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Farming and Ploughing Instruments

An agricultural tool that is used for harvesting barley, rice, lentils, sesame and all grass crops. A sickle is made of steel or forged iron. It is curved like a question mark, its inner edge is sharp with teeth (serrated) to cut plants out, while the outer edge is broad. The sickle has a short iron leg that does not exceed a few centimeters. It is fixed within a cylindrical handle of wood. It enables farmers to hold the scythe to cut the crops. The name sickle may be given to the scythe or the shrimp.

Reference in the Quran or Hadith

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