Author: Dr. Mustafa Khattab
Publisher: Al-Furqaan Foundation (2021)
Pages: 493 Binding: Hardcover
Description from the publisher:
Introducing the world’s first picture dictionary of the Quran’s 2,000+ entries, with the goal of empowering the majority of Muslims (who are not Arabs) to read the Quran in its original, rich Arabic form in just 4-6 months, without having to rely on translations. Five years in the works, this dictionary highlights the connection between all words that share the same root. It’s very straightforward, not indulging in redundant details or overly academic discussions that make the book irrelevant.
Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Study This Dictionary
This is the first modern dictionary of the Quran to utilize visuals to explain Quranic entries, featuring over 2,000 images and illustrations.
This qâműs (dictionary) highlights the connection between all derivatives of the same root. So you will learn, for example, what the derivatives of j-n-n ج ن ن have in common (namely, jan-nah ‘Paradise,’ jinn ‘jinn,’ ajin-nah ‘fetuses,’ and maj-nűn ‘insane’).
It covers the Quran’s 2,092 entries, including 947 verbs, 1,045 nouns, and 100 particles, arranged by frequency and theme.
These 2,092 entries, repeated 107,540 times throughout the Quran, are followed by 7,835 Quranic examples highlighting the most common forms.
This is the first Quran dictionary to feature a remarkable 9-page list of all entries in 242 coupled rhymes, making it easy for students to test their mastery of Quranic words.
Five years in the making, this dictionary is very straightforward, not indulging in redundant details or overly academic discussions that make the book irrelevant.
It can help you master the Book of Allah in about 4-6 months.
This qâműs empowers the majority of Muslims (who are not Arabs) to read the Quran in its original, rich Arabic form without having to rely on translations.
Produced by a qualified team of editors, led by Dr. Khattab, a graduate of Al-Azhar with extensive training and expertise in Islamic and Quranic studies.
This dictionary is based on The Clear Quran® translation, approved by Al-Azhar and endorsed by the Canadian Council of Imams as well as many scholars.
About the Translator
Dr. Mustafa Khattab is a Canadian-Egyptian authority on interpreting the Quran. He was a member of the first team that translated the Ramadan night prayers (Tarawîḥ) live from the Sacred Mosque in Mecca and the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina (2002-2005). Dr. Khattab memorized the entire Quran at a young age and later obtained a professional ijâzah in the Ḥafṣ style of recitation with a chain of narrators going all the way to Prophet Muḥammad (S). He received his Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. in Islamic Studies in English with Honors from Al-Azhar University’s Faculty of Languages & Translation. He lectured on Islam at Clemson University (OLLI Program, 2009-2010), held the position of a lecturer at Al-Azhar University for over a decade starting in 2003, and served as the Muslim Chaplain at Brock University (2014-2016). He is a member of the Canadian Council of Imams and a Fulbright Interfaith Scholar. He has served as an Imam in the U.S.A. and Canada since 2007 and is the author of The Nation of Islam (2011) and Outfoxing Fox News (2017), and a contributor to the Encyclopedia of Muslim American History (2010). He has also written The Clear Quran® Series Dictionary, The Clear Quran® for Kids, and Shukran, the Grateful Young Man.