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Cain (قابيل)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Cain (قابيل) is the brother of Abel and son of Adam. The story of Cain and Abel is mentioned in the Quran. This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Sentient Creation
Historic Person
Cain (قابيل)
Quranic Concept
CategoryHistoric Person

Cain is referred to in verse (5:27) of chapter (5) sūrat l-māidah (The Table spread with Food):

Sahih International: And recite to them the story of Adam's two sons, in truth, when they both offered a sacrifice [to Allah], and it was accepted from one of them but was not accepted from the other. Said [the latter], "I will surely kill you." Said [the former], "Indeed, Allah only accepts from the righteous [who fear Him].

Visual Concept Map

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept cain:

(son-of cain adam)
(instance cain historic-person)

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