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Author Guidelines

Alhiwar, published twice a year since 2013, is a peer-reviewed journal and specializes in in communication and broadcasting of Islam, information and media for da’wah, Islamic counselling and guidance, Islamic Institution, and da’wah management, as well as articles that approach the role of da’wah in media and society from a historical, psychological, sociological, or anthropological standpoint.

The journal welcomes and acknowledges scholars and professionals working in all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences pertaining to Islam or Muslim societies. The submitted articles should be original, research-based, unpublished or not under review for possible publication in other journals. All submitted papers are subject to review of the editors, editorial board, and blind reviewers. Submissions that violate the guidelines  will be rejected without being reviewed.

Articles should be written in Bahasa Indonesia, American English, or Arabic approximately 10.000-15.000 words including text, all tables and figures, notes, references, and appendices intended for publication. All submission must include 150 words abstract and 5 keywords. alhiwar accepts only soft-file or electronic submissions. Therefore, authors must log in before submit their article. Please click here to log in


  • Examples of footnote style:
            1 Reşit Haylamaz, Aisha: the Wife, the Companion, the Scholar (New Jersey: Tughra Books, 2014), p. 25.
            2 Ibid., p. 20.
            3 Wahbah az-Zuhaili, al-Fiqh al-Islāmī wa Adillatuhu, vol. II, 2nd edition (Beirut: Dār al-Fikr, 1985), p. 3.
            4 Ibid., II: 5.
            5 Haylamaz, Aisha, p. 50.
            6 Moch Nur Ichwan, “Differing Responses to an Ahmadi Translation and Exegesis: the Holy Qur’ân in Egypt and Indonesia”, Archipel, vol. 62, no. 1 (2001), pp. 143–61.
            7 Carlos Ulibarri, “Rational Philanthropy and Cultural Capital”, Journal of Cultural Economics, vol. 24, no. 2 (2000), p. 5.
            8 Wildan Pramudya, “Antropologi Zakat: System of Giving dalam Islam”, Wildan Pramudya (30 Aug 2010),, accessed 26 May 2014.
            9 Nyein Pyae Sone, “At Rangoon Mosque, Buddhist Monks Accept Alms and Discuss Tolerance”, The Irrawaddy (4 Jul 2013),, accessed 4 Jul 2013.
            10 Mark Edelman and Sandra Charvat Burke, Creating Philanthropy Initiatives to Enhance Community Vitality, Staff General Research Report, no. 12951 (Iowa State University, Department of Economics, 2008), p. 4,, accessed 23 Jun 2015.
            11 J. Iqbal, “Democracy and the Modern Islamic State”, in Voices of Resurgent Islam, ed. by John L. Esposito (Oxford University Press, 1983).
            12 Nadirsyah Hosen, “Shari’a & Constitutional Reform in Indonesia”, Master Thesis (Singapore: National University of Singapore, 2005).
            13 Kevin William Fogg, “The Fate of Muslim Nationalism in Independent Indonesia”, PhD. Dissertation (Yale University, 2012),, accessed 16 Feb 2016.

    Example of Bibliography:

Edelman, Mark and Sandra Charvat Burke, Creating Philanthropy Initiatives to Enhance Community Vitality, Staff General Research Report, no. 12951, Iowa State University, Department of Economics, 2008,, accessed 23 Jun 2015.

Fogg, Kevin William, “The Fate of Muslim Nationalism in Independent Indonesia”, PhD. Dissertation, Yale University, 2012,, accessed 16 Feb 2016.

Haylamaz, Reşit, Aisha: The Wife, The Companion, The Scholar, New Jersey: Tughra Books, 2014.

Hosen, Nadirsyah, “Shari’a & Constitutional Reform in Indonesia”, Master Thesis, Singapore: National University of Singapore, 2005.

Iqbal, J., “Democracy and the Modern Islamic State”, in Voices of Resurgent Islam, ed. by John L. Esposito, Oxford University Press, 1983.

Nur Ichwan, Moch, “Differing Responses to an Ahmadi Translation and Exegesis: The Holy Qur’ân in Egypt and Indonesia”, Archipel, vol. 62, no. 1, 2001, pp. 143–61 [].

Pramudya, Wildan, “Antropologi Zakat: System of Giving dalam Islam”, Wildan Pramudya, 30 Aug 2010,, accessed 26 May 2014.

Sone, Nyein Pyae, “At Rangoon Mosque, Buddhist Monks Accept Alms and Discuss Tolerance”, The Irrawaddy, 4 Jul 2013,, accessed 4 Jul 2013.

Ulibarri, Carlos, “Rational Philanthropy and Cultural Capital”, Journal of Cultural Economics, vol. 24, no. 2, 2000, pp. 135–46 <>.

Az-Zuhaili, Wahbah, al-Fiqh al-Islāmī wa Adillatuhu, vol. II, 2nd edition, Beirut: Dār al-Fikr, 1985.


Please consider the following creteria:


  • The title of the article submittd to alhiwarshould reflect a specific focus of study, based on researches--be they library or fieldwork researches--and thus the author can have a general statement and sub-title specifically confining the scope of study
  • The article submitted should be based on research--be it library or fieldwork or other kinds of researches
  • The article should present bibliography which entails primary sources--books, manuscripts, interviews, or observation--and updated secondary sources from books or peer reviewed journals
  • The article should contain an argument/thesis/finding which contribute to scholarly discussion in a field of study which should clearly be mentioned and systematically presented in abstract, content, and conclusion
  • The article should use good English, or at least can be understood; the author is fully responsible in fixing and editing English; the copy editor of alhiwaris responsible only for minor typos and understandable grammatical erros
  • The style and format, including the structure of article, footnotes, bibliography, should follow those of alhiwar
  • The template of alhiwar article in word document format is available for download here.


NOTE: It is suggested the use of a reference manager at styling the footnote and the bibliography, such as ZoteroMendeley, et cetera, and the AJIS fullnote style of bibliography can be downloaded here (right click and save).

The PDF version of this guideline and the Arabic transliteration guideline is available for download here.



Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • 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.