The International Journal of Islamic Architecture (IJIA) is intended�for those interested in urban design and planning, architecture, and�landscape design in the historic Islamic world, encompassing the�Middle East and parts of Africa and Asia, but also the more recent geographies of Islam in its global dimensions. The main emphasis is on�detailed analysis of the practical, historical and theoretical aspects of architecture, with a focus on both design and its reception. The journal is also specifically interested in contemporary�architecture and urban design in relation to social and cultural�history, geography, politics, aesthetics, technology, and conservation. Spanning across cultures and disciplines, IJIA seeks to�analyze and explain issues related to the built environment throughout�the regions covered. The cross-cultural and interdisciplinary nature of this�journal will significantly contribute to the knowledge in this field.