"The example of the believer who reads the Holy Qur’an is the example of AlUtrujah; its taste is delicious and its scent is pleasant”
AlUtrujah is a contest to memorize the Holy Qur’an organized by the Qur’anic Botanic Garden (QBG), member of Qatar Foundation, in collaboration with the Education City Mosque at the beginning of the Holy month of Ramadan 1438 AH at the EC Mosque.
AlUtruhah is the name of the pleasant citron fruit. The name of AlUtrujah was chosen based on the Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH): "The example of the believer who reads the Holy Qur’an is the example of AlUtrujah; its taste is delicious and its scent is pleasant”
The Contest aims to encourage the Education City community and school’s students to memorize the Holy Qur’an and to act upon it being the Holy Book of Allah, the guidance and mercy for the human-begins. The Contest also highlights the Qur’anic verses and stories that dealt with botanical terms in the Holy Qur'an.Download
مَثَلُ الْمُؤْمِنِ الَّذِي يَقْرَأُ الْقُرْآنَ كَمَثَلِ الأُتْرُجَّةِ رِيحُهَا طَيِّبٌ وَطَعْمُهَا طَيِّب
" الأُتْرُجَّة " هي مسابقة في حفظ القرآن الكريم تنظمها حديقة القرآن النباتية، عضو في مؤسسة قطر، بالتعاون مع مسجد المدينة التعليمية في مطلع شهر رمضان لعام 1438 هـ بمسجد المدينة التعليمية. وقد اختير اسم "الأُتْرُجَّة" استناداً إلى حديث رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم حين قال " مَثَلُ الْمُؤْمِنِ الَّذِي يَقْرَأُ الْقُرْآنَ كَمَثَلِ الأُتْرُجَّةِ رِيحُهَا طَيِّبٌ وَطَعْمُهَا طَيِّب"
وتهدف المُسابقة إلى تشجيع منتسبي المدينة التعليمية وطلاب المدارس على حفظ كتاب الله الكريم، والعمل بما فيه، كونه كتاب الله المُنزه من كل عيب ونقص، هدى ورحمة للعالمين. كما تبرز المسابقة الآيات والقصص القرآنية التي تناولت المصطلحات النباتية في القرآن الكريم.Download
Ghars Campaign is an initiative of the Qur’anic Botanic Garden – member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, “Ghars” is concerned with the preservation of the environment by encouraging all members of the society to practice agriculture and tree planting, as well as raising environmental awareness towards greening issues and expressing the available means for tree planting and preserving, as well as “Ghars” faces the contemporary environmental challenges as issues of climate change and desertification by encouraging tree planting.
Qur’anic Botanic Garden (QBG) has derived the name of this campaign «Ghars» from the Hadith Narrated said, «There is none amongst the Muslims who plants a tree or (صلى الله عليه وسلم) by Anas bin Malik: Allah›s Messenger sows seeds, and then a bird, or a person or an animal eats from it, but is regarded as a charitable gift for him.»
So «Ghars» campaign encourages all community members to exercise tree planting and preserving as well as increasing it everywhere, since Islam urges all of us to do so, as in the Hadith of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).
At-Tin or fig has been mentioned once in the Holy Qur’an. It is the plant that Allah- All Almighty- Swears by it at the beginning of At-tin Chapter in the Holy Qur’an.
Allah the Most Sublime Says;
“By the Fig and the Olive,” Surat At-Tin, Verse# 1
The Fig is a deciduous shrub or small tree, and it bears an edible tasty fruits called fig. The fig tree is growing to 4m by 4m with numerous spreading branches which contains copi-ous milky latex; the deciduous leaves are palmate, deeply divided into 3 to 7 main lobes.
Fig has been cultivated for thousands of years, remnants of figs having been found in ex-cavations of Neolithic sites traced to at least 5,000 B.C. Fig also is cultivated in warm tem-perate regions, including the Mediterranean countries and some areas in the Arabian Peninsula.Download
The Toothbrush tree (Arak) is an evergreen, desert shrub or small tree. Siwak is the underground stolons of the toothbrush tree, and it is traditionally used as toothbrushes throughout the Arabian Peninsula, where the Arak tree grows. The spherical fruits come out form toothbrush tree are called Kab’ath in Arabic [1, 4]. The Kab’ath fruits are edible for both humans and animals. They start as green compact fruits in clusters, and then become red with scorching taste.
Allah’s Apostle said, “If I had not found it hard for my followers or the people, I would have ordered them to clean their teeth with Siwak for every prayer.”
It was reported in Arab traditions that Kab’ath (fruits of toothbrush tree) strengthens the stomach, helps digestion, dissolves phlegm and relieves back pain.Download