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




Ovamir Anjum
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Islamic Constitutionalism Before Sovereignty

Andrew March
Abstract 851 | PDF Downloads 102 | DOI

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Theological and Intellectual Roots in Deobandi Thoughts

Atif Suhail Siddiqui
Abstract 1202 | PDF Downloads 193 | DOI

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Shaykh Google as Ḥāfiẓ al-ʿAṣr

Emad Hamdeh
Abstract 1491 | PDF Downloads 293 | DOI

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Toward a New Framework of Islamic Economic Analysis

Akhmad Akbar Susamto
Abstract 2100 | PDF Downloads 384 | DOI

Page 103-123

Review Essay

Islam in Pakistan

Abu Zayd
Abstract 927 | PDF Downloads 308 | DOI

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Book Reviews

Gendered Morality

Marion Holmes Katz
Abstract 633 | PDF Downloads 206 | DOI

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The Codification of Islamic Criminal Law in the Sudan

Asma M. Abdel Halim
Abstract 510 | PDF Downloads 216 | DOI

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Christians, Muslims, and Mary

Joshua Mugler
Abstract 367 | PDF Downloads 152 | DOI

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The Contemporary Islamic Governed State

Thomas Parker
Abstract 535 | PDF Downloads 175 | DOI

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Christian Martyrs Under Islam

Tayyaba Rafiq
Abstract 402 | PDF Downloads 151 | DOI

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Hermeneutics in the Genre of Mukhtaṣar

Umar Shareef
Abstract 336 | PDF Downloads 116 | DOI

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Law, Empire, and the Sultan

Omar Anchassi
Abstract 521 | PDF Downloads 249 | DOI

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Female Sexuality in the Early Medieval Islamic World

Omar Anchassi
Abstract 1046 | PDF Downloads 382 | DOI

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Faces of Muhammad

Moiz Mohammed
Abstract 511 | PDF Downloads 232 | DOI

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Engineers of Jihad

Saman Fazeli
Abstract 584 | PDF Downloads 193 | DOI

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Some Pointers and Reminders in Islamic Studies

Mohammed Rustom
Abstract 588 | PDF Downloads 219 | DOI

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