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Harut (هاروت)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Harut (هاروت) is the name of an angel mentioned in the Quran, who together with Marut went down to the ancient city of Babylon. This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Sentient Creation
Angel (الملائكة)
Harut (هاروت)
Quranic Concept

Harut is referred to in verse (2:102) of chapter (2) sūrat l-baqarah (The Cow):

Sahih International: And they followed [instead] what the devils had recited during the reign of Solomon. It was not Solomon who disbelieved, but the devils disbelieved, teaching people magic and that which was revealed to the two angels at Babylon, Harut and Marut. But the two angels do not teach anyone unless they say, "We are a trial, so do not disbelieve [by practicing magic]." And [yet] they learn from them that by which they cause separation between a man and his wife. But they do not harm anyone through it except by permission of Allah. And the people learn what harms them and does not benefit them. But the Children of Israel certainly knew that whoever purchased the magic would not have in the Hereafter any share. And wretched is that for which they sold themselves, if they only knew.

Visual Concept Map

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Concept map for Harut. Related concepts are highlighted in blue.

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept harut:

(instance harut angel)

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