In the Name of Allah, The Compassionate, The Merciful

About This Site

This site was originally set up many years ago, with a specific goal in mind.  It was a reaction to the lack of Qur’an translation websites with a reader friendly design.  The choice for curious souls seeking to understand the subject matter of the Qur’an online, was between extremes of overly detailed backgrounds with camouflaged text or bare white pages with plain black text, without due consideration for the readability of the pages.

It may not seem apparent, but there is a science behind good design.  Consider, for example, the spacing of words and the width of sentences.. if the text stretches too far across a page, as you come to the end of a line it becomes difficult to intuitively follow the next new line of words.  Correct use of colour and themes ensures prolonged comfort during reading, otherwise stark contrasts can strain the eyes.

Therefore, it has been our objective to provide the highest degree of customization that is reasonably possible.  Early developments have focused on theme switching functionality, so that you can select a pre-made ‘Skin’, and if necessary, to tweak it further by setting a custom text size, colour and font.  The variety of designs available at this stage has been limited to a minimalist white theme, as we refine and improve the core features.

New Homepage Design, Publishing System and Regular Updates

Up til now, all general content updates and changes have been manually implemented by editing the html source in notepad.  This made it time consuming and a hindrance to add new content.  However, with the new green ‘deep forest’ homepage design, is a new publishing system that helps automate updates and management of content pages.

Some items from the older site will be missing but most will be added again eventually as we make the changes live gradually.  If you have any feedback or suggestions, please leave a comment.

There are many Qur’an related websites online, some are specialized for scholarly study and interpretation, others for listening to Qur’an recitation, and those for the purpose of simply reading a Qur’an translation online like this one.

5 responses to “About This Site”

  1. nate

    Hello there!
    I have read the Quran here, because I wanted to see for myself if the surahs commanded killing unbelievers(outside of combat situations). I do not see anything in these scriptures saying it is okay to just slay people if they are not oppressing the believers. The muslim is instructed to be ‘firm’ with unbelievers, but I think that the other instructions- seize and slay the unbeliever- were meant for actual war at the time of writing: EXAMPLE FROM QURAN: 89:
    They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks;-
    90:
    Except those who join a group between whom and you there is a treaty (of peace), or those who approach you with hearts restraining them from fighting you as well as fighting their own people. If Allah had pleased, He could have given them power over you, and they would have fought you: Therefore if they withdraw from you but fight you not, and (instead) send you (Guarantees of) peace, then Allah Hath opened no way for you (to war against them).

    Are there other books that muslims follow beside the Quran? Many people who call themselves “Christian” follow other books along with/or instead of the Bible, and I was wondering if Muslims get doctrine from alternate writings too. Thanks for the site!!
    Nate

  2. unknown unknown

    this is mishary

  3. bella

    hye there…i love ur website…mashallah..may Allah reward u the jannah

  4. MikeCarlos

    AoA,

    I think there is an misspelling in Surah Yunus Ayah Number 8 in the Arabic text of the Quran in mysticletters.com.
    http://www.mysticletters.com/quran-viewer/arabic-yusuf-ali/10.php

    The correct text “naar” reads as “noor”
    Can you please check it.

    Jazak Allah Khair

  5. raza

    Nate,
    Muslims do have other sources to seek guidance besides Quran but only with the permission of Quran. Hadiths(collection of saying of the perfect Human ever to exist Prophet Mohammad Peace be upon him .As well stories of Great companions of the Prophet.And then good people around You. I think it goes in order ,authority of guidance, 1. Quran,2.Hadiths,3.Great companions of Prophet Mohammad peace be upon him. 4. Good people around us.

    Highest one is ALLAH!
    Most merciful! Most Compassionate!

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