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Iblis (إبليس)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Iblis (إبليس) is another name for Satan (the devil) who was the jinn that refused to prostrate before Adam. This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Sentient Creation
Jinn (الجن)
Iblis (إبليس)
Quranic Concept
Alternative nameSatan

Iblis is referred to in verse (2:34) of chapter (2) sūrat l-baqarah (The Cow):

Sahih International: And [mention] when We said to the angels, "Prostrate before Adam"; so they prostrated, except for Iblees. He refused and was arrogant and became of the disbelievers.

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:

HumanSentient CreationMessengerAngelAzraelBeast of the EarthChildren of AdamCompanions of the CaveElijahHarutIblisSatanJinnIbrahimIshmaelJibreelKingMarutRomansShuayb

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept iblis:

(name-of iblis satan)
(instance iblis jinn)

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