50 English translations of the Holy Quran from 1649 – 2015 CE

Display of 44 English Translations of the Quran in Printed form

SN Translator Year of Print Publisher Title Notes
1. Ahamed, Syed Vickar 2005 Tahrike Tarsile Qur’an The Glorious Qur’an, A Simplified Translation for Young People Paperback with Arabic text and Brief Index of the Qur’anic Words.
2. Ahmed, Mohamed & Ahmed, Samira 1994 M.J. & S. Ahmed The Koran, Complete Dictionary and Literal Translation Paperbound, only translation with numerous Arabic words within the translation
3a Ali, Abdullah Yusuf 1977 American Trust Publications The Glorious Qur’an. Translation and Commentary


Hardbound, Arabic Text, 6310 footnotes, Preface to 1st (1934) & 3rd (1938) Eds; Intro to sūras & Index
3b Ali, Abdullah Yusuf 2003 Dar-Al-Maarif Tajweed Qur’an with meaning translation Hardbound with Arabic Text, Transliteration, and Index Quranic Subjects
3c Ali, Abdullah Yusuf 2012 Tahrike Tarsile Qur’an The Qur’an: A Guide and Mercy Pocket size, translation only
4. Ali, Ahmed 1994 Princeton University Press Al-Qur’an: A Contemporary Translation Paperback, Arabic Text and Index
5. Ali, Maulana Muhammad 1973 Ahmadiyya Anjuman Isha’at Islam The Holy Qur’an Hardbound, Arabic text & 2,822 footnotes
6a. Ali, Mir Ahmed 1964 Muhammad Khaleel Shirazi The Holy Qur’an, With English Translation of the Arabic Text and Commentary according to the Version of the Holy Ahlul-Bait. Hardbound, Arabic Text, Intro153 pp., Index, Summary of sūras, 3,192 footnotes including on the Philosophical aspects by Agha Mirza Mahdi Pooya
6b. Ali, Mir Ahmad 2006 Omid Majd Publication The Holy Qur’an Hardbound with Arabic Text
7. Arberry, Arthur John 2003 Ansariya Publications Holy Qur’an Hardbound with Arabic Text, Intro by Arberry, 193 footnotes
8. Asad, Muhammad 2003 The Book Foundation The Message of the Qur’ān Hardbound, Arabic Text, translation, transliteration, footnotes, four essays, & l Index.
9. Bakhtiar, Laleh 2007 Islamicworld.com The Sublime Quran Paperback, translation only
10. Bewly, A & A 2007 Dar Al Taqwa Ltd Tafsir Al-Jalalayn


Hardbound with Arabic Text.
11. Cleary, Thomas 2004 Starlatch Press The Qur’an, A New Translation Paperback, translation only
12. Dawood, N. J. 1993 The Penguin Classics The Koran Paperback, translation only.

Reprinted with revisions.

13. Droge, A. J. 2013 Equinox Publishing Ltd. The Qur’an: A New Annotated Translation Hardbound, for students of religion. 28 pp Index.
14. Elias, Afzal Hoosen &

Ebrahim, Ibrahim


2002 Darul Kutub Quraan Made Easy Hardbound, Arabic Text, Intro, Glossary, Summary sūras and Index.
15. Emerick, Yahiya 2010 Ifna.net The Meaning of the Holy Qur’an for School Children Paperback, translation and notes in ‘boxes’ and illustrations
16. Fakhry, Majid 1997 Garnet Publishing The Qur’an, A Modern English Version


Paperback, only Translation with Introduction, brief 856 footnotes and Index
17. Haleem, M.A.S. Abdel 2004 Oxford University Press The Qur’an Hardbound,  only translation,  27 pp. Intro,  Index & Chronology of the Qur’an
18. Hammad, Ahmad Zaki 2009 Lucent Interpretations The Gracious Quran, A Modern-Phrased Interpretation in English


Hardbound, Arabic Text, essays & three Indices
19. Hilālī, Muhammad Taqī

Khān,  Muhammad Muhsin

1419 AH King Fahad Complex The Noble Qur’an, English Translation of the meanings and commentary Hardbound with Arabic Text, Footnotes Glossary, and Brief Index
20. a & b Husain, A.F. Badshah

Part 1: sūras 1 & 2

Part 2: sūras 3 to 5




Madrasatul Waezin The Holy Quran, Translation with Commentary Paperback, no Arabic Text. Bound externally.
21. Irving, T.B. 1998 Suhrawardi Research & Publication Center The Qur’an Hardbound with Arabic Text, Preface and Essay on ‘Intro to Noble Reading.’
22 Islamic Researches, IFTA

Revised from Abdullah Yusuf Ali’s translation.

1410 AH The Holy Qur-ān, English translation of the meanings and Commentary King Fahd Holy Qur’an Complex Hardbound, Arabic Text, and 6310 Footnotes.
23. Khalidi, Tarif 2009 Penguin Classics The Qur’an, A New Translation Paperback, translation only
24. Khalifa, Rashad 1981 Islamic Productions Quran: The Final Scripture Paperback, translation only
25. Khan, Maulana Wahiduddin 2014 Goodword Books The Quran, Translation and Commentary Hardbound, Arabic Text, Intro, Index Chronological Table, & Concordance
26. Khattab, Dr. Mustafa 2015 Siraj Publications The Clear Quran, A Thematic English Translation Hardbound with Arabic text and 1,324 footnotes
27. a & b Abdul Majeed

Part 1: Q 1:1 – 18:31

Part 2: Q 18:32 – 114:6

c. 1993 Nasrain Gits Trust The Discourse- an English rendering of Al-Quran, Part I Hardcover, simple translation, Arabic text.
28. Malik, Muhammad Farooq-i-Azam 1998 Institute of Islamic Knowledge English Translation of the Meanings of Al-Qur’an Hardbound, translation and comprehensive intro on each sūrah.
29. Nasr, S.H.

