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Children of Adam (بنى آدم)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Children of Adam (بنى آدم) is an alternative name mentioned in the Quran that refers to humanity, the descendents of Adam. This category is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Sentient Creation
Children of Adam (بنى آدم)
Quranic Concept
Children of Adam
بنى آدم
TranslationChildren of Adam
Transliterationbanī ādam
Parent categorySentient Creation
Alternative nameHuman

Children of Adam is referred to in verse (17:70) of chapter (17) sūrat l-isrā (The Night Journey):

Sahih International: And We have certainly honored the children of Adam and carried them on the land and sea and provided for them of the good things and preferred them over much of what We have created, with [definite] preference.

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:

HumanSentient CreationMessengerBeast of the EarthChildren of AdamChildren of IsraelCompanions of the RassDhul QarnaynGog and MagogHamanIblisSatanJinnKingMadyanRomansShuayb

Concept map for Children of Adam. Related concepts are highlighted in blue.

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept children-of-adam:

(name-of children-of-adam human)
(subclass children-of-adam sentient-creation)

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