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Tubba (تبع)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Tubba (تبع) are an ancient people who are mentioned in the Quran. This category is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Sentient Creation
Historic People
Tubba (تبع)
Quranic Concept
Parent categoryHistoric People

Tubba are referred to in verse (44:37) of chapter (44) sūrat l-dukhān (The Smoke):

Sahih International: Are they better or the people of Tubba' and those before them? We destroyed them, [for] indeed, they were criminals.

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 PeopleAbu LahabQurayshAhmadMuhammadMessengerAnsarBedouinChildren of IsraelCompanions of the CaveCompanions of the PitCompanions of the WoodGog and MagogHudMadyanMessiahRomansSalihShuaybTubbaZayd

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept tubba:

(subclass tubba historic-people)

See Also

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


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