About this site

This is my Qur'an search blog. Whenever I search the Qur'an as part of my Qur'an studies, I post the results here. Use the search box on the main page or browse the tags. (All tags are on the home page so you can simply use Ctrl+F in your browser for quickest results!)

About part 2 (updated 25th June 2011)
I use Qur'an Search Engines such as Quranix.net and IslamAwakened.com and then I use Word By Word Qur'an and Qur'an Dictionary which finds the Arabic root word and links up all the words that come from the Arabic stem word, and gives the Surah and Ayat (Chapter and Verse) number. So then you can go to the Chapter and Verse in a Qur'an or Qur'an text comparing site.
I also use OpenBurhan's Quran Database and perform MySQL searches on the roots listed in OpenBurhan and compare the roots listed in OpenBurhan to Corpus. I try to make sure that any roots the Corpus has that OpenBurhan doesn't have are also added manually to the "Word Studies" that I post on here. (The Word Studies in the tables are from OpenBurhan when the translation used is the one named "Free-Minds"

Please note that I do not hold any one translation as infallible or preferable over another. I am a Quranist and regard only the original Arabic Quran to be infallible.

I try very carefully to avoid the Rashid Khalifa translation as his translation is not complete, having missed out 2 verses (9:128 and 9:129), though his translation does show up on Quranix.net along with 4 other translations. I do however feel it is useful to compare the words used by all translators - this seems to help when using search keywords to find verses and to get an idea when looking at themes / concepts which leads us to look at the original Arabic terms. I don't speak Arabic so when I started this blog in 2010 I was mainly concentrating on the English terms / words. Now alhamdulillah I am trying to focus on the Arabic words inshaaAllah.

About part 1
Salaam Aleykum

Welcome to Quran Addict, a new "blog" which is not really a blog. Insh'allah I am going to save all my Qur'an searches and search results and post my search keywords and search results, so that it will help others, insh'allah, to find words or phrases in English, Arabic or the Arabic transliterations. For example, you might be looking for the topic of Modesty or Dress Code but need to know others words to look for to pull up the relevant or related verses, such as chastity, modesty, chaste, beauty, adornments, khimar, jilbab etc etc.

I use Qur'an Search Engines such as Quranix.net and IslamAwakened.com and then I use Word By Word Qur'an and Qur'an Dictionary which finds the Arabic root word and links up all the words that come from the Arabic stem word, and gives the Surah and Ayat (Chapter and Verse) number. So then you can go to the Chapter and Verse in a Qur'an or Qur'an text comparing site.

Has this ever happened to you:
-Sometimes, you know you have read a verse or you know the topic is in there somewhere but can never seem to find it again?
-Sometimes, you hear a phrase or command/law so often you come to believe it is from the Qur'an but you want to check, just to make sure?
-Sometimes you hear/read a phrase that is "from the Qur'an", but they do not mention the chapter and verse numbers so that you can verify?
-Sometimes the words are correct but when you find the verse in reality, you realise they are set in a different context?
-When you ask for advice, you are told another hadith but still no chapter or verse number?

Sometimes anti-islamic articles / newspapers / sites will quote from the Qur'an out of context. If you know what the theme / topic is, and you know where to find the relevant verses in the Qur'an, you can get to the bottom of the matter. For example, one site said that the Qur'an claims "There is no God". A trick on words involving omission of the "except" clause. Apologies for the obvious example but this kind of trick or (sometimes genuine error) is used a lot where "except" is missed off from the original verse, or people don't read the rest of the verse and surrounding verses.

I am not a qualified islamic scholar. My previous searches and own personal Qur'an Study over the past few years have made finding what I am looking for in the Qur'an somewhat less of a daunting task than it used to be when I was new and didn't know where to start. Alhamdulillah! I still have a long way to go, but let's learn together as we go along, insh'allah!

Disclaimer: The search is only as good as the keywords I search for, and the search engines I use. Insh'allah the keywords and links and roots I post to the blog are correct to the best of my knowledge. Always verify information independently. Allahu Alim.

When in doubt, check the Qur'an out!

Suggestions for themes / topics / keywords welcome.