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Constellation (البروج)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Constellation (البروج) is one of the astronomical objects mentioned in the Quran, although the Arabic term is also translated into English as "great stars".

Night time view of the Milky Way. Over 1000 stars can be seen with a clear sky.

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

Concept (root)
Astronomical Body
Constellation (البروج)
Quranic Concept
CategoryAstronomical Body

Constellation is referred to in verse (15:16) of chapter (15) sūrat l-ḥij'r (The Rocky Tract):

Sahih International: And We have placed within the heaven great stars and have beautified it for the observers.

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:

LocationGeographical LocationAstronomical BodyChristianityReligionConstellationEarthIslamJudaismMoonSabiansStarSiriusSunMagians

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept constellation:

(instance constellation astronomical-body)

See Also

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16th February, 2016

12:4 uses the word "kawkaban" translated here as stars ...

The word "siraj" is used elsewhere ..

Can "kawkaban" be planets?

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