Volume 3 (2022)
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Number of Articles 96
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Rejected Submissions 57
Reject Rate 26
Accepted Submissions 92
Acceptance Rate 42
Time to Accept (Days) 91
Number of Indexing Databases 8
Number of Reviewers 274

Quran and Religious Enlightenment is an open access and peer-reviewed  Semiannual journal dedicated to the advancement of recognizing and responding diverse of misconceptions, based on the verses of the Holy Qur’an and the opinions of Qur’anic exegetes and experts of theological and interdisciplinary issues. Papers are subject to a double-blind peer review process to ensure the quality of their underlying research methodology and argument.  The submitted papers will be published after review as well as the approval of the editorial board. The journal was established by Payame Noor University. The honorable professors and researchers are highly appreciated if they visit this site, register, submit and set up their papers based on authors guidelines. Therefore, visiting in person or calling the journal office are not recommended, so all connections with authors and reviewers are done through the website. 

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Quran and Religious Enlightenment is a fully access journal which means that all articles are available on the internet to all users immediately upon publication. Quran and Religious Enlightenment is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International (CC-BY 4.0). In this journal and Under open access license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their content, but allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy the content as long as the original authors and source are cited properly. The authors are the copyright holder in this journal and retain the copyright and full publishing rights without restrictions.

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Bibliographic Information
  • Title: Quran and Religious Enlightenment
  • ISSNPrint: 2717-4476
  • Online:  2783-4719
  • Coverage: Qur’an and Hadith sciences, religions, jurisprudence, philosophy, social and political sciences, interdisciplinary issues of the Qur’an. 
  • Language: English, in addition to Persian abstract and keywords
  • Start Year: 2019
  • Frequency: Semiannual
  • Place of Publication: Iran
  • PublisherPayame Noor University
  • StatusActive
  • Refereed: Yes
  • Type of Access: Open Access (OA)
  • Type of License:  Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International (CC-BY 4.0)
  • Plagiarism Detection Software:  Hamyab
  • Type of Publication: Online submission, Free 
  • Full text access: Open Access
  • Revenue Sources: Institutional support, Donation
  • Type of Material: Serial (Periodical)
Rijālī Review of Isnād in the Interpretation Attributed to Imām ʿAskarī (AS) from Sheikh Sadūq to ʿAskarī

Kazem Ostadi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , August 2023, Pages 1-22


  The Tafsīr book attributed to Imām Hassan ibn ʿAlī ʿAskarī (AS) or Tafsīr of  Abū Muḥammad Uṭrūsh is one of the Tafsīr al-Ma’thūr (traditional interpretation) of early Shi’a, which has long been the subject of controversy and discussion among Imāmī Shiite thinkers, ...  Read More

What is the Futurological Understanding of the Revelatory Text? A Look at Presuppositions about the Concept of the Future

Majid Bozorgmehri; Ain Allah Keshavarz Turk; Iraj Golgani Amirkhiz; Arash Payami

Volume 4, Issue 1 , August 2023, Pages 23-46


  In the field of futurology research in the revelatory texts, various research works have been done in academic centers. What has been paid less attention in these researches is dealing with the presuppositions that should be taken into consideration. The futurological understanding of the revelatory ...  Read More

The Superstition of the Scientific Data of the Holy Qur'an in the Crucible of Criticism

Majid Maaref; Hossein Rezaee

Volume 4, Issue 1 , August 2023, Pages 47-60


  From a long time until now, one of the methods of fighting against the Holy Quran has been to spread doubts against this divine book, and in this regard, the opponents have not spared any effort. Among these doubts, the superstition of the scientific data of the Holy Quran, which has been repeatedly ...  Read More

A Comparative Study of Divine Knowledge in the Qur'an and the Old Testament

AbolHassan Momen Nezhad; Faraj Talashan

Volume 4, Issue 1 , August 2023, Pages 61-74


  The most holy nature of God is described in the Holy Qur'an with many attributes of glory and beauty, all of which indicate the exaltation of God's dignity and His purity from the attributes of imperfection and deficiency. Some of these attributes are also found in the text of the today text of Torah. ...  Read More

Meaning and Translation of the Words “Al-Bais Al-Faqir”, “Al-Qane’” and “Al-Mu'tar” According to the Viewpoints of Meshkini, Makarem Shirazi and Yazdi

