Ismaili Center in London
The Ismaili Centre in London is a religious, social, and cultural meeting palce for the Ismaili community in the United Kingdom. The Centre is the first religious and cultural centre to be specially designed and built for the Ismaili community in the West.
The religious function of the Centre is of primary importance and the Prayer Hall is building's focal point. In addition, the building also contains a smaller prayer hall, classsrooms for religious instruction, offices, and a multi-purpose social hall.
Located in South Kensington, the Centre occupies a prominent site on Cromwell Road, facing the Victoria and Albert Museum on one of he major thoroughfares leading out of London.
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2007, July 9: A new exhibition at The Ismaili Centre showcases masterpieces of Islamic Art for the first time in London. [Channel4 News]
2007, July 7: Spirit & Life, an exhibition of rare Islamic art and manuscripts never before displayed in the UK, will run this summer at The Ismaili Centre, South Kensington, London. Highlights will include miniatures from one of the finest illustrated manuscripts ever produced, the Persian epic Shahnama (The Book of Kings) and an extremely rare copy of the Canon of Medicine of Ibn Sina, used in Europe and the Middle East as the standard medical textbook for over 500 years. [Art Daily]