6th Islamic Economics Workshop
Methodology of Islamic Economics
6 April 2018 Friday to 8 April 2018 Sunday
Important Dates

Application and sending abstracts: 30.11.2017
Announcement of the accepted abstracts: 20.12.2017
Sending full texts: 05.02.2018
Announcement of the accepted full texts: 01.03.2018


Ahsan Shafiq
+ 90 216 532 63 70

Research Center for Islamic Economics (IKAM) will organize 6th Islamic Economics Workshop from 6 to 8 April, 2018. The workshop is supported by Scientific Studies Association (ILEM) and Turkish Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics Association (IGIAD) and International Council of Islamic Finance Educators (ICIFE). It aims to address methodological enigma facing Islamic economics discipline which has puzzled the pioneers of this discipline for years, diametrically opposing perspectives about which have contributed to rich research on various dimensions of the subject nonetheless have hampered its development too.

Among different issues faced by Islamic Economics what has prominently been mentioned in various debates in last few decades is the problem of choosing appropriate methodology for Islamic Economics. Interestingly, digging true methodological foundations for this field has widened the research on one hand however has puzzled the academia especially young scholars on the other. The issue is more complex and abstruse than it may apparently seem. Whilst one faction refutes any axiomatic foundations for this discipline the other is strictly critical of superfluous affixing of Islamic prefix with each theory, tool and instrument of conventional economics without adequately changing its form. Yet there are others who call for setting clear demarcation lines between Islamic Economics on one hand and Islamic Fiqh on the other.

This short context reiterates the pertinence of gathering experienced voices from around the globe to clarify misconceptions, enlighten minds and set directions for future research in Islamic Economics in the light of true methodological framework, a discussion for which we feel privileged to be providing a global platform. Hence, this year’s workshop’s aim is to argue, debate and elucidate misconceptions related to methodological conundrum in Islamic Economics. Experienced academia from Islamic Economics discipline would offer different perspectives, critically evaluate the existing works and propose suggestions for reducing differences to set a common future course of action.

In this framework, topics that will be covered in the workshop related to the issue of “Methodology of Islamic Economics” should address but are not restricted to the following issues:

  1. The dilemma of current Islamic Economics studies
  2. Islamization of knowledge in Economics
  3. Islamic Economics methodology and Fiqh
  4. Usul al-Iqtisad Approach
  5. Islamic Economics and ‘Maqasid’ based approach
  6. Axiomatic and empirical methods from the perspective of Islamic Economics
  7. Use of Mathematics in Islamic Economics and incompatibility of positive methodologies with social sciences
  8. Methodological steps towards the Islamization of an Economy
  9. A comparison of methodology in Islamic and Conventional Economics
  10. Philosophical foundations of Islamic Economics

Submission of Papers
Abstracts are expected be sent to the workshop via the online submission system until 30 November 2017. The final acceptance for participation in the workshop will be decided through full texts. Articles that are sent to the workshop should be authentic, not having been published or presented in any other program or publication.

Travel and Accommodation
The workshop is envisioned as a meeting of minds among thinkers, scholars, and practitioners in a limited number. Authors of the accepted papers will be covered for round-trip economy class air ticket and hotel accommodation during the workshop.

The papers presented at the workshop will be reviewed and considered for publication in an edited book that will be published by Iktisat Yayinlari following the conference.

Organizing Committee

Fatih Savaşan, Sakarya University
Lütfi Sunar, Istanbul Medeniyet University
Necmettin Kızılkaya, Istanbul University
Süleyman Kaya, Sakarya Üniversitesi
Taha Eğri, Kırklareli University
Zeyneb Hafsa Orhan, Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University

Scientific Advisory Board

Abdulazeem Abozaid, Emirates Islamic Bank
Abdullah Durmuş, Istanbul University
Adem Esen, Istanbul University
Ahmet Faruk Aysan, Boğaziçi University
Asad Zaman, International Islamic University
Burhanettin Can, İGİAD
Cengiz Kallek, İstanbul Şehir University
Erkan Erdemir, İstanbul Şehir University
Fahim Khan, Riphah Center of Islamic Business
Fatih Savaşan, Milli Savunma University
Feridun Yılmaz, Uludag University
Gülfettin Çelik, Istanbul Medeniyet University
Haluk Songür, Süleyman Demirel University
Lütfi Sunar, Istanbul University
Mahmut Bilen, Sakarya University
Masudul Alam Choudhury, Sultan Qaboos University
Mehmet Babacan, Istanbul Medipol University
Mehmet Saraç, Istanbul University
Murat Şentürk, Istanbul University
Murat Taşdemir, Medeniyet University
Murteza Bedir, İstanbul University
Necdet Şensoy, TCMB
Necmettin Kızılkaya, İstanbul University
Nihat Erdoğmuş, İstanbul Şehir University
Nurullah Gür, Medipol University
Sabri Orman, TCMB
Servet Bayındır, İstanbul University
Şakir Görmüş, Sakarya Üniversitesi
Yusuf Alpaydın, Marmara University

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