Resources: Qur’an, Hadith & Tafsir

These links will help you build a reference library.

Note: Scribid has withdrawn Reliance of the Traveller, breaking  links in many of my posts. You can search it at academic site hosts a huge text file which may or may not be complete and accurate. It takes a long time to load, and you need to use the Windows Search [Ctrl F] to find anything.

From Sha Plus Software:
Arabic_Quran.pdf (3.28 MB): Complete arabic Quran in pdf format.
Their Quran viewer link is to this site:
Arabic & Yusuf Ali’s translation are included, others available. Disclaimer says the audio is disfunctional.
My guess is that it is a large download.
Meaning of 80% of words in the Quran (recommended) : Compilation of meanings of mostly used words in the Quran. Available for download as PDF files.
Quran Dictionary : Word by word meaning of the Quran from the beginning to the the end. For most of the words meaning are displayed only for the first occurance of that word in the Quran.
This site includes lists of links to on line resources and Muhaddith’s library which has an extensive collection of Arabic texts. They will sell you a CD for about $30. Their English translations are somewhat limited, but probably worth it if you are deep into the subject. Links include how to obtain a free hard copy of the Qur’an in English.

Muttaqun On Line offers an Arabic/English/Audio combination, the download is large!!
The Noble Qur’an in PDF format – English and Arabic. Click on each verse to hear it recited in Arabic. 197 MB download.

Their on line display has translations by Yusuf Ali, Pickthal, Shakir & Khan plus several other languages; the whole lot can be viewed in parallel. It includes a search engine. has many resources. Be sure to open the drop down box in the links division!

The Holy Qur’an: Translation and Commentary
by A Pooya Yazdi & SV Mir Ahmed Ali (in *.rar format requiring WinRAR)…
Meaning of the Holy Qur’an – Marmaduke Pickthall
Download the complete translation in pdf format…
The Meaning of the Holy Qur’an – Yusuf Ali
Download the complete translation in pdf format..

The Pooya Yazdi translation I have is a .chm file which requires special software if you use Linux or other non Windows operating systems. has some interesting links:

The Noble Qur’an chm version should be close to 1mb. The 978p pdf must be at least twice that size, and more if it includes the commentary included on the web site. Hilali & Khan reportedly used Yusuf Ali’s translation and wove in three tafsirs [in brackets]. A web contact fluent in both Arabic & English informs me that this translation is 95% accurate. The inaccuracies involve fighting & marriage. Basically, where “fight” is printed, the true word is “kill”; where marry is printed, the true word is an infamous four letter obscenity.
Tafsir Ibn Kathir ( ) On line, no search engine. Visit for the same text and a good search engine.

Crusader-Armory: Qur’an, Hadith, downloads and resources

I have concatenated The Noble Qur’an (Hilali & Kahn) into a Windows help file, Noble Qur’an.chm. If you use Windows, you can save it to your desktop and – 60k – CachedSimilar pages

There are two versions. The older versions are monolithic and must be searched with the Ctrl F Windows search. The entire book may be searched at once. The do not have Search or Index tabs.
The new versions, in the New Extended Library, can not be searched monolithically. They have full functioning Search, Index & Favorites tabs. Both versions include Abu Dawud. Bukhari, Muslim & Malik’s Muwatta. The new version includes
Ibn Kathir’s Tafsir and a selection of the most egregious ayat & ahyadith. Only the new versions merge at run time.

Islamia on line also has Hilali & Khan.Dr. M. Muhasin Khan & Shaykh Al-Hilali English Translation [PDF] [ZIP]

5.35MB PDF or Zip archive. English Translation Source: Dr. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali, Formerly Professor of Islamic Faith and Teachings, Islamic University, Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah and Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan, Formerly Director, University Hospital, Islamic University, Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah. “The Noble Qurân” – Published and freely distributed by His Excellency King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz.

(Actual Scan) Dr. M. Muhasin Khan & Shaykh Al-Hilali Translation [PDF] [CHM] [EXE]

29.5MB PDF Format. Actual scans of English Translation Qurân publish by King Fahad Complex. Arabic script with English Translation. English Translation Source: Dr. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali, Formerly Professor of Islamic Faith and Teachings, Islamic University, Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah and Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan, Formerly Director, University Hospital, Islamic University, Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah. “The Noble Qurân” – Published and freely distributed by His Excellency King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz.

And Tafsir.
Tafsir Ibn Kathir ( [RAR]
Tafsir Ibn Kathir ( [ZIP]

7.9 MB (1 CHM file in Zip or RAR archive) of Tafsir Ibn Kathir in English & Arabic (has some Arabic errors).

Translation of Sahih Muslim at ( [HTML] [PDF]
Translation of Sunan Abu-Dawud (
Translation of Malik’s Muwatta at USC-MSA [HTML] [PDF] (
Translation of Riyad-us-Saliheen [HTML] [PDF]
Hadith Qudsi, Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Sunan Abu-Dawud, Malik’s Muwatta

3.4MB Zip archive contains entire USC-MSA Hadith & Sunnah (Traditions of the Prophet PBUH) website offline. Hadith Qudsi, Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Sunan Abu-Dawud, Malik’s Muwatta: English Translation (USC-MSA Offline version)
[Note: the site contains more information about these colections; it is worth a visit. ]
Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Sunan Abu-Dawud, Malik’s Muwatta
(CHM format with search facilities)

7.2MB EXE contains entire collection of Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Sunan Abu-Dawud, Malik’s Muwatta: English Translation

[The version at USC is abridged, not complete. The version I have is only 3.017MB. I need to check this one, but it will take an hour to download.]

