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Arrow (سهم)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Arrow (سهم) is mentioned in the Quran in the context of divining arrows, which are prohibited according to Islamic law.

Divining arrows are prohibited in Islam.

This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Arrow (سهم)
Quranic Concept

Arrow is referred to in verse (5:90) of chapter (5) sūrat l-māidah (The Table spread with Food):

Sahih International: O you who have believed, indeed, intoxicants, gambling, [sacrificing on] stone alters [to other than Allah], and divining arrows are but defilement from the work of Satan, so avoid it that you may be successful.

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:

ArrowWeaponaryBoatCalendar EventPlace of WorshipCoat of MailFridayHajjMosqueKnifeShipSynagogue

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept arrow:

(instance arrow weaponary)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (2 occurances)
  • Arrow - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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