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Bird (طائر)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Bird (طائر) is one of the creations of Allah mentioned by name in the Quran. This category in the ontology includes the general concept of birds, as well as specific types of bird mentioned in the Quran.

Birds are mentioned in the Quran as a sign of creation.

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

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Organic Object
Biological Organism
Bird (طائر)
Quranic Concept
Parent categoryBiological Organism

Bird is referred to in verse (67:19) of chapter (67) sūrat l-mulk (Dominion):

Sahih International: Do they not see the birds above them with wings outspread and [sometimes] folded in? None holds them [aloft] except the Most Merciful. Indeed He is, of all things, Seeing.

Related Concepts

There are 3 concepts in this category:

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:

Biological OrganismAntInsectApeBeeBirdCrowPlantDogFishFlyGrapeHerbHoopoeLocustLouseMosquitoMuleQuailSheepSnake

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept bird:

(subclass bird biological-organism)
(instance crow bird)
(instance hoopoe bird)
(instance quail bird)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (18 occurances)
  • Bird - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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