Current Issue

Published: 2019-04-15


View All Issues

The ‘Abqari Journal is a refereed academic journal published biannually since 2015 (was published annually from 2011 to 2014) by USIM Press (Penerbit USIM) and managed by the Faculty of Leadership and Management, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM). The main objective of its publication is to become a platform for academicians and researchers to share their findings and new ideas for the development of Muslim Ummah theoretically and practically. The scopes of this journal are on Da’wah and Islamic Management, Islamic Leadership, Usuluddin and Comparative Religion, Islamic Philosophy and Thought, Islamic Ethics and Sufism, Communication and Media Studies, Counseling and Psychology, Community Development, Studies in Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation as well as Language and Communication.

ISSN (print):  2232-0431
E-ISSN (online): 2504-8422

Publication Dates: May and October 

‘Abqari is available in electronic form in conjunction with the print edition. The on-line version is free to access and download.  



Manuscripts  can be written in either Malay, English or Arabic language and must be typed in a format of single spacing between the lines in an A4 sized paper. The font to be used must be a Times New Roman in size 12 for the text and 10 for footnotes. For Arabic, the font to be used must be the Traditional Arabic font with size 16 for the text and 12 for the footnotes. The length of the article should not be more than 7000 words in length (excluding the abstract, references, notes/footnotes, tables and/or figures). All submitted articles will be subjected to a double-blind review by an anonymous and independent reviewer.


Manuscripts submitted to the Journal is not returnable whether they are accepted for publication or not.


Published articles does not necessarily represent the views of the Leadership and Management Faculty and the Management board of Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia. Writers are responsible for their writings. Articles received by the editorial board is assumed to have never been published or considered for publication at another journal. The Abqari editorial board is not responsible for any matters arising due to this.




Contributors must to provide a brief biodata which includes the full name, title, name of the organisation, address, and email address.




Al-‘Abqari journal uses double-blind review. All manuscripts submitted to al-‘Abqari Journal are subjects to initial appraisal by the Editors, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to blind peer review by at least two independent, anonymous experts in the field. Comments from appointed reviewers are sent to the authors and they are notified of the journal’s decision (suc as; accept, accept with revisions, reject). Author’s will be asked to revise the manuscript accordingly. This entire review process will take anyhwere between 4 and 6 months after submission of the manuscript. The refview process is treated confidentially at all times. The Editors’ decision is final.




The editorial board holds the copyright to the article published in the journal. Al-‘Abqari journal follows the APA (American Psychological Association) style for all in-text citation. The Chicago style for footnote referencing system is only accepted for certain situation (i.e. Special Issue).




All articles are to be submitted with two abstracts in two languages (one of them must be in Malay or English). For example, for an article that is written in Malay, the abstract has to be written in Malay and English. Arabic article should provide abstract in Arabic and English. English article should provide abstract in English and Malay. Abstract should not be more than 100 words for original manuscript, and 200 words for non-original manuscript. 3-5 keywords are to accompany the abstract.




For al-‘Abqari Journal Ethics Statement, please visit:




The editorial board has the right to publish or not to publish articles that had been submitted for evaluation. All manuscripts (in Microsoft Word format) are to be sent via Abqari Open Journal System: All queries regarding the journal can be addressed to:-



Chief Editor

Al-‘Abqari Journal,

Faculty of Leadership and Management,

Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM),

Bandar Baru Nilai,

71800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan,



Tel: 06-7988185/8724

Fax: 06-7988244