Recitation, Arabic Text, Translations

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IslamiCity Holy Qur'an (Arabic Script and Recitation)
Entire Qu'ran Recited by Shaykh Khalil al-Husari
(audio instruction provided)

Recitation that can be set for multiple repetitions of verses, with simultaneous scrolling through the Arabic text, is available at Reciter.org and at the World Cultures web site (Internet Explorer only).

Three English Qur'an Translations (Yusuf Ali, Pickthall, Mohammed Aqib Qadri), with audio

King Fahd Complex for the Printing of the Holy Qur'an

Qur'anic Calligraphy and Manuscripts

Sultan Baybars' Qur'an from the British Library (interactive "turn the pages" web site exhibit)

The Koran Collection at the Topkapi Palace Library

Minassian Collection of Qur'anic Manuscripts (Brown University)

Qur'anic Manuscripts (Islamic Awareness site)

Qur'an Manuscripts (Prof. Brannon Wheeler)

The Sana'a manuscripts (UNESCO)

Qur'anic Inscriptions in Architecture

The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem (from the archnet.org digital library at MIT): the Qur'anic doctrine of the nature of Jesus

The Taj Mahal (Agra, India): the Garden of the Resurrection according to the mystical philosophy of Ibn `Arabi

Academic Web Sites and Courses on the Qur'an

International Qur'anic Studies Association

Names and Numbers of Surahs of the Qur'an

Chronology of Qur'anic Passages (plus Egyptian and European sequences)

Bibliography on the Qur'an

The Quranic Arabic Corpus (University of Leeds), extensive grammatical analysis

University of Notre Dame conference on �The Quran in Its Historical Context� (April 19 to April 21, 2009), including videos of keynote lectures:

  • Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd (with a response by Abdolkarim Soroush): "The Multi-Dimensional Quranic Worldview."
  • Robert Hoyland: "The Earliest Written Evidence of the Arabic Language and Its Importance for the Study of the Quran."
Angelika Neuwirth: "The Koran - A Book in Many Languages". Discussion of current German scholarly research on the Qur'an.

Coran et Sciences de l'Homme: Histoire, Langue, lectures (Mehdi Azaiez)

"Teaching the Qur'an Online and Over Time: A Virtual Seminar" (Bruce B. Lawrence, Duke University, and Daniel Varisco, Hofstra University)

"The Qur'an, Hadith, and the Prophet Muhammad" (Alan Godlas, University of Georgia)

al-Qur'an, from the "Al-Khazina [The Treasury]" website, (Jerome Clinton, Princeton University)

"The Qur'an as Literature" (Carl Ernst, University of North Carolina)

Arabic translation of Geschichte des Qorans (Tarikh al-Qur�an) von Theodor N�ldeke

altafsir.com, a comprehensive website on Qur'anic commentary sponsored by the the Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, Amman, Jordan

A Shi`ite Encyclopedia contains interesting reflections on the relation between the Qur'an and the family of the Prophet Muhammad (Ahl ul-Bayt), and it also gives references to Qur'anic passages understood as describing the Shi`i Imams.

Tafseer Al-Mizan, the commentary by the eminent Iranian scholar `Allamah Tabataba'i

Comparative study

Torah - Bible - Coran (Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris)



Resources for the Study of the Qur'an