A Concordance of the Qur'an
"This Concordance of the Qur'an satisfies a paramount need of those - and there are millions of them - who have no command of the Arabic language and yet desire to understand the Qur'an."
- Fahzlur Rahman, Professor of Islamic Thought, University of Chicago (from the Foreword)
This research tool for students of the Qur'an who are not fully conversant with the written Arabic language allows users to find deeper paths into understanding the text by linking English words and their corresponding transliterated Arabic terms to passages, chapters and verses in the Qur'an. In its electronic form it can now be searched by a wider audience of general users and browsed by specialists with a newfound speed and ease.
Hanna Kassis' monumental reference has become an essential tool for English speakers who need to study the Qur'an in depth, for linguists seeking connections between different terms, and a wide range of students and scholars of the Qur'an.
Hanna Kassis studied at Bishop Gobat School in Jerusalem, the American University of Beirut, and received his Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literature at Harvard University. His research focuses on Qur'anic studies as well as Muslim Spain and North Africa (11th - 15th centuries) with an emphasis on the history of religious interaction of Muslims and their Christian subjects, and numismatics as an ancillary to textual sources. Until his retirement in 1997, he taught courses in Islamic and Near Eastern studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada..
Published by University of California Press, 1983.