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How to Cite the Qur'an

Updated March 23, 2017

Citing the Qur'an in MLA Style

List the title in italics, followed by a period. For example:

The Koran.

List the name of the translator in the following format:

Trans. Bob Smith.

List the city of publication, followed by a colon. For example:

New York City:

List the name of the publisher, followed by a comma. For example:

Doubleday,

List the year of publication, followed by a period. For example:

2010.

List the medium of publication, followed by a period. For example:

Print.

Make sure that the completed citation appears in the following format. Remember to italicize the title.

The Koran. Trans. Bob Smith. New York City: Doubleday, 2010. Print.

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