Editorial Board

  • Ebrahim Moosa (Patron)

    Mirza Family Professor of Islamic Thought & Muslim Societies

    Keough School of Global Affairs

    1010 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

    University of Notre Dame

    Notre Dame, Indiana 46556-7000 USA

    Email, emoosa@gmail.com

    Ph. +19 192703431

  • Dr. Waris Mazhari (Chief Editor)

    Assist. Professor, Department of Islamic Studies,

    Jamia Hamdard, Hamdard Nagar, New Delhi, 110062

    Email: w.mazhari@gmail.com

    Ph. 9990529353

  • Dr. Joshua Patel ( Deputy Editor)

    Assistant professor,

    Department of Islamic Studies,

    Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 110025

    Email. mmushtak@jmi.ac.in

    Contact. 9910702673

  • Dr. Safia Amir ( Assistant Editor-I)

    Assistant professor,

    Department of Islamic Studies,

    Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 110025

    Email : samir@jamiahamdard.ac.in

    Ph. 9540390930

  • Dr. Syed Abdur Rasheed ( Assistant Editor-II)

    Assistant professor,

    Department of Islamic Studies,

    Aliah University, Kolkata

    Email : abdurrasheedhyd@gmail.com

    Ph. 8583837253

  • Dr. Javed Akhatar (Managing Editor)

    Assistant Professor, (Guest)

    Department of Islamic Studies,

    Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-1110025

    Email : javed.akhatar1985@gmail.com

    Ph. 9891059708

  • International Advisory Board:

    Saadia Yacoob ( associate editor-I)

    Assistant Professor of Religion, Department of Religion, Williams College, USA

    Office:Hollander Hall, Rm 206

    Office Phone: (413) 597-2585

    Email, saadia.yacoob@gmail.com

  • Ali Altaf Mian ( associate editor-II)

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Religion, University of Florida, USA

    Email, alimian@gmail.com

  • Adeel Khan ( associate editor-III)

    Teaching Fellow, department of Religions and Philosophies,

    SOAS University of London, UK.

    Email: adeel.khan.cantab@gmail.com

Instructions for Authors

  • The Journal welcomes articles from academics and scholars from around the world.
  • All articles will be subject to anonymous review, and will be evaluated on the basis of their creativity, quality, and understanding.
  • The Editor accepts responsibility for the selection of materials to be published, however individual authors are responsible for the facts, figures, and views in their articles.
  • The Editor reserves the right to edit the articles for reasons of space and clarity.
  • Articles should generally contain between 5,000 and 7,000 words including notes and bibliography, although shorter articles may be accepted by arrangement with the editors.
  • Submission of an article is taken to imply that it has not been previously published, or considered for publication elsewhere.

About Us

(A Biannual Online Urdu Journal)

Launched in the year 2019, the biannual Tajdeed is an academic research journal. It has been published by Institute of Religious and Social Thought (IRST). So far, it has published its three issues and received support from the academia in India and abroad.

Aims & Objective

Primary objective of the biannual Tajdeed is to acquaint and make the Islamic ideology stand to the contemporary challenges. As the name suggests, it focuses on removing cognitive inertia, and reforming and reconstructing the religious thought. For this purpose, it is necessary to promote the tradition of Islamic modernism and enlightenment. Without this, it is impossible to bring the Islamic thought in relevance with the contemporary requisites.

Its objectives particularly include the development of critical consciousness among madrasa graduates, so that they are able to analyze the ideological tradition of Islam in the light of contemporary issues, and thereby, play an important role in development of the Islamic thought. A pressing need of time is also to reform the syllabus and system of madrasas. To convince the intelligentsia in this regard will, therefore, be a part of this journal’s objective.

Another important aim of the Tajdeed is to develop an atmosphere of interfaith dialogue. Clash and conflict among nations and civilizations is clearly witnessed in today’s globalized world. We believe that, to diminish this conflict and establish social integrity, the moderate thought of Islam needs to be promoted.

