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Knife (سكينة)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Knife (سكينة) is mentioned in the Quran in the story of the noble prophet Yusuf (Joseph). This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Knife (سكينة)
Quranic Concept

Knife is referred to in verse (12:31) of chapter (12) sūrat yūsuf (Joseph):

Sahih International: So when she heard of their scheming, she sent for them and prepared for them a banquet and gave each one of them a knife and said [to Joseph], "Come out before them." And when they saw him, they greatly admired him and cut their hands and said, "Perfect is Allah ! This is not a man; this is none but a noble angel."

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:

Ark of the CovenantArrowWeaponaryBoatCalendar EventPlace of WorshipCoat of MailFridayHajjMosqueKeyKnifeLampShipSynagogueAl-Jahiliyah

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept knife:

(instance knife weaponary)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (1 occurance)
  • Knife - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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