Fruits of toothbrush tree
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.
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.
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.”