Author Guidelines

Instructions for Contributors


  • The submitted manuscript is an original work and has never been published or is in the process of publication in other journals;
  • It can be conceptual studies, an excerpt of research, or legal thoughts of scholars in the field of Islamic law as well as the analysis of court decisions (case law);
  • It is written in Arabic / English in accordance with the standard of scientific papers;
  • The length of the manuscript is between 6000 to 10000 words; A4 size paper with double spacing, using Bookman Old Style font and font size 12;
  • The manuscript is submitted through the website of Mazahib Journal of Islamic Legal Thought by first logging into the system; or by sending it as an e-mail attachment in the Microsoft word format which is addressed to the editorial board at


  • The submitted manuscript must include title, author name, abstract in English, and keywords;
  • The abstract is written briefly, concisely, and clearly, between 150-200 words that reflect: the problem (Issue), theory or supposed condition (Rule), argument or analysis (Argument), and Conclusion;
  • Keywords can be words or phrases, a maximum of 5;
  • The contents consist of the following headings: introduction, discussion (heading and sub-headings be adjusted to the need of each manuscript), and conclusions.

Footnotes and References:

  • Citation use footnotes (Chicago manual of style);
  • Repeated citation use only the author's last name, short title books/articles, and pages. Example: Hazarin, Tujuh Serangkai, p. 75; Alfitri, "Religious Liberty," p. 19;
  • For subsequent citation use Ibid. if the page is the same, or Ibid. h. 10, if the page is different;
  • The references should be included at the end of the article and arranged alphabetically in which the author's last name is placed in the front. Example: Syaifuddin, Muhammad, Contract Law, Bandung: Mandar CV Maju 2012.

For a detailed citation style, please download it here.

We recommend you to use referencing manager applications such as Zotero, Mendeley, and so forth. 

Arabic romanization should be written as follows:

Letters: , b, t, th, j, , kh, d, dz, r, z, s, sh, sy, , , , , , gh, f, q, l, m, n, h, w, y. Short vowels: a, i, u. long vowels: ā, ī, ū. Diphthongs: aw, ay. Tā marbūā: t. Article: al-. For detailed information on Arabic Romanization, please refer to the transliteration system of Mazahib Journal Guidelines. Arabic transliteration guideline is available for download here