Aloewood / Agarwood

Aloewood / Agarwood

Plants Identity

Scientific Name

Aquilaria malaccensis Lam.

Arabic name(s)

Olowah / Oud

English name(s)

Aloewood / Agarwood






Aquilaria Lam.


Aquilaria malaccensis Lam.



Growth form

Aquilaria is a large evergreen tree.

Plant’s Description

Ecology (Habitat)& distribution

Aloes-wood is typically distributed in the forests of South and Southeast Asia.

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

Narrated by Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “The first group (of people) who will enter Paradise will be (glittering) like the moon when it is full. They will not spit or blow their noses or relieve nature. Their utensils will be of gold and their combs of gold and silver; in their centers the aloe-wood will be used, and their sweat will smell like musk. Everyone of them will have two wives; the marrow of the bones of the wives’ legs will be seen through the flesh out of excessive beauty. They ( i.e. the people of Paradise) will neither have differences nor hatred amongst themselves; their hearts will be as if one heart and they will be glorifying Allah in the morning and in the evening.” Sahih Al Bukhari, book of beginning of creation.

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


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Functional Uses




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