The Qur’an Gateway Home Page (In Detail)

The home page of Qur’an Gateway offers a number of tools to help you quickly start browsing or searching the qur’anic text.

1 Menu Bar. This appears on the top of every Qur’an Gateway page and is fully described in a separate help page. Remember that you can always click the home_menu_button icon to return to Qur’an Gateway’s home page (or click the menu_search icon to type a search or verse lookup right into the menu bar).
2 Verse/Search Input Box. Type the verses you wish to look up (or the search you wish to perform) here and press enter (or click the large ‘Search’ button).
3 Bookmarks. Click to open the bookmarks list, which looks like this:

To copy the contents of a bookmark to the input box, simply click it (if you’ve forgotten what the bookmark refers to, point your mouse at it for a reminder.) Or click to copy the name of the bookmark to the search box, to rename it, or to delete it. To delete all your bookmarks, click 'Delete All Bookmarks' at the bottom of the bookmarks list. Once you have finished working with bookmarks, you can shut its drawer just by clicking on "Bookmarks" again.
(Watch a video about this feature).
4 History. Click to open the history drawer, which shows a list of up to 50 previous searches and verse lookups. Click any history item to copy it to the input box, or click  to delete it it. (You can also delete your entire history by scrolling to the bottom of the history list and clicking ‘Delete all history’. (Watch a video about this feature).
5 Commands. Click to open the commands drawer, which shows a list of some of the most common Qur’an Gateway commands. You can 'type' a command into the input box by simply clicking on it. To close the commands drawer, simply click "Commands" a second time.
6 Roots. Click to open the roots drawer, which shows a list of all the 1,642 Arabic roots in the Qur’an Gateway. Simply scroll through the list, find the root you want, then click on it (or its transliteration) to 'type' that root (or its transliteration) into the input box. To close the roots drawer, simply click "Roots" a second time.

Verse Picker. Click to open the verse picker tool. Next click a sura number and the verse picker will list every verse number in that sura; pick a verse number to open that verse in the browser.

8 Arabic and Transliteration Keyboard. Opens a 'keyboard' listing every Arabic letter (and it's transliterated equivalent). By clicking on letters, you can enter them into the search box. This can be a great timer saver if you can’t remember the right key press on your computer keyboard for a particular letter. (Click the ⇔ icon to flip the keyboard between left-to-right and right-to-left).


Click on "Extra Characters" at the bottom of the keyboard to open a list of every possible character/glyph that Qur’an Gateway is aware of. Scroll through until you find the character you want and either click on the Arabic or the transliterated character to type it.

9 Easy Search. Click this to open Qur’an Gateway’s 'Easy Search' tool, which lets you very quickly build searches just by clicking (rather than typing commands).
10 Search Button. Once you have entered a range of verses, or a search command, in the input box (#2 above), click this button to lookup the verses, or perform the search. (Or you can just press enter when the cursor is in the input box).

Quick Tips. To help you learn how to use Qur’an Gateway’s many functions, ‘quick tips’ are displayed on the home page. You can navigate through these using the “Next Tip” or “Previous Tip” buttons, click on the bold text to ‘type’ it into the input box, or click ‘Learn More About This’ to read a help page explaining this function in more detail. We strongly suggest you take the time to read all the quick tips, as they’re carefully designed to teach you to use Qur’an Gateway in rapid time.

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