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Uzair (عزير)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Uzair (عزير) is the name of a historic person mentioned in the Quran (also known as Ezra), who according to Islamic belief used to be falsely called "the son of God". This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Sentient Creation
Historic Person
Uzair (عزير)
Quranic Concept
CategoryHistoric Person

Uzair is referred to in verse (9:30) of chapter (9) sūrat l-tawbah (The Repentance):

Sahih International: The Jews say, "Ezra is the son of Allah "; and the Christians say, "The Messiah is the son of Allah." That is their statement from their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved [before them]. May Allah destroy them; how are they deluded?

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 PeopleHistoric PersonChildren of IsraelCompanions of the ElephantCompanions of the RassDhul KiflDhul QarnaynGog and MagogHamanJalutLuqmanPharaohQarunSamiriTalutUzair

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept uzair:

(instance uzair historic-person)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (1 occurance)
  • Uzair - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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