The holy book of Islam is called the Quran. Learn all about the history of the Quran, its themes and organization, language and translations, and how it is to be read and handled.
Reading the Quran
It is logical that one wanting to learn about a faith would start by reading its most holy text. For some, however, the Qur'an can be difficult to sit down and read from cover to cover. The revelation was given over a period of decades, and each verse has a particular scriptural and historical context. The themes of the Qur'an are interwoven...
Qur'an Commentary & Companion Texts
When reading the Qur'an, it is often helpful to have more explanation of a given verse, or more historical background on a particular story told. These commentary and companion texts provide this extra information which can help aid your understanding of the Qur'an.
Proper Handling of the Qur'an
Rules for the proper handling of the Qur'an -- who can touch the Islamic sacred book and under what conditions.
Disposal of Quran
What is the correct and respectful way to dispose of a Quran, according to the teachings of Islam?
Ayats of Sujood in the Quran
When reading certain verses of the Quran, it is recommended for a Muslim to prostrate (make sujood) to show our willingness to humble ourselves before Allah. Find out which verses, and what exactly we are supposed to do for sajdat al-tilaawah.
Compilation of the Quran
A history of how the Quran was compiled, during the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad and after his death.
Qur'an Phonetic Search
Now you can search the Qur'an online for Arabic keywords, phonetically! Type in your Arabic search term using the Latin alphabet, and a list of Qur'anic matches will come up. Just spell it the way you hear it!
Quran and Science
The Quran contains many scientific facts which are supported by modern findings. In Islam, there is no conflict between faith in God and modern scientific knowledge.
Request a Free Qur'an
U.S. residents can contact the "Explore the Qur'an" project to receive a complimentary copy of the Qur'an in Arabic with English translation. Sponsored by the Council on American-Islam Relations (CAIR).
Index To The Qur'an
Comprehensive index of the Qur'an, with verse citations and quotations on subjects from A to Z.
It is often called the most important and profound verse of the Quran: the "Throne" verse or Ayat Al-Kursi.