About the Journal

Smiley faceAl-‘Abqari Journal is a refereed academic journal published biannually in May and October 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, new ideas and expertise towards an integration of Islamic and modern knowledge or integration of Naqli and 'Aqli Knowledge as well as for the development of Muslim Ummah theoretically and practically. All articles must have the elements of integration of revealed and rational knowledge or integration of Naqli and 'Aqli Knowledge.

Publication Dates: May and October

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

The editorial board welcome various categories of articles to be considered for publication here which have not been published or considered to be published in other journals. We accept original, full, experimental, theoretical and empirical articles.


  1. Leadership
  2. Da’wah
  3. Management
  4. Theology
  5. Comparative Religion
  6. Philosophy and Thought
  7. Ethics and Sufism
  8. Counselling and Psychology
  9. Communication and Media
  10. Tourism and Hospitality

Jurnal Al-‘Abqari adalah sebuah jurnal akademik berwasit berasaskan ilmu-ilmu Islam yang diterbitkan dua kali setahun setiap bulan May dan Oktober (bermula pada tahun 2015, dan sekali setahun dari 2011-2014) oleh Penerbit USIM dan diuruskan oleh Fakulti Kepimpinan dan Pengurusan, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia. Objektif utama penerbitannya ialah untuk mewujudkan saluran kepada ahli akademik dan penyelidik untuk berkongsi dapatan kajian, idea baru dan kepakaran yang menyumbang kepada integrasi Islam dan ilmu moden serta pembangunan ummah dari sudut teori dan amali. Skop jurnal ini meliputi bidang Dakwah dan Pengurusan Islam, Kepimpinan Islam, Teologi Islam dan Perbandingan Agama, Akhlak dan Tasawwuf, Kaunseling dan Psikologi. Semua artikel mesti mengandungi  elemen integrasi ilmu wahyu dan ilmu rasional atau integrasi antara ilmu Naqli dan Aqli.

مجلة العبقري، هي مجلة علمية محكمة تصدر مرتين في السنة من العام 2015 من كلية القيادة والإدارة، جامعة العلوم الإسلامية الماليزية.  الهدف من هذه المجلة هو أن تكون ملتقى الأكاديميين والباحثين لنشر إسهاماتهم  الفكرية وآرائهم وخبراتهم الجديدة للتكامل بين الإسلام والعلوم الحديثة, والتكامل بين العلوم النقلية والعقلية لبناء الأمة الإسلامية نظرياً وعملياً. وتركز المجلة على المجالات الآتية: الدعوة والإدارة الإسلامية، والقيادة الإسلامية، وأصول الدين ومقارنة الأديان، والفكر الإسلامي، والفلسفة الإسلامية، والأخلاق الإسلامية والتصوف، والاتصالات والدراسات الإعلامية، والإستشارية وعلم النفس، كل الأوراق العلمية يجب أن تتضمن عناصر التكامل بين العلوم النقلية والعقلية.


Manuscripts can be written in either Malay, English, Indonesian 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 8000 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.

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).



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

Acknowledgment section: Author/s may write acknowledgement at the end of article, before references. Author/s should mention the funding bodies or grant numbers (if applicable).


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.


If the article is accepted for publication, the copyright of this article will be vested to author(s) and granted the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license, unless otherwise stated.

Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.


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 go to Publication Ethics or 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: https://abqarijournal.usim.edu.my

All queries regarding the journal can be addressed to:- abqarifkp@usim.edu.my


Al-'Abqari welcomes publication of Special Issue. Authors/organization may also request to publish a special issue. A formal request should be emailed to Chief Editor or to the appointed representative of al-'Abqari's editor/s. However al-'Abqari has the right to accept or to reject the request. Al-'Abqari also has the right to appoint Guest Editors, in which al-'Abqari's representative may be appointed as the Chief Guest Editor who is/are responsible for managing the process of particular Special Issue. All standard procedures of review should be followed.


Chief Editor
Al-‘Abqari Journal,
Faculty of Leadership and Management,
Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM),
Bandar Baru Nilai,
71800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan,

Tel: 06-7988724
Fax: 06-7988244
Email: abqarifkp@usim.edu.my
Website: https://abqarijournal.usim.edu.my

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Vol. 29 No. 1 (2023): Vol. 29 (2023): Journal of Islamic Social Sciences and Humanities
Published: 2023-09-30


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