Seyedeh Fatemeh Hosseini Mirsafi; Abdorreza Poormatloob; Rahmat Farahzadi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , August 2023, Pages 75-90


  The Holy Qur'an, in verses 28 and 36 of Surah Al-Hajj, commands the eating and feeding of the meat of the Sacrifice of Hajj and determines its consumers as "self", "miserable poor", "Qane’" and "Mu'tar". Through a descriptive method, this research intends to examine the translation and clarification ...  Read More

Existentialistic Analysis of Time-Faith Relation, with a Look at Surah Al-ʿAṣr

Seyed Mohammad Kazem Alavi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , August 2023, Pages 91-100


  Time is the basis of human life in this world and it is not only his biological background, but also a background for his intelligent life. Man thinks about time and looks at it from the angles of different sciences; from physics to philosophy; and from cosmology to anthropology. The concept of "Time" ...  Read More

Pragmatic Approach towards Translation of Quran: A Comparative Study on Imperatives between Arabic and English

Maysam Aqdasi Khabisi; Azar Bagheri Masoudzade; Neda Fatehi Rad

Volume 4, Issue 1 , August 2023, Pages 101-122


  This comparative study sought to explore the translation of requests between God and Prophet in Holy Quran with focus on pragmatic approach. More specifically, the study highlighted the applied techniques in the translations of Quranic verses based on Bach and Harnish's (1979) model. It further analyzed ...  Read More

Arabic literature
Investigating Principles of Conversation between Jesus (PBUH) and Apostles in the Qur’an, Based on Paul Grice's Theory

Akram Sadaat Mahmoodi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , August 2023, Pages 123-134


  Cognitive linguistics is an approach in the study of language that examines the relationship between his language and mind and his social and physical experiences. Cognitive Linguistics is one of the interdisciplinary sciences whose purpose is reflection and precision in the mechanism of the relationship ...  Read More

Investigating the Relationship between Hermeneutics and the Method of Understanding the Qur’an in two General and Specific Fields

Hossein MohammadiFam; Seyed Majid Nabavi; Zahra Zamanlo; Morteza Pahlavani

Volume 4, Issue 1 , August 2023, Pages 135-150


  Today, hermeneutics and its related debates in the field of the Qur’an are discussed more than past. This research tries to investigate the relationship between hermeneutics and the Qur’an or the method of understanding the Qur’an in two general and special areas, and the questions ...  Read More

The application of the clarification and enrichment components of Berman's theory in the translation of Nasser Makarem Shirazi and Hossein Ansarian. (Investigation of the case study: Surah Mubarakah Al-Naba)

Zahra Jalili; Mustafa Javan Roodi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , August 2023, Pages 151-164


  The translation of the Holy Quran as a heavenly book is of great importance and among the two general approaches of translation, i.e. destination-oriented and origin-oriented translation, each of which has its own characteristics; Source-oriented translation is the best type of translation for its life-giving ...  Read More

The Conflict Between the Criminalization Rules of the Anti-Narcotics Law and Quranic Teachings

Reyhaneh Zare Dehabadi; Hamid Rosstaei Sadrabadi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , August 2023, Pages 165-182


  In the Anti-Narcotics Law approved in 2016, the legislator has made punishment as the governing criminal policy for drug crimes by determining heavy punishments such as death. The text of the anti-narcotics law has considered "corruption in the world" and "quantitativeness" as criteria for criminalization. ...  Read More

Literary Wisdom and Teachings of Swearing at Night From the Root “Layl” in the Holy Quran

Mehdi Nezamabadi; Ali Asghar Tajari; Hadi Vasei

Volume 4, Issue 1 , August 2023, Pages 184-200


  The words of the Qur'an are wise and truths can be discovered from it with literary sciences. The question of this research is"What is the wisdom and literary teachings of swearing at night from the root "Layl" in the Holy Quran?" With a descriptive and analytical method, some of these teachings taken ...  Read More

Review and Critique of "Theory of Personal Exegesis" from the Perspective of Shari'at Sanglaji

mohsen qhasempour; Fahimeh Gholaminejad; khadije zeinivand

Volume 2, Issue 1 , December 2021, , Pages 177-193


  Shari’at Sanglaji, as one of the activists of the contemporary Shia Qur'an-Sufficiency attitude, seeks to narrow the scope of personal exegesis   with anything other than the interpretation of the Qur'an to the Qur'an. Updating the religion by purifying it from non-Qur'anic teachings ...  Read More

