Qur'an | Word by Word | Audio | Prayer Times
__ Sign In

Dog (كلب)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Dog (كلب) is one of the animals mentioned by name in the Quran. This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Organic Object
Biological Organism
Dog (كلب)
Quranic Concept

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

Sahih International: And you would think them awake, while they were asleep. And We turned them to the right and to the left, while their dog stretched his forelegs at the entrance. If you had looked at them, you would have turned from them in flight and been filled by them with terror.

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:

AnimalBiological OrganismApeBirdCamelCowCrowCucumberDogFishFrogGoatGrapeHoopoeHorseLionMuleGarlicPigSheepSnakeWolf

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept dog:

(instance dog animal)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (5 occurances)
  • Dog - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


You can sign in to add a message if this information could be improved or requires discussion.

Language Research Group
University of Leeds