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More than 60 types of plants mentioned in the Noble Qur’an, the Noble Hadith and the purified Sunnah of the Prophet
Scientific Name: Citrus medica var. cedrata Risso
Arabic name(s): الأُتْرُج / تُرُنْج
English name(s): Citron melon
Growth form: Citron is a perennial shrub or tree.
Genus: Citrus L.
Species: Citrus medica L.
Citation in the Quran:
The plant is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.
Citation in the Hadit:
Abu Musa narrated: The Prophet Muhammad PBUH said; “The example of the believer who reads the Qur’an is the example of the Autrujj: its taste is delicious and its scent is pleasant”. Sahaih Al Bukhari, book of foods.
Habitat & Distribution:
The citron ” Autrujj” could be native to India. It also widely cultivate in Mediterranean Basin and North Africa for the fragranee of its fruits.