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The Qurʾan What is This? A current English-language version of the Qur'an, published in 2004
Translation by M.A.S. Abdel Haleem

General Reference Works

Beeston, A. F. L., Johnstone, T. M., Serjeant, R. B., and Smith, G. R. (eds.), ‘Bibliography of Translations of the Qur'an into European Languages’, in Arabic Literature to the End of the Umayyad Period, Cambridge History of Arabic Literature (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983). Find it in your Library

Esposito, John L., Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Modern Islamic World (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999). Find it in your Library

Hazard, Harry W., Atlas of Islamic History (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1954). Find it in your Library

McAuliffe, J. D. (ed.), Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2001), vols. i and ii (A–D; E–I). Two more volumes to follow. Find it in your Library

Robinson, Francis, An Atlas of the Islamic World since 1500 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982). Find it in your Library

Other Translations

For extensive commentaries in English:

Asad, M., The Message of the Qur'an, Translated and Explained (Gibraltar: Dar al-Andalus, 1980; repr. 1997). Find it in your Library

Yusuf Ali, A., The Holy Qur'an: Text, Translation and Commentary (1934; many editions). Find it in your Library

Studies of the Qur'an

Abbott, N., Studies in Arabic Literary Papyri, ii. Qur'anic Commentary and Tradition (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1967). See also Studies in Arabic Literary Papyri, iii. Language and Literature (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1972).

Abdel Haleem, M., Understanding the Qur'an: Themes and Style (London and New York: I.B. Tauris, 2001). Find it in your Library

—(ed.), Journal of Qur'anic Studies (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1999– ). Find it in your Library

Bell, R., and Watt, W. M., Introduction to the Qur'an (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1970). Find it in your Library

Boullata, I. J., Literary Structures of Religious Meaning in the Qur'an (London: Curzon Press, 2000). Find it in your Library

Cook, M., The Koran: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000). Find it in your Library

Draz, M. A., Introduction to the Qur'an (London and New York: I.B.Tauris, 2000). Find it in your Library

Hawting, G., and Sharif, A., Approaches to the Qur'an (London: Routledge, 1993). Find it in your Library

Izutsu, T., The Structure of the Ethical Terms in the Koran: A Study in Semantics (Tokyo: Keio University, 1959). Find it in your Library

Motzki, H., ‘The Collection of the Qur'an: A Reconsideration of Western Views in Light of Recent Methodological Developments’, Der Islam (2001), 2–34. Find it in your Library

Nelson, K. L., The Art of Reciting the Qur'an (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1985). Find it in your Library

Rahman, F., Major Themes of the Qur'an (Minneapolis: Bibliotheca Islamica Inc., 1980). Find it in your Library

Rippin, A., Approaches to the History of the Interpretation of the Qur'an (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988). Find it in your Library

Robinson, N., Discovering the Qur'an (London: SCM Press, 1996). Find it in your Library

Tottoli, R., Biblical Prophets in the Quran and Muslim Literature (Richmond, Surrey: Curzon, 2002). Find it in your Library

Versteegh, C. H. M., Arabic Grammar andQur'anic Exegesis in Early Islam (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1993). Find it in your Library

von Denffer, A., Ulum al-Qur'an: An Introduction to the Sciences of the Qur'an (Leicester: Islamic Foundation, 1994). Find it in your Library

The Life of Muhammad

Cook, M., Muhammad, Past Masters (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1983) Find it in your Library

Guillaume, A., The Life of Muhammad (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002). Find it in your Library

Lings, M., Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources (Cambridge: Islamic Texts Society, 1991). Find it in your Library

Watt, W. Montgomery, Muhammad: Prophet and Statesman (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1974). Find it in your Library

Introductions to Islam

Arnold, Thomas W., The Preaching of Islam (London: Constable, 1913). Find it in your Library

Endress, Gerhard, An Historical Introduction to Islam, 2nd edn., Islamic Surveys (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2002). Find it in your Library

Esposito, John L., Islam, The Straight Path (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998). Find it in your Library

Rahman, Fazlur, Islam, 2nd edn. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1979). Find it in your Library

Robinson, Neal, Islam: A Concise Introduction (London: Curzon, 1999). Find it in your Library

Ruthven, Malise, Islam: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000). Find it in your Library

Arabic Works Cited in Footnotes

Abū Ḥayyān, al-Baḥr al-Muḥīṭ (many editions).

Arabic Language Academy, Cairo, al-Mu'jam al-Wasīṭ (Istanbul: Dār al-Da‘wa 1989). Find it in your Library

al-Bayḍāwī, Anwār al-Tanzil wa Asrār al-Tawīl (many editions).

al-Bukhārī, Ṣaḥīḥ (many editions).

al-Fayrūzābadī, al-Qāmūs al-Muhīt (many editions).

Ḥassān, Tammām, al-Lugha al- Arabiya Ma'nāhā wa Mabnāhā (Cairo: Al-Hay’a al-Miṣriyya al-'Āmma, 1973). Find it in your Library

Ḥassān, Tammām, al-Bayān fī Rawā'i al-Qur'ān (Cairo: ‘Ālam al-Kutub,1993). Find it in your Library

Ibn ‘Abdul-Salām, ‘Izz al-Dīn, Majdzāl-Qur'ān (London: Al-Furqan Foundation, 1999). Find it in your Library

Ibn al-Jawzī, ‘Abd al-Rahmān (d. AH 597/1201 CE), Nuzhat al-A'yun al- Nawāẓẓir fī'ilm al-Wujūh wa al-Naẓā'ir (Beirut, 1985 and many edns.).

Ibn Sulaymān, Muqātil (d. AH 150/767 CE), al-Ashbāh wa al-Naẓā'ir fī al-Qurʾān al-Karīm (Cairo, 1975).

al-Iṣfahȧnī, al-Rāghib, Mufraddt al-Rāghib (many editions).

Lane, E. W., Arabic-English Lexicon (Beirut: Librairie du Liban, 1968). Find it in your Library

Mubarrad, Muḥammad ibn Yazīd (d. AH 286/899 CE)> Ma Ittafaqa Lafẓuhu wa Ikhtalafa Ma‘nāhu fi al-Qurʾān al-Majīd (Cairo, AH 1350/1931 CE).

Omar, A. M., and Makram, A. S., Mu'jam al-Qira'āt al-Qur'ānīyya (Tehran: Intisharāt Uswa, 1999). Find it in your Library

Qutb, Sayyid, FīZilāl al-Qur'ān (Cairo, 1985).

al-Rāzī, Fakhr al-Dīn, al-Tafsīr al-Kabīr or Mafātīḥ al-Ghayb, 3rd edn. (Beirut: Dar Ihya'al-Turāth al-'Arabi, n.d.). Find it in your Library

al-Ṣaliḥ, Ṣubḥi, Mābdḥith fī‘ūlum al-Qur'ān (Beirut, 1981). Find it in your Library

Suyūṭī, Tafsīr al-falālayn (many editions).

al-Tirmidhī, fārni al-Tirmidhī (many editions).

Zamakhsharī, al-Kashshāf (many editions).

Zamakhsharī, Asās al-Balāgha (many editions).

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