The International Research Journal of Islamic Civilization (IRJIC) is visualised as an academic and scientific publication devoted to articles and other informed studies on Islamic civilization.  The comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach of IRJIC is aimed at formulating new theories and proposing new discourses in relation to the study of Islamic civilization in its diverse features, in the form of its historical, intellectual and cultural manifestations.

One of the aims of IRJIC is to create an intellectual space shareable by scholars of different orientations, traditions and historical and cultural backgrounds, in order to promote the exchange of ideas, innovative research methodologies and theories.  IRJIC is an Open Access Journal and consequentially the users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, or link the full texts of the articles, but not to reproduce them in any way without contacting and asking permission of the publisher.

The comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach of IRJIC is finalized to formulate new theories and propose new points of view in relation to the study of Islamic Civilization in its several features and historical and cultural manifestations.

The broader area of interest of IRJIC aims to create an intellectual space sharable by scholars of different orientations, tradition and historical and cultural backgrounds, in order to promote an exchange of ideas, proposals and suggestions of research and theories.

IRJIC aims at discussing the following topics in relation to Philosophy:

1-The Relation between Quranic revelation and Greek philosophy. How much have Muslims thinkers been influenced by Greek philosophy both at logical and metaphysical levels and, at the same time, at that one of the most debated philosophical themes?

2-The concepts of History and Progress in Islamic Culture and in the Quranic Revelation.

IRJIC aims at discussing the following topics in relation to Fiqh and Shariah:

1-The Relation between ends and principles of Islamic Law

2- General History of Islamic Jurisprudence in reference to the Historical, Political and Social setting and environment of the schools’ development and progress. The majority of scholars agree that, after the historical events, which have involved  the Muslim world in the XIII century, scholars of Fiqh assumed an extremely conservative attitude which, betraying the spirit of the predecessors, arrested the historical development of Fiqh, which in the specific juridical pronouncements still reflects the historical and social conditions of the Middle Ages and, consequently, seems to be unable to answer to the historical changes and the contemporary challenges.

3-Surveis on the theoretical approaches of the scholars proposing a renewal of Islamic Jurisprudence both in modern and contemporary times.

4- The Relation between Urf (custom) and Fiqh (jurisprudence) in the first century of Islamic History and later.

 IRJIC aims at discussing the following topics in relation to Sociology:

1-Relation between the Contemporary Islamic World and Western Modernity. The attention will be focused mainly on the phenomenon of Islamophobia, the rights of Minorities in a truly Democratic Space, the process of de-colonization in the research of a new world order and the role of a new “civilizational” language Muslim scholars and intellectuals are called to formulate in order to gain their place in history according to their own peculiarities and intellectual premises, avoiding any kind of apologetic or nostalgic approach or vision.

2-The Role of Shariah in a multicultural society where Muslims are a minority. The relation between Shariah and Fiqh leads to other issues as: the relation between custom (Urf) and Fiqh, especially in the Arab society in the first century of Islamic History and, consequently, also to the relation between Shariah and jurisprudential systems rooted in different cultural backgrounds. In fact, even when it is true that a scholar of Fiqh, while formulating his legal opinion, has to show a knowledge of the aims of the Divinely revealed law, it is also true that a complex society in the process of developing needs a continuous work of adjustment to the different needs of the different social partners involved. This is true specially in a society where Muslim are a minority as, for examples, in the Western world. When we try to apply the juridical rules, which have formulated to answer to the needs of a particular society culturally and historically, to the contemporary world, transforming the classic juridical approach to a paradigmatic model valid in every historical and cultural context, we are betraying the spirit of Shariah. This theoretic approach, in fact, has got the tendency to remove the difference between Fiqh and Shariah, confounding the divine and human side of the law.

IRJIC aims at discussing the following topics in relation to Logic:

1-The Relation between Greek logic and the methodology utilized in the Usul al-Fiqh in the classical schools of law. It is actually possible to renew the methodology employed in the Usul al-Fiqh in order to answer to the needs and the challenges of the Contemporary Muslim Community worldwide. The process of renewal of Fiqh involved also a deep study of the methodology used in the juridical reasoning. Can these logical tools until now employed by the scholars be considered adequate to the Islamic legal reasoning, and the methodology of Fiqh? The answer to this question involves two speculative levels and, for this reason, most probably needs to be examined in two separate spheres of research. First of all, it is very important to study the relation between the Greek logic and the Usul-al Fiqh, and, in a wider sense, also the relation between Greek philosophy and the Quranic revelation. This study is finalized to understand how deeply Muslim thinkers have been influenced by Greek though not only at a methodological level but also to that one of contents.

IRJIC aims at discussing the following topics related to Theology (Kalam):

1-The relation between Reason and Revelation: The character of finality then involves the fundamental theological question if God’s actions have specific aims. This question, highly debated between Muslim thinkers, is also related to the issue of the intelligibility of Divine revealed laws and the capacity of human reason to understand God’s commandments.

2-Limits of Reason.

3-Understandabilty of the ends and aims of God’s Commands:

a-Capacity of human reason to comprehend the Divine Law and its finality

b-Intrinsic intelligibility of God’s Commands

The answer to this question will also have a deep influence on the conception and interpretation of Shariah. In fact, the aims of Islamic Law, which sometimes cannot be immediately identified in the Quranic text and in the hadith of the Prophet (pbuh), need a process of interpretation. The freedom of the scholar in the process of interpretation and, consequently, also the validity and the sharing of his deductions, will depend on the capacity attributed to human reason to understand the Divine commands and their intrinsic intelligibility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The International Research Journal of Islamic Civilization (IRJIC) is visualised as an academic and scientific publication devoted to articles and other informed studies on Islamic civilization.  The comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach of IRJIC is aimed at formulating new theories and proposing new discourses in relation to the study of Islamic civilization in its diverse features, in the form of its historical, intellectual and cultural manifestations.

Read more

The articles submitted to the IRJIC can be written in the following languages: English, German, Italian, Arabic, Persian and Turkish. The manuscripts should conform to the conventions of spelling and punctuation of the language used.

The presented manuscripts should report the name and surname of the author along with their University institution, Academic title and ORCID number. In case of publication, both the University affiliation and the Academic Titles along with the ORCID number will be printed in a note. The author should also remember to add a valid and actively used email address in order to facilitate the communication with the editorial board. The email address will not be reported in the published version of the article.

Read more

IRJIC does not accept any form of plagiarism or use of any material -both published or unpublished- or ideas of another writer or author without acknowledging the original source. By submitting articles, the authors are asserting that their research and scholarly contributions are entirely original and the works of other scholars, when used, are appropriately recognised through quotation and right attribution.

Read more

Issues
Index and Platforms
%d bloggers like this:
Skip to toolbar