Note to Contributors

Bi-Annual Research Journal "Al-Qamar", Lahore (ISSN: Print 2664-438X , Online 2664-4398) is a double blind peer-reviewed open access journal being published and hosted by Al-Qamar Islamic Research Foundation, Lahore. "It is approved by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) in Y category. Editor of the journal is Dr. Muhammad Shahbaz Manj. The journal is multidisciplinary publication covering all areas of Islamic learning and related branches of knowledge including subjects such as Quran, Ḥadīth, Sīra, Fiqh and Islamic Law, Sufism, Philosophy and theology, Classical and contemporary Muslim thought and issues related to Modern Muslim societies. The journal aims at addressing the issues related to Islam and Muslims. It welcomes the manuscripts dealing with range of areas mentioned above and presenting the reflections useful in global and Pakistani context. The journal accepts the submissions in three languages (English, Urdu and Arabic). 

Reference Style for Al-Qamar Journal

Researchers or requested to follow the following reference style while developing their papers. This style is originated from Chicago Manual of Style:

Book reference for the first time in the paper

Muhammad Asad, Islam at the crossroads (Lahore: Sheikh Muhammad Ashraf,1955),12.

(In case of more than one volume please write volume and page as: 1:12)

Editor, translator, or compiler in addition to author

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera, trans. Edith Grossman (London: Cape, 1988), 242-55.

Editor, translator, or compiler instead of author:

Richmond Lattimore, trans., The Iliad of Homer (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1951), 91-92.

Article from a journal:

Muhammad Samiei, “Neo-Orientaliosm? The relationship between the West and Islam in our globalized world.” Third World Quarterly 31, no. 7 (2010): 1145.

Short book reference (i.e. after first reference in the paper)

Asad, Islam at the crossroads,13.

(In case of more than one volume please write volume and page as: 1:12)

Short journal reference (i.e. after first reference in the paper)

Muhammad Samiei, “Neo-Orientaliosm? The relationship between the West and Islam in our globalized world.” Third World Quarterly, 1146.

Verse from the Quran

Al-Baqarah 2:15.

Article from Website

McDonald's Corporation. "McDonald's Happy Meal Toy Safety Facts." Accessed July 19, 2008. http://www.mcdonalds.com/corp/about/factsheets.html.

Thesis or dissertation

Richard E. Remedios, "Defining my Process: My Journey Through the MFA Acting Program at the University of South Carolina." (Masters thesis, University of South Carolina, 2007), 35.

Indirect Source

Ian Hacking, The Social Construction of What? (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999), 103, quoted in Manuel DeLanda, A New Philosophy of Society (New York: Continuum, 2006), 2.

Paper presented at a meeting or conference

Rachel Adelman, " 'Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On': God's Footstool in the Aramaic Targumim and Midrashic Tradition" (paper presented at the annual meeting for the Society of Biblical Literature, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 21-24, 2009).

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