Currently texts from 5 scholars are included:
- Muhammad Asad
- Abul Ala Maududi
- Marmaduke Pickhall
- M.H. Shakir
- Yusuf Ali
Comparing multiple translations is recommended as this may help you gain a better understanding of the message.
You may, however, choose whose texts are shown or hidden in verse displays through the “Settings” pane, as shown in the following video.
From any Quran or Hadith preview, you can initiate looking for verses similar to it. Hover the mouse over any preview (the target verse) to reveal its associated action buttons, then click on
How is similarity determined? Basically, the system determines the proportion of terms a verse shares with the target verse. If this exceeds the threhold value in Settings, it is considered similar.
Note that looking for verses similar to a Quran verse will only find other Quran verses. Similarly for Hadiths.
See the following video for an example of finding similar verses:
Notice that exploration results are grouped under Result Group headers, such as in the illustration below. Further exploration may be initiated from such headers.
The button on the header will pop up information about the terms used to find this group of results. These terms serve as the base for further exploration of verses — specifically, verses that contain other terms that are, in meaning,
- broader, or
- narrower, or
For example, if “money” was among the base terms, broadening the search will find verses containing “wealth”; if “arrogant” was among them, a related search will find verses containing “proud”, etc.
The following video illustrates these types of exploration: