Author Guideline

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1. Language:       Urdu, Arabic and English.

2. Frequency:      Biannual

3. Size and Length of paper:

The length of the paper should not exceed 15 pages, including tables, figures, references and appendices (if any).

Paper Size:

Paper size should be A4-small with 1 inches right and left and Top and bottom margins).

English Articles:

                            MS WORD-  Times New Roman

                           FONTS: Heading-16, Sub-Heading-14, Main  Text-12

Urdu Articles:

                          Inpage-   Noori Nastaaleeq    FONTS: Heading-18, Sub-Heading-16, Main Text-14

Arabic Articles:

                           Inpage-   Arabic Typesetting   FONTS: Heading-18, Sub-Heading-16, Main Text-14

                                                                  (PDF files are not accepted for any Article)

4. Title Page

                            The title page should include:

i-   The name(s) of the author(s).

ii-  A concise and informative title.

iii- The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s).

iv- The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding  author

5. Abstract

Please provide an abstract of 150 to 200 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.

6. Keywords

Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.

7. Acknowledgement

The author may use acknowledgement section in the title page of the paper (if any).

8. Subdivision of the article

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1,2. (then 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2), 1.2, etc. The abstract is not included in section numbering.

9. Table and Figures

Present tables and figures within the article, not at the end of the article. Please note that the article will be published in black and white (print), although online version will contain the colorful figures (if any). However, the color print will be available in extreme cases as per the request of the author.

10. References

Author(s) should follow the latest edition of APA style in referencing. Please visit to learn more about APA style. Complete references should be in foot notes and bibliography should be at end.

Reference  Examples:

Reference from  the Quran

Quran 3:113. Source of Urdu or English translation of the Quranic verses must also be cited.

Reference from Classical Hadith Compilations

Muhammad b. Ismail al-Bukhari, al-Jami‘al-sahih, Kitab al-Zabih wa a sayd, Bab Akl Kull Dhi Nab min al-Siba‘(Riyadh: Dar-us-Salam, 1417 H), Hadith: 5530.

Reference from Books

Include subtitle, series title, and translator (if any).  If there are multiple authors listed on the title page, include up to four names in full; for more than four, include the first followed by et al. If

there are more than four editors, include only the first and et al.

Wilfred Cantwell Smith, The Faith of Other Men (New York: New American Library, 1963), 12.


Use author and article title as they appear on the first page of the article (if not in full there, then use Table of Contents version). If a full date is given on the journal, include it in this form: Author, “Title,” name of Journal, city of publication, 25 (March, 2002): 74-76; if only a year is given, include the journal volume and number in this form: Author, “Title” Journal, city of publication, vol. 22, no. 3 (2002): 74-76.

Online Journals

Gueorgi Kossinets and Duncan J. Watts, “Origins of Homophily in an Evolving Social Network,” American Journal of Sociology 115 (2009): 411, accessed February 28, 2010, doi:10.1086/599247.


“Fikro Nazar Research Journal,” Islamic Research Institute, accessed July 19, 2008,


CH. Pellat, “Hayawan,” in The Encyclopedia of Islam, ed. B. Lewis, V. L. Menage, CH. Pellat and J. Schacht (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1986), 3: 307.