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Al-Jami'ah Conference: Call for Papers



Recently, Islamic law (or shariah) 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 Shariah-inspired regulations in Indonesia are considered to bring about discrimination against women. One of the problems seems that the Shariah 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 Forum aims at gathering scholars, researches, and observers of Islam and Muslim society studies who devote their studies on various current issues related to the practices of Islamic law focusing on current situation of the Muslim world to present their papers. All approaches and  perspectives  are welcome. Themes of this year forum as are:

  • Ideas and Practices of Legal Pluralism
  • Conflict of Law in Muslim World
  • Islamic Law and Minorities Issues
  • Gendered Islamic Law
  • Islamic Legal Education
  • Fatwa and Legal Decisions
  • Islamic Legal Reasoning
  • Islamic Court and Legal Apparatus
  • Islamic Law in Everyday Life
  • Islamic Law and Economics
  • Islamic Law and Politics

Anyone interested in participating the conference, please send abstract between 150 – 300 words no later than 20 September 2016 to: Notification of the result of selection will be announced through email and Al-Jami’ah's website at

Promising papers, after the process of peer reviews, will be published
in  al-Jami’ah: Journal of Islamic Studies in the next year edition.

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