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JOURNAL OF SHI‘A ISLAMIC STUDIES:

The Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies (JSIS) is a refereed academic journal published by ICAS Press for the Islamic College in London. The journal conscientiously aims to provide a scholarly platform for critical and informed articles in all fields of Shi‘a studies, including but not limited to, theology, philosophy, mysticism, law, jurisprudence, politics, history, Qur’an and Hadith studies. Such articles will cover the most debate-worthy issues in the aforementioned fields in the hope of ultimately contributing to the resolution of various theoretical, methodological, and practical dilemmas encountered in Shi‘a Islamic studies. Furthermore, JSIS endeavours to cover modern and current issues relevant to Shi‘ism and its overall study. JSIS also aims to facilitate an academic ground for non-English experts and professionals to contribute, enhance, and augment the available literature in the English language concerning Shi‘a studies. This will be achieved by carefully translating their professional articles and thereby affording non-English speakers the opportunity to express their thoughts and ideas among western scholars. Similarly, JSIS strives to present a variety of Shi‘a literature that is either entirely unavailable in English, or of which there is limited availability or access. Moreover, JSIS also introduces and presents a variety of classical Shi‘a works that may be academically valuable to researchers in this field but have remained largely unknown to them. JSIS dedicates a section of its publication to the critical assessment and vigorous review of books and publications, both old and new, concerning Shi‘a studies. It is hoped that through such efforts JSIS will remain a valuable reference and resource for those researching and undertaking Shi‘a studies.