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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

JURNAL PENGURUSAN DAN PENYELIDIKAN FATWA (JFATWA) is a refereed journal published by Penerbit USIM and managed by Institute of Fatwa and Halal (IFFAH), Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM). The main objective of its publication is to provide an appropriate channel for information and research publication, seminar papers, case studies and book reviews related to fatwa and halal based on original research and ideas by the respective authors.

Starting from 1st January 2022, JFATWA will be published triennial, specifically in the month of January, May, and September. All published articles are open access and freely available online and our goal is to ensure the articles are published as immediately as possible, subject to applicable quality controls.

JFATWA accepts English, Malay and Arabic article. Manuscript submitted for consideration of publication in JFATWA must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere either in electronic or printed form. The manuscript also does not published previously. The corresponding author should declare about this when submitting the manuscript to the JFATWA.

The electronic manuscript should be submitted through the online submission system . New author will be required to register as a new user before proceeding to the submission stage. Most processes and procedures are self-explanatory, but in case assistance needed please refer to Author Guide.


Manuscript should be prepared in accordance with the American Psychological Association (APA) style guide by using the Palatino Linotype or Traditional Arabic fonts. For Malay / English / Arabic manuscript additional abstract and title in English should be attached. Keyword consists of three (3) to five (5) words should also be provided in the manuscript. Font size should be 12 for Palatino Linotype and 16 for Traditional Arabic and typed in single spacing.

The length of the article should be not more than 15 pages including references.


References should be cited in the text as: (author, date). For Arabic manuscript references MUST BE written in Roman script both; in text and list of references. For further formatting and referencing aid, please consult APA Publication Manual 6th Edition (


Each manuscript should include an abstract length about 250-350 words. For Malay or Arabic manuscript an ADDITIONAL ABSTRACT AND TITLE IN ENGLISH must be accompanied with the manuscript. Keywords consist of three (3) to five (5) words.


The author should provide his/her SHORT PROFILE including her/his name, academic achievement, affiliations to professional bodies, working experience, research interests within 100 words at the end of the manuscript. Typed in single-spaced and placed it below the references under the heading BIOGRAPHY.



Ahmad Kamal Hussien obtained his PhD from Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Malaysia in 2016 in Syariah and Judiciary. Currently, he is a lecturer at the Faculty of Syariah and Law, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Malaysia. His research areas include administration of Islamic Law, contemporary issue in Syariah and judiciary, and Islamic law of evidence. He has published a number of papers to the related areas.


All manuscript will follow a double-blind reviewed by the internal and external appointed assessors.  Manuscript will be returned to the author(s) for corrections and amendments if necessary with observations and comments of the assessor(s) along with the decision made by the Editorial Board regarding the publication of the manuscript. Manuscript submitted to the JFATWA is not returnable whether they are accepted for publication or not. Manuscripts must be submitted via the on-line submission and refereeing system.

The published manuscript would not represent the stand and opinion of the Board and the Management Team of the JFATWA, and Institute of Fatwa and Halal (IFFAH), Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM).


The journal is not tolerated in the following situations:

    1. Plagiarism;
    2. Data falsification;
    3. Redundant publication;
    4. Stealing from others.

Authors are responsible to their articles and must withdraw their articles in the above situations. JFATWA is not responsible if there is any lawsuit from any party.

Once the paper is published online in this journal, the author who wishes to withdraw the paper must pay 1000USD for damages. The paper will then be withdrawn within four (4) weeks.  


JFATWA is published three times a year, in January, May and September. For January publication, the deadline for submission of articles is end of September. For May publication, the deadline for submission of articles is the end of January. For September publication, the deadline for submission of articles is end of May

Articles submitted after the deadline will be considered for subsequent publication.

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