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Desert (صحراء)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Desert (صحراء) is one of the geographical locations mentioned the Quran. This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Geographical Location
Desert (صحراء)
Quranic Concept
CategoryGeographical Location

Desert is referred to in verse (33:20) of chapter (33) sūrat l-aḥzāb (The Combined Forces):

Sahih International: They think the companies have not [yet] withdrawn. And if the companies should come [again], they would wish they were in the desert among the bedouins, inquiring [from afar] about your news. And if they should be among you, they would not fight except for a little.

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 LocationAl-JudiMountainGeographical LocationAl-MarwahAl-SafaBabylonCityBadrMakkahDesertEgyptHistoric LandHorizonMedinahMount ArafatMount SinaiQiblah

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept desert:

(instance desert geographical-location)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (1 occurance)
  • Desert - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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