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Leprosy (الأبرص)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Leprosy (الأبرص) is one of the diseases mentioned in the Quran in the context of the miracles of the noble prophet Jesus, son of Mary. This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Organic Object
Leprosy (الأبرص)
Quranic Concept

Leprosy is referred to in verse (5:110) of chapter (5) sūrat l-māidah (The Table spread with Food):

Sahih International: [The Day] when Allah will say, "O Jesus, Son of Mary, remember My favor upon you and upon your mother when I supported you with the Pure Spirit and you spoke to the people in the cradle and in maturity; and [remember] when I taught you writing and wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel; and when you designed from clay [what was] like the form of a bird with My permission, then you breathed into it, and it became a bird with My permission; and you healed the blind and the leper with My permission; and when you brought forth the dead with My permission; and when I restrained the Children of Israel from [killing] you when you came to them with clear proofs and those who disbelieved among them said, "This is not but obvious magic."

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:

Organic ObjectBiological OrganismBreadCamelCowDiseaseEarEmbryoEyeFishForeheadForelockHeartLeprosyLionLipMuleSnakeWine

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept leprosy:

(instance leprosy disease)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (2 occurances)
  • Leprosy - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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