International Journal of Islamic Thought

e-ISSN 2289-6023 |  ISSN 2232-1314

IJIT is mainly published in English, Arabic and Malay. Papers in Malay and Arabic should have abstracts and keywords in English. All the references have been used in the article should be in the Roman script, that is, even if the writer has cited a study in Arabic, he should write the reference in Roman script and not in Arabic script. Writers are asked to submit their papers in Microsoft Word document with tables and figures embedded in the text itself.

Papers submitted for consideration of publication in IJIT must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere either in electronic or printed form. These papers should also have not been published previously. The corresponding author should declare regarding this issue when submitting the paper to the Editor-in Chief. Submissions are accepted electronically only.

The Editor-in-Chief may decline to consider a manuscript for several reasons, including inadequate evidence that the method is substantially new and promising, poor preparation, an insufficiently clear and detailed presentation, and a lack of adherence to the journal’s guidelines for manuscript preparation. The Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to make the final decision when conflicts of editorial opinion arise. Once a manuscript has been accepted for consideration, it will be assigned to the Editorial Board for distribution to reviewers. Articles will be reviewed blindly by two persons with expertise in the area. The final decision regarding acceptance of the paper remains with the editorial board of the IJIT.

As much as possible typescript should conform to the style set forth in the Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Submissions should include the following information:

Author: In form: Full name of author(s) with institution and email address.

Title: Title case only. Papers in Malay or Arabic should also have a title in English.

Abstract: Up to 200 words. Provision of abstract is essential. Papers in Malay or Arabic should also have an abstract in English. The abstract should also provide five keywords.

Biodata: Approximately 50 words in length.

10 General Rules of Reference Writing

1.In-text Citation: Use APA in-text citation style by stating the author’s last name/surname and the year of publication, for example (Ahmad 2019). For direct quotations, include the page number as well, for example (Ahmad 2019: 23). Footnotes are not allowed.
2.All references cited in the text must appear in the Reference list.  We do not accept Bibliography.
3.References should be arranged in alphabetical order by authors’ last names. Sources without authors are arranged alphabetically by title within the same list.
4.Arabic References: All references should be arranged in alphabetical order too. And should be Romanized. The word ‘al’ of the author’s surname is not regarded as the first letter. Thus the author, al-Qaradhawi should be placed under alphabet Q category.
5.Books: Author/s’ surname, forename. Year of publication. Full title of the book (italicised). Location: Publisher.


e.g. Ladika, Awaluddin Ryrito. 2018. The Analysis of Figurative Language Used by Dr. Zakir Naik. Indonesia: Jambi University.

6.Chapter in the Book: Author/s’ Surname, forename. Year of Publication. Full title of the article. In, the Editor/s’ surname, forename. (ed.). Full title of the book (italicised). From page- to page. Location: Publisher.


e.g. Margolis, Joseph. 2000. Introduction: Pragmatism, retrospective, and prospective. pp. 1-10. In. Shook, John R. & Margolis, Joseph (eds.). A Companion to Pragmatism. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.

7.Journals: Author/s’ Surname, forename. Year of Publication. Full title of the article. Full title of the journal (italicised). Volume. (No.): From page-to page.


e.g. Bruce, S. 2000. The supply-side model of religion: The Nordic and Baltic States. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. 39(1): 32-46.

8.Website:  Author/s’surname, forename. Year of publication. Full title of the article. Full address of the website. Date of retrieval.


Naik, Zakir. 2015. Temples are not allowed in UAE & other Islamic nations. Retrieved: 8th August 2018.

9.DOI: If a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is listed on either a print or an electronic source, it should be included in the reference.


e.g. Sirajudeen, A. & Adebisi, A. 2012. Teaching Arabic as a second language in Nigeria. Procedia -Social and Behavioral Sciences. 66: 126-135. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.11.254.

10.Abbreviations: n. d. = no date/year of publication; n. l. = no location; n. p. = no publisher.

ِAbout the IJIT

Editor in Chief

Professor Dr. Ahmad Sunawari Long

Member of


IJIT in Brief

An international journal in Islamic thought and Muslim issues.
Reviewed by double-blind reviewers.
Published annually in June and December.
Adhering to the COPE’s Code of Conduct.
Using APA format of writing.
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(the National University of Malaysia)
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International Society of Muslim Philosophers and Theologians (ISOMPT)
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Faculty of Islamic Studies
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (the National University of Malaysia)
43600 Bangi, Selangor