Encyclopedia of the Qur’an

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Planning for the Encyclopaedia of the Qurn (eq ) began in 1993. The planning was determined to create a reference work that would capture this century’s best achievements in Qurnic studies. It has an alphabetical format of an encyclopedia to include a series of longer, more comprehensive articles. The EQ presents the world of Qurnic studies accessible to a very broad range of academic scholars and educated readers.  Virtually every article in this encyclopedia draws, directly or indirectly, upon the corpus of Qurnic exegesis. Nevertheless, project containment demanded that the focus of concentration remain the Qurn itself. Therefore, readers of the eq will not find a separate article on al-Tabarī or Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī, but they will find frequent reference to the works of these commentators and the EQs
the cumulative index will allow users to track these references through all of its volumes.

It is in Iranian milieu that some independent scholars came to translate this invaluable encyclopedia into Persian. The project was started in 2011 and yet in the procedure. Four volumes of this work are translated and published in Tehran during 2011-2019 and the fifth one is translated and will publish accompany index soon. The title in Persian is Daeratu al-Ma’arif Quran. The libraries which would like to enrich their Islamic sources in different languages may order us to prepare Persian versions.



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Edited by Jane Dammen McAuliffe








Encyclopedia of the Qur’an, edited by Jane Dammen McAuliffe, vol. 1- 5: A-Z, Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2001-2005.