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Madyan (مدين)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Madyan (مدين) is the name of a people mentioned in the Quran who were sent the prophet Shuayb. This category is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Sentient Creation
Historic People
Madyan (مدين)
Quranic Concept
Parent categoryHistoric People

Madyan is referred to in verse (7:85) of chapter (7) sūrat l-aʿrāf (The Heights):

Sahih International: And to [the people of] Madyan [We sent] their brother Shu'ayb. He said, "O my people, worship Allah ; you have no deity other than Him. There has come to you clear evidence from your Lord. So fulfill the measure and weight and do not deprive people of their due and cause not corruption upon the earth after its reformation. That is better for you, if you should be believers.

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:

Historic PeopleHumanHistoric PersonBedouinChildren of AdamChildren of IsraelCompanions of the CaveCompanions of the ElephantCompanions of the RassGog and MagogHudKingMadyanThamudPharaohRomansShuaybTubba

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept madyan:

(subclass madyan historic-people)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (10 occurances)
  • Midian - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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