The Qur’an Reader’s Companion is a comprehensive thematic guide to reading the Qur’an from a secular and historical perspective.
The above book cover is a link to a PDF draft of the whole Companion (minus the index and conclusion).
Below, individual sections are put in HTML format (including links to an online Qur’an and other relevant materials).
Part I The Qur’an
Part II God and his Creation
Part III Past prophets
Part IV The Life of Muhammad
Part V Sharia
Part VI Virtuous conduct
Part VII Muslims, believers and others
Part VIII The End of Days
Conclusion and Index to verses pending