A survey of recent collaborative western projects in the genre of Qur’ānic studies

  • Dr. Iffat Batool Assistant Professor, International Islamic University, Islamabad
  • Razia Nisar PhD scholar at International Islamic University /lecturer at Riphah University Islamabad.
Keywords: Qur’ān, West, Projects, Encyclopedia, Companion


The Qur’ān has received the attention of western scholars for a long. The tradition of western academic investigation of the Qur’ān goes back to medieval times. Over the centuries, the western folks have produced a bulk of literature in the field of Qur’ānic studies. At present, a rapid rise in the joint efforts funded by renowned publishers is quite evident. In this article, by applying a descriptive and partially analytical approach, an overview of the combined projects is presented highlighting their features and characteristics. For this, few yet most significant works are selected as specimens.  In conclusion, some recommendations are put forth for Muslim researchers.