Submission Guidelines

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

  1. The article is not contradicted to mainstream Islamic teachings. 
  2. The submission is an original research work and has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  3. The submission file is in Microsoft Word format. Submission should include a provisional title both in English and Urdu. Each submission must be attached with an English abstract of approximately 300 words along with English translation of the title.
  4. The article is in correct language without spelling mistakes and the verses of Quran and sayings of Prophet Muhammad PBUH are mentioned with full accuracy. Transliteration of all historical names and titles of non-English terminology has to be done by author according to Nuqtahjts’transliteration table.
  5. The article is not plagiarized and where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  6. The references are included in the endnotes as per Nuqtahjts format.


Guidelines and Submission Process

Author Information

The authors should provide their names, email addresses, phone number(s), present position/title besides the names of the universities/colleges on the title page separately submitted with the manuscript to facilitate academic review and production. Thus manuscript should not contain any mention or details of author(s).

Author Agreement Statement must be submitted separately with manuscript and title page. In which author has to ensure that the research work, he/she is submitting for publication, is genuine and the same paper has neither been published nor has it been presented elsewhere for publication.

Manuscript Submission

Draft must be submitted at the website with a covering letter carrying the title of the article, author’s full name, institutional affiliation, mailing address and any other information that the author wishes to send related to the paper. The authors are requested to submit their scholarly works while following these instructions:

  • The manuscript should be composed in only Microsoft Word, A4 size paper with margins of at least 1.5cm on all sides.
  • Number of pages should not exceed 20 pages.
  • Paper title font size should be 18 (Bold)
  • Main-headings font-size: 16 (Bold)
  • Sub-heading font-size: 14 (Bold)
  • Text font-size: (Urdu-13, Jameel Noori Nastaleeq, Arabic-13, Sakkal Majalla, English-12, Times New Roman)
  • References should be inserted as Endnotes and numbered consecutively.
  • Endnotes font size should be (Urdu & Arabic-11, English-10).
  • Quotations font size in all languages should be 12.
  • Line Spacing: 1.5 throughout the paper.
  • Page Numbering: On the top left corner of the paper with the title on the top right corner.
  • Paragraph Indention: Indent each paragraph’s first line by 0.5 inches and apply the indention consistently throughout the paper.

Paper Structure

Title: The title should be comprehensive, precise, and reflect the original theme of the article. The titles of Arabic and Urdu articles are to be translated into the English Language as well.

Abstract: An abstract of 200 to 300 words in English should accompany each manuscript. It should summarize the content of the paper written in simple sentences without subheadings.

Keywords: 4-6 keywords of the articles may also be listed just beneath the English abstract.

Introduction: Discuss the purpose of the Research and summarize the foundation for the study.

Results & Conclusion: Describe your results in logical sequence at the end of the text. The conclusion of the study should be expressed very clearly and an influential perspective.

Transliteration of Arabic and Urdu Words: For Urdu and Arabic words in English articles, Transliteration must be followed.

Citation and References

All citations should follow the Chicago Manual of Style. The details of the style can be observed on

– Reference from the Qur’an:  Al-Quran, 3: 212

– Reference from Classical Hadith Compilations

Muhammad b. Isma‘il al-Bukhari, al-Jami‘ al-Sahih, Kitab al-Zaba’ih wa al-Sayd, Bab Akl Kull Dhi Nab min al-Siba‘, Hadith No. 5530.

– Books with single author:

  1. Jerel A. Rosati, The Politics of United States Foreign Policy (Belmont: Wadsworth, 2004), 17.
  2. Rosati, The Politics of United States,

– Books with two authors:

  1. Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns, The War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945 (New York: Knopf, 2007), 52.
  2. Ward and Burns, The War: An Intimate History,

– Books with Three Authors:

  1. Sue-Ellen Jacobs, Wesley Thomas, and Sabine Lang, eds., Two-Spirit People: Native American Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Spirituality (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997), 32.
  2. Jacobs, Thomas, and Lang, Two-Spirit People, 65-71.

Books with more than Three Authors:

  1. Jeri A. Sechzer et al., eds., Women and Mental Health (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996), 243.
  2. Sechzer et al., Women and Mental Health, 276.

Books in more than one Volume:

  1. Muriel St. Clare Byrne, ed., The Lisle Letters (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981), 4:243.
  2. Byrne, The Lisle Letters, 4:243.

– Chapter in a Book:

  1. John D. Kelly, “Seeing Red: Mao Fetishism, Pax Americana, and the Moral Economy of War,” in Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency, ed. John D. Kelly et al. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010), 77.
  2. Kelly, “Seeing Red,” 81–82.

Articles: Author, “Title of paper,” Journal name, volume x, no. x (year): x-x. If only volume is given issue    is not mentioned then: Author, “Title of paper,” Journal name, volume x (year): x-x.


  1. Mohd Aliff Abdul Majid, et al., “Issues of Halāl Food Implementation in Malaysia,” Journal of Applied Environmental and Biological Sciences5, no. 6 (2015): 50-56.
  2. Majid, “Issues of Halāl Food,” 51.


  1. Joshua I. Weinstein, “The Market in Plato’s Republic,” Classical Philology104 (2009): 440.
  2. Weinstein, “Plato’s Republic,” 452–53.

Online Journals:

  1. Gueorgi Kossinets and Duncan J. Watts, “Origins of Homophily in an Evolving Social Network,” American Journal of Sociology115 (2009): 411, accessed February 28, 2020, doi:10.1086/599247.
  2. Kossinets and Watts, “Origins of Homophily,” 439.


“McDonald’s Happy Meal Toy Safety Facts,” McDonald’s Corporation, accessed July 19, 2008,


H.A.R. Gibb, J. H. Karamers and others, The Encyclopedia of Islam, (Leiden: E. J. Brill & London: Luzac & Co., 1960), s.v. “Shahādah.”

Note: All-known figures mentioned in the article must be briefly introduced and references from books should also be quoted.

Article Publication Fee:

Nuqtah Journal of Theological Studies has no funding agencies. Thus the Management decided publishing fee of 15,000 RS. It contains the expenses of National and International reviews, publishing, long time archiving, website running, typesetting, copyediting and other necessary charges.