Carmela Baffioni has previously been Professor of the History of Islamic Philosophy and the History of Muslim Philosophies and Sciences at the University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’ until 2012 and currently is Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Ismaili Studies. Besides the Ikhwān al-Safāʾ, her articles focus on al-Kindi, al-Farabi, Yahya ibn ʿAdi, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), and Ibn Rushd (Averroes). She has also translated books from German and Russian. Some of her publications are about forty items in the Encyclopaedia Filosofica, and the revision and edition of the catalogue of manuscripts of the Ahel Habott Foundation (Chinguetti), in Arabic and French.