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The abstract must be written in English and Malay not exceed 250 words. All body text should be justified, except figures and tables and their captions, which are centred. All the texts must be typed single-spaced in Times New Roman font and font size 12pt for the Latin script. The Arabic script written in Traditional Arabic font and font size 16pt.

Keywords: Sample paper A4, MS Word.

1. Submitting Papers

Manuscript should be submitted in electronic form at Al-Hikmah website: Please use MS Word, and attach your Word file to your submission form. We accept paper in three languages Malay (not Indonesia), English and Arabic.

2. General Guidelines

For reasons of uniformity, all papers prepared with MS Word should adhere to the format as defined by this “template” paper. This file should be considered as the “instructions to authors”. Prepare your paper(s) by editing a copy of this file. Font size should be 12pt throughout the all text.

The paper format should be A4. Please use single line spacing. Insert a blank line before a new section heading and around figures and tables. Margins should be 2.5 cm all around. Please use centered Page Numbers at Bottom of Page, aligned to the center, show number on first page. These numbers are temporary. Do not refer to a Page Number in text.

3. Arabic script

The Arabic script should be in Traditional Arabic font, font size 16 points whole article. Quoting any Arabic sources either more than forty words or any al-Qur’an and al-Hadith in separate paragraph and be centered. Any al-Quran and al-Hadith phrases should be using with shakl.

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ

4. Page Limits

The page limit for contributed papers is fifteen (15) pages.

5. Title and Authors

Title (12pt, upper case, bold), Authors (12pt, bold), Affiliations (12pt). The title should be in capital letter. Avoid forcing a line-break unless necessary. Author affiliations should consist of “Department, Institution (if applicable), City, State, Postcode, Country, telephone number, fax number and email address”. However, if there is only one affiliation, please delete the superscript from your file.

6. Format for References

Include an in-text citation when you refer to, summarize, paraphrase, or quote from another source. for every in-text citation in your paper, there must be a corresponding entry in your reference list.

Al-Hikmah journal in-text citation style uses the author's name and the year of publication, for example: (Ahmad 2011). For direct quotation, include the page number as well, for example: (Ahmad 2011, p. 19). For sources, such as website and e-books that have no page numbers, use a paragraph number. For every reference used in the text must be mentioned in the reference list.

The references are listed as shown by the examples at the end of this paper. All references should be written in the Latin text include the Arabic manuscript.

7. Section Headings

All section headings should be bold in lower case with the first letter of major words in upper case with list numbering (e.g.: 1.0, 2.1, 3.2.1). Can’t more than two others be following sub-section headings.

7.1 And Sub-Section Headings.

Section headings should be bold in lower case with the first letter of major words in upper case. Do not use sub-subsections more than exceptionally. Please check that headings are not on their own at the bottom of a page, at least two additional lines should follow. Take away an empty line at the top of a page, if this should appear.

7.2 List numbering.

List numbering except sections and sub-sections heading should be either a letter (e.g.: a. b.) or roman number (e.g.: ii. vi. x.) or dash bullet (-).

8. Figures and Tables

All Figures and Tables should appear in the text near to where they are first referenced. They should be centered between the margins, and must not fall outside of the normal printed area of the page which is 160 mm wide by 245 mm high. The font size for all numbers and letters in the figure, as it appears in your paper, must be at least as large as that for the running headings (which use 12 pt).

Put table captions up the table, and figure captions below the figure. Captions should be centered. Refer to figures and tables as in “Figure 1, Table 1”.

Please take some care to ensure that the tables (or figures) do not appear out of sequence. Some rewriting may be required to produce the desired effect. Tables can be constructed using the Table commands provided by Word:

Table 1 This is an example of a table.  Note that it is centered.


Item 1

Item 2


















9. Abbreviations

When abbreviating words, use the full stop (period) to replace the missing characters, and not after an abbreviation where the last character is the original. Examples: “Dr” (not “Dr.”), “Mr” (not “Mr.”), “Vol.” (not “Vol”), “No” (not “No.”).

10. Conclusions

You should include a brief conclusion section which summarizes the results of your paper.

11. Acknowledgements (Optional)

Any acknowledgements should be immediately before the references.

12. References


Author, A. A. Date {Year/ Year, Month/ Year, Month Day}. Title of book (?th ed) [document format]. Translator, T. T., Trans. Place of publication: Publisher. {or} Retrieved from http://xxxxxxxxx. {or} doi:xxxxxxx. {or} s.l : s.n

Penulis bin Pengarang. Tarikh {Tahun, Bulan Hari}. Judul Buku. Format dokumen. Terj. {Terjemahan} Nama Penterjemah.{atau} Nama Penyunting (pnyt.). {atau} Nama Penyusun (pnys.). {atau} Penyelenggara (pngr.). Nama siri buku dan jilid/ bilangan dalam siri. Ed. Ke-?. Jil.?. Tempat terbit: Penerbit. {atau} http://xxxxxxx. {atau} doi:xxxxxxx. {atau}

Ibn Rajab al-Ḥanbalī, ᶜAbd al-Raḥmān Ahmad. 2001. Jāmiᶜ Al-ᶜUlūm Wa Al-Ḥikam. Shuᶜayb Al-Arnauṭ (pnyt.). Beirut: Muassasah al-Risālah.

Bawārdī, Misfir ᶜAbdullah. Usus al-daᶜwah fi surah ibrāhīm ᶜalayhi al-salām. Universiti Imam Muhammad bin Saᶜūd.

Zulkefli Aini, Abd Hakim Mohad, Rosmawati Mohamad Rasit, Muhammad Faisal Asha`ari, Siti Rugayah Tibek, Muhammad Adib Samsudin, Salasiah Hanin Hamjah, Ahmad Irdha Mokhtar & S. Salahudin Suyurno. 2014. Komunikasi dakwah antara budaya dalam masyarakat majmuk di sabah. Dlm. Anuar Puteh & Ahmad Irdha Mokhtar (pnyt.). Seminar Antarabangsa Dakwah & Etnik: Dakwah & Etnik: Perspektif Multi-disiplin. Bangi: Jabatan Pengajian Dakwah dan Kepimpinan UKM.


Author, A. A. Date {Year/ Year, Month/ Year, Month Day}. Title of article. Title of Publication. Volume number, Issue number, pages - number. Retrieved from http://xxxxxxx. {or} doi:xxxxxxx.

Penulis bin Pengarang. Tarikh. Tajuk makalah. Judul Jurnal nombor/musim (no. keluaran): Halaman makalah. http://xxxxxxx. {atau} doi:xxxxxxx.

Jamiah Manap, Arena Che Kassim, Mohammad Rezal Hamzah & Fazilah Idris. 2013. Parenting role model: the professional virtues of Malaysian exemplary mother (Ibu Mithali). Social Sciences & Humanities. Pertanika J. Soc. Sci& Hum. 21 (S): 177-192.

Najidah Zakariya & Abu Dardaa Mohamad. 2013. Media sebagai wasilah dakwah. Al-Hikmah 5, 92–99.


Author, A. A. Date {Year/ Year, Month/ Year, Month Day}. Title of Web page [Format description]. Retrieved from http://xxxxxxxxx

ᶜAwdah, Sulayman Fahd. Shahr al-Ḥilm.