Studies in Contemporary Islam is devoted to the understanding, review, analysis, and critique of contemporary Islamic religious, intellectual, and philosophical developments as well as of sociopolitical changes in Islamic societies. The journal aims to be interdisciplinary and international in its range and coverage. It is intended as a forum for scholarly dialogue and communication; it does not promote a particular point of view or ideology. The views expressed by authors in the journal are the authors' own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the journal's editors or represent the journal's position. Studies in Contemporary Islam is indexed in the Index of Islamic Literature.