Qur’an

Recitations:

Translations ye ole fashion way:

  • The Qur’an with Annoted Interpretation in Modern English by Ali Unal.  An easy to read translation with a fascinating, deep and insightful commentary.  It’s up front about it’s biases (Fethullah Gulen and Said Nursi turkish sufism), and is full of glimpses into deeper meanings of words and historical interpretations.
  • The Message of the Qur’an by Muhammad Asad.  Although the translation leaves a bit to be desired (I’m not a fan of ye olde english), the commentary alone is worth the purchase price of this volume.  Asad drew on classical tafsirs to create his commentary, and sites many sources.  The book also contains transliteration, which is helpful for newbies who may not be able to easily read the arabic script yet.
  • The Noble Qur’an by AbdulHaqq and Aisha Bewley.  One of my favorites for just sitting down and reading the text without any commentary.  It’s based on the Warsh recitation, so the ayat numbers can be a bit off from what is “normal” (ie Hafs), but that doesn’t interfer too much with just a general reading.

Translations online:

Tafsir online:

  • Al Tafsir – lots of translations and tafsir (commentary)
  • Qur’an Realm – read different translations, the transliteration and arabic side by side.
  • Maariful Qur’an – translation and commentary by Mufti Shafi Usmani

Memorize:

  • Mount Hira – awesome site with programs to help memorize some of the shorter surahs of the Qur’an, some duas and the 99 names of Allah (swt)
  • ImaanStar – memorize the 30th Juz

Digital

  • The OnlyWord – If you have an ipod, visit this site. Download the entire quran on mp3, download the word file, follow the directions and tada! You can not only listen to the Qur’an on your ipod, you can read it too!
  • Qur’an Daily Podcast – download and listen to a bit of the Qur’an each day
  • For an iphone or ipod touch, Rebecca recommends the following applications (of which I have no experience, because I don’t have a cool ipod, boo)- iQuran (preferably pro, offers Shakir, Mohsin Khan, Yusuf Ali, Pickthal and Asad translations as well as transliteration and recitations by Husary, Al-Afasy, Saood & Shuraim, Ash-Shatree, Abdul Basit and Ghamdi); Quranic words – teaches words from the Qur’an; Al Mus’haf (Arabic and free); QD’uaas (for memorizing Qur’anic duas)

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7 thoughts on “Qur’an

  1. Pingback: quran resource help! « online rihla

  2. http://www.quranexplorer.com
    http://www.mp3quran.net/eng/

    for the ipod touch or iphones the following apps:

    iQuran (preferably pro, offers Shakir, Mohsin Khan, Yusuf Ali, Pickthal and Asad translations as well as transliteration and recitations by Husary, Al-Afasy, Saood & Shuraim, Ash-Shatree, Abdul Basit and Ghamdi)
    Quranic words – teaches words from the Qur’an
    Al Mus’haf (Arabic and free)

    and QD’uaas is good too for memorizing duas from the Qur’an

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