Scientific Name: Lens culinaris Medik.

Arabic name(s): العَدَس

English name(s): Lentil

Growth form: Lentil is annual bushy herb with erect, semierect or spreading and compact growth habit.

Order: Fabales

Family: Fabaceae

Genus: Lens Mill

Species: Lens culinaris Medik.

Citation in the Quran:

Adas is mentioned one time in the Holy Qur’an Allah the Most Sublime Says; “And remember ye said: “O Moses! we cannot endure one kind of food (always); so beseech thy Lord for us to produce for us of what the earth groweth, -its pot-herbs, and cucumbers, Its garlic, lentils, and onions.” He said: “Will ye exchange the better for the worse? Go ye down to any town, and ye shall find what ye want!” They were covered with humiliation and misery; they drew on themselves the wrath of Allah. This because they went on rejecting the Signs of Allah and slaying His Messengers without just cause. This because they rebelled and went on transgressing”. Surat Al-Baqara, verse# 61

Citation in the Hadit:

The plant is not mentioned in the Hadith .

Habitat & Distribution:

Origin & Distribution: Lentil is indigenous to the near East and Central Asia. Lentil is one of major widespread cultivated plants in various regions around the globe.

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