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Bee (نحلة)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Bee (نحلة) is one of the insects mentioned by name in the Quran.

Bees and their places of dwelling are mentioned in the Quran.

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

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Organic Object
Biological Organism
Bee (نحلة)
Quranic Concept

Bee is referred to in verse (16:68) of chapter (16) sūrat l-naḥl (The Bees):

Sahih International: And your Lord inspired to the bee, "Take for yourself among the mountains, houses, and among the trees and [in] that which they construct.

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:


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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept bee:

(instance bee insect)

See Also

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


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