A Note about the IEQ Project

The Integrated Encyclopedia of the Qur’an (IEQ) is the first English language encyclopedia of the Qur’an that presents all concepts, persons, events, places, and things mentioned in the Qur’an from within the Muslim tradition of Qur’an interpretationon over the last 1400 years. The project was launched by the Center for Islamic Sciences (CIS), Canada, in 2009. The first volume was published in 2013 and it received wide-ranging recognition as a superb work of scholarship. In 2020, IEQ was reconfigured as an open-access online work. Imitation leather print version of Volume 1 is available for purchase at IEQ website.

IEQ employs English-language titles for most of its entries and its extensive cross-referencing facilitates a fuller understanding of the message of the Qur’an. It draws its entries from the thematic structure of the Qur’an, integrates fourteen centuries of scholarship, and presents a breadth of authoritative knowledge on the Qur'an. With almost one fifth of its anticipated 515 entries completed, IEQ is an unmatched source of fully documented explanation of all concepts, persons, places, events and things mentioned in the Qurʾān.

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