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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: Allium porrum L.
Arabic name(s): الكُرَّاث
English name(s): Garden leek
Growth form: Leek is an edible biennial plant.
Genus: Allium L.
Species: Allium porrum L.
Citation in the Quran:
The plant is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.
Citation in the Hadit:
Jabir reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) forbade eating of onions and leek. When we were overpowered by a desire (to eat) we ate them. Upon this he (the Holy Prophet) said: He who eats of this offensive plant must not approach our mosque, for the angels are harmed by the same things as men. Sahih Muslim, book of prayers .
Habitat & Distribution:
Leek is one of the oldest cultivated plant; Dried specimens from archaeological sites in ancient Egypt.