"The books is very rich in information and it is therefore fortunate that the work ends with an index, not only containing personal names, but also the names of organizations, books, and some concepts. To specialists who follow developments in Qurʾan interpretation in the Malay-Indonesian world, the present book contains a lot of materials which is familiar and have been dealt with in previous studies, but it definitely has also new things to offer. For beginning students who want to familiarize themselves with tafsir in the Malay-Indonesian world the present book is an excellent starting point."
Nico J.G. Kaptein, Leiden University, Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia
"…the volume is a good introduction to opening up new vistas of research into what the Qur’an means to the Malay-Indonesian world and the contributors are to be congratulated for their commendable effort."
Mohamad Nasrin Nasir, National University Malaysia (UKM), The Muslim World Book Review
Majid Daneshgar is Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the University of Otago, New Zealand. His research focuses on Islam in the Malay-Indonesian World, and Islam and Science in the 19th and early 20th Centuries.
Peter G. Riddell is Vice Principal (Academic) at the Melbourne School of Theology and Professorial Research Associate in History at SOAS, the University of London. He has published widely on the study of Southeast Asia, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations.
Andrew Rippin is Professor Emeritus of Islamic history at the University of Victoria, Canada and Senior Research Fellow of Qur'anic studies at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London.