About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Al−Dirasat Al−Islamiyyah is an interdisciplinary Journal of peer-reviewed research and informed opinion on various intellectual and academic issues in areas of Islamic Studies. Its readership includes scholars, practitioners, religious leaders, policy makers, journalists, and general readers. Intellectually rigorous yet accessible and practical, Al−Dirāsāt Al−Islamiyyah provides an influential outlet for original scholarship in the Islamic studies, social sciences, law and humanities, as well as a lively forum for commentary on current issues from Islamic perspective. Research articles published in this Journal undergo initial editorial scrutiny, double blind peer-review by at least two experts of the field, and further editorial review. Some past issues of this Journal have been especially dedicated exclusively to particular themes.

التركيز والنطاق

مجلة الدراسات الإسلامية هي مجلة علمية محكّمة أسست عام 1965م ، وتنشر من قبل مجمع البحوث الإسلامية، وتصدر  كل ثلاثة أشهر، وتعدّ من أهم المجلّات البحثية المعروفة في مجال الدراسات الإسلامية، لذا تجد قرائها من جميع أنحاء العالم، ويتم استعراضها من قبل النظراء دوليا، وكثير من المساهمين فيها من العلماء المعروفين في مجالاتهم دوليا.

إن هذه المجلة تعنى بنشر بحوث مبتكرة، تناقش المسائل المتعلقة بجميع التخصصات من العلوم الاجتماعية والاقتصادية وخاصة بالعلوم الإسلامية مع تعدد مجالاتها وفروعها، كما ترغب هذه المجلة في عرض الأفكار الأصيلة حول القضايا المعاصرة وحلولها المستمدة من تعاليم الدين الحنيف والنظرية الإسلامية واستمرارية تجربتها التاريخية. وفي نفس الوقت تهتم المجلة بالبحوث التي تعنى بإحياء التراث الإسلامي التليد والتي بها يتعرف الخلف على أمجاد السلف وأعمالهم العلمية وإنجازاتهم الفكرية والحضارية.

تسجيل المجلة في الوكالات والهيئات العلمية (Indexation of AL- DIRASAT AL-ISLAMIYYAH)

AlDirasat al-Islamiyyah is recognized as one of the leading research journals of Islamic studies and its allied disciplines in the academic world. This research journal has set international academic standards for the last six decades. It is recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan in “X” category, vide Notification No. R&D (RJS)/HEC/816, dated: May 04, 2020. Moreover, it is indexed or abstracted by following agencies:

  1. The journal is abstracted in al-Manhal. Through this database, it is also enlisted in EDS (EBSCO Discovery Services) and SUMMON™ as they are partners of al-Manhal.
  2. The journal is indexed by Australian Islamic Library.
  3. The journal is indexed by Islamic Research Index, Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), Islamabad vide letter dated 26.01.2015.
  4. The journal is enlisted in Ulrich Directory of Periodicals vide ID No. 32489.
  5. The abstracting and indexation of alDir┐s┐t alIsl┐miyyah in ALTA (American Library of Theology Association) are under process.
  6. The EBSCO host is also considering the request of Islamic Research Institute (IRI) for including al-Dirasat al-Islamiyyah in its database۔      

الجدير بالذكر أن المجلة "الدراسات الإسلامية" معترف بها لدى أبرز جامعات العالم الإسلامي لترقية أعضاء هيئة التدريس: وهي معترف بها كواحدة من أبرز المجلات البحثية للعلوم الإسلامية واللغة العربية والتخصصات المرتبطة بها في ميادين العلم، هذه المجلة قد وضعت المعايير الأكاديمية الدولية منذ ستين سنة. وهي معترف بها لدى هيئة الدراسات العليا (HEC) لباكستان بدرجة (X) عن طريق الإخطار رقم:  R&D(RJS)/HEC/816 بالتاريخ: 4 مايو 2020م.

علاوة على ذلك، إن مجلة الدراسات الإسلامية مسجلة (Indexed) لدى المؤسسات والهيئات والوكالات التالية:

1: "المنهل"  (A UAE database) وبوساطة "المنهل" تفهرس في (EDS: EBSCO Discovery)

و (Summon (web discovery service

2: Australian Islamic Library: www.australianislamiclibrary.org

3: Islamic Research Index, AIOU

4: (Ulrich International Periodical Directory) برقم: ID: 32489

5: والمساعي مستمرة لفهرسة مجلة الدراسات الإسلامية في:

