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Makkah (مكة)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Makkah (مكة) is the holiest city in Islam (also known as Mecca) and is located in the Hijaz region of Arabia.

The mosque at Makkah, shown during the holy month of Ramadan.

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

Concept (root)
Geographical Location
Makkah (مكة)
Quranic Concept
Alternative nameBakkah

Makkah is referred to in verse (48:24) of chapter (48) sūrat l-fatḥ (The Victory):

Sahih International: And it is He who withheld their hands from you and your hands from them within [the area of] Makkah after He caused you to overcome them. And ever is Allah of what you do, Seeing.

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:

Geographical LocationBabylonCityBadrBakkahMakkahDesertHellHorizonHunaynIramLadhaMedinahQiblahSaqarSijjeenYathribZaqqum

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept makkah:

(instance makkah city)
(name-of bakkah makkah)

See Also

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


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