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Ladder (سلم)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Ladder (سلم) is mentioned in the Quran, and is also translated into English as "stairway". This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Ladder (سلم)
Quranic Concept

Ladder is referred to in verse (6:35) of chapter (6) sūrat l-anʿām (The Cattle):

Sahih International: And if their evasion is difficult for you, then if you are able to seek a tunnel into the earth or a stairway into the sky to bring them a sign, [then do so]. But if Allah had willed, He would have united them upon guidance. So never be of the ignorant.

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:

EventArk of the CovenantArtifactAstronomical BodyBoatCalendar EventClayCloudCoinKeyLadderLampLightningNoah's ArkRainShipSilkThunderHistoric EventAl-Jahiliyah

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept ladder:

(instance ladder artifact)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (1 occurance)
  • Ladder - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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