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Hell (جهنم)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Hell (جهنم) is the place of punishment and torment in the afterlife. This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Afterlife Location
Hell (جهنم)
Quranic Concept
CategoryAfterlife Location
Alternative namesLadha

Hell is referred to in verse (66:6) of chapter (66) sūrat l-taḥrīm (The Prohibition):

Sahih International: O you who have believed, protect yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is people and stones, over which are [appointed] angels, harsh and severe; they do not disobey Allah in what He commands them but do what they are commanded.

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:

Afterlife LocationBabylonCityFirdousParadiseGarden of EdenHellHorizonHunaynIramLadhaLote TreeQiblahSalsabilSaqarSijjeenZaqqum

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept hell:

(instance hell afterlife-location)
(name-of ladha hell)
(name-of saqar hell)
(name-of sijjeen hell)
(name-of zaqqum hell)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (79 occurances)
  • Jahannam - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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