Focus and Scope

DINIKA: Academic Journal of Islamic Studies aims to serve as an exchange idea of various topics relating to Islamic Studies in broader sense, not only Islam as religion per se, but also Islam and Muslims related to its historical, social, cultural, and political context. Just like the term used by Marshall Hodgson, Islamicate as something that would refer not directly to the religion, Islam, itself, but to the social and cultural complex historically associated with Islam and Muslims, both among Muslims themselves and even when found among non-Muslims (Venture of Islam, V.1, p.59)

Dinika attempts to publish the new inventions of Islamic studies, focusing on but not limited to:

  • New interpretations of texts: living Qur'an; living Sunah; Qur'anic hermeneutics; contemporary Qur'anic Studies; contextual interpretations.
  • Da'wah (new) media: da'wah radio; virtual Islam; online piety; Qur'an 2.0; da'wahtainment; Islamic anime; Islamic music (nashid); Islamic soap-opera.
  • Contemporary Islamic education: integrated Islamic learning; Islamic motivation training; Islamic leadership; new faces of pesantren; new Qur'anic recitation learning (rumah tahfidh).
  • Urban sufism: majelis shalawat (shalawat circle); online tasawuf; new forms of tariqa.
  • New waves of Islamism: shari a regional regulations; post-Islamism; pop-Islamism.
  • Islamicate cultures: politics of multiculturalism; Muslim migrant workers; majority-minority relations; religious conversions, interreligious realities.
  • Youth phenomena: identity politics of Muslim; expressions of Muslim cool; Muslim modern subjectivities; new social movements.
  • Muslim middle class: Muslim fashion; Islamic consumption; Muslim lifestyle; global halal market.

Dinika openly welcomes scholar, postgraduate students, and practitioners to submt their best research articles that correspond to the above topics.