The Effect of Lexicography’sSeparation in the First Two Centuries AH On the Certainty of the Current Interpretation of the Qur'an and Hadith

Kazem Ostadi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , August 2022, , Pages 141-159


  Ijtihad from the Qur'an and Hadith can have two approaches: One: The conditions that individuals need to reach the stage and power of ijtihad. Two: the conditions that mujtahids face for ijtihad in a religious context; that is, the existence or non-existence is the ground of the possibility of definitive ...  Read More

Sanad and Rijāl Study of the Sanads of the Commentary Attributed to Imam ʿAskarī (AS) up to Sheikh Ṣadūq

kazem ostadi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , December 2021, , Pages 141-164


  The commentary attributed to Imam Hassan ʿAskarī (AS) is one of the narrative commentaries with about 379 narrations; which is unique in its kind with nearly one hundred late manuscripts. This work, apart from the indifference of cataloguers and translators to it, is controversial in various aspects, ...  Read More

An Analysis on Guidance and Training in the Light of the Concealment of Laylat al-Qadr, from Perspective of the Qur'an and Hadith

seyed mohamad reza hoseininia; mohsen hasanvandi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , December 2021, , Pages 67-78


  The lack of determining the exact time of some creative and legislative categories and their concealment by God Almighty has raised some questions. Some of these questions are about the time of death, the Day of Judgment, the middle (wustā) prayer, the time for prayer to be answered on Friday and also ...  Read More

A Comparative Study of Human Creation from the Perspective of the Holy Qur’an and Science and Criticizing the Misconceptions

Kianush Nariman; Seyed Mustafa Managheb; Rahmatollah Abdollahzadeh Arani

Volume 1, Issue 2 , October 2021, , Pages 153-173


  Raising issues thereby man is guided to the Right Path, the Holy Qur’an refers to scientific issues. One of the most important axes in the Qur’an is the origin and creation of man. The quality of his creation and the origin of his life are discussed fluently in 76 verses of 41 Surahs. With ...  Read More

Scientific license of the Ministry of Science with grade "B"

The English publication "Qur'an and Religious Enlightenment" was awarded a scientific research degree with a grade of (B) by the Commission of Scientific Publications of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology from January 1, 2021, according to December 12, 2019.

Memorandum of Understanding with the Iranian Association of Quranic Studies and Islamic Culture

This journal is published with the Iranian Scientific Association of Quranic Studies and Islamic Culture in the form of a cooperation memorandum.

Subject to the provisions of the COPE Executive Regulations

Respecting the rules of ethics in publications, this publication is subject to the rules of the Committee on Ethics in Publication (COPE) and follows the executive regulations of the Law on Prevention and Combating Fraud in Scientific Works.

Call 1402 of Quran and Religious Enlightenment Magazine

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
“Whoever endeavors to enlighten people’s thoughts, prevent a deviation, prevent a misunderstanding, because he is fighting against the enemy, this is called Jihad.” (The Supreme Leader)

The research journal of “Qur’an and Religious Enlightenment” invites scientific authors and researchers of Qur’anic issues to show the path of truth by writing articles about religious misconceptions, using the Holy Qur’an and interpretative traditions, as well as, the scientific views of scholars in this field. Today’s society is faced with the expansion of human knowledge and the emergence of new intellectual currents. In addition, the exchange of scientific ideas and the enlightenment of religious truths is vital. Therefore, it is necessary to show the enlightening role of the Qur’an in introducing pure and inviolable truths for humanity. Examples of misconceptions on which the respected authors can focus are as follows:
- misconceptions on miracles;
- misconceptions on the Prophets;
- misconceptions on human sexuality;
- misconceptions on the vocabulary of the Qur’an;
- misconceptions on human freedom;
- misconceptions on apostasy;
- misconceptions on hijab (veil);
- misconceptions on worship;
- misconceptions on the Hereafter;
- misconceptions on the conflict between science and the Qur'an
- misconceptions on the conflict between reason and the Qur'an
- misconceptions on the religious experience and the Qur'an
- misconceptions on the language of the Qur'an and hermeneutics
- misconceptions on the the Quran's conflict with human natural rights
- misconceptions on jins and devils;
Following the Journal’s Guideline is one of the conditions for publishing articles approved by reviewers.
The contact to the journal: quranjournals2020@pnu.ac.ir
Translating Farsi articles into English and editing English articles are available via contact number: +989122104913

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