Islamic Studies is an internationally peer reviewed research journal, published by Islamic Research Institute, Islamabad, Pakistan, since 1962. It publishes research articles, notes, comments, review-articles and book-reviews in all disciplines of Islamic Studies including the Qur’an, Hadith, Tafsir, Sirah, ‘Ilm al-Kalam, Jurisprudence, Fiqh, Law, Religion, Philosophy, Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Culture, Civilization, Economics, Language, Literature, History, Science and Technology. Its contributors include some of the very best scholars from across the world. Articles and book-reviews published in Islamic Studies are abstracted or indexed in: Science of Religion, Index Islamicus, Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS), Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen (IBR), Muslim World Book Review, Middle East Journal, ATLA Religion Database, Religion Index One (RIO) and Index to Book Reviews in Religion (IBRR). Islamic Studies is archived in databases of JSTOR, EBSCOhost and ProQuest. It is among the journals approved by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan for research publications. Editor: Muhammad Ahmad Munir Associate Editor: Muhammad Islam Assistant Editor: Brian Wright