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Thamud (ثمود)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Thamud (ثمود) is the name of a people mentioned in the Quran who carved stone houses out of mountains in ancient Arabia. They were sent the prophet Salih.

According to Arab tradition, the stone dwellings at Medain Salih were carved by the ancient people of Thamud.

This category is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Sentient Creation
Historic People
Thamud (ثمود)
Quranic Concept
Parent categoryHistoric People
Alternative namePeople of al-Hijr

Thamud is referred to in verse (7:73) of chapter (7) sūrat l-aʿrāf (The Heights):

Sahih International: And to the Thamud [We sent] their brother salih. He said, "O my people, worship Allah ; you have no deity other than Him. There has come to you clear evidence from your Lord. This is the she-camel of Allah [sent] to you as a sign. So leave her to eat within Allah 's land and do not touch her with harm, lest there seize you a painful punishment.

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:

AadHistoric PeopleAnsarChildren of IsraelCompanions of the ElephantCompanions of the PitCompanions of the RassCompanions of the WoodGog and MagogMadyanPeople of al-HijrThamud

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept thamud:

(subclass thamud historic-people)
(name-of people-of-al-hijr thamud)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (26 occurances)
  • Thamud - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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