress focuses on how Muslims understand the nature and revelation of the Qur’an, with special attention to the concepts of scripture (kitab), revelatory inspiration (wahy), and hermeneutics in the Qur’an, classical Sunni exegesis (tafsir), classical Sunni kalam theology, and Shi’i Ismaili thought. His focus area in Ismaili thought is the theology and philosophy of Nasir-i Khusraw (d. ca. 1088).

His publications include articles in the Oxford Journal of Islamic Studies, Religion Compass, The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Philosophy, forthcoming chapters in A Guide to Sufi Literature and Global-Critical Philosophy of Religion, and two articles in Sacred Web. He has also taught several courses in Islamic studies and religious studies as a Graduate Teaching Fellow. His recent conference papers and academic talks are featured on his Research Blog.

Khalil holds a Master of Theological Studies degree (2014), specializing in Islamic philosophy and Ismaili thought, from Harvard University. He is Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and articled with KPMG Canada and also completed Bachelor of Mathematics (BMath) and Master of Accounting degrees at the University of Waterloo (2008).


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