About the Journal

The Journal of Contemporary Maqasid Studies is an international peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by the Maqasid Institute. The Journal publishes articles in Arabic and English bi-annually (January and July).

Online ISSN: 2831-5049


The Journal of Contemporary Maqasid Studies (JCMS) aims to become a leading intellectual forum for publishing scholarly research in maqasid (higher objectives) methodological and applied studies.


To publish refereed research in the field of maqasid of the revelation (Qur’an and Sunnah) and Islamic Shari’ah in compliance with international publishing, peer-reviewing, and arbitration standards. The Journal aims for a methodological leap in maqasid based studies and solutions, and to establish a framework for dialogue with other methodologies.


  1. Support contemporary innovative and applied Maqasid studies.
  2. Revive the Maqasid heritage in contemporary discourse and in observance of Islamic Shari’ah principles.
  3. Develop contemporary maqasid methods for the revelation to become a central source for human knowledge.
  4. Promote dialogue between different methodologies.


Current Issue

Vol. 2 No. 1 (2023)
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The Fundamentals of Tafsīr (Usūl Al-Tafsīr): Towards a Structural Study for a Contemporary Exegesis of the Holy Qur’an  

The Holy Qur'ān, which is the foundation of the Arab-Islamic culture, has paved the way for the production of several clusters of knowledge and sciences throughout the history of Islam. Ilm al-Tafsīr (the science of exegesis) was among the most prominent Islamic sciences that aimed at interpreting the Qur’ānic discourse from various approaches. The commentaries were to some degree influenced by the formation of mufassirīn (scholars of exegesis), contextual challenges, and the aspirations to keep pace with the new occurrences of their times.

However, the different commentaries of the Qur’ān have yet to reach an integrated conception of the fundamentals of tafsīr as a methodological framework that structures and guides the process of exegesis. This framework should implement a holistic and integrative approach that incorporates the sciences of tafsir and the methodological and epistemological Islamic sciences.

Hence, the Third Issue of the Journal of Contemporary Maqasid Studies attempts to lay out the theoretical and structural elements of the fundamentals of tafsīr in a contemporary context by investigating the following questions:

How can we develop a constructively critical approach to the opinions of the classical scholars of tafsir and their methodologies to reactivate the hegemony of the Qur'ān?

What are the features of the network system in the fundamentals of tafsīr that formulate the epistemological and conceptual perception of history, reality, and the future?

How can we achieve interconnectivity between the fundamentals of tafsīr and the sunnah to develop a comprehensive worldview for exegesis?

To what extent can the maqasid methodology contribute to activating the hegemony of the revelation and the Qur’ānic objectives in contemporary exegesis?


Link to download full issue: JCMS V2N1 2023


The Journal of Contemporary Maqasid Studies is an international refereed scholarly journal published by the Maqasid Institute journal.maqasid.org ISSN 2831-5049
Published: 2023-01-15

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