Journal on Education in Muslim Societies (JEMS)

The International Institute of Islamic Thought finalized a partnership with Indiana University Press to launch a new Journal on Education in Muslim Societies (JEMS).  The Journal was published as part of IIIT’s new initiative – Advancing Education in Muslim Societies (AEMS).  The two issues a year include peer reviewed research articles, commentaries from the field and book reviews.  All research articles are subject to double blind review.  The Journal was launched in Fall 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Symposium on Muslim Philanthropy and Civil Society at Indiana University. IIIT is pleased to announce that Dr Cynthia Miller-Idriss and Dr Shariq A. Siddiqui serve as inaugural editors for the period of 2018-2021.

Dr Cynthia Miller-Idriss is Associate Dean, School of Education, American University, Washington DC & Dr Shariq A. Siddiqui is Director and Assistant Professor, Muslim Philanthropy Initiative, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University and Executive Director, Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).

American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS)

The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS) is a double-blind peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal published by IIIT since August 1984. It is a quarterly journal that publishes a wide variety of scholarly research on all facets of Islam and the Muslim world: anthropology, history, philosophy and metaphysics, politics, psychology, religious law, and traditional Islam.

Issue 32.3, for example, contains articles discussing moderation in Greek and Islamic traditions, reviews on books concerning the female voice in Islamic scripture, the history of Jerusalem, and the politics of the Middle East and Brazil, and a description of IIIT’s various panels at the 2015 ICNA convention.

AJISS website


Islamiyyat al Ma'rifah

The Institute has also been publishing a quarterly scholarly refereed journal in Arabic: Islamiyyat al-Ma’rifah. The first issue came out in June 1995.

To learn more about the journal please click here.