The Journal

Islam and Muslim Societies is an academic,peer reviewed, refereed journal published under the authority of Center for Social Action and Development (CSAD). It is an online bi-annual publication (Coming in January and July), International in character though South Asia is its special area of interest and coverage. The Journal does not promote any particular point of view or ideology.

Islam and Muslim Societies is primarily a forum for scholars across the disciplines of Sociology/Social Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Law, Philosophy, and other related streams and provides open space for research and dialogue on Islam (except theological debates/issues) and Muslim societies across the globe.

The Journal invites contributions in the form of original articles- theoretical, empirical and policy analysis-short notes, review articles, book reviews, news relating to research and academic/professional fora and communications.


Centre for Social Action and Development (CSAD) is a purely non-governmental, non-profit, voluntary organization based in Lucknow, India and registered under the Societies Registration Act. It has largely been serving as a multi-disciplinary research organization involved in research and publication on marginalized and vulnerable communities of Indian society. CSAD endeavours to understand various types of conflicts and promotes development of mechanism for conflict resolution through academic inputs and dissemination of practitioner’s wisdom.