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Dhul Kifl (ذو الكفل)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Dhul Kifl (ذو الكفل) is a righteous man who some Muslims also consider to be a noble prophet, altough this is not mentioned explictly in the Quran. This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Sentient Creation
Historic Person
Dhul Kifl (ذو الكفل)
Quranic Concept
Dhul Kifl
ذو الكفل
TranslationDhul Kifl
Transliterationdhū l-kifl
CategoryHistoric Person

Dhul Kifl is referred to in verse (38:48) of chapter (38) sūrat ṣād:

Sahih International: And remember Ishmael, Elisha and Dhul-Kifl, and all are among the outstanding.

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:

Historic PersonCompanions of the RassDhul KiflDhul QarnaynGog and MagogHamanJalutLuqmanPharaohQarunSamiriTalutUzair

Concept map for Dhul Kifl. Related concepts are highlighted in blue.

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept dhul-kifl:

(instance dhul-kifl historic-person)

See Also

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


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