The Aloe genus includes nearly 180 different species; most of these species are native to Africa and some are native to South Asia. Aloes are evergreen, perennial, desert plants; they have succulent spiny leaves that rich with juice. The aloe plants hold red, white or orange inflorescences according to their different species.
Aloes contain a juice in their succulent leaves; the dried juice is called Sabr in Arabic. The Sabr can be prepared, if leaves is being cut off, then being squeezed, the juice will come out from the leaves and it will dry.
Sabr is mentioned in Sunnah (Traditions of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH) in the field of medicine. It mentined in Sahih Muslim, in the book of the Pilgrimage that “'Uthman ibn Affan (Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) applied aloes to the person whose eyes were sore and he was in the state of Ihram”.Download
Date palm is evergreen fruiting tree with hundreds of varieties in the Middle East. An individual of date palm can reach 3 to 15 m in height, and it could cover an area 6 × 6 m. Nakhlah or date palm tree is a dioecious plant; it means the male and female flowers occur on different plants. In consequence, the process of pollination requires man to perform it artificially and this process is called Ta’abeer in Arabic.
In the Holy Qur'an, the item nakhl and its derivatives appear in 20 places in 16 sūras (chapters). Such parts of the palm tree as ´tal` (palm inflorescence), ´urūn (receptacle-bearing stalk), ´akmām (spathes), judhū` (trunks), and ´a`jāz (bases), are mentioned in the Holy Qur'an.
Also the Prophet Muhammad PBUH likened Muslims as palm tree; it doesn’t shed its leaves, doesn’t deprive people of the shadow, and it doesn’t invalidate the usefulness.Download