Dyeing Acacia / Gum Arabica tree


Dyeing Acacia / Gum Arabica tree

Plants Identity


Scientific Name

Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile

Arabic name(s)

Qarzz

English name(s)

Dyeing Acacia / Gum Arabica tree

Order

Fabales

Family

Fabaceae / Mimosoideae

Genus

Acacia Mill.

Species

Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile

Subspecies

Variety

Growth form

Dyeing Acacia "Qarz" an evergreen Tree.

Plant’s Description

Ecology (Habitat)& distribution

Dying Acacia is distributed throughout Arabia. Often cultivated. Also distributed in tropical and subtropical Africa.

Geographic distribution

Plant’s Citations in the Holy Qur’an

The plant is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.

Other Citations for the plant in the Holy Qur’an

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

Qarz is mentined in the Hdith of Ibn Abass referring to the two wives of the Prophet who aided one another against him. Narrated by Ibn Abbas: Umar Said, ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab is here.’ Then the Prophet admitted me and I narrated the story to Allah’s Apostle. When I reached the story of Um Salama, Allah’s Apostle smiled while he was lying on a mat made of palm tree leaves with nothing between him and the mat. Underneath his head there was a leather pillow stuffed with palm fibres, and Qarz (leaves or fruits) of a saut tree were piled at his feet, and above his head hung a few water skins. On seeing the marks of the mat imprinted on his side, I wept. He said.’ ‘Why are you weeping?’ I replied, “O Allah’s Apostle! Caesar and Khosrau are leading the life (i.e. Luxurious life) while you, Allah’s Apostle though you are, is living in destitute”. The Prophet then replied. ‘Won’t you be satisfied that they enjoy this world and we the Hereafter?’ “ . Sahih Al Bukhari, book of Prophetic commentary on the Quran.

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

History of the Plant


Stories about the plant in Holy Qur’an

Stories about the plant in Sunnah

The plant in the Arabic Literature

Etymology

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Functional Uses


Uses

Products

Traditional Uses

Services

Environment

Medicinal uses

Constituents (Chemical composition)

Side Effects

Other Uses

Cultivation (Agriculture)


Cultivation History

Cultivars and Varieties

Growth and propagation

Tree management

Pests and diseases

Harvesting & Yield

References