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دعوة للاستكتاب: النساء والمعرفة الدينية: نحو مقاربة أخلاقية لموضوع المرأة


Women and Religious Knowledge: Towards an Ethical Approach to Women's Issues

Dr. Fatma Hafez


The Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE) is pleased to invite scholars, academics and researchers to submit their research papers to an international seminar on

Women and Religious Knowledge: Towards an Ethical Approach to Women's Issues

during the period of February 10-12, 2020.

Description and Methodology of Research Papers

  • The abstracts and research papers should observe the following criteria:
  • The research should focus on a specific theoretical issue or a practical topic, and any proposal that deals with general issues or which is not framed theoretically will not be taken into consideration.
  • Apologetic studies or those which revolve around the fair treatment of women and their glorified status in Islam using an oratorical style will not be accepted.
  • Descriptive research papers and those which are not grounded analytically or critically will not be accepted.
  • Research papers that establish their critique of women's studies on the basis of conspiracy theory that aims to alienate women and secularize the social sphere will not be considered.


  • Abstract (300-500 words) which identifies the research problematic, the main question and the sub-questions to be addressed by the research paper, as well as the proposed methodology. See attached background paper for more details.
  • A brief CV (one page maximum) stating the researcher’s academic background, major research interests and publications.
  • The authors of accepted abstracts will be notified and invited to submit full-length papers (7,000-10,000 words) according to the timeline shown below.

Publication of Accepted Papers

Accepted papers, as well as those presented at the seminar, will be sent to two academic referees for blind evaluation in accordance with accepted publication norms and standards. They will then be published in a special issue of Journal of Islamic Ethics or in a special volume in the book series Studies in Islamic Ethics, both of which are published by Brill. The open-access published works will be made accessible to the largest possible number of readers around the world.

Language of Research Papers and Panel Discussion

Abstracts and research papers can be submitted in English or Arabic, and the discussion at the seminar will be conducted in both languages.


CILE will offer the authors of accepted papers the following benefits:

  • Refereed publication
  • Cover of the costs of making the publication available via open access.
  • Travel and accommodation costs during the three days of the seminar.

Important Dates

  • 07/09/2019: Deadline for abstract and CV submission
  • 02/12/2019: Deadline for submission of full papers
  • 10/12/2019: Notification of the committee’s decision on papers
  • 10-12/02/2020: Seminar to take place at the Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE) in Doha, State of Qatar
  • 30/01/2020: Deadline for the submission of the final version of full papers after making the necessary editorial corrections in the light of the comments and suggestions of the scientific committee. The final papers will then be submitted to Brill for evaluation and publication.


Submissions should be sent to

For inquiries about this Call for Papers, please contact Dr. Fatma Hafez at

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