About the Journal
About the Journal: Intellectual Discourse is a multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed, flagship journal of the International Islamic University Malaysia. First published in 1993, it is dedicated to the scholarly study of all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world. Particular attention is paid to works dealing with history, geography, political science, economics, education, psychology, sociology, law, literature, religion, philosophy, international relations, environmental and developmental issues. The journal is international in its range and coverage. It is intended to be a forum for scholarly dialogue and communication on issues related to Islam and the Muslim world.
Intellectual Discourse, Vol. 28, No. 1 (2020) is being published at a time
when the world is facing an extraordinary challenge to humanity posed
by the COVID-19 pandemic. As of June 9, 2020, the people infected
with COVID-19 numbered 7,211,300 world-wide with nearly 409,009
people dead. However, about 3,550,922 people have recovered from
COVID-19 world-wide. The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world
upside down by severely damaging the world economy and changing
the way we live our lives, perhaps forever. Despite the difficulties,
governments and scientists around the world are racing against the clock
to come up with a vaccine against COVID-19. The current situation has
created an atmosphere of immense mental pressure on all of us. I would
like to thank the contributors to this volume who, despite the enormous
difficulties they faced, have been successful in submitting their papers.
Let us all seek Allah (SWT)’s blessings in the eradication of COVID-19.
Copyright: Copyrights of all materials published in Intellectual Discourse are held exclusively by the Journal and the respective author/s. Any reproduction of material from the journal without proper acknowledgement or prior permission will result in the infringement of intellectual property laws.
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed in articles and creative pieces published in this Journal are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors, the editorial board or the publisher.
Publication fee: Publication fee is RM1500 (Ringgit Malaysia). Submissions must be accompanied by certificates of editing by a language editor.
ISSN 0128-4878 (Print)
ISSN 2289-5639 (Online)