Aims and Scope

Today, the importance of the fundamental role of the social sciences in the realization of a coherent and civilizing intellectual system and their application to social control and development in Islamic societies is not overlooked. In addition, research on the basis of these sciences and their critique and evaluation, as well as the attempt to extract Islamic foundations and views in the field of humanities and social sciences in order to Islamicize and localize them, has a high status and prominence. To this end, the most important and fundamental step in this direction is to propose, review and critique the foundations, views and theories of these sciences and provide theoretical frameworks that best fit our cultural and religious foundation. Hence, the fundamental, developmental and applied research in the field of social sciences and its relations with religion, and the review of the existing schools in this field, are the major goals and missions of the "semi-annual Journal of Islam and Social Sciences."

The main objective of the Journal of Islam and Social Sciences is to provide an intellectual platform for national and international researchers to discuss their most recent findings related to the relationship of Islam and social sciences in Iran. By doing so, the journal hopes to improve the status of the field in Iran and in the world and to find solutions to theoretical and practical problems the profession is faced with. The wide range of issues related to the relationship between religion i.e. Islam and the social sciences requires that specialized scientific journals, and in the near future scientific researches, devote special attention to issues and problems raised in this regard. So the results of these researches will address the needs of the scientific community in the country. For this reason, the Department of Social Sciences of RIHU has been seeking publication of a journal titled "Islam and Social Sciences". Semi-annual journal of  Islam and Social Sciences, in order to cooperate with other sections of Hawzah and University and to realize the above-mentioned goals and developing and deepening the literature in the field of relationships between Islam and social sciences and with the aim of providing scientific information, providing ground for dialogue and reflection of the opinions of scholars and creating a ground for the production of religious science and providing a suitable space for the further development and progress of the Islamic social sciences intends to examine the relations of religion, especially Islam and social sciences, in the form of publication of special issues.  To serve this purpose, researchers are encouraged to submit their unpublished, original, full-length papers for potential publication in the journal. 

The journal is set to publish original articles on a wide range of issues including;

  • Social philosophy: (in the Quran and other religious texts and the tradition, in the thought of Muslim scholars and comparison of different attitudes and approaches);
  • Philosophy of social sciences: (in Islamic sources, convergence and divergence of different perspectives);
  • Methodology of social sciences: (review of their function and their role in Islamic religious-Islamic social sciences);
  • Social thoughts of Muslim thinkers: (social issues and strategic theories, theories, areas of sociology including sociology of religion, sociology of knowledge, historical sociology, cultural sociology);
  • Religious theorizing (inferred from Islamic resources) on social issues;
  • Reviewing and comparing social religious propositions of different religions with each other;
  • Religious-Islamic sociology (subject, methods, theories, analysis and critique of approaches, goals and application, the relation of Islamic sociology with dominant paradigms in sociology, the role and application of Islamic sociology in Islamic and non-Islamic societies);

To let individual researchers and libraries have access to the most recent research findings in the field, the journal allows open-access to its articles. This journal utilizes the Magiran and Noormags preservation systems to create a distributed archiving system for individual and libraries and to permit libraries stakeholders to create permanent archives of the journal.