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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

Author Guidelines

  • The submitted article ought to be scholarly in nature and written in either English or Arabic.
  • The author’s name, institutional affiliation and mailing addresses (email and postal) should be given only on the title page of the manuscript.
  • The manuscript should include six keywords and a brief abstract of content between 150 and 200 words.
  • Articles should be between 4,000-7,000 words in length and written in the format of an academic essay pertinent to the discipline.
  • The manuscript should adhere to the following academic writing standards in citation and references:
  • All articles should be written in MS Word. For articles written in English, the text should be double-spaced, using 12-point Times New Roman font. It should employ italics where appropriate, rather than underlining, and in footnote use font size 10. Articles in Arabic should follow 18-point Traditional Arabic font in text and 14-point font in footnote.
  • The articles must use the Chicago Manual Citation style for references.
  • Arabic terms in an English article must be transliterated.
  • For English articles, English translation of the cited verses from the Qur’an and/or hadith will suffice. Citation from the Qur’an should contain the title of the chapter and the verse number provided in parenthesis immediately after the quotation.
  • For quotations from the hadith, complete information (al-takhrij) must be given in footnotes.

Authors’ Responsibilities

  • It is the responsibility of the author to ensure that the article is free of grammatical errors.
  • It has not been published elsewhere and is not currently under consideration by any other journal/publication.
  • The article provides original arguments and is free from all forms of plagiarism.

Submission Guidelines

Submit the full manuscript to Journal’s official website address: http://journals.iium.edu.my/al-risalah or via email to alrisalah@iium.edu.my


 Notification of Acceptance and Publication 

After the due process of evaluation, the Editorial Board will send a letter by e-mail to the principal/corresponding author to notify if the article has been accepted or rejected for publication in Al-Risalah

Likewise, the Editorial Board will send a letter by e-mail to the principal/corresponding author if the article has been published in the Journal. 

All reviewed papers shall be corrected by the author as per the reviewers’ comments and editor’s guidelines and resubmitted to the Journal within ONE MONTH from the date of receipt of the reviewers’ comments if the author/s wish(es) the revised article to be reconsidered for publication. Only corrected/amended articles as per the reviewers’ comments will be considered for publication.


The Journal has the right to edit all articles as deemed appropriate by the editor and/or the Journal’s editorial board.


Publication Charges 

The Journal charges RM 250 (Ringgit Malaysia Two Hundred Fifty only) or its equivalent in USD as one-time publication fee if an article has been accepted for publication. Payment must be made before the article is published online.


Payment Details 

For author(s) in Malaysia: by Cash Deposit or Electronic Transfer

Payment should be made to “UIAM OPERATING ACCOUNT”

Bank: Bank Muamalat (M) Bhd.

A/C: 1407-0000004-71-6


For author(s) outside Malaysia: by Telegraph Transfer

Payment should be made to “FINANCE DIRECTOR IIUM”

Bank: Bank Muamalat (M) Bhd.

A/C: 1407-0000004-71-6

Swift Code: BMMBMYKL


Proof of payment should be submitted immediately to the Journal Secretariat for record keeping.

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