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Idol (الأصنام)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Idol (الأصنام) is a category which refers to idols and other false objects of worship, that are mentioned in the Quran. This category is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
False Deity
Idol (الأصنام)
Quranic Concept
Parent categoryFalse Deity

Idol is referred to in verse (6:74) of chapter (6) sūrat l-anʿām (The Cattle):

Sahih International: And [mention, O Muhammad], when Abraham said to his father Azar, "Do you take idols as deities? Indeed, I see you and your people to be in manifest error."

Related Concepts

There is 1 concept in this category:

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:

Afterlife LocationLocationAl-UzzaFalse DeityAllah's ThroneAllatGolden CalfIdolManatNasrSuwaWaddYaghuthYauqBaalMagians

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept idol:

(subclass idol false-deity)
(instance golden-calf idol)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (8 occurances)
  • Idolatry - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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