Pakistan Heritage is an internationally peer reviewed research journal, published annually by the Department of Archaeology of Hazara University. It is publishing quality research papers under the ISSN 2073-641X since 2009. Its Board of Editorial Advisors consists of inland and abroad members of repute. It houses the on-going research of the department as well as individual scholars, particularly the collaborating institutions. Till now a huge number of researches have been housed by the journal with a main theme of the archaeological heritage of Pakistan or any related study.
Pakistan Heritageis recognised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan and is qualifying for the higher category.Till now, Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7 and 8have published respectively in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015; while Volume 9 of the same is in the press for printing and volume 10 is in the process of editing and is expected to be published in 2018.
IDRAK is departmental research journal of department of Urdu Hazara University Mansehra. It is being published bi annually in June and December every year.Its medium is URDU language.Its Advisory Board is consisted upon eminent national and inter national Urdu scholars. It was launched by the department in 2014. Its 6 Issues have been published up till now. All the research article received for IDRAK or peer reviewed and the accepted articles are included in the journal keeping in view all the formalities laid down by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.
The Department of Islamic & Religious Studies in Hazara University is one of the leading department among the higher institutions of the country that has been committed to interpret and explain the Islamic teaching in its original spirit compatible with the rapidly changing modern world. “Hazara Islamicus” is a research journal of this department which has earned the reputed category “Y” due to its trust-worthy articles published after due scrutiny by the experts. The research articles simultaneously in three popular languages of the world viz. Urdu, Arabic and English. Keeping in view the modern research standards and making the journal fully in consonance with these world research standards for our reputed readers.
The present Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Idrees has been very kind to extend his co-operation and personal interest to issue necessary action for publishing this Issue. The present Islamicus journal issue was somewhat delayed due to non-availability of record and the transfer of the former editor to the University of Peshawar, which is regretted. The present journal comprises 13 research articles, among these 09 are in Urdu, 02 in Arabic and 02 in English. We are hopeful that this issue will come up to the standard of research and knowledge and will provide ample opportunities to add to the Islamic found of knowledge and will establish its worth.
The Editorial Board will welcome the opinion, proposals and other steps coming from our worthy readers to further improve the contents and quality of this research journal. The indexation of “Hazara Islamicus” has been with the Allama Iqbal Open University Islamic Research Indexation.
“Hazara Islamicus” published only those articles which have been written after due process setup by the editorial board. These regulations are providing a great help in raising the standard of research. We are regretfully declining the non-publication of those articles which couldn’t come up be on the setup standard. we are grateful to the Chief Patron of the journal Vice-Chancellor Hazara University Prof. Dr. Muhammad Idrees and Dean Faculty of Arts Dr. Manzoor Shah. I also feel obliged to my colleagues Prof. Dr. Azkia Hashimi Chairman Department, Dr. Muhammad Fayaz (Qari) Assistant Professor, Dr. Sajid Mahmood lecturer and Muhammad Sabir Teaching Assistant who work hard besides all the researchers who delivered their valuable research efforts in the publication of research journal.
May Allah bless them all.
Muhammad Riaz Khan Al-Azhari (Ph.D)
Hazara Islamicus, Mansehra.
Hazara Islamicus, Volume No 5, Issue No: 02 July to December 2016
Hazara Islamicus, Volume No 6, Issue No: 01 January to June 2017