The journal has the honor to be the first professional journal in the field of Islamic economics. It started publishing in 1403H (1983) under the title, “Journal of Research in Islamic Economics. Over the years, it published some of the classical articles written by the pioneers of the newly emerging discipline of Islamic economics. The contributions published in the journal, the scope of which included Islamic finance, led to generating great interest in the field. Due to practical reasons Islamic finance developed much faster than the “pure” Islamic economics, though generally speaking finance was part of economics, especially in 1980s. Some of the most interesting debates on ribā (bank interest); Islamic banking and to a lesser extent in zakāh, awqāfetc., were published in this journal. In this way the journal spearheaded the development of the new industry. The journal started publishing under the present name in 1409H (1989) and has since been publishing regularly twice a year in English and Arabic. In 2009, the journal won a listing in Scopus, one of the most prestigious indexing services, and till this date (2014) remains the only journal in Islamic economics listed there.
We feel honored to invite scholars in the field to send their research to the journal. The journal is peer-reviewed with the review procedure based on the double-blind principle. Please see tabs “Aims and Scope” and “Guidelines for Contributors”. However, if you have any queries, please feel free to contact us.