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Iron (حديد)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Iron (حديد) is one of the types of metal mentioned by name in the Quran. This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Physical Substance
Iron (حديد)
Quranic Concept

Iron is referred to in verse (57:25) of chapter (57) sūrat l-ḥadīd (The Iron):

Sahih International: We have already sent Our messengers with clear evidences and sent down with them the Scripture and the balance that the people may maintain [their affairs] in justice. And We sent down iron, wherein is great military might and benefits for the people, and so that Allah may make evident those who support Him and His messengers unseen. Indeed, Allah is Powerful and Exalted in Might.

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:

BrassMetalPhysical SubstanceCoralPearlGlassGoldMineralRubySilverIronSoil

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept iron:

(instance iron metal)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (6 occurances)
  • Iron - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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