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Call for Chapters: Contours of Islamic Criminal Law: Themes and Perspectives by Aligarh Muslim University, Malappuram: Submit Abstracts by June 15

About the Organiser

Aligarh Muslim University Malappuram Centre was established by A.M.U. in 2010 empowered by Section 5(2)(C) of the A.M.U. (Amendment) Act,1981 and under Section 12(2) of the University Act. [Act XL 1920 and A.M.U. (Amendment) Act,1972]

Details about the Opportunity

Call for chapters for an upcoming book titled “Contours of Islamic Criminal Law: Themes and Perspectives.” This edited volume aims to provide a comprehensive exploration of Islamic criminal law, offering insights into various themes that shape and define its principles, practices, and contemporary applications

Eligibility Criteria

Open for Academicians, Researchers, Practitioners and Scholars having expertise in Islamic law, criminal law, human rights and related fields.


Contributors are invited to submit chapters that address, but are not limited to, the following themes:

Historical Evolution:

  • Analysis of the historical development of Islamic criminal law.
  • Examination of key milestones and influences shaping its evolution.

Theoretical Foundations:

  • Exploration of the Quranic and Hadith sources influencing Islamic criminal jurisprudence.
  • Critical analysis of the principles and theories underpinning Islamic criminal law.

Contemporary Applications:

  • Examination of the application of Islamic criminal law in modern legal systems.
  • Comparative studies highlighting similarities and differences between Islamic criminal law and other legal traditions.

Punishments and Sentencing:

  • In-depth analysis of the various punishments prescribed in Islamic criminal law.
  • Discussion on the principles guiding sentencing and the concept of rehabilitation in Islamic criminal justice.

Human Rights and Islamic Criminal Law:

  • Exploration of the compatibility of Islamic criminal law with international human rights standards.
  • Critical assessment of issues related to gender, minority rights, and due process within an Islamic legal framework.

Reform and Adaptation:

  • Examination of efforts to reform and adapt Islamic criminal law to
  • Analysis of the challenges and opportunities in reconciling traditional principles with modern legal norms.

Submission Guidelines

  • Open for Academicians, Researchers, Practitioners and Scholars having expertise in Islamic law, criminal law, human rights and related fields.
  • Co-authorship: Co-authorship of maximum two Authors is allowed.
  • Abstract of 200-300 words in word format with a brief author bio to the Email provided herein.
  • Word Limit: 3500- 6000 words including footnotes
  • ILI citation style is preferred
  • To be submitted in Times New Roman, font size 12pt and double spaced. Main Title should be in full capitals, bold and centered in font size 12pt.Footnotes should be in Times New Roman, font size 12pt.
  • All submissions will undergo a double-blind peer-review process. Notification of acceptance and suggested revisions will be communicated promptly. Book will be published with ISBN number from a reputed publisher.

Fee Details

Publication Charges: Rs 800/- for Academicians and Practitioners and Rs 400/- for research Scholars


  • Abstract Submission Deadline: June 15, 2024
  • Full Chapter Submission Deadline: August 15 (upon acceptance of the abstract)


  • Prof. (Dr.) Hashmat Ali Khan, Professor, Dept. of Law, AMU, Aligarh,
    Phone: 9411488911 Email: drhashmatalikhan@gmail.com
  • Dr. Naseema P.K, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Law, AMU Centre, Malappuram,
    Phone: 8129808062 Email: adv.naseemapk@gmail.com


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