Spring 2014-Issue I
From the rich treasures of Dagestani manuscripts at Princeton and a crash course on historiography to current developments gripping the Muslim world, this issue of the Journal of Islamic Thought and Civilization is noticeable for the diversity of topics covered. While compiling this issue, the editors have taken care to include articles that are likely to arouse the interest of the general reader as well as the serious scholar. So the insight into the Arab Spring or the recent controversy surrounding the visual depictions of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) will be read with special interest. The critique on Orientalism and cultural hybridity in colonial India will evoke strong interest as many among us still identify with the ramifications of both.
The focus of the JITC has always been broad based, encompassing myriad facets of the Islamic Thought and Civilization because the subject itself is vast and largely unexplored. It is our mission to devote our energies towards exploring it.
Fall 2014-Issue II
This issue of the Journal of Islamic Thought and Civilization brings you a wide range of engaging articles of importance that pertain to current events in the Muslim world including a glance at the role of reformers in the Middle East like Muhammad Abduh and Said Nursi to the evolution of religious education over the past few decades in Pakistan. We also explore the impressive architectural heritages of the mosques of Lahore to the Al-Jami‘al-‘Atiq Mosque in Jidda. The editors of this issue have taken pains to incorporate articles for serious scholars and the enlightened general reader. In the present issue, we also hope to shed some light on the issue of Women’s empowerment through housing microfinance in Pakistan.