Books on The Qur'an (Translations, Commentaries, Studies) - Recommended by Dr. Abou El Fadl

Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced designations were determined by Dr. Abou El Fadl. Placement of a book within this section was determined by Professor O'Donnell.


Esack, Farid. Qur'an, Liberation and Pluralism. Oxford, England: Oneworld, 1997.

Esack, Farid. The Qur'an: A Short Introduction. Oxford, England: Oneworld, 2002.

Izutsu, Toshihiko. Ethico-Religious Concepts in the Quran. Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 2002.

Izutsu, Toshihiko. God and Man in the Koran. Salem, NH: Ayer Co. Publ., 1980.

Mir, Mustansir. Dictionary of Qur'anic Terms and Concepts. New York: Garland, 1987.

Rahman, Fazlur. Major Themes of the Qur'an. Minneapolis, MN: Bibliotheca Islamica, 1980.

Sells, Michael. Approaching the Qur'an: The Early Revelations. Ashland, OR: White Cloud Press, 1999.

Stowasser, Barbara Freyer. Women in the Qur'an: Traditions and Interpretations. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.


Asad, Muhammad. The Message of the Qur'an. Gibraltar: Dar al-Andalus, 1980.

Ayoub, Mahmoud. The Qur'an and Its Interpreters, Vols. 1-2. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1984.

Barlas, Asma. "Believing Women" in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur'an. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2002.

al-Khu'i, Abu'l Qasim al-Musawu. The Prolegomena to the Qur'an. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Wadud-Muhsin, Amina. Qur'an and Woman: Reading the Sacred Text from a Woman's Perspective. New York, Oxford University Press, 1999 reprint ed.

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