Sacred text: Qur'an [from Print source using APA 6th ed.]


According to APA, reference list entries are not required for the Qur'an; you should identify the version used in the first citation in the text. There is a consistent numbering of chapters and verses across all versions, so you can use these numbers instead of page numbers when referring to specific parts of your source.

Standard Form

Not applicable

Citation in Text

In Qur'an II:243 (Translated by M. H. Shakir) we learn of the ingratitude of ...

... the rising of the dead, Qur'an XXXVI:51-54 (Translated by A. Y. Ali), at the sound of a trumpet ...


  • Source: American Psychological Association. (2005). Concise rules of APA style. Washington: Author.