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Sun (الشمس)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Sun (الشمس) is one of the astronomical objects mentioned in the Quran, usually referred to along with the Moon. This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Astronomical Body
Sun (الشمس)
Quranic Concept
CategoryAstronomical Body

Sun is referred to in verse (71:16) of chapter (71) sūrat nūḥ:

Sahih International: And made the moon therein a [reflected] light and made the sun a burning lamp?

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 EventEventAstronomical BodyChristianityReligionConstellationDay of ResurrectionEarthIslamJudaismMoonStarSiriusSunAl-AhqafHistoric Event

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept sun:

(instance sun astronomical-body)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (33 occurances)
  • Sun - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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