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Ansar (أنصار)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Ansar (أنصار) are mentioned in the Quran, and were the citizens of Medinah that helped the prophet Muhammad during the migration from Makkah (literally, "the helpers"). This category is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Sentient Creation
Historic People
Ansar (أنصار)
Quranic Concept
Parent categoryHistoric People

Ansar are referred to in verse (9:117) of chapter (9) sūrat l-tawbah (The Repentance):

Sahih International: Allah has already forgiven the Prophet and the Muhajireen and the An§ar who followed him in the hour of difficulty after the hearts of a party of them had almost inclined [to doubt], and then He forgave them. Indeed, He was to them Kind and Merciful.

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 LahabQurayshMuhammadAnsarBedouinCompanions of the CaveCompanions of the PitCompanions of the RassCompanions of the WoodGog and MagogHudThamudRomansSalihTubbaUmm JamilZayd

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept ansar:

(subclass ansar historic-people)

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