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 in it current form (recommended).
Below, earlier drafts of 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