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Wadd (واد)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Wadd (واد) is the name of a false deity mentioned in the Quran, who was worshipped at the time of the prophet Nuh (Noah). This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
False Deity
Wadd (واد)
Quranic Concept
CategoryFalse Deity

Wadd is referred to in verse (71:23) of chapter (71) sūrat nūḥ:

Sahih International: And said, 'Never leave your gods and never leave Wadd or Suwa' or Yaghuth and Ya'uq and Nasr.

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 LocationLocationAl-UzzaFalse DeityAllah's ThroneAllatGolden CalfIdolReligionIslamManatNasrSabiansSuwaWaddYaghuthYauqBaalMagians

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept wadd:

(instance wadd false-deity)

See Also

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


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