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Beast of the Earth (دابة الارض)

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From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Beast of the Earth (دابة الارض) is mentioned in Quran. The nature of the beast is further explained in the hadith of the prophet Muhammad. This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Sentient Creation
Beast of the Earth (دابة الارض)
Quranic Concept
Beast of the Earth
دابة الارض
TranslationBeast of the Earth
Transliterationdābbat l-ard
CategorySentient Creation


Beast of the Earth is referred to in verse (27:82) of chapter (27) sūrat l-naml (The Ants):

Sahih International: And when the word befalls them, We will bring forth for them a creature from the earth speaking to them, [saying] that the people were, of Our verses, not certain [in faith].


Visual Concept Map

The map below shows the part of the visual ontology for this concept. You can click on other concepts in the map for related information:

Sentient CreationBeast of the EarthChildren of AdamHamanIblisSatanJinnKing

Concept map for Beast of the Earth. Related concepts are highlighted in blue.

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept beast-of-the-earth:

(instance beast-of-the-earth sentient-creation)

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