Free Qur'an

Interrogative Imperative Institute

Free Qur'an

with audio (both Arabic recitation and English translation) as well as accompanying English text. The entire 114 surahs of the Qur'an are contained in the following free software.

Free Qur'an

Unless you own a Mac that runs Parallels, Fusion, or Bootcamp software which permits a Mac to run Windows programs, then the following offer is directed primarily to PC users. The packages to be downloaded both carry an .exe extension.

The downloadable software is virus free, but one of the two packages is fairly hefty in size and, depending on your internet speed, could take more than hour to download. If your internet connection is through a phone line, then the download could take quite a bit longer, and, therefore, you might consider doing the download over night.

Package 1 contains Surahs 1 through 49. Package 2 contains Surahs 50 through 114. Although the second package is much smaller than the first package, it still will take a little time to download ... again, depending on the speed of your internet connection, maybe 10 to 20 minutes.

Each package contains English text of the Qur'an. Moreover, each package contains an accompanying audio portion that includes both Arabic recitation and an English translation of the recitation.

The written, English translation in the downloads is somewhat different from the spoken English translation. This was done intentionally to remind one that a translation is not the original Arabic but is based on the original, and, as a result, sometimes the way in which Arabic words are rendered into English may reflect only minor differences, and sometimes such alternative renderings give expression to more substantial differences.

I tried a number of things to get the Qur'an with audio and written text into one software package. However, no matter what I tried, the software which I use to make e-books tended to spin its wheels after a certain point in the conversion process. There may, yet, be a way to get everything into one volume, but, for now, I believe the challenge exceeds the capacity of my e-book generating software, and, therefore, I made a strategic retreat and went with two volumes.

Software package 1 contains Surahs 1 through 49. Software package 2 contains Surahs 50 through 114.

The search function for the software is not all that great and is restricted to the web page on which you are. I had hoped to be able to do something in connection with the downloadable software package that was similar to the fairly good search function that is associated with the Qur'an that is on the Sufi-Mysticism.Org Web Site. However, here too, my efforts were withouh success ... although I continue to look for ways to improve upon things with respect to the search function issue.

My suggestion is to download package 2 first. The link for this download is located to the right and, then, up toward the top of the column.

Once the software e-book (with audio) is downloaded, you can try it out and see if you like it. If you do, then you can think about finding the right time to download the much larger package 1.

Remember to right click on the links in order to be able to save the related software to your computer Also remember where you store the download ... or, maybe, when prompted to do so, just indicate in the dialogue box for the download that the software e-book should be sent to your desktop.

If you have any problems with the software -- such as links not working -- please let me know. I will do my best to fix the problem as quickly as I can and upload a new version of the problematic software.

Moreover, don't forget that the on-line version of the Qur'an -- the one found in this web site -- does contain a fairly good search function which can be found on the main menu page for the Qur'an (just above the menu-table), and this search function will not only search the Qur'an for the English word you are seeking [it is better to use single words than phrases, since it is more unlikely that the search will find a match to your particular phrase], but, as well, the search results page will provide a context for the word you are seeking and a list of all the passages in which your word can be found.