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Zaqqum (زقوم)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Zaqqum (زقوم) is the name of a tree, that according to Islamic belief grows in Jahannam (Hell). This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Afterlife Location
Zaqqum (زقوم)
Quranic Concept
CategoryAfterlife Location
Alternative nameHell

Zaqqum is referred to in verse (37:62) of chapter (37) sūrat l-ṣāfāt (Those Ranges in Ranks):

Sahih International: Is Paradise a better accommodation or the tree of zaqqum?

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 LocationBabylonFirdousParadiseGarden of EdenHellHunaynIramLadhaLote TreeSalsabilSaqarSijjeenZaqqum

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

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept zaqqum:

(name-of zaqqum hell)
(instance zaqqum afterlife-location)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (3 occurances)
  • Zaqqum - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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