"The Encyclopedia of the Qur'an is a highly prestigious and competent volume from a superb publisher with contributions by the world's leading experts. If readers were to own one volume on this topic, this work would be the encyclopedia to own. The first volume is carefully and masterfully crafted and provides the expectation of valuable work to come. With the desire to take stock of Quranic studies at the turn of the century, and the growing interest in this field, the work was planned in 1993. The entries are designed to stimulate further research as well as present the state of research to this point. The editors have admirably succeeded with their stated task in the first volume and the scholarly community looks forward to future volumes."
-- ARBA, 2003