Pakistan Journal of Islamic Research

Islamic Research Centre, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan

ISSN (print) - 2070-0326
ISSN (online) - 2618-0820

Instructions for Author

Pakistan Journal of Islamic Research

Instructions for Author

Publication Policy of “Pakistan Journal of Islamic Research”

The authors are requested to submit well-researched and original paper with a length of 5000 to 7000 words, including references. The paper must be contained an Abstract with a length of 200-300 words, including Keywords. The title of Arabic and Urdu article is to be translated into English Language as well.

First page of the article should contain title of the research paper, name of the author, designation, institution affiliation and contact details. All the articles must be composed in MSWord, however, Font for English Articles; Times New Roman, for Arabic Articles; Traditional Arabic and for Urdu Articles; Jameel Noori Nastaleeq.

An article should be typed on A4 size paper in double space, on one side of the page. Font size for title headings for English Articles 16 Bold, and for sub-headings 14 Bold, however, font size for references is 10. For Arabic and Urdu articles, main headings 16 Bold, sub-headings 14 Bold, and main body of text 13 and for references font size is 12.

References should be inserted as Endnotes and numbered consecutively. All citations should follow the Chicago Manual of Style and the detail of the style can be observed on

The Research Journal PJIR prefers a critical and analytical approach by providing literature review of the research.

Articles are required to be submitted by Email to the editor for the publication.

The articles are double blind peer reviewed by the experts before publication. However, the Editorial Board reserves the right to exclude the paper without showing cause for it. The decision of the Editorial Board will be considered exclusive for publication of the article.

The research paper must comprise an original and unpublished work and must not be against the injunction of Islam. It is assumed that the research paper sent to PJIR is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

The article sent for publication is without plagiarism. The author has to submit article along with similarity report and he will be legally responsible for any objection in this regard.

The Editorial Board does not necessarily agree with the views of the authors, and cannot be held accountable for any statement, comment or information.

In particular, please observe the following conventions for footnotes.

Reference from the Holy Quran:

Al-Quran, Al-Nisa:113

(Source of Urdu or English Translation of the Quranic Verses must also be cited)

Reference from Hadith:

Muhāmmad Bīn Ismāīl Bukhārī, Al-Jamia Al-Sahīh, Kitāb al-Zabaīh wa al-sāyd, Bāb Akul, Dhi Nab Min al-Sība (Riyadh: Dār-ūs-Salām, 1417H), Hadith:5530

Book Reference:

Abū Bakr Muhammad Bin Ahmād, Al-Sarkhsī, Usūl-al-sarkhsi, (Beirut: Dār-ul-Mārefah, 1979), vol.1, 350.


Last name of author (short-title of book)

e.g       Al-Sarkhsi, UsÅ«l, 1:350

Codified Books:

Khalil Ahmad Nizami, (ed.), Shāh Walīullah kay Sīyāsī Mūktūbat, (Lahore: Idārah Islamiat, 1978), 52.


M.H. Kamali, “Issues in the legal theory of usÅ«l and prospects for reform” in “Islamic Studies”, 40 (2000), 5-23.

Author Guideline and Submission:

These guidelines are retrieved from Higher Education Commission, Pakistan manual for "Ethical Guidelins for Journals" which has been prepared by Dr. Rukhsana Kausar, Director Institute of Applied and Clinical Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

All the authors should follow and adhere to guideline provided by Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, Pakistan, which can be downloaded in PDF here:

For Authors:

HEC Approved Ethical Guidelines

Copyright Policy:

The authors retain copyright under the CC BY licence. However, author have to sign a form agreeing to the publication of their article under the CC BY licence.


Facts and theories published in Pakistan Journal of Islamic Research demonstrate only the opinions of the respective authors. Authors are responsible for their text, citing of sources, accuracy of references and bibliographies. The editor or editorial board cannot be held responsible for any lack or possible violations of third party rights.