Much of the Qur’an has been grossly mistranslated, misinterpreted and deliberately taken out of context. This is a compilation of the exegetical work I’ve done to uncover an accurate understanding of the original Arabic. Only exegesis and Islamic historical commentary is indexed here; my other posts are not indexed.

I have cited my sources wherever necessary. I have also linked to the work of relevant exegetes who write from a Qur’anic perspective. I know several of them. Everything that is not cited is mine.

Studying the Quran

On “Translating” the Quran
Some translations I endorse: M./Samira Ahmed and Nazeer Ahmed–both of these were introduced to me by readers ❤

Qur’an, Hadith, and Fiqh: Methodology and History

Notes on Methodology

Guidance for Whom? Reflections

Justice and the Public Good: Holistic Contextualization of Qur’anic Passsages
Published here

Death for Blasphemy and Apostasy

Traditional Fiqh vs. Qur’anic Marriage Ideals


Female Witnesses


4:3 and Orphans

4:32-37 and Linguistics


Notes on Verse 2:228

Some Common Misconceptions: Women

Why Do They Hate Us? On the Origins of Extremism

The Erasure of “Jahiliyah” and Denial of Rights, Part I

The Erasure of Ignorance, Part II

On Apologetic Claims and the Moral Degradation of Islam

On Prophethood and Morality




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