How do I explore or look for similar verses?

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 Find similar

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:

How do I look for verses that are related to my initial query?

Notice that exploration results are grouped under Result Group headers, such as in the illustration below. Further exploration may be initiated from such headers.

Results Group


The Info 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,

  1. Find broader concepts broader, or
  2. Find broader concepts narrower, or
  3. Find broader concepts similar

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: