About the Journal

  1. Introduction

The Journal provides a platform for researchers, scholars, and academics to publish their original research, theoretical insights, and analytical perspectives on topics related to Islam and Muslim societies. Abḥāth welcomes contributions from a wide range of disciplines, including but not limited to theology, philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology, and political science. Abḥāth is committed to upholding the highest standards of academic excellence and integrity in the publication of scholarly work. Each submission undergoes a rigorous peer-review process by experts in the field to ensure the quality and scholarly merit of the published articles. Our Journal aims to foster a deeper understanding of Islam and its multifaceted dimensions, both past and present, and to contribute to the ongoing dialogue and debate within the academic community and beyond.

  1. Aims and Scope of Journal

Islamic Studies Research Journal Abḥāth" is a peer-reviewed academic publication dedicated to advancing scholarship in the field of Islamic studies. The Journal seeks to foster scholarly research and critical inquiry into various aspects of Islam and Muslim societies, including but not limited to:

Quranic Studies: Exploration of the Quran, its interpretation, exegesis, and its relevance to contemporary issues and challenges. This includes studies on the Quran's language, structure, and themes, as well as comparative studies with other religious texts.

Hadith Studies: Examination of the Hadith literature, its compilation, transmission, and authentication, as well as its role in shaping Islamic law, ethics, and theology. This also includes studies on the biographies of Hadith narrators and the methodology of Hadith scholarship.

Islamic Thought and Philosophy: Exploration of classical and contemporary Islamic thought, philosophy, and theology, including the works of prominent Islamic scholars and philosophers.

Islamic History and Civilization: Examination of the historical development of Islam and Muslim societies, including the study of Islamic empires, cultures, and civilizations.

Islamic Law and Jurisprudence: Analysis of Islamic law (Sharia) and jurisprudence (Fiqh), including its principles, interpretations, and applications in contemporary contexts.

Islamic Ethics and Morality: Discussion of Islamic ethics, morality, and values, and their relevance to individual behavior and societal norms.

Muslim Societies and Cultures: Examination of the diverse cultures, practices, and traditions within Muslim societies, including issues related to gender, identity, and modernity.

Islamic Art, Architecture, and Literature: Study of Islamic art, architecture, literature, and other forms of cultural expression, including their historical and contemporary significance.

Contemporary Issues in Islam: Analysis of contemporary challenges and debates within the Muslim world, including issues related to politics, economics, environment, and social justice.

3.      Frequency of Journal

Islamic Studies Research Journal Abḥāth is a Quarterly Research Journal. Four issues in March, June, September and December are published yearly.

4.      Guidelines for submission of Research Articles

Authors are requested to upload a manuscript that does not carry any author’s and his institution's Information or any information that can reveal the author’s identity.

  1. The title page that carries details of authors and their institution, acknowledgment, details of the conflict of interest, disclosures, and details of the contribution of each author must be submitted separately.
  2. Author Agreement Statement must be submitted separately with the manuscript and title page.
  3. The author must ensure that the research work he or she is submitting is genuine and that the same paper has neither been published nor presented elsewhere for publication.
  4. Article should be in the standard format, and footnote references in Chicago Manual format be followed for citations.
  5. Properly ordered Bibliography in Chicago Manual format should be provided.
  6. Draft must be submitted at the website < https://ojs.lgu.edu.pk/index.php/abhath/index> with a cover letter carrying the article's title, author’s full name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, and any other information the author wishes to send related to the paper.
  7. Maximum two contributors will be allowed in one article.
  8. Loanwords accepted in English should be spelled following the standard dictionaries.
  9. All submitted manuscripts will be checked with anti-plagiarism software (Turnitin) before being sent for blind peer review. A maximum of 19% similarity is allowed as per the mandatory condition of the Higher Education Commission (HEC).
  10. The Editor / editorial team will review every submitted manuscript to determine if the topic fits within the Journal's scope. All manuscripts received will be accepted after initial screening and undergo a double-blind peer review process. The reviewer’s response will be shared with the corresponding author. In case of revision, the corresponding author will be given time to incorporate the revisions and resubmit the work.
  11. The Editor / Editorial Board reserve the right to edit the draft and make necessary changes, defer for revision, or reject the paper.
  12. Once reviewed, the Research paper cannot be withdrawn, provided the Editor / Editorial Board allows it upon request of the author/s in some particular cases.
  13. The authors retain the copyright for articles published in ABḤĀTH, with first publication rights granted to the Journal. ABḤĀTH is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work.
  14. Manuscripts should be typed in MS Word. Text may kindly be limited to 4000 to 9000 words. With the font size, 12 points, font style ‘Times New Roman, A4 Paper size, and references should be numbered consecutively throughout and appear as footnotes in Chicago manual style. The words used other than English in abstract should be transliterated according to the international standards. All the references should also be in Roman English with Urdu/Arabic. The Urdu and Arabic words used in the roman references should be transliterated.
  1. The abstract of 150- 200 words should briefly summarize the aim, findings, or purpose of the article. Please minimize the use of abbreviations and avoid citing references in the abstract. 
  1. Mention five to ten keywords representing the article's main content.
  2. Introduction should explain the background of the study, its aims, a summary of the existing literature, and why this study was necessary.
  3. For research articles, this section should discuss the implications of the findings in the context of existing research and highlight the study's limitations. For methodology manuscripts, this section should discuss any practical or operational issues involved in performing the study and any issues not covered in other sections.
  4. For case studies, this should describe the pros and cons of the intervention, with a realistic evaluation of its feasibility and effectiveness.
  5. Conclusions should state clearly the main conclusions and explain their relevance or importance to the field.
  6. If the paper is based on the case studies, then the conclusion should state what was learned, what the next steps should be, and, if possible, what contingency planning may be required for those steps. 
  7. Please make sure you have the following information available before submitting your manuscript: full names, affiliations, institutional and email addresses, and phone numbers of all authors.

Message of Chief Editor:

Abḥāth provides a forum for the dissemination of findings related to social issues and various aspects of society in Islamic perspective. The journal aims to enhance the understanding of social, environmental and cultural factors affecting individuals and society as well. The journal welcomes articles from all disciplines allied to Social Sciences. Importance is given to original and empirical research. However, comprehensive and up-to-date reviewed articles are also considered for publication. We follow the double-blind peer-reviewing policy.