About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Islamic Studies is an internationally peer-reviewed research journal in Islamics, published by Islamic Research Institute, Islamabad, Pakistan, since 1962. Islamic Studies publishes research articles, notes, comments, review essays, and book reviews in all disciplines of Islamic Studies including the Qur'an, Hadith, Tafsir, Sirah, 'Ilm al-Kalam, Jurisprudence, Fiqh, Law, Religion, Philosophy, Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Culture, Civilization, Political Science, Economics, Language, Literature, History, Science and Technology. Its contributors include some of the very best scholars from across the world.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its all contents—with exception of the full text of the peer-reviewed research articles—on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Journal History

Islamic Studies is an internationally peer-reviewed research journal in Islamics, published by Islamic Research Institute, Islamabad, Pakistan, since 1962.

The Publishing Institute of the Journal

Islamic Research Institute, International Islamic University, Islamabad is a pioneer research institution of Pakistan. Established in 1960, the Institute’s objectives include defining Islam “in terms of its fundamentals in a rational and liberal manner;” to bring out Islam’s “dynamic character in the context of the intellectual and scientific progress of the modern world;” carrying out research in the contribution of Islam to thought, science and culture as well as holding academic studies in all the disciplines of Islamic Studies. For further information on the Institute, its publications and activities please visit the Institute’s website: http://iri.iiu.edu.pk/.