The Islamic Research Association
Managing Committee constituted by six founding members.
The promotion of research in all branches of Islamic studies. The expression "promotion of research" implies both carrying on research actively or giving assistance to persons engaged in research. Such assistance may be in the shape of financial help, the lending of books and manuscripts, the obtaining of manuscripts and information likely to be helpful to research workers. The expression "Islamic Studies" includes all branches of learning and is not restricted to any particular aspects - e.g., it includes history, religious systems, sects, philosophy, science, literature, art, ethnology, archaeology, philology, etc. The IRA by its constitution does not enter into any propaganda or controversy, religious or political. It is purely an intellectual organisation.
Annual donation of Rs. 1000.
"Diwan of Khaki Khorasani", Persian text, edited with an introduction by W. Ivanow, 1933.
"Two early Ismaili Treatises" - i.e.
"Haft Babi Baba Sayyid-na" and "Matlubu'l-mu'minin" by Nasiru'd-din Tusi, Persian text, edited with an introduction by W. Ivanow, 1933;
"True Meaning of Religion" - i.e.
"Risala dar Haqiqati Din" by Shihabu'd-din Shah, Persian text, with a complete English translation by W. Ivanow, 1933;
"Kalamir Pir", or "Haft Babi Sayyid Nasir", Persian text, edited with an introduction by W. Ivanow, 1935;
"Arabon ki Jahaz-rani" - i.e.;
"Arab Navigation", by Syed Sulaiman Nadwi. In Urdu. 1935.