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Aad (عاد)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Aad (عاد) are a historic people mentioned in the Quran who were sent the prophet Hud. This category is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Sentient Creation
Historic People
Aad (عاد)
Quranic Concept
Parent categoryHistoric People

Aad are referred to in verse (11:60) of chapter (11) sūrat hūd (Hud):

Sahih International: And they were [therefore] followed in this world with a curse and [as well] on the Day of Resurrection. Unquestionably, 'Aad denied their Lord; then away with 'Aad, the people of Hud.

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:

AadHistoric PeopleAbu LahabQurayshAnsarCompanions of the ElephantCompanions of the PitCompanions of the RassCompanions of the WoodGog and MagogPeople of al-HijrThamudRomans

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept aad:

(subclass aad historic-people)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (24 occurances)
  • 'Ad - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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