How can I cite Quran in a MLA style?

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    How can I cite Quran in a MLA style since there is no paticular author unlike the bible.

    if anyone knows PLEASE let me know. THANKYOU!!

    Jazakum allahu khayran
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    assalamualaikum sister,
    would you let me know what do you mean by ''MLA'' style?
    jazakallahkhair
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    MLA stands for Modern Language Assosiation. It's a type of citing quotations in your research paper. There are other styles, such as, APA style. Hope its clear :)
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    This is the verse that I want to cite:

    [58] And when the news of (the birth of) a female (child) is brought to any of them, his face becomes dark, and he is filled with inward grief! (surat al-nahil)

    From this Site:
    http://quran.muslim-web.com/sura.htm?aya=016058
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    aslam o alikum
    i know wat ur talking about i just gotto look up the format u have any idea on the format cuz i forgot
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    umm you mean the format of the paper ex, margins, indent? what i need is the citation thingyy..do you have any idea bro?
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    Well sister u cant put an author there, unless u can say translated by this --> ____
    without the author

    Translator. The Holy Quran: Surah al-nahil. Published location: Publishing company name, Year.

    I dont think the website provides publishers information so maybe if u have a copy of Quran at home use that

    Please im not 100% sure like ive never seen or heard anyone cite Quran so :) if im wrong plz forgive me and verify what i wrote
    thx

    oh sister the style i meant what it the MLA style i found it online no worries
    sorry to confuse u
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    ahaa so the citing will be as if it was translated..okay okay..thanks so much!!!!! but oh i have a problem here..i dont have a translated quran at home..what can i do? in this website it doesnt say who translated the quran..
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    :salam2:
    sister go to this website
    it shows u different translation of Quran

    www.quranexplorer.com
    and u will find the info of translation
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    Ali, A. Yusuf. An English interpretation of the Holy Quran. New York: Lushena Books, 2001.

    u're welcome

    the Quran is never cited. the interpretation of the Quran is cited giving the name of the interpretor in the bibliography.

    famous interpretors are Yusuf Ali, Shakir, Qaribullah, Muhsin Khan and Marmaduke Pickthall.

    if you have cited the translation of the meaning of Quran then you should be knowing who did it. its given on the front pages of the Quran and there are no anonymous translations/interpretations
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    :) aslam o alikum
    this is perfect, sister :) the brother did it right :) thx :) i learned it too

    Ali, A. Yusuf. An English interpretation of the Holy Quran. New York: Lushena Books, 2001.
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    Jazak allahu khayran!!!! thankyouuu!!
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    Good for you :D:D thanks for spending time replying

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