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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).

Esposito, John L., Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Modern Islamic World (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999).

Hazard, Harry W., Atlas of Islamic History (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1954).

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.

Robinson, Francis, An Atlas of the Islamic World since 1500 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982).

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).

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

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).

—(ed.), Journal of Qur'anic Studies (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1999– ).

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

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

Cook, M., The Koran: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000).

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

Hawting, G., and Sharif, A., Approaches to the Qur'an (London: Routledge, 1993).

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

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

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

Rahman, F., Major Themes of the Qur'an (Minneapolis: Bibliotheca Islamica Inc., 1980).

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

Robinson, N., Discovering the Qur'an (London: SCM Press, 1996).

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

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

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

The Life of Muhammad

Cook, M., Muhammad, Past Masters (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1983)

Guillaume, A., The Life of Muhammad (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002).

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

Watt, W. Montgomery, Muhammad: Prophet and Statesman (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1974).

Introductions to Islam

Arnold, Thomas W., The Preaching of Islam (London: Constable, 1913).

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

Esposito, John L., Islam, The Straight Path (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998).

Rahman, Fazlur, Islam, 2nd edn. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1979).

Robinson, Neal, Islam: A Concise Introduction (London: Curzon, 1999).

Ruthven, Malise, Islam: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000).

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).

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).

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

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

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).

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).

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.).

al-Ṣaliḥ, Ṣubḥi, Mābdḥith fī‘ūlum al-Qur'ān (Beirut, 1981).

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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