The Study Quran - Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Caner K. Dagli, Maria Massi Dakake, Joseph E.B. Lumbard & Mohammed Rustom

The Study Quran

By Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Caner K. Dagli, Maria Massi Dakake, Joseph E.B. Lumbard & Mohammed Rustom

  • Release Date: 2015-11-17
  • Genre: Islam
Score: 5
From 18 Ratings


An accessible and accurate translation of the Quran that offers a rigorous analysis of its theological, metaphysical, historical, and geographical teachings and backgrounds, and includes extensive study notes, special introductions by experts in the field, and is edited by a top modern Islamic scholar, respected in both the West and the Islamic world.

Drawn from a wide range of traditional Islamic commentaries, including Sunni and Shia sources, and from legal, theological, and mystical texts, The Study Quran conveys the enduring spiritual power of the Quran and offers a thorough scholarly understanding of this holy text.

Beautifully packaged with a rich, attractive two-color layout, this magnificent volume includes essays by 15 contributors, maps, useful notes and annotations in an easy-to-read two-column format, a timeline of historical events, and helpful indices. With The Study Quran, both scholars and lay readers can explore the deeper spiritual meaning of the Quran, examine the grammar of difficult sections, and explore legal and ritual teachings, ethics, theology, sacred history, and the importance of various passages in Muslim life.

With an introduction by its general editor, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, here is a nearly 2,000-page, continuous discussion of the entire Quran that provides a comprehensive picture of how this sacred work has been read by Muslims for over 1,400 years.


  • A must have to English speaking muslims

    By yassers929
    This is a clear and comprehensive translation and exegesis of the Quran. It’s extremely useful for looking up specific verses and delightful to just read page after page. The bonus essays written by prominent scholars are worth the price alone. However there is a major formatting problem in the iBooks version of The Study Quran. In place of verse numbers there are other alpha and non-alpha characters. For example if you look at verses 6 - 9 of The Cow (chapter 2), you can see the verse numbers next to each verse are replaced with the characters j, z, {, and |. The verse numbers appear correctly next to the exegesis below each verse. I use this wonderful book a lot so I am writing in hope that the publisher could fix this issue and republish it to the iBooks store.
  • The Book of God Par Excellence

    By abumagan
    Reading The Study Quran with an open mind and an open heart will move you to tears. الحمدلله.