We have collected the best articles explaining the Quran or some specific verses.
The Quran says: Say, ‘If the ocean became ink for the words of my Lord, surely, the ocean would be exhausted before the words of my Lord came to an end, even though We brought the like thereof as further help.’ (18:109) This talks of expansive and vast knowledge, incorporated layer upon layer, in the brief approximately 6300 verses of the text of the scripture of Islam.
However, we do believe that the Quran like any other scripture can be misinterpreted to suit the writer’s agenda. But, we clearly understand that the glorious Quran should not be changed into a political philosophy or ideology, a totalitarian agenda or to take away freedom of conscience, freedom of religion, human rights or women rights, which will be clearly against the Quranic emphasis on compassion and justice.
Here is our initial collection; over time we foresee hundreds of articles to be collected like a beautiful bouquet of flowers, in this collection, God willing:
Scope, Style and Preservation of the Quran
- The Scope, Style and Effect of the Holy Quran
- The History of the Qur’anic Text: From Revelation to Compilation
- Sources or Criteria for Interpretation of the Holy Quran
- The Quran Gives Principles of Justice, But No Judicial System
- The Quran Only Means What Our Wisdom and Intentions Dictate: A Progressive Understanding
- The Holy Quran and the Seventh Century Arabian Metaphors
- Is God Alive or Dead: A Metaphor for the Scriptures from the US Constitution?
- God Is Living, So Why Does Religion Treat God As Dead?
- I was an Isis sex slave. I tell my story because it is the best weapon I have
Now we will list the titles of the essays that are available in the commentary of Syed Hossein Nasr and his associates:
How to Read the Quran by Ingrid Mattson
The Quran in Translation by Joseph Lumbard
The Islamic View of the Quran by Muhammad Mustafa al-Azami
Quranic Arabic: Its Characteristics and Impact on Arabic Language and Literature and the Languages and Literatures of Other Islamic Peoples by Muhammad Abdel Haleem
Quranic Commentaries by Walid Saleh
Traditions of Esoteric and Sapiential Quranic Commentary by Toby Mayer
Scientiﬁc Commentary on the Quran by Muzaffar Iqbal
The Quran as Source of Islamic Law by Ahmad Muhammad al-tayyib
The Quran and Schools of Islamic Theology and Philosophy by Mustafd Muhaqqiq Damad
The Quran and Suﬁsm by William C. Chittick
The Quran and Islamic Art by ]ean—Louis Michon
The Quranic View of Sacred History and Other Religions by Joseph Lumbard
Quranic Ethics, Human Rights, and Society by Maria Massi Dakake
Conquest and Conversion, War and Peace in the Quran by Caner K. Dagli
Death, Dying, and the Afterlife in the Quran by Hamza Yusuf