Botanical Terms

Botanical terms in the Holy Qur’an and Sunnah

The botanical world, including plants, their growth and fruits, has appeared many times in various A’yat (verses) of the Holy Qur’an. Plants are not merely referred to for the purpose of entreating the blessings of God, but there are mentioned in  A’yat (verses) which concern the process of creation, procreation, and resurrection, as well as in those that  exhort mankind to scrutinize, contemplate, reason, and reflect. They are also appear in A’yat (verses) which refute the false claim of the unbelievers with regard to Allah’s power to procreate and to re-new life from that which is dead, and to restore man to life after death.

The Prophet Muhammad’s Hadith& Sunnah (sayings and the traditions of the Prophet Muhammad Pace& blessing be upon him (PBUH)) mentioned many plants in different occasions and serving various objectives.

The Botanical terms in the Holy Qur’an has discussed a number of issues concerning with the existence of plant life which may not been understood by some people to this day. In this paper we will focus on the definition of some botanical terms mentioned in the Holy Qur’an and from botanic and Arabic language perspectives.

Definition of the Botanical terms

The Botanical terms are those words or expressions relating to plants and/or habitats and mentioned in the Holy Qur’an and Hadith. 

The Botanical terms in the Holy Qur’an and Hadith may donate to plants’ names, General botanical terminologies, life forms, plants organs, Genetic/ Physiological Phenomenon and/or Spatial/ Environment element.

With the exception of plant names, more than 82 Botanical terms has been mentioned in the Holy Quran. Also, about 60 botanical has been recorded in the Hadith. These figures will be increased with deep research on the verses of the Holy Quran and Hadith.

Why to study the Botanical terms?

  • To Accurate and profound understanding of the meanings of the verses of the Quran and Hadith

  • It Call for consideration and insight into the creatures of Allah. 

  • Deep understanding of the meanings of plant terminology mentioned in the Holy Qur'an and Sunnah 

  • Study of the Botanical terms is a good entrance to study Botany, simplified science especially for students and non-specialists in Botany.

  • The Botanical terms in the Holy Qur’an and Hadith are often associated with simile, parables, ethics, recipes and behaviors which are needed to humanity. So studying of those terms has a major role in highlighting such ethics for the individual and society.

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