Encyclopedia of the (Variant) Readings of the Qur’an (EvQ/ErQ)

May 13, 2022

We are proud to announce that Professor Shady Nasser has released his new website, which has been years in the making, Encyclopedia of the (Variant) Readings of the Qur’an (EvQ/ErQ)! This project aims to be a critical apparatus of the Qur’an and, through continuing to add data over time, to become a comprehensive encyclopedia and resource on the history and transmission of the Qur’an.

This website gathers information from classical sources and presents it in a simplified and accessible manner. Variants are stored for each word/phrase based on the sources incorporated so far. There are also annotations attached to each variant that display the transmitters, sources, variant type, status, and attachments (audio).

This video tutorial (https://youtu.be/7N_dsGcOxgM) provides guidance on how to use the site.

Congratulations, Professor Nasser, on this exciting milestone!