Introducing the world’s first picture dictionary of the Quran’s 2,000+ entries, with the goal of empowering the majority of Muslims (who are not Arabs) to read the Quran in its original, rich Arabic form in just 4-6 months, without having to rely on translations. Five years in the works, this dictionary highlights the connection between all words that share the same root. It’s very straightforward, not indulging in redundant details or overly academic discussions that make the book irrelevant. For anyone who has always aspired to have a personal connection with the Book of Allah in Arabic, this dictionary is a dream come true.
About the Translator
Dr. Mustafa Khattab is a Canadian-Egyptian authority on interpreting the Quran. He was a member of the first team that translated the Ramadan night prayers (Tarawîḥ) live from the Sacred Mosque in Mecca and the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina (2002-2005). Dr. Khattab memorized the entire Quran at a young age, and later obtained a professional ijâzah in the Ḥafṣ style of recitation with a chain of narrators going all the way to Prophet Muḥammad ﷺ. He received his Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. in Islamic Studies in English with Honours from Al-Azhar University’s Faculty of Languages & Translation. He lectured on Islam at Clemson University (OLLI Program, 2009-2010), held the position of Lecturer at Al-Azhar University for over a decade starting in 2003, and served as the Muslim Chaplain at Brock University (2014-2016) and UTM (2019-2021). He is a member of the Canadian Council of Imams and a Fulbright Interfaith Scholar. He has served as an Imam in the U.S.A. and Canada since 2007 and is the translator of The Clear Quran (2015), the author of The Clear Quran® for Kids (2020), The Clear Quran® Dictionary (2021), Shukran (an illustrated story for children, 2020), The Nation of Islam (2011), and Outfoxing Fox News (2017), and contributor to the Encyclopedia of Muslim American History (2010).
I can’t emphasize enough what a treasure this book is! It’s truly a gift from Allah. This book is an ocean of knowledge. It’s clear, precise, to the point and easy enough for children to understand. However, I think some background knowledge of using an Arabic dictionary is necessary to take full advantage of this book. May Allah reward every single person who was involved in the production of this book, ameen.