Author Guide Lines

  1. The Research Journal Peshawar Islamicus is published bi-annually. We have three sections i.e. English, Arabic and Urdu. The article should be typed and double spaced, printed on one side of the page. Length may vary 8 to 20 pages for articles and 5 or less for book reviews.
  2. All of our issues and articles can be accessed on our website and can be downloaded in PDF format(
  3. Article should be written in MS Word. Inpage & PDF files would not be considered.
  4. The copy of the article received by us becomes our possession and whether it is published or not, its return cannot be claimed. The article should be original, neither be already published nor under consideration of publication elsewhere and the contributor, not the Editor, will be legally responsible for responding to any objection in this regard.
  5. Originality and Anti-Plagiarism Certificate should also be filled and sent via email which can be downloaded from our website Moreover; authors will be responsible for academic dishonesty/irregularity, if any.
  6. Articles must follow the format of the Chicago M.L.A style sheet, references should be produced in the form of Endnotes, not Footnotes in the format of M.S Word automatic references style.
  7. The Abstract must be in English as per HEC requirement.
  8. All articles should be uploaded via our Open Journal System.  (OJS)
  9. Editing/Proof reading/Spell check and grammatical correction is the sole responsibility of the author. Please ensure editing of research paper before sending it for publication.
  10. General research norms and policies of Higher Education Commission, Pakistan should be respected.
  11. Research paper should be composed on one side of the A4 sized paper in case of hard-copy submission.
  12. Digital Editing should follow
    1. Use Times New Romans for English, Jameel Noori Nastaleeq font for Urdu and Traditional Arabic Font for Arabic.
    2. Use 12 Font size for English and 15 for Urdu and Arabic
    3. Heading Font Size for English is 14 and 16 for Urdu and Arabic
    4. Use Endnotes in 10 font size in English and 13 for Urdu and Arabic
  13. Paper must include the following:
    1. Research paper must contain an abstract of at least 150 words in English followed by 5 Key Words.
    2. Abstract must follow an Introduction. It should briefly introduce the research along with the methodology and basic objectives of the research.
    3. Discussion should detail the arguments of the research and its general implications.
    4. Conclusion should conclude the discussion.
    5. All references should be given the endnotes according to the policy of Peshawar Islamicus.
    6. It should follow Chicago Manuel Style
    7. For Books, start with urfi name of the author, then his complete name, name of book, volume and page no, publisher, place of publication, edition, year of publication. For example, Razi, Muhammad Bin Umar, Asrar ut tanzil wa anwar tawil, Vol. 1, p: 50 Edited Salih bin Abdul Fattah, Dar ul Marifa, Beirut, Lenbon, 1st Edition 1432h.
    8. If edited or translated book, then the name of editor or translator.
    9. If referred is a Quranic verse, then its font should be Traditional Arabic.
    10. Ahadith are referred as: Bukhari, Muhaaamad Bin Ismail, Al Jamie Sahih lil Bukhari, kitab ul janaiz, bab ziyrat ul qubur, Vol: 1, p. 238, Hadith No. 1283, Darul Kutub il Ilmiayh, Beirut, Lenbon, 9th edition, 1438h,.
  14. Before publication, each research paper undergoes double blind peer review.
  15. After a preliminary reading by the Editorial Board, the articles responding positively to these obligations are sent to referees/ experts on the concerned subjects. The final selection is made only after receiving the assessment of the referees.
  16. The decision of editorial board is final and may not be challenged in any court of law.
  17. The author of research paper stands responsible for his views and its implications repercussions. Peshawar Islamicus or Department of Islamiat, University of Peshawar bears no responsibility whatsoever in the views published.
  18. Editorial board reserves the right of modification in the received research. However, the edited research will be published only after the consent of the author.
  19. The author will be given two copies of the journal if published. However, Peshawar Islamicus is not responsible to return the research paper in either way published or unpublished.
  20. The Editorial Board does not necessarily agree with the views of the contributor, and cannot be held accountable for any statement, comment or information.
  21. The Editorial Board, however, reserves the right of excluding any article without showing cause for it.
  22. The articles for the next issue should reach us (before March 31st for the 1st issue & September 30th for the 2nd issue)