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Cloud (سحاب)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Cloud (سحاب) is one type of weather phenomena mentioned in the Quran.

The formation of clouds is mentioned in the Quran.

This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Weather Phenomena
Cloud (سحاب)
Quranic Concept
CategoryWeather Phenomena

Cloud is referred to in verse (24:43) of chapter (24) sūrat l-nūr (The Light):

Sahih International: Do you not see that Allah drives clouds? Then He brings them together, then He makes them into a mass, and you see the rain emerge from within it. And He sends down from the sky, mountains [of clouds] within which is hail, and He strikes with it whom He wills and averts it from whom He wills. The flash of its lightening almost takes away the eyesight.

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:

Afterlife EventEventLanguageArtifactAstronomical BodyChristianityReligionCloudWeather PhenomenaIslamJudaismLadderLightningNoah's ArkRainThunderHistoric Event

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept cloud:

(instance cloud weather-phenomena)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (17 occurances)
  • Cloud - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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