The Integrated Encyclopedia of the Qurʾān (IEQ) draws on a wide range of traditional Muslim sources to present all concepts, places, persons, events, and things mentioned in the Qur'an.
“These volumes will soon be in every library in the West. This is a great service to Islam, a great service to Islamic studies in the West, and a great service to comparative religious studies into the future.”
Seyyed Hossein Nasr
“I have seen the first volume. I think it is a work of exceptional scholarship. It is very vigorous academically. It is done with a very high level of beauty and intelligence. It is something that the Muslim community can be proud of, because, unfortunately, most of the encyclopedias on Islam produced in the West are done by people of other faiths, whereas this is a Muslim initiative and it is very important. I sincerely hope that people will support it. Now the second volume is coming out, and by the time it is done, I think it will be a standard in the field. It will probably be translated into other languages, such as Urdu, Turkish, and Arabic, because of its excellence. So, I think it is really worth supporting it, and I hope that all of you support it, I certainly do in my own limited capacity.”
Hamza Hanson Yusuf
""Three characteristics of the IEQ project really stand out in my mind: First and foremost is the soundness of vision. I know that Dr. Muzaffar and his team spent an extensive period of time researching and developing its methodology and underpinnings. And this idea of integrating 1400 years of scholarship on the Qur’an is a very powerful idea because this scholarship is, in a sense, a type of explication of the meanings of the Qur’an and integrating it in a way that it becomes accessible is one of the great blessings of this project. Secondly, the scholarly vigour. I know that Dr. Muzaffar and his team are well-trained for this project, and they have developed a painstaking editing process whereby the finalized entries are of the highest academic standard. Thirdly and finally, when I think of the IEQ project, I think of piety...When you combine the inward sincerity with outward scholarly vigour and hard work, it only produces what is truly beautiful and this is something we truly hope and believe in relation to the future of the IEQ project, that it will be a great resource and a catalyst for abundant good within the Muslim world and beyond, for the English speaking world and beyond as it is translated inshaAllah into other languages.”