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. 3 No. 1 (2024)
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Contemporary Maqasid Projects: An Evaluation and Rectification 


The maqasid studies have known a substantial accumulation of knowledge demonstrated by one of the most descriptive and statistical works carried out by the late Dr. Muhammad Kamal Al-Din Imam entitled “Al-Dalil al-Irshadi Ila Maqasid al-Shari`ah [Guidelines for the Objectives of Islamic Law]. Institutionally, there had also been several research centres dedicated to “maqasid” within the Muslim and Western worlds, providing significant qualitative and quantitative works on the epistemological and methodological maqasidi thought. 

Accordingly, the Fifth Issue of the Journal of Contemporary Maqasid Studies focuses on understanding the maqasid-based knowledge produced by these research centres and institutions and their impact on the maqasid research in order to evaluate and rectify it for the development of the maqasid methodology within the following compasses: 

  • The “maqasid project” at the Centre for Maqasid al-Shari`ah Studies 
  • The “maqasid project” at the Maqasid Institute
  • The “maqasid project” at the Maqasid Centre for Studies and Research
  • The “maqasid project” at the International Institute of Islamic Thought 
  • The “maqasid project” at the Journal of Al-Muslim Al-Mu’asir
  • The “maqasid project” at the Centre for Civilizational Renewal, Legal & Future Studies
  • The “maqasid project” in Kamal Al-Din’s “Al-Dalil al-Irshadi Ila Maqasid al-Shari`ah”


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The Journal of Contemporary Maqasid Studies

is an international refereed scholarly journal published by the Maqasid Institute


ISSN 2831-5049

Published: 2024-01-27

Table of Content

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Opening Remarks

Book Review


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