I want to begin by congratulating my colleagues at the helm of the American Journal of Islam and Society (AJIS), as well as readers and contributors, that the journal is now finally SCOPUS-indexed. Consistently in circulation since its establishment in 1984, AJIS is now an open-access, biannual, double-blind peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal with global reach. Its newly acquired formal status speaks to its consistently high standards of scholarship and invites an ever-larger group of aspiring and senior scholars to publish their finest work on a variety of areas in Islamic thought and society.
The issue of the American Journal of Islam and Society comprises four contributions, each exploring a different way in which Islam and society interact. Wardah AlKatiri proposes an Islamic vision to address the world’s deteriorating environmental prospects; Yousef Wahb addresses the challenge of upholding Islamic communal norms in North America; Sami al-Daghistani aspires to put the field of Islamic economics into conversation with classical Islamic ethics and spirituality; and Tabinda Khan addresses a theoretical lacuna in Western political scientists’ study of Islamism.

Ovamir Anjum


Editorial Note

Ovamir Anjum
Abstract 296 | PDF Downloads 146 | DOI https://doi.org/10.35632/ajis.v39i3-4.3194

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How about a Green Caliphate?

Wardah Alkatiri
Abstract 775 | PDF Downloads 351 | DOI https://doi.org/10.35632/ajis.v39i3-4.3100

Page 6-56

Beyond Maṣlaḥah

Sami Al Daghistani
Abstract 985 | PDF Downloads 373 | DOI https://doi.org/10.35632/ajis.v39i3-4.2988

Page 57-86

Competing Authorities

Yousef Aly Wahb
Abstract 800 | PDF Downloads 244 | DOI https://doi.org/10.35632/ajis.v39i3-4.2993

Page 87-111

Review Article

Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment

Behar Sadriu
Abstract 882 | PDF Downloads 353 | DOI https://doi.org/10.35632/ajis.v39i3-4.3146

Page 144-181

Book Reviews

Rivals in the Gulf

Muhammad Amasha
Abstract 374 | PDF Downloads 141 | DOI https://doi.org/10.35632/ajis.v39i3-4.3132

Page 184-188

Tree of Pearls

Elizabeth Urban
Abstract 310 | PDF Downloads 136 | DOI https://doi.org/10.35632/ajis.v39i3-4.3163

Page 189-192

The Qur’an in South Asia

Kamran Ahmad Khan
Abstract 329 | PDF Downloads 192 | DOI https://doi.org/10.35632/ajis.v39i3-4.3068

Page 193-197

Buying Buddha, Selling Rumi

Max Johnson Dugan
Abstract 406 | PDF Downloads 231 | DOI https://doi.org/10.35632/ajis.v39i3-4.3154

Page 198-203


Muslim Intellectual History

Saulat Pervez
Abstract 2538 | PDF Downloads 827 | DOI https://doi.org/10.35632/ajis.v39i3-4.2332

Page 206-272