The 5th Ulumuna Annual International Conference

Mataram, 5 September 2020

Call for Papers

Conference theme 

“The Scripture and Sharia: Texts, Contexts and the Application of Islamic Law in Contemporary Muslim Societies”


The conference aims to gather scholars of Islamic studies and experts in Islam to one day conference to present their most recent research on Islam and Muslim societies. It accepts original papers based on either conceptual/theoretical or empirical studies that investigate the topic relating Islamic law and the Qur’an and hadith from the relevant perspective or discipline. Papers written in a multi or inter-disciplinary approach to the themes are most welcomed.


The topics include, but not limited to:

Islamic/sharia law

  1. The theories of Islamic law (Usûl al-fiqh)
  2. Sharia, citizenship and human rights
  3. Islamic law, gender and equality
  4. Contesting authority: Islamic law, the state and the ulama
  5. Islamic courts and the challenges of sharia reform
  6. “Hijra” and shariatization of public sphere


The Qur’an and hadith

  1. Revisiting/reconsidering ulûm al-Qur’an wa al-hadîth
  2. A Comparative study of Qur’anic exegesis
  3. The Qur’an, youths and social media
  4. Living Qur’an/hadith: The scripture and its expressions in Muslim everyday life
  5. Sunna and its contemporary debates
  6. The changing landscape of the Quranic-hadith studies


Important dates:

A full paper submission: 14 March-14 July 2020

Notification of paper acceptance: 1 August 2020

Conference: 5 September 2020

Excursion/cultural visit to south Lombok: 6 September 2020


The conference is free of charge. Papers are written in English and follow the journal’s standard. Accommodation and meals during the conference are provided for author(s) of selected papers. Please submit your paper to or register as author to our open journal system