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Saqar (سقر)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Saqar (سقر) is one of the names of Hell (Jahannam) mentioned in the Quran. This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Afterlife Location
Saqar (سقر)
Quranic Concept
CategoryAfterlife Location
Alternative nameHell

Saqar is referred to in verse (54:48) of chapter (54) sūrat l-qamar (The Moon):

Sahih International: The Day they are dragged into the Fire on their faces [it will be said], "Taste the touch of Saqar."

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:

Afterlife LocationBabylonCityMakkahFirdousParadiseGarden of EdenHellHunaynIramLadhaLote TreeMedinahQiblahSalsabilSaqarSijjeenZaqqum

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept saqar:

(name-of saqar hell)
(instance saqar afterlife-location)

See Also

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


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