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Dust (تراب)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Dust (تراب) is one of the physical substances mentioned in the Quran. This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Physical Substance
Dust (تراب)
Quranic Concept
CategoryPhysical Substance

Dust is referred to in verse (35:11) of chapter (35) sūrat fāṭir (The Originator):

Sahih International: And Allah created you from dust, then from a sperm-drop; then He made you mates. And no female conceives nor does she give birth except with His knowledge. And no aged person is granted [additional] life nor is his lifespan lessened but that it is in a register. Indeed, that for Allah is easy.

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:

Ark of the CovenantArtifactMetalPhysical SubstanceClayWeather PhenomenaCoinCoralPearlDustGlassGoldInkLightningMineralOilPenRainRubySilkSoil

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept dust:

(instance dust physical-substance)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (17 occurances)
  • Dust - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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