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Previously published quarterly (1984-2020) as American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences AJISS, the American Journal of Islam and Society AJIS is a double-blind peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary biannual journal published by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT). The journal showcases a wide variety of scholarly research on all facets of Is
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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


Published: 2020-06-12


Editorial 37 1-2

Ovamir Anjum
Abstract 134 | pdf Downloads 4

Page v-xviii


Theological and Intellectual Roots in Deobandi Thoughts

Atif Suhail Siddiqui
Abstract 500 |

Page 41-66

Shaykh Google as Ḥāfiẓ al-ʿAṣr

Emad Hamdeh
Abstract 227 |

Page 67-102

Toward a New Framework of Islamic Economic Analysis

Akhmad Akbar Susamto
Abstract 576 |

Page 103-123

Review Essay

Islam in Pakistan: A History by Muhammad Qasim Zaman

Abu Zayd
Abstract 174 | PDF Downloads 4

Page 124-132

Book Reviews

Christians, Muslims, and Mary: A History by Rita George-Tvrtković

Joshua Mugler
Abstract 85 | PDF Downloads 3

Page 140-143


Some Pointers and Reminders in Islamic Studies

Mohammed Rustom
Abstract 138 | PDF Downloads 3

Page 177-184

Abstracting and Indexing