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Yathrib (يثرب)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Yathrib (يثرب) is another name for the holy city of Medinah. This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Geographical Location
Yathrib (يثرب)
Quranic Concept
Alternative nameMedinah

Yathrib is referred to in verse (33:13) of chapter (33) sūrat l-aḥzāb (The Combined Forces):

Sahih International: And when a faction of them said, "O people of Yathrib, there is no stability for you [here], so return [home]." And a party of them asked permission of the Prophet, saying, "Indeed, our houses are unprotected," while they were not exposed. They did not intend except to flee.

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:

Al-JudiMountainGeographical LocationAl-MarwahBabylonCityBadrBakkahMakkahDesertHellHorizonHunaynIramMedinahQiblahSaqarSijjeenYathrib

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept yathrib:

(name-of yathrib medinah)
(instance yathrib city)

See Also

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


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