Journal of Muslim Minority
is a refereed social science journal produced by the Institute
of Muslim Minority Affairs and
published three times a year in April, August and December by Carfax Publishing, Taylor & Francis Ltd, Oxfordshire,
UK. First published in 1979, the Journal
has now firmly established itself as a highly respected and widely
acclaimed academic and scholarly publication providing accurate, reliable
and objective information on Muslim minority communities
The Journal has become increasingly
influential as the subject of Muslim minorities has acquired added
significance. About 500 million
Muslims, fully one third of the world Muslim population of 1.5 billion,
live as minorities in 149 countries around the globe. Even as minorities they form significant
communities within their countries of residence.
¨ What kind of
life do they live?
¨ What are their
social, political and economic problems?
¨ How do they
perceive their strengths and weakness?
¨ What, above all,
is their future in Islam and in the communities of their residence?
The Journal explores these and similar
questions from the Muslim and international point of view in a serious and
Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs is the only scholarly journal
studying Muslim communities in non-Muslim societies. It provides a wealth of information about
these communities that cannot be found anywhere else in documented
form. It has opened up a new area of
specialization in minority studies with original articles addressing the
minority condition from the historical, demographic, social and economic
perspective. Our research interests
extend to include non-Muslim minorities living in Muslim societies,
interfaith dialogue with the objective of promoting understanding, and the
study of Muslim minority women who face particular and complex challenges
to their minority existence while maintaining their Islamic identity. The Journal has indeed pioneered
the way in examining theoretical and conceptual issues that define and
explain the minority experience.