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Religion: Islam: Qur'an & Tafsir

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Online editions

English translations

Arabic - English Editions

Language Reference

Tafsir - Commentaries

Reference Works

To find books about the Qur'an, search the Library's catalog by subject for Qur'an.

Works Cited

1. Kahn, Mofakhar Hussain (1986). "English translations of the Holy Qur'an : a bio-bibliographic study." Islamic Quarterly 30(2): 82-108.

2. Kidwai, A.R. (1987). "Translating the untranslatable: a survey of English translations of the Qur'an." Muslim World Book Review 7(4):66-71.

3. _____. (1988). "English translations of the Holy Qur'an : an annotated bibliography." Hamdard Islamicus 11(4):47-55.

4. Jeffery, Arthur (1940). "Yusuf Ali's translation of the Qur'an." Moslem World 30:54-66.

5. Bobzin, Harmut (2006). "Translations of the Qur'an." in Encyclopedia of the Qur'an, J.D. McAuliffe, ed. Leiden: Brill. Vol. 5:340-358.

6. Chande, Abdin. (2004). "Symbolism and allegory in the Qur'an: Muhammad Asad's modernist translation." Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations 15(1): 79-89.

7. Sardar, Ziauddin. (2008). "The eternal present tense." The Guardian, June 21, 2008. URL: