Roundtable Policy Discussion On Maqasid Shariah

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ORGANIZERS: International Research Centre of Islamic Economics and Finance, International Islamic University College Selangor (KUIS) and Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), Jeddah

DATES: 1st – 2nd June, 2015

VENUE: Senat Hall, International Islamic University College Selangor, KUIS, Bandar Seri Putra, 43000 Kajang


Policy oriented research in the area of maqasid shariah is an important segment of work at Islamic Research and Training Institute, IDB. The subject matter of Maqasid al-Sharia is broad and can be approached from various angles such as: its historical development, use in ijtihad, identification and classification of maqasid, approaches in identification of maqasid and the differences in those methods etc.

Maqasid al-Shariah can also be approached from its applications to various contemporary issues, for example, application of Maqasid al-Shariah in medical ethics, application in law etc.


Our interest is in the application of:

  1. Maqasid al-Sharia in socio-economic policy making;
  2. Gauging the performance of socio-economic polices in the light of fulfilment of Maqasid al-Sharia;

 Thus the policy roundtable discussion is a continuation from the 1st and 2nd workshop on “Towards a Maqasid al-Shariah based Index of Socio-Economic Development”.


Papers are invited from individual scholars, research groups as well as institutions on the above subject. We are interested in all sorts of papers that can lead to creation of policy Maqasid al-Shariah for Socio-Economic Development.

The papers can address some or all of the following:

  • Suggest various indicators and how they tie with one or more objectives of the Shariah.
  • Evaluate various indicators for measurement of the multi-dimensions of these Maqasid (e.g., how good the indicators as a proxy for the relevant dimension, to what extant there is cross-dimensional overlap etc).
  • Explore data availability across various countries on various variables that may be relevant/useful in construction of such index.
  • Propose policy for Maqashid al-Sharia-for social economic development

Final selection of papers will be made by a panel of researchers at IRTI-IDB and IRCIEF for presentation in the Policy Roundtable Discussion to be held in IRCIEF, KUIS, Malaysia on 1st – 2nd June, 2015.


  • Send intention of submission along with a title and short abstract by 1st March, 2015
  • Full papers by 15th March, 2015
  • The final decision of selection committee by 1st April, 2015
  • Policy Roundtable Discussion 1st – 2nd June, 2015.


IRTI will provide the roundtrip economy class ticket and hotel accommodation for three nights to authors of the selected papers (in case of joint authors only one author of each paper will be provided with this facility. IRTI can provide only visa facilitation to other co-authors if needed).


Through a paper in this seminar the authors would be contributing directly in the efforts to create an appropriate index and policy oriented pioneering work.

The authors will have a chance for their papers to be published in IRTI journal Islamic Economic Studies after the usual refereeing process. They will also be published on the net in IRTI Working Paper Series or in the form of seminar proceedings along with the synopsis of the seminar.


  • Apart from the conceptual literature on Maqasid al-Shariah the authors would also benefit from the discussions offered by a vast literature on Multidimensional Poverty Index, Happiness index, and theoretical underpinning papers on the measurement of economic wellbeing.
  • Papers may be submitted in MSWord format.
  • Please submit paper to
  • There is no strict formatting style constraint for the initial submission. However, if the paper is selected the authors would be asked to convert it into the formatting style of Islamic Economic Studies.

4 Thoughts on “Roundtable Policy Discussion On Maqasid Shariah

  1. hamid hasan on 03/03/2015 at 11:52 pm said:

    InshaAllah I will send you the paper by March 15, 2015.

  2. Azam Ali on 20/03/2015 at 12:22 pm said:

    Thanks for sending accptance of abstract. The final paper has been submitted. Pl. acknowledge recipt of final paper.

  3. Thank for sending the acceptance of abstract. The final paper will be sent as soon as possible. Muhammad Sholihin.

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