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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Bayan – ul – Hikmah is Research Journal published from the Institute of Islamic Studies Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, Sindh, Pakistan.  Following the guidelines are set by HEC for research articles. All the researchers and scholars are invited to contribute in this Journal. The scholars may independently select their topics but the topic must be related with Islamic studies and Islamic teachings. The scholars / researchers must follow following guidelines for acceptance of their paper.



  1. The paper must be fresh and unpublished. It should not have been submitted for publication to any other journal.
  2. There should not have been use of any blasphemous or vituperative language in the article.
  3. Abstract must be given in English and without Abstract no article will be published.
  4. It is mandatory to refer majority of source from primary sources.
  5. The article must be either in English or Urdu with references of other languages viz Arabic, Persian or Sindhi should be included with valid and authentic translation along with the original.
  6. Quranic verses must be included with translations and their reference of translations.
  7. The article must not be plagiarized and must be submitted with plagiarism report.
  8. Only the articles composed with format of MS Word and Jameel Noori Nastaleeq are accepted.
  9. Only soft versions of the articles sent through email are accepted
  10. The publication of the article is conditional with the acceptance from the review committee of the Journal.
  11. The article must be written in while following Chicago Reference style. Without this style, the articles will not be considered for publication.
  12. All references should be given in Endnote instead of Footnote.
  13. The article must include results at the end of the article.
  14. The article must be sent along with a brief profile of the contributor (name, designation, address, email, contact numbers etc)