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Clay (صلصال)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Clay (صلصال) is the substance that man was originally created from, according to the Quran and Islamic belief. This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Physical Substance
Clay (صلصال)
Quranic Concept
CategoryPhysical Substance

Clay is referred to in verse (23:12) of chapter (23) sūrat l-mu'minūn (The Believers):

Sahih International: And certainly did We create man from an extract of clay.

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:

ArabicLanguageArtifactMetalPhysical SubstanceClayCloudWeather PhenomenaCoinCoralPearlDustGlassInkLadderLightningMineralNoah's ArkOilPenRainSilkSoilThunder

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept clay:

(instance clay physical-substance)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (19 occurances)
  • Clay - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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