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Carrion (الميتة)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Carrion (الميتة) is one of the prohibited foods mentioned in the Quran (the remains of dead animals). This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Organic Object
Carrion (الميتة)
Quranic Concept

Carrion is referred to in verse (2:173) of chapter (2) sūrat l-baqarah (The Cow):

Sahih International: He has only forbidden to you dead animals, blood, the flesh of swine, and that which has been dedicated to other than Allah. But whoever is forced [by necessity], neither desiring [it] nor transgressing [its limit], there is no sin upon him. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.

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 Carrion. Related concepts are highlighted in blue.

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept carrion:

(instance carrion food)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (3 occurances)
  • Carrion - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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