Qur'an Study for English speakers


Study Qur'an

1.1 The Qur'an: A New Translation by Thomas Cleary 1.2 needs large print, wide margins 1.3 thick paper for writing in margins 1.4 a good 'Scofield Reference Qur'an' (minus the dispensationalism)

would be nice but I don't think one exists

Several recent translations

2.1 The Message of the Qur'an by Muhammad Asad 2.2 The Noble Qur'an by Abdalhaqq Bewley and Aisha Bewley 2.3 An English interpretation of the Holy Qur'an by A. Yusuf Ali 2.4 The Koran Interpreted: A Translation by A.J. Arberry 2.5 The Glorious Qur'an by Marmaduke William Pickthall 2.6 The Holy Qur'an: Translations of Selected Verses (Islamic Texts

Society Books) by Martin Lings

Exhaustive concordance

3.1 An Exhaustive Concordance of the Meaning of Qur'an by John Cason,

K. El-Fadl, F. Walker
3.2 A Concordance of the Qur'an by Hanna E. Kassis

3.3 A-Z Ready Reference of the Qur’an by Mohammad Imran Erfani 3.4 The Encyclopedic Index of the Qur'an Sayed Muhammad Osama


Qur'an dictionary and/or encyclopaedia

4.1 The Qur'an: An Encyclopedia by Oliver Leaman 4.2 Dictionary of the Holy Quran (English and Arabic Edition) by Abdul

Mannan Omar
4.3 Complete Easy Dictionary of the Qur'an by AbdulKarim Parekh 4.4 A Dictionary And Glossary of the Koran by John Penrice


Topical Qur'an

5.1 The Book of Revelations: A Sourcebook of Themes from the Holy

Qur'an by Kabir Helminski
5.2 Major themes of the Qur'an by Fazlur Rahman 5.3 Ethico-Religious Concepts in the Quran by Toshihiko Izutsu 5.4 Readings in the Quran by Kenneth Cragg 5.5 Islam the Quranic Overview by Muhammad Ibrahim H.I. Surty 5.6 Who is Who in the Holy Qur'an by Muhammad Sa’eed Siddiqi 5.7 Quranic Stories of Women by Abdul Munim Hashmi


Chronological Qur'an list / Asbab an-Nuzul

6.1 Reasons & Occasions of Revelation of the Holy Qur'an: English

translation of Asbab un-Nuzul by al-Wahidi

6.2 see Discovering the Qur'an by Neal Robinson


Qur'an handbook

7.1 A Thematic Commentary on the Qur’an by Muhammad Ghazali 7.2 Journey Through the Quran by Muhammad al-Ghazzali 7.3 The Qur'an and Revelation by Ijaz Ahmad 7.4 A-Z Guide to The Qur’an by Mokhtar Stork 7.5 A Guide to the Contents of the Qur'an, by Faruq Sherif


Set of word studies

8.1 The Book of Language: A Deep Glossary of Islamic and English

Spiritual Terms by Kabir Helminski
8.2 Glossary of Islamic Terms by Aisha Abdurrahman Bewley 8.3 On the Ninety-nine Beautiful Names of God by Abu Hamid Muhammad

8.4 Arabic Through the Qur'an by Alan Jones 8.5 The Foreign Vocabulary Of The Qur'an by Arthur Jeffery 8.6 Quranic Keywords: A Reference Guide by Abdur Rashid Siddiqui


Complete tafsirs translated into English

9.1 Tafsir Al Jalalayn by Jalalu-Din Al Mahalli 9.2 Tafsir Ibn 'Abbas by Abdullah Ibn 'Abbas

9.3 Tafsir Ibn Kathir by Ibn Kathir 9.4 Al-Mizan, An Exegesis of the Quran by Muhammad Husayn at-

9.5 In The Shade Of The Qur’an by Sayyid Qutb 9.6 Tafhim al-Qur'an by Sayyid Abul Ala Mawdudi


Tafirs on surahs / abridged tafsirs

10.1 The Qur'an and Its Exegesis: Selected Texts with Classical and

Modern Muslim Interpretations by Helmut Gatje
10.2 Approaching the Qur'an by Michael Sells 10.3 The Spiritual Cure: An Explanation to Surah al-Fatihah, Prepared and

Translated by Abu Rumaysah
10.4 Tafsir Al Qurtubi: v.1: Classical Commentary of the Holy Quran: Vol 1 10.5 The Great Tiding: Interpretation of Juz 'Amma, The Last Part of the

Qur'an by Mahmoud Ayoub
10.6 The Qur'an and Its Interpreters, Vol. 1 and 2 by Mahmoud Ayoub 10.7 Key to Al-Baqarah: The longest Surah in the Qu'ran by Khurram


Other books on the Qur'an

11.1 Discovering the Qur'an: A Contemporary Approach to a Veiled Text

by Neal Robinson
11.2 Ulum Al-Qur'an: An Introduction to the Sciences of the Qur'an by

Ahmad Von Denffer

11.3 Islam & Qur'an: An Introduction by Murad Hofmann 11.4 The Qur'an: A User's Guide by Farid Esack 11.5 An Introduction to the Sciences of the Qu'raan by Abu Ammaar Yasir

11.6 Qur'an and Woman: Rereading the Sacred Text from a Woman's

Perspective by Amina Wadud
11.7 "Believing Women" in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of

the Qur'an by Asma Barlas
11.8 The Way to the Quran: A Guidebook for Studying the Quran by

Khurram Murad
11.9 Variant Readings Of The Quran by Ahmad Ali Al-Imam 11.10 Interpreting the Qur'an Towards a Contemporary Approach by

Abdullah Saeed
11.11 Prolegomena to the Qur'an by Al-Sayyid Abu al-Qasim al-Musawi al-

11.12 The Qur'an: An Introduction by Anna M. Gade 11.13 The Event of the Qur'an: Islam in its Scripture by Kenneth Cragg 11.14 The Cambridge Companion to the Qur'an by Jane Dammen McAuliffe 11.15 Textual Relations in the Qur'an: Relevance, Coherence and Structure

by Salwa M. El-awa
11.16 The History of the Qur'anic Text: From Revelation to Compilation by

Muhammad Mustafa al-Azami

Qur'an atlas

12.1 An Historical Atlas of Islam (Encyclopaedia of Islam New Edition) by

William C. Brice
12.2 Atlas Of the Qur’an by Shawqi Abu Khalil 13.

Arabic dictionary

13.1 Arabic English Lexicon - 8 Vols. by Edward William Lane 13.2 Arabic-English Dictionary: The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern

Written Arabic by Hans Wehr

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