Directory of Open Access Journal,

JSTOR, ALTA Religion Database and Theological Abstarcts, USA

Ethical Policy

AL-DIRASAT AL-ISLAMIYYAH  is committed to the highest ethical standards.  In order to ensure high-quality academic research, it follows the Higher Education Commission's Ethical Guidelines. The following principles are key to the journal's Ethical Policy:

The Advisory Board of the journal is responsible to advise and support the editors. The Advisory Board is guided by the policies of the journal and constrained by legal requirements related to libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The advisory board supports the journal in identifying new topics for commissions, special editions and advising on direction for the journal—giving feedback on past issues and making suggestions for both subject matter and potential authors. Its members are encouraged to provide content by writing occasional editorials and other short articles. One of the functions of the advisory board is approaching potential contributors. They perform peer review and also help to identify peer reviewers and provide second opinions on papers (i.e. where there is a conflict between reviewers). Finally, the advisory board members endorse the journal to authors, readers and subscribers and encourage colleagues to submit their best work.

The Editorial Board of the journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published on the basis of their blind peer-review reports. The editors of the journal must limit themselves to the intellectual contents and evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merits. However, they have the right to exclude any material that breaks legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors are also responsible for ensuring the confidentiality of the submitted works until they are published, except in the case of suspicion of multiple submissions. In case, it is decided not to publish a material, the manuscript should not be used for any other purpose without express written consent of the author. The editor of a submitted manuscript has no stake in the authorship. Editors should take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints are made about any submitted manuscript or published paper.

The reviewers of AL-DIRASAT AL-ISLAMIYYAH assist the editors in taking the decision of publishing submitted manuscripts. The reviews must be objective, comprehensive, and accurate. Observations supported with evidences should be clearly formulated, so that the authors may use them for improving the papers. A reviewer must evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual contents without regard to race, gender, political philosophy, citizenship, or religious beliefs of the authors. If a referee feels unqualified to review any specific work or is afraid that he/she will not be able to complete the review within the prescribed period should inform the editor and excuse him/her from the task. The reviewers are supposed to treat the manuscript(s) received for peer-reviewing as confidential and must not use the information obtained from them for personal advantage. Neither should they accept reviews of manuscript(s) in which they have conflicts of interest with author(s) of the paper(s).

The authors of the manuscripts submitted to AL-DIRASAT AL-ISLAMIYYAH should ensure that submissions are entirely their own original work.  When the authors use other materials and sources, they should be appropriately cited. They should present an objective discussion of the research work as well as sufficient details and references to enable others to assess and evaluate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable. Any attempt of plagiarism would outright lead to the rejection of the submitted manuscript. Plagiarism, in all its forms, constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is strongly condemned. Authors must not submit the same work or essentially the same research simultaneously to multiple journals.

Plagiarism Policy

Al-dirasat al—islamiyyah  follows the plagiarism policy of Higher Education Commission, Pakistan (https://hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/Plagiarism/pages/default.aspx). Al-dirasat al—islamiyyah  uses TurnItIn (https://www.turnitin.com/) to screen the submissions for plagiarism before they are ready for publication.

إن مجلة الدراسات الإسلامية تابعة لسياسة الانتحال التي وضعتها هيئة الدراسات العليا بباكستان، https://hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/Plagiarism/pages/default.aspx

و يستخدم الدراسات الإسلامية Turnitin  (https://www.turnitin.com/) لفحص البحوث المقدمة للسرقة العلمية قبل أن تكون جاهزة للنشر.


Al-dirasat al—islamiyyah uses Creative Commons “Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)” license. The terms of the license can be seen on the following link: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/


يستخدم الدراسات الإسلامية الترخيص ل۔ creative common المسمى ب۔

“Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)”

يمكن الاطلاع على شروط الترخيص على الرابط التالي:



Al-dirasat al—islamiyyah archives its previous issues in IRI Digital Library, a repository developed by the Dr. Muhammad Hamidullah Library of the Islamic Research Institute, International Islamic University, Islamabad. The repository can be seen at the following link:


الدراسات الإسلامية أرشفة الأعداد السابقة في المكتبة الرقمية لمجمع البحوث الإسلامية، مستودع وضعت من قبل مكتبة الدكتور محمد حميد الله من مجمع البحوث الإسلامية، الجامعة الإسلامية العالمية، إسلام أباد. يمكن رؤية المستودع على الرابط التالي:



Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


       مجمع البحوث الإسلامية، الجامعة الإسلامية العالمية، إسلام آباد۔ 

  • Islamic Research Institute, International Islamic University, Faisal Masjid Campus,Islamabad.

Fee Policy: 

Submission of articles to Islamic Studies for publication is completely free. Islamic studies does not charge its contributors any fee for processing or publishing.

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