About this Journal

The Journal of Qur'anic Studies is a triannual, bilingual, peer-reviewed journal that aims to encourage and promote the study of the Qur’an from a wide range of scholarly perspectives, reflecting the diversity of approaches characteristic of this field of scholarship. JQS publishes articles both in English and Arabic, to encourage the bridging of the gap between the two traditions of Muslim and Western scholarship. The Journal of Qur'anic Studies is principally dedicated to the publication of original papers, with a book review section including reviews of new works on the Qur’an in the various languages of the Muslim world, as well as the output of the western academic presses.

JQS also includes a ‘Notes and Correspondence’ section, which is intended as a space for members of the Qur’anic studies community to contribute news and information on current research, projects and developments in the field, including new courses, conferences, Qur’an-related activities on the Internet, CD-Rom releases, and other
items of interest.


JQS is published by Edinburgh University Press on behalf of the Centre for Islamic Studies at SOAS.

Editors and Editorial Board

Professor M.A.S. Abdel Haleem (Chairman), SOAS, University of London
Dr Helen Blatherwick, SOAS, University of London
Professor Hugh Kennedy, SOAS, University of London
Professor Abdul Hakim al-Matroudi, SOAS, University of London
Dr Mustafa Shah, SOAS, University of London
Dr S. Sperl, SOAS, University of London

Editorial Advisors

Dr Salwa El-Awa, University of Swansea
Dr Alain George, University of Edinburgh
Professor Sebastian Günther, University of Göttingen
Professor Carole Hillenbrand, University of Edinburgh
Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoğlu, IRCICA, Istanbul
Professor A.H. Johns, Australian National University
Dr Baha al-Din Khurramshahi, Academy of the Persian Language, Tehran
Dr M.O. Klar, University of Oxford
Professor Todd Lawson, University of Toronto
Professor Oliver Leaman, University of Kentucky
Professor Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia
Professor Mustansir Mir, Youngstown State University, Ohio
Professor Ian Richard Netton, University of Exeter
Professor Angelika Neuwirth, University of Berlin
Professor Andrew Rippin, University of Victoria
Dr Walid Saleh, University of Toronto
Professor Amidu Sanni, Lagos State University
Professor H. Shafie, Cairo University
Professor Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayeb, Al-Azhar University
Professor Shawkat Toorawa, Cornell University
Professor Josef van Ess, University of Tübingen
Dr Tim Winter, University of Cambridge
Professor J.C. Wright, SOAS, University of London
Dr Badri Najib Zubir, Islamic International University, Malaysia
Professor Muhammad Sani Zahradeen, Bayero University, Nigeria


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Journal of Qur'anic Studies

Print ISSN: 1465-3591 Online ISSN: 1755-1730
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