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Heart (قلب)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Heart (قلب) is one of the parts of the body mentioned in the Quran. This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Organic Object
Body Part
Heart (قلب)
Quranic Concept
CategoryBody Part

Heart is referred to in verse (39:22) of chapter (39) sūrat l-zumar (The Groups):

Sahih International: So is one whose breast Allah has expanded to [accept] Islam and he is upon a light from his Lord [like one whose heart rejects it]? Then woe to those whose hearts are hardened against the remembrance of Allah. Those are in manifest error.

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:

AlaqOrganic ObjectBody PartBoneBreadCamelCowDiseaseEarEmbryoEyeFingerForeheadForelockIntestineHeartHeelLeprosyLipSnoutTongueWineWing

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept heart:

(instance heart body-part)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (132 occurances)
  • Heart - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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