The subject covers textual and fieldwork studies with various perspectives of law, philosophy, mysticism, history, art, theology, and many more. In the beginning the journal only served as a scholarly forum for the lecturers and professors at the State Institute of Islamic Studies. However, due to the later development with a broader readership, the journal has successfully invited scholars and researchers outside the Institute to contribute.
Thus, Indonesian and non-Indonesian scholars have enriched the studies published in the journal. Although not from the beginning Al-Jamiah presents highly qualified scholarly articles, improvement—in terms format, style, and academic quality—never ceases. Now with articles written in Arabic and English and with the fair procedure of peer-review, Al-Jamiah continues publishing researches and studies pertinent to Islamic studies with various dimensions and approaches.
Al-Jami'ah, published twice a year, always places Islam and Muslim in the central focus of academic inquiry and invites any comprehensive observation of Islam as a theological belief and a system of society and Muslims as those who practice the religion with their many facets. This journal, serving as a forum for the study of Islam in Indonesia and other parts of the world within its local and challenging global context, supports focused studies of particular theme and interdisciplinary studies. Al-Jamiah has become a medium of diffusion and exchange of ideas and research findings, so much so that researchers, writers, and readers from various traditions of learning have interacted in the scholarly manner.
-Jamiah: Journal of Islamic Studies has been accredited with the grade “A” by the Ministry of National Education of Republic of Indonesia with Keputusan Direktur Jenderal Pendidikan Tinggi No. 56/DIKTI/Kep/2012.
-Jamiah: Journal of Islamic Studies is a member of Crossref.org, so all its article has its unique DOI number.
-Jamiah: Journal of Islamic Studies has been included in SCOPUS database since 2014.
REVISITING THE PRACTICE OF ISLAMIC LAW: IDEAS AND INSTITUTIONS
Recently, Islamic law (or shari’ah) and its adoption in many Muslim countries have received tremendous attention from around the world. After Islamic family law has been adopted in many Muslim countries for years, some other areas of Islamic law follow to be adopted into state legal systems. These latest adoptions include Islamic laws of economy, penal, and politics, complementing or replacing gradually the Western laws. While such adoption is basically accepted, criticism has been raised over stipulations no longer compatible with contemporary ideas of law and social values. For example, criticism mounted when local Shari’ah-inspired regulations in Indonesia are considered to bring about discrimination against women. One of the problems seems that the Shari’ah teachings in many Muslim countries remain to focus Islamic law in its theological aspects disregarding the more practical dimensions of the law and its relationship with current ventures.
Al-Jami'ah is organizing an international conference on the latest studies of Islamic law. The papers are expected to discuss various issues.