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Dhul Qarnayn (ذو القرنين)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Dhul Qarnayn (ذو القرنين) is righteous ruler mentioned in the Quran who constructed a wall to hold Gog and Magog. His story is recounted in the chapter of the Quran named "The Cave". This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Sentient Creation
Historic Person
Dhul Qarnayn (ذو القرنين)
Quranic Concept
Dhul Qarnayn
ذو القرنين
TranslationDhul Qarnayn
Transliterationdhū l-qarnayn
CategoryHistoric Person

Dhul Qarnayn is referred to in verse (18:94) of chapter (18) sūrat l-kahf (The Cave):

Sahih International: They said, "O Dhul-Qarnayn, indeed Gog and Magog are [great] corrupters in the land. So may we assign for you an expenditure that you might make between us and them a barrier?"

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 PersonChildren of AdamDhul KiflDhul QarnaynHamanJalutKingLuqmanQarunSamiriTalutUzair

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

Knowledge Base

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

(instance dhul-qarnayn historic-person)

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