Note: the Javascript search tends to hang. I searched for the following ahadith, which Ibn Iblis lists here as 4.52.163(a):

That ahadith is not to be found in the collection, so I must conclude that it is incomplete.

There is much more at Islamia and the other sites mentioned in this post.

The following links are supplied for readers whose interest extends beyond Islam.

This site appears to specialize in Chineese, but it has several translations including Arabic, Chineese, English & Finnish. It is not easy to determine from the list which files are compatible with which software.

Another translation site offers free downloads of Bibles and software, with several translations available, including Arabic. The page is not in English, it was automatically translated when I opened it. I copied some links:

Download King James Version as zipped txt
Download the Common Edition, The New Testament as zipped txt
Download the Deutercanonical Books Of The Bible (Apocrypha) as zipped txt
Download the Douay-Rheims Version as zipped txt | other source (1.5 MB)
Download the American Standard Bible as zipped html files (3.2MB) | zipped txt file (1.3 MB)
Download the Bible in Basic English as zipped html files (2.6 MB) | zipped txt file (1.3 MB)
Download Arabic Bible 4.5MBv98.5.0ar (SP2) – Arabic Smith and Van Dyke (1865 AD) Old and New Testaments. Electronic Arabic Bible designed for Arabic BiDi Windows® 98 or later (also runs under Arabic BiDi Windows® 95/NT 4.0)
Download E-Sword Bible program – Download 17MB main module plus many add-ons – International Bibles (Greek, Hebrew, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Latin, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian) Dictionaries and others. You can search in parallel Bibles different versions and/or languages, Strong’s definitions are displayed as ToolTips and many other amazing features. The best Bible freeware ever!

At, you can download Bible Pro 12.10.9 [15.71MB] with multiple translations, commentaries & references. has an on line search with several translations and many languages, including Arabic.

All In One Bible Resources has a powerful and flexible search facility with many translations & versions including Arabic.

Skeptic’s Annotated Bible has a graphic oriented index for finding anything negative you may be craving to find.
The Annotated Qur’an is just one click away, with a similar user interface. They’ve given the Book of Mormon the same treatment.

For a side by side comparison of the Bible & Qur’an, arranged by topic, see Islam and Christianity the Koran vs the Bible.

Ocean is a Baha’i resource, about 25MB, libray with parallel search capability and enough books to make you go blind. It includes the Bible, Apocrypha, Baha’i texts, three Qur’an translations, Sahih Bukhari, Jewish scriptures, Sikh, Tao & Buddhist writings.It is available on CD.

Discovered through a link in an article by Dr. Andrew Bostom at American Thinker. Islamibayanaat has a Tafsir, rich in history and detail in the parts I examined, 960 pages, 8 * 30MB packages or numerous smaller sections to download. My guess is that the book is probably the work of Dr. Taqi Usmani, a retired Jurist and Shariah (financeial) expert. The following section links to an index which will facilitate selecting the files you wish to download for examining the tafsir of particular Surahs.

Last update – 1/17/2008. English Maariful Quran Courtesy of Darul Uloom Karachi, Pakistan – This may move to Darul Uloom Karachi website in the future. Alhamdulillah, this set is complete. This is a combined effort with To Download the files Right Click and select “Save Target As” and use Acrobat Reader(Free) to open.

The left sidebar has a link to a tafsir of hadith, which appears to be incomplete, a work in progress. These books are scanned images, not text, quoting them will require typing the quotes or use of OCR software and probably extensive editing.

Their home page includes other potentially interesting links, including this fairly extensive library.


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19 Responses to “Resources: Qur’an, Hadith & Tafsir”

  1. ADNAN Says:

    DEAR BROTHER, i was wondering where i could get a free hard copy

    • dajjal Says:

      The Council on American Islamic Relations has an “Explore the Quran ” page at .
      That page includes a link through which Kaffirun can make your request for a free Quran: . That page informs us that they are requesting $7.65 by credit card to help defray costs. The volume they distribute is a hard cover edition of Mohammad Assad’s translation which retails for $55.00. The offer is only valid for addresses in the U.S.A.

      Free Quran says that they distribute 6000 per month. Their order page is here: .

      Converts to Islam has a page containing contact information for the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which may be offering free Qurans. I Presume that would by the Hilali & khan translation

      There are many web sites from which you can download the Quran in various languages and formats. Several of them are linked in the Resources post.

  2. James Says:

    ADNAN you can also get “Flashing Qur’an with English Translation!” from for free.

  3. James Says:

    ADNAN you can download “Flashing Qur’an with English Translation!” for free from

  4. دعوة Says:


    جزاك الله خير…

  5. abdulai gazale Says:

    Iam an African need hard copy of the Holy Quran free.this will help to propagate Islam in my community.

    • dajjal Says:

      I can not guarantee that the links are still good. I believe that one of them is only available to U.S. residents. Tru them and see what happens, it can’t hurt.

      It is possible that the Embassy of the K.S.A. may be able to meet your need, use the contact info. on their web site or contact the King Fahd complex directly.

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    dear brothers in islam
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