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Scientific Name: Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad.
Arabic name(s): الْحَنْظَل
English name(s): Bitter gourd / Colocynth
Growth form: Colocynth is a perennial, procumbent herb.
Genus: Citrullus Schrad. ex Eckl. & Zeyh.
Species: Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad.
Citation in the Quran:
The plant is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.
Citation in the Hadit:
Narrated by Abu Musa: The Prophet said, “And the example of a hypocrite who does not recite the Quran is like a colocynth which tastes bitter and has a bad smell.” Sahih Al Bukhari, book of food.
Habitat & Distribution:
Colocynth grows in desert areas especially in the Arabian Peninsula.
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