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Journal of Islamic Politics first issue

Editorial Note

We are honored to publish the first issue. The general title of JISPOL's all issues is "From Political Islam to Islamic Politics". This title represents the transformation needs in the political thought of contemporary Muslim movements in social and political life. All issues try to understand how to do this transformation. This transformation is a need for Muslims as well as non-Muslims all around the world. In today's world, misunderstanding and misinformation about Islam and Muslims have caused many conflictual environments to emerge. In order to end this conflictual environment in social and political life, firstly we need sincerely to reveal how Islam establishes a socio-political system. JISPOL has the aim to contribute to this revealing attempt with academic research articles, policy papers, and book reviews in eight declared disciplines. The articles can be both Islam-oriented and discipline-oriented. In the first issue, there are two discipline-oriented research articles and a policy paper. Additionally, the issue includes one Islam-oriented research article and one policy paper. JISPOL encourages all researchers from all levels to submit their papers on how Islam a socio-political system. Papers should be analytical, comparative, and also critical.

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Ali İhsan KAHRAMAN
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FROM PAST TO THE FUTURE

Journal of Islamic Politics (JISPOL) focuses on contributing to academic knowledge on the mental interrelationship between classical Islamic thought and contemporary academic disciplines. It prefers to work on this interrelationship because of the percieved gap in developing a comprehensive understanding of Islam and its contributions to the World. This effort takes its value from the newly-existing prejudices about Islamic perspectives on scientific development and also the need for improving Islamic perspectives to contribute to social welfare.

JISPOL is a peer-reviewed international journal and designed to promote international knowledge and understanding of Islamic political thought through publications, education, media, and arts. For this purpose, JISPOL encourages researchers to submit manuscripts that engage in cutting-edge theoretical debates and theoretically informed analysis. JISPOL publishes scholarly contributions across the full breadth of fields in Islamic Political Thought, from cutting-edge theoretical and methodological perspectives about topics of contemporary and historical interest.

JISPOL aims to publish theoretical and empirical research articles, book reviews, policy papers, and reports on eigth different disciplines related to Islamic politics: Political science, international relations, Islamic economics, international economics, business&management, xenophobia, regional studies, and political-psychology. Furthermore, JISPOL makes publications on other related contemporary and disciplinary issues. JISPOL will accept only articles in English. JISPOL can also publish special issues at any time. The normal period of publication has been determined as of July and December.

QUESTIONS ON ISLAM & ISLAMIC WORLD

  • What does the Holy Quran say on the relations between Muslim communities in different states?

    The Ummah conscience encourage each Muslim to be curious about the life-status of every Muslim. However, living in different states makes it hard to be in curiosity because of different legal structures, governance, political regime, and so many other factors. The divergence between hardening factors and the Ummah conscience must be re-evaluated for political-psychology of Muslim communities. For this purpose, researchers have to investigate related verses from the Holy Quran in order to understand the possibilities of Muslims for their co-religionist.

  • How must Muslim communities behave on the transformations in global political-economy structure?

    Global political-economic structure has been experiencing a deep transformation for recent years. Especially, the Great Reset seems to replace "New World Order" which has been the mostly-used concept. The Muslim World can be considered as the biggest candidate to confront hardly this transformation.

  • Will the provisioned models of digital economy be appropriate to Islamic political and economic thought about social welfare?

    The digital economy has been much discussed in the international academic agenda especially after the COVID-19 pandemic started in January 2020 all over the world. The core point in this discussion is how the transformation to the digital economy can help the world economy recover from the biggest crisis in modern history due to the pandemic. Because this discussion is related to the origin of world welfare, Islamic politics should have anything to say about it.

  • What does experiences from Prophet Mohammed's government say on the current divergence between globalism and centrism?

    The divergence between globalism and centrism has started to become impactful in the world political-economy especially after the Global Economic Crisis in 2008. The impacts of this divergence can be seen in political regime changes, in the rise of conservative economic policies. To solve the problems that arise from this divergence, the academic world is re-evaluating historical experiences. Amid these re-evaluations, JISPOL suggests that Prophet Mohammad's governance can guide the academic world about recovery clues from these crises.

  • How can populist movements in the Muslim communities be prevented/stopped by Sunni-Islamic political thought?

    Populism has been expanding all around the world. This trend reflects itself sometimes as xenophobia, sometimes as terrorist attacks, sometimes as manipulative broadcasting and web casting, international sanctions, sometimes building walls. Reflection types of populism can be varied. Muslims become mostly the subject of those reflections many times. This is one of the big problems of Islamic World and it should find effective solutions to this problem.

  • The responses of Islamic economic thought to interest-based system

    The interest-based system is alternative-less rather than some attempts to develop interest-free financing tools. On the other hand, interest-free systems cannot have any response to interest-based systems in other fields like social welfare. Additionally, the zakat and benevolence system was able only to give some kinds of the theoretical framework. Beyond responding only to financing tools, Islamic economics should have responses and critics to interest-based systems in other fields.

  • What kinds of impacts do and will social media trends have on Muslim communities?

    Social media's strength on social movements has been much discussed since Arab Spring. The telecommunicative impact of social media has transformed to civil wars in Syria and Libya. In United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, the telecommunication resulted in rise of autocratic regimes again. On the other hand, such hard impacts arise mostly in Muslim-populated coutries. This may be the biggest problem for Islamic World to be solved.

  • The Comparison between the promises of Islam and interest-based system for social welfare.

    Social welfare is the main goal of economic systems, and therefore any ideology or thought which has societal rules must give promises on how to develop social welfare. Interest-based thoughts and Islam claim societal rules and have these promises, too. The comparison between the two systems can give many important clues on how to develop social welfare.