Umm Al-Qura University Journal of Shari`ah and Islamic Sciences is a periodical peer-reviewed journal issued quarterly by Umm Al-Qura University for publishing scientific research in the field of Shari`ah and Islamic Studies that have not previously been published, after being reviewed by the editorial board and peer-reviewed by specialized reviewers outside the editorial board.
The UQU Journal of Shari`ah and Islamic Studies is an extension of the UQU Journal of Shari`ah Sciences, Arabic Language, and Literature, which was first issued in 1419 A.H., corresponding to 2020 A.C. A total of 43 issues of this journal were published up to 1428 A.H. (2007). Then, on Muharram 13, 1429 A.H., a decision was made by the Scientific Council to change the names of some UQU journals and publish seven new journals, each specializing in certain aspects of human and scientific knowledge.
Accordingly, UQU Journal of Shari`ah and Islamic Studies commenced its research activity. The first issue after changing its name was issue no. (44) of Dhul-Qi`dah 1429 A.H., corresponding to November, 2008 A.C. It fulfilled the responsibility of publishing research in the sciences of Shari`ah and Islamic Studies, such as: Qur'anic studies, the Prophetic Sunnah, Islamic creed (Aqidah), Islamic Da`wah, Islamic culture, Usul Al-Fiqh (principles of Islamic jurisprudence), and judicial studies and regulations.
To become a pioneer journal in the field of publishing research papers on the various sciences of Shari`ah and Islamic studies, and to take a place among the renowned, internationally accredited journals.
To disseminate peer-viewed research in the fields of the sciences of Shari`ah and Islamic studies, according to international publishing and arbitration standards.