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Thunder (رعد)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Thunder (رعد) is one type of weather phenomena mentioned in the Quran. This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Weather Phenomena
Thunder (رعد)
Quranic Concept
CategoryWeather Phenomena

Thunder is referred to in verse (2:19) of chapter (2) sūrat l-baqarah (The Cow):

Sahih International: Or [it is] like a rainstorm from the sky within which is darkness, thunder and lightning. They put their fingers in their ears against the thunderclaps in dread of death. But Allah is encompassing of the disbelievers.

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:

EventArtifactAstronomical BodyChristianityClayCloudWeather PhenomenaCoinPhysical EventJudaismKeyLadderLightningNoah's ArkRainThunderHistoric Event

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept thunder:

(instance thunder weather-phenomena)

See Also

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


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