About the Journal


AL-FALAH - Journal of Da'wah & Human Development is an international peer-reviewed journal published biannually (June and December) by  Department of Da'wah and Human Development, Academy of Islamic Studies, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


The journal is committed to the advancement of scholarly knowledge related to da’wah and human development area by encouraging discussion among the several branches of Islamic research, humanities and other interdisciplinary studies. Al-FALAH is aimed to provide fresh and insightful Islamic responses to the intellectual challenges of the modern world and to serve as a platform for the exchange of recent scholarly contributions adhering to international standards of methodology and scholarly presentations.


The scope of the journal encompasses research topics that fall within the broad range of da’wah and human development such as da’wah school of thoughts, da’wah approaches and strategies, da’wah scholars, media in da’wah, Islamic psychological constructs, Islamic psychological inquiry, spiritually oriented and culturally sensitive therapy, and counseling interventions. Although the journal would focus mainly on such works, articles in other disciplines that can contribute toward the development of da’wah are gladly welcomed.  


A wide variety of submissions are welcomed from local and internationally researchers, scholars, practitioners, and other reflective-minded individuals who are passionate about ideas, methods, and analyses permeating  to da’wah and human development study. These pages are open to a variety of forms: original, scholarly activity such as qualitative and quantitative research, book reviews, critical commentaries, editorials, or debates concerning pertinent issues and topics which may interest and pique readers.


The journal pursues a trilingual publishing policy (Malay, English and Arabic). The Editorial Board reserves the right to decide which language an article will appear in and will undertake to provide professionally acceptable translations.


The journal practices a blind peer-reviewed system. Each paper will be evaluated by two appointed reviewers. The appointment of the reviewer will be done according to the existing procedures.


The journal contains a minimum 10 papers for each issues, in addition to book reviews which will also be included if available.