The Quran is one of the most knowledgeable books in the history of mankind. The book contains essential information regarding the teaching of Islam and the history of mankind. Though, the Quran is still one of the most referenced books.
We normally see that people reference a certain Ayat or hadith, either verbally or in the written form. When you write a certain Quranic line, it is referred to as a citation. One can easily provide a citation of a Quranic Ayat in written form. In this post, we have explained how to quote the quran using a different style format.
The Benefit of Quran Citation:
A citation is one of the best ways to show your readers that you have done proper research and the information provided is authentic. Users can check each specific citation and gain additional information from the following paragraph.
Citations are also used to provide a chunk of information. For example, you have declared one sentence of a large Ayat in your content body, the rest of the Ayat is mentioned as a citation.
It also helps you from plagiarism because if you directly import a specific line, chances are your content will get flagged for copied content.
How to quote the Quran ?
There are different ways that you can use to quote the Quran including Chicago, APA, and MLA. Each one of these is briefly explained below.
How to cite the Quran Chicago?
In the Chicago style, sacred religious texts such as Islamic Ayat or Bible verses are mentioned at the end of the page in the footnote section.
A small numbered entry is used alongside the citation. Depending on the platform you’re using, these numbered entries are clickable and take you directly to the citation section.
In the Chicago styling, you have the freedom to include the full sentences or just the reference format. Example: The Qur’an 12:69.
Some software provides direct repetition of citations by a hover over effect. You take the mouse on these footnotes and a URL is visible on the screen. Clicking on this leads you to the original site where the wording was used.
How to Cite the Quran MLA?
MLA follows more of a reference approach to interlink quotes in the content. It has a specialized type of writing format that should be followed to specify the integrity of the text mentioned. The standard formatting includes,
Title. The statement, First Name Last Name of Editor, Publisher, Year of Publication.
For example, The Qur’an. Trans. by M.A.S. Abdel Haleem, Oxford UP, 2005
MLA can be also used to include in-text citations, without using them in the footnote section. Most everyday software uses this formation for the citation of important content.
How to Cite the Quran APA?
APA is more of like a generic approach in which you will get the instruction for the citation process. This type of citation is mostly used in technical writing or research report. The publisher may ask you to only include the cited verse as a reference rather than providing full information.
Some may ask you to provide citation information within the text. For this, you can use parenthesis to include the statement of the cited content.
How to Cite the Quran in MS Word?
It is very easy to cite a Quranic verse on a piece of paper. But if you’re writing for a client or as an informational blog, you can use software for in-text integration.
One of the famous text editor software, Microsoft Word comes with a dedicated ‘References’ tab. In the following section, you can find a handful of options for your citation process. This includes footnotes, table of content, caption, cross reference, mark entry, and citations.
The software supports more than 12 style formation. Make sure to select the styling before you include the reference section.
How to cite the Quran online?
There are tons of ways that you can follow to cite important information online. If you’re citing a Quranic verse on your blog, the best way is to include a footnote in the following section. If you’re using WordPress, there are a lot of themes that come with a dedicated footnote section.
If your theme doesn’t come with this feature, you can use any WordPress plugin to include your content. Almost all content management tools come with a dedicated section of citation and footnotes.
As a summary, we have explained 3 basic methods on how you can cite a Quranic Ayat in your document along with some benefits and helpful material. There are other formats and styling available as well, but they are barely used in today’s age. Have any question in mind, share with us in the comment section.