Posted on 2022-04-19


JAWAB: Journal of Asian Wisdom and Islamic Behavior focuses on publication of qualitative research articles on Islam as a spiritual practice and traditions of Muslim communities as local wisdom in Asia. It is aimed at promoting a diverse range local beliefs, local figures, local traditions, and local wisdom relating to the behavior of Muslim communities in Asia. Accordingly, JAWAB emphasizes high quality field studies on the traditions and behaviors of Muslim communities in Asia, which include: spirituality (Sufism), religiosity, faith, cosmological belief, social identity, custom and culture, as well as digital life that differ in each region but are not limited to these scopes. Only articles that are in line with the focus and scope of the journal shall be accepted in order to facilitate all Indonesian and non-Indonesian researchers and academia to publish their research paper and to develop a network among scholars the world over. We invite writers of various backgrounds and those who are underrepresented.


Islamic Spirituality in Asia

Topics of Interest:

  • Sufism in Urban Society
  • Sufism and Religious Capital
  • Sufism and Environmental Sustainability
  • Sufism, Simplicity and Happiness in Life
  • Sufism, between Social Elitism and Alienation
  • Sufism and Socio-Political Change
  • Networks and Genealogy of Local Schools of Sufism
  • Obedience to Spiritual Leader
  • Sufism and Local Wisdom
  • Local Schools of Tariqa

Local Spirituality as Schools of Faith and Belief

Topics of Interest:

  • Practices, Rituals, and Teachings of Local Spirituality
  • Appeal of Local Spiritual Figures
  • Followers of Schools of Faith and Belief
  • Rise of New Local Schools and Beliefs
  • The Concept of Karamat and Supernatural Power of Spiritual Leader

 Religiosity and Social Harmony

Topics of Interest:

  • Local Figures’ Understanding of Interfaith Tolerance
  • Moderation Practices using Local Wisdom Approaches
  • Influence of Local Figures on a Harmonious Environment within a Diversity of Faith
  • Teachings and Rituals of Faith and Local Customs Containing Harmony
  • Local/Communal Conflicts among Religious Understandings
  • Religiosity and Social Relations between the Social Minority and Majority
  • Religious Leaders as Actor and Factor of Social Harmony
  • Power Struggle for Religious Influence among Local Religious Leaders

Islam as Customary Rituals and Local Culture

Topics of Interest:

  • Religious Rituals as Local Wisdom
  • Religious Rituals and Surge of Modernity
  • Religious Rituals on Islamic Holy Days
  • Circumcision and Marriage Rituals between Islam and Local Traditions
  • Practices of Religious Rituals during the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Islamic Influence on Local Culture and Customary Practice
  • Faith of Hinterland Local Community
  • Juncture between and Journey of Islam, Local Culture and Custom
  • Between Religious and Customary Sacralities

 Islam, Identity and Local Wisdom

    Topics of Interest:

  • Islamic Genealogy as Local Identity
  • Juncture and Journey of Islam to Becoming Local Custom
  • Islamic Symbols and Understanding as Local Identity
  • Islam and the Formation of Communal Piety
  • Traditional Piety in Modern Life
  • Global Diaspora and Local Religious Identity
  • Masculine and Feminine in the Perspective of Local Wisdom
  • Wisdom in Local Architecture, Fashion, Culinary, and Art
  • Education Containing Local Wisdom
  • Communal Asset Management as Local Wisdom
  • Conflict between Islamic Teachings and Ethnic Ritual Practices
  • The Concept of Cursed and Baraka of Local Figures

Islam and Local Cosmological Beliefs

Topics of Interest:

  • Islam in Healing Practices of Supernatural Illnesses
  • Islam and Shamanic Practices as Local Wisdom
  • Islam and Mythology of Sacred Sites
  • Islam and Holy and Sacred Objects
  • Islam and Sacred Plants/Animals of Local Communities
  • Islam and Communal Taboos
  • Possession Trance as a Cosmological and Religious Phenomenon

Digital Life of Local Muslim Millennials

Topics of Interest:

  • Sacrality of Religion in the Era of Social Media
  • Social Media Usage by Local Spiritualists
  • New Media and Religious Flaunting by Local Celebrities
  • Religious Activities of Local Millennials on Social Media
  • New Media and Short Cut Spirituality
  • New Media as a Source of Religious Behavior
  • 2 articles by non-Indonesian authors : $ 300/article
  • 2 collaborative articles by Indonesian and non-Indonesian authors : $ 250/article
  • 3 articles by Indonesian authors : $ 150/article

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Articles shall have a minimum of 6,000 words and a maximum of 8,000 words in length (including references, notes and tables) and be written in good and acceptable English. Articles shall be submitted according to the format outlined in JAWAB’s guideline. Please refer to the following link ///// for the article template and author guidelines.



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