Editorial Policy


AL Azhᾱr is a research journal of Islamic studies, arts and also covers Arabic literature. Publication policy for the publication in the journal is as given below.
1. Articles must be original and unpublished in order to be published in the journal.
2. Articles must be related to Islamic studies and arts in order to be published in Al Azhᾱr.
3. Articles would be reviewed by two approved reviewers (national and international) and rules and regulations of HEC would be followed in this regard.
4. Decision of editorial board would be final regarding publication of an article.
5. Al Azhᾱr reserves the right to do necessary editing, addition and delition.
6. Received articles would be considered right of Al Azhᾱr. therefore, articles would not be returned either published or not published.

Guiding rules for writer:


1. Writer must mention his/ her name, designation, address, contact number and email address etc.
2. Soft copy of the article must be emailed.
3. Abstract of 150 to 200 words must be given in English.
4. References must be given in continuous serial at the end of the article according to the following sample.

1. Urdu and Persian reference of book: Usmani, Mohammad Taqi, Tarashy: 30 p, daralmaarf, Karachi, first edition, 1990
2. Arabic reference of book: Alusmani, Mohammad Taqi, albhus: p 200, Dar ul maerif karachi, 1388 H / 1969
3. Urdu research journal reference : Mohammad Taqi, Usmani, juraby pa mash ka hokum, Monthly al, Balagh April 2000, Volume 30, Issue 7 ,50 p
4. English reference of book: Said, Edward W, Orientalism, (UK: Vintage Books, 19979), 190
5. English research journal reference:
Zafar Ishaq Ansari, The Contribution of Quran and The Prophet to the Development of Islamic Fiqh, Oxford journal of Islamic Studies, (1992) 3 141-161
6. Website / On line Article reference:
Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjad, Justification for following the Sunnah, Retrieved 05 May, 2015 from http://islamqa.info/en/604
5. English research journal reference:
Zafar Ishaq Ansari, The Contribution of Quran and The Prophet to the Development of Islamic Fiqh, Oxford journal of Islamic Studies, (1992) 3 141-161
6. Website / Online Article reference:
Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjad, Justification for following the Sunnah, Retrieved 05 May, 2015 from http://islamqa.info/en/604

Instruction regarding layout and composing:

• Urdu article should be in Jameel Noori ,Arabic article Traditional Arabic font and English article MS Word format, in English Time New Roman.
• Title article (Urdu and Arabic) 16 font sizes in the middle and English should be 12 font Time New Roman.
• Author (s) full name, university or research center designation etc. 12, font size and be in the middle.
• Maximum number of authors per article is two. Furthermore, an article should consist of 15 to 20 pages.


Note : All editorial correspondence should be addressed to:


Dr .Syed Naeem Badshah Bukhari
Editor: Al-Ahaar,
chairman of the Department of Islamic / Pakistan Studies,
The Agriculture University of Peshawar.
Phone + 92-91-9216561
Email: syenbs@yahoo.com
syenbs @ gmail.com