Qurany (meaning "my Quran" in Arabic) incorporates novel features to search for concepts in the Holy Quran. "The Koran is universally accepted by Muslims to be the infallible Word of God as first revealed by the Angel Gabriel nearly fourteen hundred years ago. Its 114 chapters, or surahs, recount the narratives central to Muslim belief, ... above all, the Koran provides the rules of conduct that remain fundamental to the Muslim faith today" (Dawood, 2006)

The Quran corpus is augmented with an ontology or index of key concepts, taken from a recognized expert source. Expert knowledge used in annotating the Quran corpus is obtained from 'Mushaf Al Tajweed', compiled by Dr. Mohamed Habash, Director of the Islamic Studies Centre in Damascus, published by Dar Al-Maarifah in Syria and authenticated by the Al-Azhar Islamic Research Academy in Egypt.'Mushaf' is another name for the word 'Quran' in Arabic and 'Al-Tajweed' refers to the rules for correctly reading the Quran in Arabic.

Furthermore, it is the only tool that allows users to search the Quran corpus for abstract concepts via an ontology browser. The 'Mushaf Al Tajweed' contains a comprehensive hierarchical index or ontology of nearly 1200 concepts in the Quran. Scholars can use the Qurany ontology browser to identify a precise concept and find the verses which allude to this concept, with higher precision.

DISCLAIMER: We cannot guarantee the Qurany service or search results will meet your needs; and we reserve the right to change or withdraw the service. We welcome feedback and suggestions for improvement; please email e.s.atwell @ leeds.ac.uk