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Dawn (فجر)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Dawn (فجر) is mentioned in several verses of Quran, usually in the context of worshipping Allah. This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Physical Event
Dawn (فجر)
Quranic Concept
CategoryPhysical Event

Dawn is referred to in verse (17:78) of chapter (17) sūrat l-isrā (The Night Journey):

Sahih International: Establish prayer at the decline of the sun [from its meridian] until the darkness of the night and [also] the Qur'an of dawn. Indeed, the recitation of dawn is ever witnessed.

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 EventEventCalendar EventDawnPhysical EventDay of ResurrectionFridayHajjLast DayMoonNight of DecreeRamadanSabbathUmraHistoric EventAl-Jahiliyah

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept dawn:

(instance dawn physical-event)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (12 occurances)
  • Dawn - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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