Instructions:

The translations and commentaries of the Holy Quran available to search are by the following translators:

  • Maulana Muhammad Ali: In Dutch, English, Indonesian, Javanese, Spanish and Urdu (بیان القرآن)
  • Maulana Sadr-ud-Din: In German
  • Maulana Ghulam Hassan Khan Niazi of Peshawar: In Urdu (حسن بیان)

There are two Holy Quran search forms available that search the Arabic and the translations with commentaries of the Holy Quran in various languages:

  • Form A (Quranic Display):
    Use this form to display a portion of the Holy Quran, e.g., a chapter, a particular verse or a verse range.
  • Form B (Quranic Search):
    Use this form to search for particular words in the Holy Quran.

Form A Quranic Display:

Step 1 Quran Selection

  1. Chapter number:

    To view a particular chapter of the Holy Quran, you can either use the ‘Chapter list’ drop-down menu to select a chapter or type its corresponding chapter number in the ‘Chapter number’ box. The ‘Chapter list’ drop-down menu also has a search bar that allows users to search for a chapter by typing its chapter number or chapter name (in either English or Arabic). If you select a chapter from the ‘Chapter list’ box, it will automatically enter the chapter number in the ‘Chapter number’ box and vice versa. This is a mandatory field.

    Example:
    Type the digit 1 in the ‘Chapter number’ box to view ‘Al-Fatihah’.

    If you wish to display the entire Holy Quran on one page, please select the ‘Display all chapters’ option. This can be useful to use your browser’s ‘find in page’ feature (CTRL + F / CMD + F) to search through the Holy Quran.

  2. Start verse:

    If you wish to view a specific verse, then select a chapter and then enter the required verse number in the ‘Start verse’ box. This is an optional field.

    Example:
    Type the digit 1 in the ‘Chapter number’ box and the digit 3 in the ‘Start verse’ box to view verse 3 of ‘Al-Fatihah’.

  3. End verse:

    If you wish to view a verse range in a particular chapter, then after selecting the chapter, enter the number of the first verse of the verse range in the ‘Start verse’ box and the last verse of the verse range in the ‘End verse’ box. This is an optional field.

    Example:
    Type the digit 1 in the ‘Chapter number’ box, the digit 3 in the ‘Start verse’ box and digit 6 in the ‘End verse’ box to view verses 3 to 6 of ‘Al-Fatihah’.

Step 2 Language Options

  • There are 16 language options to choose from:
    • Arabic text of the Holy Quran (with the option to select from 4 Arabic fonts)
    • Dutch translation
      (1934 edition)
    • English translation
      (1951/2002 edition with original English)
    • English translation
      (2010 edition with simplified English)
    • English translation
      (1917 edition / 1st edition)
    • English translation and commentary
      (1951/2002 edition with detailed commentary)
    • English translation and commentary
      (2010 edition with abridged commentary)
    • English transliteration
      (2021 edition)
    • German translation
      (1964 edition)
    • German translation and commentary
      (1964 edition)
    • Indonesian translation
      (2014 edition)
    • Javanese translation
      (2010 edition)
    • Spanish translation
      (1986 edition)
    • Urdu translation
      Bayan-ul-Quran (بیان القرآن)
    • Urdu word-by-word translation
      Bayan-ul-Quran Lafzi Tarjumah
      (بیان القرآن — لفظی ترجمہ)
    • Urdu translation
      Husn-e-Bayan (حسن بیان)
  • The Arabic text and 2010 English translation are switched on ( ) by default and by clicking on the buttons can be switched off ( ).
  • You can switch any language on/off based on your search requirement.

Step 3 Audio Options

  • There are 2 Arabic recitation options to choose from:
    • Reciter: Hazrat Ameer (III) Dr. Saeed Ahmad Khan
    • Reciter: Hazrat Ameer (V) Prof. Dr. Abdul Karim Saeed
  • The recitation of an entire chapter is only possible at this point. In the future, we will offer the facility to play an individual verse or verse-range.
  • The recitation audio player will only display if you are viewing a chapter. If you enter a ‘Start Verse’ or an ‘End Verse’ it will not display.

