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Intellectual Discourse


Discipline(s) / Subdiscipline(s):

     1. Arts & Humanities
         - Religion
         - Philosophy

     2. Social Sciences
         - Sociology
         - Political science

E-ISSN: 2289-5639
Print ISSN: 0128-4878
Publisher: International Islamic University Malaysia
Publication type: Print & Electronic
Publication frequency: 2 time(s) per year
Journal Website: https://journals.iium.edu.my/intdiscourse/index.php/id

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
Intellectual Discourse
Al-Ghazali Resource Centre
Kulliyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
International Islamic University Malaysia
P.O. Box 10
50728 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
E-mail: intdiscourse@iium.edu.my; ntdiscourse@yahoo.com

Principal Contact:
Abdul Kabir Hussain Solihu
Associate Professor/Editor
Al-Ghazali Resource Centre
Kulliyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences,
International Islamic University Malaysia
P.O. Box 10
50728 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +603-6196 5031
Fax: +603-6196 5504
Email: intdiscourse@iium.edu.my

Support Contact:
Ayesha Khalil
Phone: +603-61965031
Email: intdiscourse@yahoo.com

Intellectual Discourse is a multi-disciplinary, flagship journal of the International Islamic University Malaysia. First published in 1993, it is dedicated to the scholarly study of all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world. Particular attention is paid to works dealing with history, geography, political science, economics, education, psychology, sociology, law, literature, religion, philosophy, international relations, environmental and developmental issues. The journal is international in its range and coverage. It is intended to be a forum for scholarly dialogue and communication on issues related to Islam and the Muslim world.



M. Kamal Hassan, International Islamic University Malaysia

Editorial Board

General Editor
  • Abdullah Ahsan, IIUM, Dept. of History and Civilization, Malaysia

    Language Editor
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ishtiaq Hossain, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia

    Book Review Editor
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Khairil Izamin Ahmad, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia

    Associate Editor
  • Prof. Saodah Wok, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anke Iman Bouzenita, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

    Editorial Board
  • Prof. Ahmed Akgunduz, Islamic University Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Prof. Zafar Afaq Ansari, United States
  • Prof. Daniel J. Christie, Ohio State University, United States
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Garoot Suleiman Eissa, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamed El-Tahir El-Mesawi, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hazizan Md. Noon, International Islamic University, Malaysia
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aimillia Mohd Ramli, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hussin Mutalib, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Prof. Chandra Muzaffar, Science University of Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Prof. Mohammad Redzuan Othman, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Prof. Syed Ashiq Ali Shah, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anis Malik Thoha, Universitas Islam Sultan Agung, Indonesia
  • Prof. Thameem Ushama, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Prof. John O. Voll, Georgetown University, United States
  • Prof. Ibrahim M. Zein, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Badri Najib Zubir, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia

    International Advisory Board
  • Prof. Jonathan A. C. Brown, Georgetown University, United States
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. M. Zakyi Ibrahim, California State University, Fullerton, United States
  • Prof. Muhammad Khalifa Hassan Ahmad Khalifa, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Adnane Mokrani, Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies, Italy
  • Prof. Is-haq O. Oloyede, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Prof. James Piscatori, Durham University, United Kingdom



    Author Guidelines
    The manuscript submitted to Intellectual Discourse should not have been published elsewhere, and should not be under consideration by other publication. This must be stated in the covering letter.
    1. Original research and review articles should be 5,000-8,000 words while research notes 3,000-4,000 words, accompanied by an abstract of 100-150 words. Book review should be 1,000-1,500 words.
    2. Manuscripts should be double-spaced with a 1 in (2.5 cm) margins. Use 12-point Times New Roman Font.
    3. Manuscripts should adhere to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, latest edition.

  • The Title should be as concise as possible and should appear on a separate sheet together with name(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s), and the completed postal address of the institute(s).
  • A short running title of not more than 40 characters should also be included.
  • Headings and sub-headings of different sections should be clearly indicated.
  • References should be alphabetically ordered. Some examples are given below:

  • Book
  • In-text: Al-Faruqi & al-Faruqi (1986
  • Reference: Al-Faruqi, I. R. & al-Faruqi, L. L. (1986). The cultural atlas of Islam. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.

  • Chapter in a Book
  • In-text: Alias (2009)
  • Reference: Alias, A. (2009). Human nature. In N. M. Noor (Ed.), Psychology from an Islamic perspective: A guide to teaching and learning (pp. 79-117). Kuala Lumpur: IIUM Press.

  • Journal Article
  • In-text: Chapra (2002)
  • Reference: Chapra, M. U. (2002). Islam and the international debt problem. Journal of Islamic Studies, 10, 214-32.

  • The Qur’an
  • In-text:
    (i) direct quotation, write as 30: 36
    (ii) indirect quotation, write as Qur’an, 30: 36
  • Reference: The glorious Qur’an. Translation and commentary by A. Yusuf Ali (1977). US: American Trust Publications.

  • Hadith
  • In text:
    (i) Al-Bukhari, 88: 204 (where 88 is the book number, 204 is the hadith number)
    (ii) Ibn Hanbal, vol. 1, p. 1
  • Reference: (i) Al-Bukhari, Muhammad ibn Isma‘il (1981).Sahih al-Bukhari. Beirut: Dar al-Fikr.
    (ii) Ibn Hanbal, Ahmad (1982). Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal. Istanbul: Cagri Yayinlari.

  • The Bible
  • In text: Matthew 12: 31-32
  • Reference: The new Oxford annotated Bible (2007). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • The review process usually takes about three months. Procedures for reviewing manuscripts are based on the anonymity of the author and the confidentiality of readers’ and editors’ reports; hence, self-references should be removed. Manuscripts are refereed by the members of the editorial board and by other scholars at both IIUM and other institutions. Authors will normally receive a decision on their papers within 100 days of receipt. Papers can be provisionally accepted, and authors will be expected to revise the manuscripts on the recommendation of referees. The editorial board reserves the right to edit a manuscript to make it more readable.

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    Rank Q3 (Philosophy)
    Q4 (Sociology and Political Science)
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