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Qarun (قارون)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Qarun (قارون) is the name of an Israelite mentioned in the Quran who turned against Musa (Moses). This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Sentient Creation
Historic Person
Qarun (قارون)
Quranic Concept
CategoryHistoric Person

Qarun is referred to in verse (28:76) of chapter (28) sūrat l-qaṣaṣ (The Stories):

Sahih International: Indeed, Qarun was from the people of Moses, but he tyrannized them. And We gave him of treasures whose keys would burden a band of strong men; thereupon his people said to him, "Do not exult. Indeed, Allah does not like the exultant.

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 PersonCarrionDhul KiflDhul QarnaynHamanJalutLuqmanPharaohQarunSamiriTalutUzair

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept qarun:

(instance qarun historic-person)

See Also

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


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