Red Kamala / Kamala tree

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.

Order: Malpighiales

Family: Euphorbiaceae

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.

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