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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: Mallotus philippensis
Arabic name(s): الوَرْس
English name(s): Red Kamala / Kamala tree
Growth form: Kamala plant "Warrs" is a small to medium- sized monoecious tree.
Genus: Mallotus Lour.
Species: Mallotus philippensis (Lam.) Müll. Arg.
Citation in the Quran:
The plant is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.
Citation in the Hadit:
Narrated by Ibn ‘Umar: A person asked Allah’s Apostle, “What should a Muhrim wear?” He replied, “He should not wear shirts, trousers, a burnus (a hooded cloak), or clothes which are stained with saffron or Warrs (a kind of red dye). Whoever does not find a sandal to wear can wear Khuffs, but these should be cut short so as not to cover the ankles. Sahih Al Bukhari, book of prayers .
Habitat & Distribution:
Kamala tree is common in evergreen forests, especially in secondary forest of South East Asia. In Arabia, Kamala tree is recorded in Yamen.