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Heel (كَعب)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Heel (كَعب) 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
Heel (كَعب)
Quranic Concept
CategoryBody Part

Heel is referred to in verse (23:66) of chapter (23) sūrat l-mu'minūn (The Believers):

Sahih International: My verses had already been recited to you, but you were turning back on your heels

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:

Body PartBoneBreast BoneDiseaseEarEyeFingerForeheadForelockIntestineHeartHeelLipSnoutTongueWing

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept heel:

(instance heel body-part)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (7 occurances)
  • Heel - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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