This issue blends the ideas and thoughts of a group of authors with diverse interests and specialisations presented in four articles and one Book Review. At the broadest level, the two vocations or niches of our Journal namely ‘religion’ and ‘civilisation’ are maintained. It is quite obvious that each of the selected articles contains in one form or another one or both of these niches with varying degrees of incorporation.
IIUM Journal of Religion and Civilisational Studies (IJRCS) is a peer-reviewed online scholarly journal in English, published biannually in June and December by the Kulliyah (Faculty) of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia.
Aims and Scope: IJRCS offers an international platform for awakening the civilisational potential of the Islamic heritage. The aim and scope of the Journal covers the wide-ranging themes and issues that deal with religion and civilisational studies, and embraces both Islamic and conventional approaches. It accommodates the diverse approaches within civilisational studies including revitalising synergies between Islamic and other civilisations, renewal of Muslim societies, the conceptual and societal transformation of Muslims and other societies, and the prospects of dialogue and peaceful co-existence of world civilisations. A comparative study of religion and civilisational studies are given high consideration.
IJRCS invites scholarly contributions of research articles, viewpoints and book reviews mainly holistic in nature from Malaysian and international academicians and Postgraduate students.