Scope and Focus


The Journal of Family Law aims to explore and analyze the multifaceted aspects of family law, incorporating both textual and field research. The journal's scope includes a comprehensive examination of various perspectives, mainly focusing on:

1. Islamic Family Law:
- Textual Analysis: In-depth examination of classical and contemporary Islamic legal texts.
- Comparative Studies: Analyses comparing Islamic family law with other legal systems.
- Historical Evolution: Tracing the historical development of Islamic family law.

2. General Family Law:
- Legislative Developments: Tracking and analyzing changes in family law legislation globally.
- Judicial Interpretation: Case law studies and interpretations by courts.
- Policy Implications: Impact of family law policies on society.

3. Islamic Family Law and Gender Discourse:
- Gender Roles and Rights: Exploration of gender dynamics within Islamic family law.
- Feminist Perspectives: Feminist critiques and advocacy within Islamic law.
- Socio-legal Impacts: How gender discourse shapes and is shaped by Islamic family law.

4. Islamic Civil Law Drafting:
- Legal Drafting Practices: Techniques and methodologies in drafting Islamic civil laws.
- Legislative Reforms: Efforts and challenges in reforming Islamic family law through legislative means.
- Case Studies: Examination of specific Islamic civil law drafting and implementation instances.

5. Islamic Courts:
- Judicial Processes: Functioning and procedures of Islamic courts.
- Judicial Decisions: Analysis of landmark decisions and their implications.
- Court Dynamics: Interaction between Islamic courts and other legal institutions.


The journal will place a particular emphasis on the following areas:

1. Interdisciplinary Approaches:
- Encouraging contributions incorporating perspectives from sociology, anthropology, gender studies, and other relevant fields.
- Highlighting the intersectionality of family law with other areas of law and social sciences.

2. Field Research:
- Promoting empirical studies that offer on-the-ground insights into the implementation and impact of family law.
- Case studies from diverse cultural and geographical contexts.

3. Policy and Reform:
- Examining the role of legal reforms in advancing family law.
- Critical analyses of policy proposals and their potential impacts on society.

4. Diverse Perspectives:
- Including voices and perspectives from various stakeholders such as legal practitioners, academics, activists, and community members.
- Emphasizing inclusivity and representation in family law discourse.

5. Gender and Law:
- Deep dives into how family law affects gender relations and the lived experiences of individuals.
- Highlighting efforts and challenges in achieving gender equality within the family law framework.

Research Themes:

1. Contemporary Challenges in Islamic and General Family Law:
- Addressing modern-day issues and conflicts within family law frameworks.

2. Law and Society:
- Exploring the societal implications and social justice aspects of family law.

3. Comparative Legal Studies:
- Comparative analysis of family law across different jurisdictions and legal traditions.

4. Human Rights and Family Law:
- Investigating the interplay between family law and human rights principles.

5. Technological Impacts:
- Assessing the influence of technology on family law practices and procedures.
This comprehensive scope and focus aim to foster a deeper understanding and critical analysis of family law in Islamic and general contexts, promote scholarly dialogue, and contribute to the development of fair and equitable legal practices.