More than 60 types of plants mentioned in the Noble Qur’an, the Noble Hadith and the purified Sunnah of the Prophet
Scientific Name: Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standl.
Arabic name(s): اليَقْطين
English name(s): Bottle gourd/Calabash
Growth form: Bottle gourd "Yaqtin" is an annual climber or a vine herb.
Genus: Lagenaria Ser.
Species: Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standl.
Citation in the Quran:
Yaqtin is mentioned once in the Holy Qur’an; Allah the Most Sublime Says; “And We caused a plant of gourd to grow over him” Surat As-Saaffat, verse# 146
Citation in the Hadit:
The plant is not mentioned in the Hadith .
Habitat & Distribution:
The bottle gourd (calabash) was one of the first cultivated plants in the world; it may have been carried from Africa to Asia and Europe.
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