Vol. 2024 (2024)

Quranic Studies Evolution: A Bibliometric Analysis from 1880 to 2023

Akhmed K Kaleel
Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Amr Assad
Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Mohammed Fyadh
Dean, College of Communication , University of Fujairah, UAE

Published 2024-01-10


  • Quranic Studies Evolution,
  • Quran Sciences,
  • Bibliometric Analysis

How to Cite

Akhmed K Kaleel, Amr Assad, & Mohammed Fyadh. (2024). Quranic Studies Evolution: A Bibliometric Analysis from 1880 to 2023 . Mesopotamian Journal of Quran Studies, 2024, 1–12. https://doi.org/10.58496/MJQS/2024/001


This analysis focuses on the study of the Quran, from 1880 to 2023 using data obtained from Scopus. Made accessible through a BibTeX file on GitHub. The examination covers aspects of research trends including the number of citations per year the influence of sources notable authors and their affiliations the countries of corresponding authors the production trends in different countries over time and a network illustrating how key concepts are interconnected. By conducting an analysis several significant findings were discovered. The data demonstrated an increase in citations per year indicating a growing importance and scholarly interest in Quranic Studies. Noteworthy authors such as Rippin A and Reynolds GS as prominent affiliations like the University of Malaya and International Islamic University Malaysia made substantial contributions to this field. The distribution of corresponding authors countries highlighted Malaysias, Indonesias and Irans roles. Furthermore when examining production trends over time for countries it became evident that contributions from the United Kingdom, USA,Malaysia,Iran and Indonesia had seen growth. Additionally the interconnectedness between concepts such as natural language processing systems, computational linguistics,semantics and information retrieval were emphasized in the cooccurrence network, within Quranic Studies. This, in depth analysis provides insights into the development significant contributors and intersections of themes in the study of the Quran. It establishes a foundation for research endeavors, in this area.


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