About the Journal

Established in 1984, the American Journal of Islam and Society (AJIS) is a biannual (April and October), double-blind peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal, published by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), and distributed worldwide.

 

In the year 2020, the Journal received its new name, American Journal of Islam and Society (AJIS)<
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American Journal of Islam and Society (AJIS) hosted a virtual symposium based on the Call for Papers issued earlier this year on the topic of "Theory and Uses of Maqāṣid al-SharīʿaThe symposium was held on May 2 through May 5.

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The Indiana University School of Education and the Advancing Education in Muslim Societies (AEMS) initiative of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) invite scholarly papers for the 5th Symposium on Education in Muslim Societies: Implications for Policy, Pedagogy, and Development.


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Current Issue

Vol. 38 No. 1-2 (2021): A new issue of the American Journal of Islam and Society

Published: 2021-05-03

We are pleased to announce the publication of AJIS 38:1-2. This issue begins with a substantive editorial by AJIS coeditor Shuruq Naguib engaging the field of gender analysis in the study of Islam. The issue then features four research articles. In the first article, Ahmad Atif Ahmad revisits the Asl/Mabsut of Muhammad al-Shaybani, offering a contemporary reading of the complex relationship between norms and consent in this foundational Islamic legal text. In the second article, Sari Hanafi analyzes the institutionalization of the project of 'Islamization of Knowledge' through a case study of the International Islamic University of Malaysia. In the third article, Rafi Rahman traces the entanglement of race, religion, and culture in the United States -- a complex terrain negotiated by Black Muslims who challenge their marginalization as Muslim Americans in the umma. In the fourth article, Saja Parvizian reconstructs Ibn Rushd's argument that al-Ghazali is an unbeliever for causing others to fall into unbelief. The issue also includes three review essays -- by Omar Anchassi, Tammy Gaber, and Dženita Karić -- and a series of reviews. It concludes with Abdullah Drury's history of New Zealand Muslim discourse and thought.

AJIS Editorial Team

Edtiorial

Islam and the Epistemic Politics of Gender

Shuruq Naguib
Abstract 344 | Pre-press PDF Downloads 131

Articles

Review Essay

Book Reviews

Defending Muhammad in Modernity (by SherAli Tareen)

Junaid S. Ahmad
Abstract 224 | Pre-press PDF Downloads 55

The Power of Education (by Jeremy Henzell-Thomas)

Madiha Patel
Abstract 64 | Pre-press PDF Downloads 25

Madrasas and the Making of Islamic Womanhood (by Hem Borker)

Fella Lahmar
Abstract 147 | Pre-press PDF Downloads 35

Indonesia’s Islamic Revolution (by Kevin Fogg)

Khairudin Aljunied
Abstract 86 | Pre-press PDF Downloads 26

Islam and Asia: A History (by Chiara Formichi)

Daniel Morgan
Abstract 90 | Pre-press PDF Downloads 25

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Abstracting and Indexing