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Botanic term category

Plant’s organs

Botanic Term Definition

Naqir (Micropyle) is a very small pore or a depression in the outer layer of the seed, which is called the seed’s coat. throughout this puncture, water can flow to inside the seed and stimulate the emergence of the embryo to give the radical (first root). it then gives the plumule (first leaf). The micropyle is defined as a small opening in the surface of an ovule, through which the pollen tube penetrates, often visible as a small pore in the ripe seed. Naqir is the smallest part in the seed; by extension it is used to denote anything small or worthless.

Botanic Term references in the Holy Qur’an

Naqir is mentioned twice in the Holy Qur’an in surat (Chapter) An-Nisa. Allah the merciful, the compassionate said: “if any do deeds of righteousness – be they male or female – and have faith, they will enter Heaven, and not the least injustice will be done to them.” Surat An-Nisa/124.

Botanic Term references in the Hadith

Naqir refers to another meaning in the Hadith; means the hollow stump of date palm used to prepare wine. Ibn Abbas reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) forbade, the preparation of Nabidh in gourd, in varnished jar, hollow stump and from mixing up ripe dates with nearly ripe dates. Sahih Muslim, book of Drinks.

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