Islamic Studies

Publishes research articles, notes, comments, review-articles 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.

Articles from Vol. 47, No. 4, Winter

...And Sails the Boat Downstream: Malay Sufi Poems of the Boat
V.I. Braginsky. ...And Sails the Boat Downstream: Malay Sufi Poems of the Boat. Leiden: University of Leiden, 2007. Pp. xviii+482. Paperback. ISBN: 978-90-73084-24-7. No price given.A number of books had been written on the prose and poems of Malay sufi...
Falsifiability of Science and the Transcendentalism of Religion
AbstractToday we are living in an age when science has had a profound effect on our thinking and behaviour. Almost every sphere of our life has been affected by science to such an extent that we have developed a mistrust of all that is not part of science....
Integrated Encyclopedia of the Qur'an (IEQ): Raison D'être and Project Summary*
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)'Uthman bin 'Affan [white square] related that the Prophet [white square] said:(The best among you is the one who learns and teaches the Qur'an.)Bukhari, Sahih, Fada'il al-Qur'anConceived as a reference...
Muslim Education*
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)The opposition to modern education which has been raised by the conservatives in every Muslim country, is based on misunderstanding (1) of the nature of Islam itself; (2) of the character of proper Muslim education,...
Muslim Saints of South Asia: The Eleventh to Fifteenth Centuries
Anna Suvorova. Muslim Saints of South Asia: The Eleventh to Fifteenth Centuries. London: Routledge/Curzon, 2004. Pp. 256. Hardbound. ISBN: 978-0-415-31764-1. Price: US $ 180.00.The work under review, originally written in Russian in 1999, is a survey...
Precedent in Islamic Law with Special Reference to the Federal Shariat Court and the Legal System in Pakistan
AbstractThis paper attempts to answer the question whether the common law doctrine of precedent as practiced in Pakistan is compatible with the traditional Islamic legal system. The paper examines the role of the principles of Islamic law in the Pakistani...
The Decline of the Muslim Ummah
Iqbal Syed Hussain. The Decline of the Muslim Ummah. Gujranwala (Pakistan): Humanity Publishers, 2004. Pp. 468. Hardbound. ISBN 969-8854-00-2. Price: $ 20.00/Special Price in Pakistan: Rs. 600.Muslims presently number anywhere between 1.2 and 1.6 billion...
The Path of God's Bondsmen from Origin to Return, "Mersad Al-'Ebad Men Al-Mabda' Ela Al-Ma'ad,"
Review Article: Hamid Algar. Trans. Intro and Anno. The Path of God's Bondsmen from Origin to Return, "Mersad al-'ebad men al-mabda' ela al-ma'ad," a Sufi compendium in Persian by Najm al-Din Razi, known as Daya. North Haledon, NJ: Islamic Publications...
Towards Understanding Islamic Architecture
AbstractThis article aims to discuss the meaning, functions and salient characteristics of Islamic architecture. The discussion will be divided into the following sections: (1) the meaning of Islamic architecture; (2) the object that Islamic architecture...