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Lightning (برق)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Lightning (برق) is one type of weather phenomena mentioned in the Quran.

Lightning is mentioned in the Quran.

This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Weather Phenomena
Lightning (برق)
Quranic Concept
CategoryWeather Phenomena

Lightning is referred to in verse (13:12) of chapter (13) sūrat l-raʿd (The Thunder):

Sahih International: It is He who shows you lightening, [causing] fear and aspiration, and generates the heavy clouds.

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:

EventArk of the CovenantArtifactAstronomical BodyPhysical SubstanceChristianityClayCloudWeather PhenomenaCoinInkKeyLadderLampLightningNoah's ArkPenRainSilkThunderHistoric EventAl-Jahiliyah

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept lightning:

(instance lightning weather-phenomena)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (12 occurances)
  • Lightning - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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