Step 4 Extra Options

  • Copy text: This option places a copy icon ( ) beside each searched item to allow copying of the relevant text. The font is not copied in this process. You can then paste the text and format as needed. This option is selected by default.
  • Dark mode: This option darkens the background of the page to improve readability in low-light conditions, e.g., at night-time.
  • Labels: This option will add a text label above the translation / commentary of each verse to identify which language is being displayed. This can be a useful feature when several translations / commentaries have been selected at the same time, e.g., if you wish to display the Dutch, German and Spanish translations and select the ‘Labels’ option, then each verse will have the respective language label shown above it. A label will not appear above the search results in Arabic as it is easily identifiable.
  • Now click on the ‘Search’ button to display the portion of the Holy Quran required.
  • By clicking on the ‘Reset’ button you can reset the entire search form and delete any previous form entries.

Form B Quranic Search:

Step 1 Text to Search

  1. Search term(s):
    Please type your search term(s) in this box in any of the following languages:
    • Arabic
    • Dutch
    • English
    • German
    • Indonesian
    • Javanese
    • Spanish
    • Urdu
  2. Highlight search term(s):
    This option will highlight your search term(s) in the search results. It is switched on ( ) by default and can be switched off ( ) by pressing the button.

Step 2 Language Options

  • Language to Search:
    You have the option to select one out of the 15 language formats that can be searched:
    • Arabic text without vowels, e.g., typing in: محمد
      Searching in this format is easier than with vowels (see below).
    • Arabic text with vowels, e.g., typing in: مُحَمَّدٌ
      Typing in this format is more cumbersome than typing without vowels. However, this feature can be useful when researching particular term(s) that can be copy/pasted into this form after initially using ‘Form A’ to find the term(s).
      If the ‘Highlight search term(s)’ option is switched on in ‘Step 1’, then the search results will show the verses in Arabic with and without vowels. The latter format will show the highlighted term(s) from your search query.
    • Dutch translation
      (1934 edition)
    • English translation
      (1951/2002 edition with original English)
    • English translation
      (2010 edition with simplified English).
      This option is selected by default.
    • English translation
      (1917 edition / 1st edition)
    • English translation and commentary
      (1951/2002 edition with detailed commentary)
    • English translation and commentary
      (2010 edition with abridged commentary)
    • German translation
      (1964 edition)
    • German translation and commentary
      (1964 edition)
    • Indonesian translation
      (2014 edition)
    • Javanese translation
      (2010 edition)
    • Spanish translation
      (1986 edition)
    • Urdu translation
      Bayan-ul-Quran (بیان القرآن), e.g., typing in: محمد
    • Urdu translation
      Husn-e-Bayan (حسن بیان)
  • Languages to Display:
    This part of the form gives you the option to select multiple languages you wish to see the results in:
    • The Arabic text and 2010 English translation are switched on ( ) by default and by clicking on the buttons can be switched off ( ).
    • You can switch any language on/off based on your search requirement.
    • Four Arabic fonts are available to select from.
    • The highlighted search term(s) will only show in the language you selected in the ‘Language to Search’ section and please ensure you have selected the same language in the ‘Language to Display’ section to benefit from this feature.

Step 3 Extra Options

  • Copy text: This option places a copy icon ( ) beside each searched item to allow copying of the relevant text. The font is not copied in this process. You can then paste the text and format as needed. This option is selected by default.
  • Dark mode: This option darkens the background of the page to improve readability in low-light conditions, e.g., at night-time.
  • Labels: This option will add a text label above the translation / commentary of each verse to identify which language is being displayed. This can be a useful feature when several translations / commentaries have been selected at the same time, e.g., if you wish to display the Dutch, German and Spanish translations and select the ‘Labels’ option, then each verse will have the respective language label shown above it. A label will not appear above the search results in Arabic as it is easily identifiable.
  • Now click on the ‘Search’ button to display the portion of the Holy Quran required.
  • By clicking on the ‘Reset’ button you can reset the entire search form and delete any previous form entries.

Form AQuranic Display:

Step 1Quran Selection:

Step 2Language Options:

Arabic Font:

Translations/Commentary to Display:

Transliteration to Display:

Step 3Audio Options:

Arabic Recitations (ensure only the chapter number is entered in ‘Step 1’):

Step 4Extra Options:


Form BQuranic Search:

Step 1Text to Search:

Step 2Language Options:

Language to Search:

Languages to Display:

Arabic Font:

Step 3Extra Options: