Published: 2023-02-16

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 142 | PDF Downloads 60 | DOI

Page 2-4


How about a Green Caliphate?

Wardah Alkatiri
Abstract 365 | PDF Downloads 181 | DOI

Page 6-56

Beyond Maṣlaḥah

Sami Al Daghistani
Abstract 649 | PDF Downloads 139 | DOI

Page 57-86

Competing Authorities

Yousef Aly Wahb
Abstract 496 | PDF Downloads 105 | DOI

Page 87-111

Review Article

Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment

Behar Sadriu
Abstract 455 | PDF Downloads 138 | DOI

Page 144-181

Book Reviews

Rivals in the Gulf

Muhammad Amasha
Abstract 201 | PDF Downloads 72 | DOI

Page 184-188

Tree of Pearls

Elizabeth Urban
Abstract 120 | PDF Downloads 48 | DOI

Page 189-192

The Qur’an in South Asia

Kamran Ahmad Khan
Abstract 139 | PDF Downloads 67 | DOI

Page 193-197

Buying Buddha, Selling Rumi

Max Johnson Dugan
Abstract 169 | PDF Downloads 70 | DOI

Page 198-203


Muslim Intellectual History

Saulat Pervez
Abstract 1424 | PDF Downloads 364 | DOI

Page 206-272