About the Journal

Previously published quarterly (1984-2020) as “American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences” (AJISS), the “American Journal of Islam and Society” (AJIS) is a biannual (twice a year), double-blind peer reviewed and interdisciplinary journal, published by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), and distributed worldwide. The journal showcases a
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Current Issue

Vol. 37 No. 1-2 (2020): AMERICAN JOURNAL of ISLAM and SOCIETY

Published: 2020-06-12

You will notice the new name of our journal, American Journal of Islam and Society, that has replaced the older American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences. Now in its thirty-seventh year, the journal has evolved along with the scholarly landscape and our global community of readers. The new name reflects an expansion of the journal’s scope, which has in fact already reflected in the articles it has featured for years. This change signals that social sciences and humanities are interrelated and that an Islamic engagement with one requires examining the other; we therefore wish to underscore that we welcome all scholarship that pertains to the myriad ways in which Islam and human societies interact. Furthermore, in order to optimize our resources and further improve the quality of the content, the journal will henceforth be published biannually rather than every quarter.

Dr. Ovamir Anjum



Editorial 37 1-2

Ovamir Anjum
Abstract 301 | pdf Downloads 66

Page v-xviii


Theological and Intellectual Roots in Deobandi Thoughts

Atif Suhail Siddiqui
Abstract 894 |

Page 41-66

Shaykh Google as Ḥāfiẓ al-ʿAṣr

Emad Hamdeh
Abstract 808 |

Page 67-102

Toward a New Framework of Islamic Economic Analysis

Akhmad Akbar Susamto
Abstract 1154 |

Page 103-123

Review Essay

Islam in Pakistan: A History by Muhammad Qasim Zaman

Abu Zayd
Abstract 500 | PDF Downloads 55

Page 124-132

Book Reviews

Christians, Muslims, and Mary: A History by Rita George-Tvrtković

Joshua Mugler
Abstract 217 | PDF Downloads 25

Page 140-143

Protestants, Gender and the Arab Renaissance in Late Ottoman Syria by Deanna Ferree Womack

Maria-Magdalena Pruss
Abstract 264 | PDF Downloads 14

Page 144-148


Some Pointers and Reminders in Islamic Studies

Mohammed Rustom
Abstract 410 | PDF Downloads 40

Page 177-184

Abstracting and Indexing