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Wine (خمر)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Wine (خمر) is one of the prohibited foods mentioned in the Quran, along with other intoxicants. This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Organic Object
Wine (خمر)
Quranic Concept

Wine is referred to in verse (5:90) of chapter (5) sūrat l-māidah (The Table spread with Food):

Sahih International: O you who have believed, indeed, intoxicants, gambling, [sacrificing on] stone alters [to other than Allah], and divining arrows are but defilement from the work of Satan, so avoid it that you may be successful.

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:

Biological OrganismBreadFoodCarrionDiseaseEyeFishGrainHeartHoneyLeprosyMeatMilkPorkSaltWine

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept wine:

(instance wine food)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (6 occurances)
  • Wine - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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