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Glass (زجاج)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Glass (زجاج) is one of the materials mentioned in the Quran. This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Physical Substance
Glass (زجاج)
Quranic Concept
CategoryPhysical Substance

Glass is referred to in verse (24:35) of chapter (24) sūrat l-nūr (The Light):

Sahih International: Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His light is like a niche within which is a lamp, the lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly [white] star lit from [the oil of] a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire. Light upon light. Allah guides to His light whom He wills. And Allah presents examples for the people, and Allah is Knowing of all things.

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:

ArabicLanguagePhysical SubstanceClayColorPhysical AttributeCoralPearlDustGlassGreenMineralOilSilkIronSoil

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept glass:

(instance glass physical-substance)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (3 occurances)
  • Glass - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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