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Salt (ملح)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Salt (ملح) is mentioned in the Quran as one of the signs of creation, in the context of the division of the seas into freshwater and saltwater. This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Organic Object
Salt (ملح)
Quranic Concept

Salt is referred to in verse (25:53) of chapter (25) sūrat l-fur'qān (The Criterion):

Sahih International: And it is He who has released [simultaneously] the two seas, one fresh and sweet and one salty and bitter, and He placed between them a barrier and prohibiting partition.

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:

Biological OrganismBeeBreadFoodCarrionDiseaseFishGrainHoneyLocustMeatMilkPorkSaltWine

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept salt:

(instance salt food)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (2 occurances)
  • Salt - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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