Dagli, C.K.

Dakake, M.M.

Lumbard, J.E.B.

Rustom, M.

2015 HarperOne The Study Quran, A New Translation and Commentary Hardbound, translation with commentary, Intro, 15 essays, Hadith Citations and Index
30. Nikayin, Fazlollah 2000 The Ultimate Book The Quran, A Poetic Translation from the Original Paperback, translation only
31. Omar, Amatul Rahmān

Omar, ‘Abdul Mannān

2003 Noor Foundation International The Holy Qur’ān Paperback, Arabic Text. On the explanation of ‘Allāmah Nooruddin
32. Pickthall, Mohammed Marmaduke n.d. New American Library The Meaning of the Glorious Koran Paperback, translation only
33 Qarā’ī, S. ‘Alī Qulī 2003



The Centre for Translation of the Holy Qur’an The Qur’an: Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation. Hardbound, Arabic Text,  Index, and Supplications on tilāwah
34. a, b, & c. Rizvi, Sayyid Muhammad v.1 -1984

v.2 – 1985

v.3 – 1987

By the translator

By the translator

Vancouver Islamic Education Foundation

An Explanatory Translation of the Qur’an, Vols. I, II & III. v.1- Q 1:1 to 4:147

v.2- Q 4:148 – 9:93

v.3 – Q 9:94 – 18:73

35. Rodwell, J. M. 1995 Everyman The Koran Paperback, translation only
36. Safferzadeh, Tahereh 2007 Alhoda Int. Publisher  The Holy Qur’an, Translation with Commentary Hardbound, Arabic Text & few footnotes
37. Saheeh International 1997 Abul-Qasin Publishing House The Qur’ān – Arabic with Corresponding English Meanings Hardbound  with 25 pp. Subject Index
38. Sale, George n.d. The Koran: Commonly Called the Koran of Mohamed Frederick Warne and Co, London Hardbound, only translation, 145 pp. Preliminary Discourse
39. Sarwar, Muhammad 1982 Islamic Seminary, NY The Holy Quran Paperback, Arabic Text with translation
40. Shakir, M.H. c. 1960 Holy Quran Habib Esmail Benevolent Trust Paperback, Arabic Text, Into & Index.
41. Unal, Ali 2010 The Qur’ān with Annotated Interpretation in Modern English Tughra Books Paperback, Arabic Text, Foreword, appendices, Glossary & Index.
42.* Mirza Abu’l-Fadl 1911 The Qur’ān G.A. Asghar & Co, Allahabad Paperback with Arabic text.
43.* Ahmed, Dr. Nazeer 2016 The Qur’an Tahrike Tarsile Qur’an Inc. Paperback, only translation & 20 pp. Index
44.* Amir-Ali 1974 The Message of the Qur’an: Presented in Perspective Charles E. Tuttle Co, Tokyo Hardbound, Arabic Text. Sūras divided in 5 Books

* Late additions to TQE Display as these reached us during the Exhibition time.

Display of 6 Quran Translations in Pdf Format

SN Translator Year Title Publisher Notes
45. a, b & c Ali, Muhammad Mohar

v.1 – sūras 1 – 11

v.2 – sūras 12 – 35

v. 3 – sūras 36 – 114

2003 A Word for Word Meaning of the Qur’ān, Vol. I, II & III Jam‘iyat ‘Ihyaa’ Minhaaj al-Sunnah Arabic Text, Notes, Cross References and Grammar info.
46. Ali, Maulawi Sher Ali 2004 The Holy Qur’ān Islam International Publications Limited Arabic Text & Footnotes by Mirza Tāhir Ahmad

A to g

Chinoy, Ali Muhammad Fazil


1954 The Glorious Koran with Commentary of Divine Lights. Set-I to Set VII.

(Set VII also has 22 pp. Corrigenda to Sets I to VII)

The Hyderabad Bulletin.

The first four sets are available at:



Set I: Q 1:1 – 4:50

Set II: Q 4:51 – 8:47

Set III: Q 8:48 – 16:22

Set IV: Q16:23 – 24:40

Set V: Q24:41 – 34:30

Set VI: Q34:32 – 48:17

Set VII: Q48:18 -114:6

48. Hamid, Ayub 2014 The Teachings of the Qur-aan www.teachingsofthequraan.com Available only in digital format.
49. Itani, Talal 2012 The Quran www.ClearQuran.com

Beirut & Dallas

Clearer, Easy to Read, & in Modern English
50. Ross, Alexander 1649 The Alcoran of Mahomet: Translation Out of Arabic for the Satisfaction of All That Desire to Looking into Turkish Vanities. Available from https://archive.org/details/alcoranofmahomet00dury Oldest Quran translation into English from Du Ryer’s French translation.