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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: Terfezia
Arabic name(s): الكَمْأَةُ
English name(s): Truffle
Growth form: A truffle is not a true plant; it is the fruiting body of an underground fungus like mushroom.
Genus: Terfezia Tul. & C.Tul.
Species: Terfezia spp.
Citation in the Quran:
The plant is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.
Citation in the Hadit:
Narrated by Said bin Zaid:I heard the Prophet Saying, Truffles are like Manna (i.e. they grow naturally without man’s care) and their water heals eye diseases. Shahih Al Bukhari, book of medicine.
Habitat & Distribution:
Truffles are wildly grow at Gulf deserts, they are form a symbiotic relation with the roots of several plants including particular genus of Helianthemum which is called raqrooq in Arabic.