the Scripture

Peace be with you!

We are working to create special software which will help us, God willing, to study the scripture together, write commentaries and make new translations.

You can study the Bible and Quran with our new scripture viewer, quiki.  Quiki is now "download friendly", you can download pages for offline use.

Here also is the Bhagavad Gita in only 24 pages or 12 leaves (PDF), for printing at home. Here it is in doc and odt formats, with the same layout.

To view a certain custom set of translations / texts side by side in Quiki, for now you need to edit the base URL directly, listing the translations needed separated by commas (no spaces)! I hope it should be clear enough how to do this from the examples.

Here are the machine-readable, plain-text Bible and Quran.  Every chapter or surah has its own file, and each verse is a single line.  There are many texts and translations.

We have prepared a new "no frills" latin transliteration of the Quran, quran/tlt.  It maps Arabic letters to Latin characters, and does not include additional vowels or punctuation.  We hope you find it easy to read.  You can use quiki to view it.  Here is more about quran/tlt.

We are collecting a list of links to resources.  Please contact Sam by sending email to sam@nipl.net if you can tell us about other resources, or to find out more about this project.

general

approx 1,000 sacred texts of many religions, a great resource
http://www.sacred-texts.com/

Al-kitab — the Bible the Quran together
http://www.al-kitab.org/webkitab/

the Bhagavad Gita

The American/International Gita Society's modern translation
http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/gita/agsgita.htm

The Bhagavad Gita As It Is
http://www.asitis.com/

The Bhagavad Gita - The Divine Song of God
http://www.bhagavad-gita.us/

the Bible

Jefferson's Bible, in 20 pages for printing

the King James Version
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/10

the World English Bible
http://www.ebible.org/

the SEV bible
http://anova.org/sev/

the Revised Standard Version, including the "Apocrypha"
http://etext.virginia.edu/rsv.browse.html

Several Christian bible texts and translations, and the apocrypha
http://www.sacred-texts.com/chr/index.htm

Jewish sacred texts
http://www.sacred-texts.com/jud/index.htm

The CrossWire Bible Society - bible study software
http://www.crosswire.org/

the Quran

IslamAwakened.org, with eleven translations in a uniform format. The stars on Quiki Quran pages link here.
http://islamawakened.org/

Three translations: Yusuf Ali, Pickthal, Shakir, with introductions by Maudidi.
http://cwis.usc.edu/dept/MSA/quran/

Rashad Khalifa's translation
http://submission.org/quran/

Six translations together: Khalifa, Yusuf Ali, Pickthal, Shakir, Sher Ali, Progressive Muslims
http://www.submission.org/quran/sixquran.html

the Quran Explained, by Dr Shabbir Ahmed.
http://www.galaxydastak.com/

Progressive Muslims, the Message
http://free-minds.org/quran/
http://progressivemuslims.org/

SEV Quran
http://anova.org/sev/htm/qr/

Yusuf Ali
http://www.wam.umd.edu/%7Estwright/rel/islam/Quran.html

Pickthall
http://www.ishwar.com/islam/holy_quran_(pickthall)

a transliteration of the Quran to the Latin alphabet
http://transliteration.org/

The Arabic Quran, three translations (Yusuf Ali, Palmer, Pickthall) and a transliteration
http://www.sacred-texts.com/isl/index.htm