Kabath

Kabath

Arabic name(s)

Kabath

English name(s)

Fruits of toothbrush tree

Botanic term category

Plant’s organs

Botanic Term Definition

Kabath is the fruit of what comes out from the plant Arak (toothbrush tree) whether mature or very junior. the Kabath fruit is slightly larger than coriander seeds. Kabath starts as green compact fruits in clusters, and then gets red with a slightly pungent and peppery taste. the ripest Kabath is black and it contains the mature seeds, however, it is sweeter, but still a little pungent.

Botanic Term references in the Holy Qur’an

The word Khamt is mentioned in the Holy Qur'an and it refers to the same difination of the word Kabath i.e. the fruits of pungent and peppery taste.

Botanic Term references in the Hadith

Kabath is mentioned in the Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Narrated Jabir bin Abdullah: we were with Allah’s Apostle collecting Al-Kabath at Mar-Az-Zahran. the Prophet said: “Collect the black ones, for they are better.” somebody said “(O Allah’s Apostle!) Have you ever shepherded sheep?” He said: “there has been no prophet but has shepherded them.”

Other References for the Holy Qur’an

Other References for the Botanic term in the Hadithم

The Botanical term in the Arabic Literature

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