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Pork (لَحم الخنزير)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Pork (لَحم الخنزير) is one of the prohibited foods mentioned in the Quran (the flesh of swine). This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Organic Object
Pork (لَحم الخنزير)
Quranic Concept
لَحم الخنزير
Transliterationlaḥmu l-khinzīr

Pork is referred to in verse (16:115) of chapter (16) sūrat l-naḥl (The Bees):

Sahih International: He has only forbidden to you dead animals, blood, the flesh of swine, and that which has been dedicated to other than Allah. But whoever is forced [by necessity], neither desiring [it] nor transgressing [its limit] - then indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.

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:

AlaqOrganic ObjectBreadFoodCarrionEmbryoGrainHoneyMeatMilkPorkQarunSaltWine

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept pork:

(instance pork food)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (4 occurances)
  • Pork - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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