Harvard Referencing Guide

How to Cite Religious Texts in Harvard Style

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To cite a religious text you will need the following:

  • Name of religious text
  • Surah and Ayah/Chapter and Verse number
  • Edition title
  • Date of publication
  • Publisher location
  • Publisher

A quick tip: religious works are generally treated as having no author.

Format for citing a religious text: Harvard style

Name of religious text. Chapter/Surah/Ayah/Verse number. Edition Title(Date). Publisher location: Publisher.

For example:

The Bible. Matthew 4:1. The Bible: Authorized King James Version(2017). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Qur’an. 14:33. The Holy Qur’an. Translated by Abdullah Yusuf Ali (2000). Hertfordshire: Wordsworth Editions Limited.