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Monastery (صوامع)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Monastery (صوامع) is one of the places of worhsip mentioned in the Quran. This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Place of Worship
Monastery (صوامع)
Quranic Concept
CategoryPlace of Worship

Monastery is referred to in verse (22:40) of chapter (22) sūrat l-ḥaj (The Pilgrimage):

Sahih International: [They are] those who have been evicted from their homes without right - only because they say, "Our Lord is Allah." And were it not that Allah checks the people, some by means of others, there would have been demolished monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques in which the name of Allah is much mentioned. And Allah will surely support those who support Him. Indeed, Allah is Powerful and Exalted in Might.

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:

WeaponaryBoatChurchPlace of WorshipCoat of MailMosqueMasjid al-HaramMonasteryShipSynagogue

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept monastery:

(instance monastery place-of-worship)

See Also

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


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