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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: Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai
Arabic name(s): البِطِيخ
English name(s): Watermelon
Growth form: Watermelon is an annual trailing, vine-like flowering plant.
Genus: Citrullus Schrad. ex Eckl. & Zeyh.
Species: Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai
Citation in the Quran:
The plant is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.
Citation in the Hadit:
Narrated by Aisha, Ummul Mu’minin: The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) used to eat melon with fresh dates, and he used to say: The heat of the one is broken by the coolness of the other, and the coolness of the one by the heat of the other. Sunan Abu-Dawud, book of Foods .
Habitat & Distribution:
Watermelon is originally from southern Africa, but now it is grown in different geographical areas in the world.
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