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Brass (مهل)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Brass (مهل) is one of the types of metal mentioned in the Quran, although the Arabic term used is also translated into English as "copper" or "oil". This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Physical Substance
Brass (مهل)
Quranic Concept

Brass is referred to in verse (18:29) of chapter (18) sūrat l-kahf (The Cave):

Sahih International: And say, "The truth is from your Lord, so whoever wills - let him believe; and whoever wills - let him disbelieve." Indeed, We have prepared for the wrongdoers a fire whose walls will surround them. And if they call for relief, they will be relieved with water like murky oil, which scalds [their] faces. Wretched is the drink, and evil is the resting place.

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:

BrassMetalPhysical SubstancePearlGoldMineralRubySilverIronSoil

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept brass:

(instance brass metal)

See Also

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


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