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Fly (ذباب)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Fly (ذباب) is one of the insects 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
Fly (ذباب)
Quranic Concept

Fly is referred to in verse (22:73) of chapter (22) sūrat l-ḥaj (The Pilgrimage):

Sahih International: O people, an example is presented, so listen to it. Indeed, those you invoke besides Allah will never create [as much as] a fly, even if they gathered together for that purpose. And if the fly should steal away from them a [tiny] thing, they could not recover it from him. Weak are the pursuer and pursued.

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:


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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept fly:

(instance fly insect)

See Also

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


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