The Qur'ān is the first spiritual textual content for one-sixth of the world’s inhabitants. Understood via Muslims to comprise God's personal phrases, it's been an item of reverence and of excessive examine for hundreds of years. The hundreds of thousands of volumes that Muslim students have dedicated to qur'ānic interpretation and to the linguistic, rhetorical and narrative research of the textual content are enough to create complete libraries of qur'ānic reviews.

Drawing upon a wealthy scholarly historical past, Brill's Encyclopaedia of the Qur'ān (EQ) combines alphabetically-arranged articles in regards to the contents of the Qur'ān. it really is an encyclopaedic dictionary of qur'ānic phrases, options, personalities, position names, cultural heritage and exegesis prolonged with essays at the most vital issues and topics inside of qur'ānic experiences. With approximately a thousand entries in five volumes, the EQ is the 1st complete, multi-volume reference paintings at the Qur'ān to seem in a Western language.

Cross-referencing and indices common cross-references will draw readers to comparable entries and every article will finish with a quotation of proper bibliography. the ultimate quantity of the EQ will include indices of transliterated phrases, of qur'ānic references and of the authors and exegetes brought up within the entries and essays. it is going to additionally comprise a synoptic define of the complete contents of the EQ.

Fully foreign work The EQ is a completely foreign paintings supported via a global board of advisors. students from many countries have written articles for the encyclopaedia.

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