Journal History

Back in 2002, the journal was known as Afkaruna: Jurnal Ilmu-Ilmu Keislaman. After carefully deliberating future potentials, the journal was then renamed Afkaruna: Indonesian Interdisciplinary Journal of Islamic Studies in 2012. Today, Afkaruna grows into an Indonesian bilingual journal published by the Faculty of Islamic Studies of Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta. The journal publishes empirical and multidisciplinary work on Islam and related issues, focusing on Islamic history, Quranic studies, Exegesis, tradition, education, dakwah, politics, Sufism, philosophy, Islamic manuscripts, Islamic economics & finance, social movements, and ritual & philanthropy. Afkaruna aims to promote excellent articles on Islam that present original findings, ideas or concepts resulting from contemporary research projects in Islamic studies, area studies (especially Southeast Asia and the Middle East), social sciences, and humanities. Intended for both regional and global readership, Afkaruna publishes two issues a year (June and December). As a peer-reviewed Indonesian journal, it emphasizes scholarly works on Islam written in both English and Bahasa Indonesia.