Formatting Guidelines

Articles should contain a significant element of original research. They must not be under review by another journal. They must not have been published elsewhere (including online or in a different form or different language). Articles must be in a complete form at the time of submission, including full bibliographical references.

  1. Language

The language of the manuscript can be Urdu, Arabic, and English.

  1. Length of paper

The length of the paper should not exceed 30 pages (Times New Roman, 12 Font) excluding tables, figures, references, and appendices (if any). Paper containing more than 30 pages will be returned to the author(s) to abridge. Articles should be typed in double-space (including footnotes and references) on one side of the paper only (preferably A4) with wide margins. Authors are urged to write as concisely as possible, but not at the expense of clarity.

  1. Title Page
  1. Title of Research Article
  2. Author
  3. Occupation
  4. Field of Specialization/Interest
  5. Date of submission
  6. Address:
    Name of Institution 
    Name of Department Full Postal Address
    E-Mail Address 
    Telephone Number 
    Fax Number
  1. Abstract

Provision of abstract 150 to 200 words in English langue is essential. Papers in Urdu, Arabic should also have an abstract in English. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.

  1. Keywords

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

  1. Acknowledgment

The author may use the acknowledgment section on the title page of the paper (if any).

  1. 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 the online version will contain colorful figures (if any).

  1. References

All submissions, citations, notes, references, tables, figures and charts must follow the Chicago Manual of Style

Citations in the text

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Avoid citation in the abstract. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list, but maybe mentioned in the text. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Reference List

References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary.


Reference to a Verse of Holy Quran

Al-Quran 4:59 or  Al Quran Surah 4, Ayat 59.

Reference to a Hadith Book

-Bukhari, Muhammad, al- Jami’a al- Sahih, Dar Ibn Kathir, Beirut, 1987, 2:620

Reference to a journal publication:

John Eekelaar, The End of an Era, Journal of Family History January 2003 vol. 28 No. 1 P. 108-122,39. Online available:

Reference to a book:

Mubarakpuri,Safi-al-Rahman, Maulana, Al-Rahiq al-Makhtum,p.107, Al-Maktabah al-salafiyah, Lahore, 1996A.D.

Reference to a web source:

Smith, Joe, (1999), One of Volvo's core values. [Online] Available: (July 7, 1999)

Formatting Guidelines:

The articles submitted for consideration must be typed on one side of A4 size paper, with appropriate margins on each side and not less than 0.75 inches.

  1. Urdu/Arabic /Sindh Articles:
  2. Since the Journal is now uploaded on the net, it had been decided that no article typed in Inpage is accepted, instead, M.S.Word Urdu enabled in Jamil Nastilq Fonts, which is easily available on World Wide Web, is accepted.
  3. Font size for body text must be 14.
  4. Traditional Arabic Fonts are recommended for Arabic articles.
  5. The heading font must not exceed 18 font size.
  6. Keeping in view all the above instructions, the article must not exceed 15 pages.

B.English Articles:

  1. English Articles must be typed with the 12 font size in Times New Roman Font.
  2. The heading font must not exceed 18 font size.
  3. The length of the article must not increase to 7000 words.

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