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Yahya (يحيى)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Yahya (يحيى) is a noble prophet in Islam (known in the Bible as John the Baptist) and is the son of Zechariah. This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Sentient Creation
Yahya (يحيى)
Quranic Concept

Yahya is referred to in verse (19:7) of chapter (19) sūrat maryam (Mary):

Sahih International: [He was told], "O Zechariah, indeed We give you good tidings of a boy whose name will be John. We have not assigned to any before [this] name."

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:


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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept yahya:

(son-of yahya zechariah)
(instance yahya prophet)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (5 occurances)
  • Yahya - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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