Institute of Social Sciences & Development, RS 46, 3rd Floor, Govt. Teacher's Housing Society, Karachi, Pakistan.


The Research Journal “AFKĀR” seeks to publish articles that explore, identify, extend and unify Islāmic Knowledge pertaining to Qur’ānic Science, Ḥadīth Sciences, Islāmic Law, Islamic History, Ṣufīsm, Sharī‘ah & Law, Social Sciences, Economics, Politics, Islamic Culture and Civilizations, Comparative Religions and other related disciplines. “AFKĀR” welcomes all the research papers having strong potential and significance to Islām and Social Sciences

Manuscript Submission

The authors are requested to submit well-researched and original paper with a length of 6000–7000 words, including references. The paper must contain an Abstract with a length of 250 words, including Keywords. The titles of Arabic and Urdu articles are to be translated into English Language as well.
First page of the article should contain title of the research paper, name of the author (s), designation, institution affiliation and contact details.
All the articles must be composed in MS Word, however, Font for English Articles; Palatino Linotype, for Arabic Articles; Sakkal Majalla and for Urdu Articles; Jameel Noori Nastaleeq.

General Requirements

An article should be typed on letter size paper (21.59-27.94) double-spaced, on one side of the page with margins of atleast 3.5cm on all sides. Font size of title headings should be for English Articles 16 Bold, sub-headings 12 Bold, and main body of text 11.5, however, font size for references is 10. For Arabic and Urdu articles, main headings 18 Bold, sub-headings 13 Bold, main body of text 13 and for references font size is 11.
Paper includes:
Title page,
Abstract,
Introduction,
Literature review,
The Research Journal “AFKĀR” prefers a critical and analytical academic approach by providing literature review of the research.
Results and Conclusions,
Transliteration of all historical names and titles of non-English terminology has to be done by author according to AFKĀR’s transliteration table. References should be inserted as Endnotes and numbered consecutively. All citations should follow the Chicago Manual of Style. The details of the style can be observed on www.chicagomanualofstyle.org
Like:

  • Al-Qur’ān, 1: 5.
  • Muhammad Ibn ‘Umar Al Rāzī, Mafātīḥ-ul-Ghayb, (Beirūt: Mu’assasat Al Risālah, 3rd Edition, 1420 H), Vol. 4, p. 122.
  • Abū ‘Īsā Muhammad Ibn ‘Īsā Al-Tirmazī, Sunan Al-Tirmadhī, Kitāb Al-Ahkām ‘An Rasulillah ﷺ, Bāb Mā Ja’a Fī Ann al-Bayyinatu ‘Alā Al-Mudda‘ī Wa Al-Yamīno ‘ala al-Mudda‘ā ‘Alayhe. Hadith No. 1261.
  • H.A.R. Gibb, J. H. Karamers and others, The Encyclopedia of Islam, (Leiden: E. J. Brill & London: Luzac & Co., 1960), s.v. “Shahādah.”
  • Abdin Chande, “Symbolism and Allegory in the Qur’ān: Muhammad Asad’s Modernist Translation”, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relation, Vol. 15, (2004), pp. 79-80.

Two hard copies of the article are required to be submitted via registered mail/courier; and a soft copy must be sent by Email to editorafkar@gmail.com.
The articles are blind peer reviewed by the experts before publication. However, the Editorial Board reserves the right to exclude the paper without showing cause. The decision of the Editorial Board will be exclusive for publication of the article.
The research paper must comprise an original and unpublished work and must not be against the fundamentals and injunctions of Islām. It is expected that the research paper sent to “AFKĀR” is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
The article submitted for publication must be without plagiarism. The author has to submit article along with similarity index report and he/she will be legally responsible for any objection and legal proceedings in this regard.
The Editorial Board does not necessarily agree with the views of the authors, and cannot be held responsible for any statement, comment or information.

Dr. Muhammad Atif Aslam Rao

Editor “AFKĀR”
Cell: +92-300-2173114
Email: editorafkar@gmail.com

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