The Journal of Islamic Faith and Practice is an annual double-blind peer-reviewed open access online academic and interdisciplinary journal published by Indiana University and sponsored by the Islamic Seminary Foundation – the governing body of The Islamic Seminary of America (TISA). Produced annually, this journal commits itself to promoting academic and professional research about recent developments in American Muslim communities. In doing so, the Journal aims to provide a platform for scholars, students, and researchers to exchange their latest findings from varied disciplines. Therefore, one of the key aims of the Journal is to foster dialogue between academics, researchers, community leaders, chaplains and students regarding Islamic faith and how it is practiced in America.
In this issue, we highlight some of the challenges and issues faced by Muslims who want to implement Islamic ethics in their own lives. Muslims in the United States are experiencing a crisis of identity and confusion about their faith’s principles and practices. We explore some of these and suggest how we can ameliorate this complex reality by finding ways to make our tradition more coherent and understandable.
Call for Papers: Islam and Cross-Cultural Competency
The Journal invites colleagues to submit original articles and research that combine intellectual rigor with community engagement. The Journal seeks to provide a platform for scholars, students, and researchers to exchange their latest findings, as well as to foster dialogue among academics, researchers, community leaders, and students regarding the Islamic faith and its practice in America. To this end, we invite proposals that reflect theoretical and methodological sophistication and engagement with existing scholarship, while also being accessible to non-specialists.
Our third edition will analyze Islam and Cross-cultural Competency. The goal here is to synthesize and advance both theoretical and empirical research about Islam and cultural competency within education, sociology, political science, healthcare, psychology, bioethics, ecology, social service, the arts, and other relevant fields. Colleagues interested in publishing conference proceedings and book reviews are also welcomed.
We are interested in the following topics:
The Journal is published once a year, usually in May/June. The timeline for peer review and publication is in the range of 5-6 months.
Papers should focus on how Islam relates to key cross-cultural issues facing Muslims, such as the areas listed below. We are also open to other topics that fit within the volume’s primary theme.
The Journal of Islamic Faith and Practice Invites :
Assembly of the Manuscript :
Standard research papers should be 7,000-10,000 words in length or longer, but only if approved by the editor. The article should be in Microsoft Word format. All submissions must conform to the Journal guidelines: original, unpublished research; double-spaced and single-sided; and documented in the Chicago Style. A manuscript contains many parts: Title of the paper with an abstract and 3-5 keywords, text of the paper, references, footnotes, tables, figures, and appendices. Not all papers have all elements. However, if they do, this is the order in which they should be arranged.
Submission of Manuscript :
Submissions are accepted via e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Those whose papers are accepted may be invited to present them during the Journal of Islamic Faith and Practice workshop, which will be held at the Islamic Seminary Foundation’s annual Shura at Yale University in March 2020.
Subscription Information :
The Journal of Islamic Faith and Practice has access to the subscription of e-journals for individuals and libraries. If you are interested, please contact us at email@example.com
Dr. Zainab Alwani, Howard University