The University of Sharjah (UoS) Journal of Sharia and Islamic Studies (JSIS) is a double blind peer-reviewed and refereed journal published by the University of Sharjah. The main objective of the UoS JSIS is to promote interdisciplinary studies in Sharia and Islamic Studies, to provide an intellectual platform for international scholars and to become a leading journal in Sharia and Islamic Studies in the Gulf region and in the world. The UoS JSIS is published twice a year in both print and online version. It accepts papers written in Arabic and English languages. The journal publishes original and high-quality articles in the fields of Sharia and Islamic Studies. The UoS JSIS is entirely committed to the open access initiative and provides easy access to all its articles immediately after they are published.