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Samiri (السامرى)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Samiri (السامرى) is mentioned in the Quran as the one who turned against Musa (Moses) and misled people to worship the golden calf. This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Sentient Creation
Historic Person
Samiri (السامرى)
Quranic Concept
TranslationThe Samiri
CategoryHistoric Person

Samiri is referred to in verse (20:85) of chapter (20) sūrat ṭā hā:

Sahih International: [Allah] said, "But indeed, We have tried your people after you [departed], and the Samiri has led them astray."

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 PersonCompanions of the RassDhul KiflDhul QarnaynGog and MagogHamanJalutLuqmanPharaohQarunSamiriTalutUzair

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept samiri:

(instance samiri historic-person)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (3 occurances)
  • wikipedia - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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