Our Story and Thanks
In 2014, a small group of specialists in Islam and the text of the Qur’an noticed a need to create a digital critical edition of the Qur’an. In the following two years, they began to imagine how they could turn their work into a useful online tool for the wider scholarly and lay community, in order to make things easier for next generations of students. They noticed that while there were already many high quality software tools available for the critical study of biblical texts, few such digital tools yet existed for those engaged in critical study of the text of the Qur’an. This circumstance inspired them to begin development of such a tool, and the result has been Qur’an Gateway.
Many people have helped with Qur’an Gateway over the years it has been built. We thank Dr. Daniel Brubaker, PhD, a founding shareholder, for his work while an officer of the company. We also thank Dr. Andrew Bannister, PhD, for his work creating Qur’an Gateway’s code and functionality along with Charles de Bueger. (Read Andrew’s article describing how he was able to build into Qur’an Gateway many of the analytical functions that he could only dream of when he was conducting his own doctoral research). Finally, we thank Dr. Michael McCoy, DPhil, Tim Murphy and others for their work on Qur’an Gateway.
Qur’an Gateway exists to give scholars, students and others working in the area of Islam’s core text a best in class tool to aid them in scholarly study. We seek to provide wide access to the best research on the Qur’an and surrounding literature. We are committed to excellence and the highest standards of academic rigor, product quality, and quality of service to our subscribers.
The Qur’an Gateway research website is the first and principal result of the above aims and goals. We intend for it to become the best digital tool for critical study of the qur’anic text and its history.
Qurʾan Gateway Council of Reference
Gabriel Said Reynolds
Keith E. Small