Call for Papers
On the theme of
The Theory and Uses of Maqāṣid al-Sharīʿa
Abstract submission deadline: 19 January 2021
The American Journal of Islam and Society would like to invite scholars and historians of Islamic law, legal theory, and practice, scholars of Islamic philosophy and ethics, and specialists in fields (economics, governance, family, etc.) where the notion of maqāṣid has been frequently deployed, to submit original research papers in any of the following areas:
In short, we invite scholars to evaluate fundamental theoretical, philosophical, and ethical questions about the maqāṣid discourse.
To elaborate, we invite studies that take into account the existing arguments from some established disciplinary perspective. We are not asking questions of the type: "How can the maqāṣid be deployed to solve x, y, and z" but rather, "What are (or have been in the past) the stakes, risks, benefits, pay-offs, and aporias, of deploying the maqāṣid discourse in general, or in a particular field?"
In particular, we encourage scholars to ask challenging questions such as
Those interested should submit an abstract of 500 words to email@example.com by 19 JANUARY 2021. Selected abstracts will receive a remuneration of $100 and an additional $500 upon final submission of a full paper (6000-10,000 words, notes included) if completed before 30 JUNE 2021.
In mid-April 2021 an online symposium will be convened where the selected papers will be presented and discussed. To be included in the symposium, the participants will be asked to submit either the full paper or a 1500-word written talk for circulation by three weeks prior to the symposium.
Full papers must be submitted by 30 JUNE 2021 to be eligible for the aforementioned award. All papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of the American Journal of Islam and Society. Please contact the editors for any questions.
Ovamir Anjum Shuruq Naguib
University of Toledo Lancaster University