Important themes
Preferential themes of the Tajdeed include:
  • Reconstruction of the Islamic Thought
  • Analysis of the Contemporary Trends of the Islamic Thought
  • Analyzing the important issues faced by the Islamic Thought
  • Islamic Epistemology
  • Interfaith Dialogue
  • Neo-Ilm al-Kalam
  • Islamic Rationalism and Philosophy
  • Western and Indian Ideology and Philosophy
  • Islamic Modernism
  • Need of Reform in the Syllabus of Deeni Madrasas
  • Study of the thoughts and writings of old and modern noted thinkers of the Indo-Islamic thought and philosophy
  • Study of the leading social thinkers of the West

شش ماہی تجدید

(آن لائن اردو جرنل)

اہداف ومقاصد

شش ماہی تجدید کا بنیادی مقصد فکر اسلامی کومعاصر چیلنجوں سے باخبر اور ہم آہنگ کرنا ہے۔اپنے نام کے لحاظ سے اس کا ارتکاز اس پہلو پر ہے کہ اس کے اندر پائی جانے والی جمود کی کیفیت کے ازالے کے ساتھ، کی تجدید اور تنظیم نو کی جائے۔ اس کے لیے ضروری ہے کہ اسلامی جدیدیت اور روشن خیالی کی روایت کو پروان چڑھانے کی کوشش کی جائے۔اس کے بغیر اسلامی فکر کوموجودہ عہد کے تقاضوں سے ہم آہنگ کرنا ممکن نہیں ہے۔اس کے مقاصد میں یہ بات خاص طور پر شامل ہے کہ مدارس کے فضلا کی نئی نسل کے اندر تنقیدی شعور پیدا کیا جائے تاکہ وہ اسلام کی فکری روایت کا عصری شعور کے ساتھ تجزیہ کرسکیں اور اسلامی فکرکے ارتقا میں اہم رول ادا کرسکیں۔

اہم موضوعات:

اسلامی فکر کی تشکیل جدید

فکر اسلامی کے معاصر رجحانات

فکراسلامی کودرپیش اہم مسائل

اسلامی علمیات(Islamic epistemology)

جدید علم کلام

اسلامی عقلیات اورفلسفہ

مغربی فکروفلسفہ

اسلامی روشن خیالی

اسلامی فکر وفلسفے کے نمائندہ جدید وقدیم مسلم مفکرین کی تحریرات و افکار

مغرب کے نمائندہ سماجی مفکرین کے افکار


Dr. Waris Mateen Mazhari

A-172/3, 5th floor, Thokar No.7, Shaheen Bagh, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-1110025



We are at Institute of Religious and Islamic Thoughts (IRST) makes an effort to foster a deeper understanding of traditional Islamic thought as well as contemporary ideas in the natural and social sciences.

Our Aims and Objectives

  • Bridging the gap and fostering dialogue between Islamic and modern approaches to social thought.
  • Conducting academic courses for madrasa graduates to generate greater appreciation for the vast intellectual legacy of Islamic thought and explore its relevance in the modern world.
  • Training madrasa graduates in modern social thought through various courses and workshops, and equip them with the tools to understand and interpret Islamic religious texts in modern contexts.
  • Facilitating peace and coexistence in society through promotion of interfaith relations.
  • Publishing books and journals in Urdu and English to bridge key academic and
  • intellectual gaps with respect to the representation and engagement of Islam in the modern world.
  • Establishing links with the prominent contemporary Islamic universities and religious centres in India and abroad for widening the influence of the purposes of the institution and its academic activities.
  • Providing dedicated intellectual and academic support to female graduates of madrasas in order to ensure their active contribution in the reform and development of Muslim society.
  • Nurturing a culture of critical thinking, healthy debate and open discussion among Muslims by organizing period gatherings of Muslims from different strata of society to engage in intellectual dialogues, co-learning and exchange.
  • For the sake of the intellectual awakening and reform in the Muslim society, organizing seminars and conferences at national and international level on the pertinent and critical issues Muslims are facing today.