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The barley (hordeum vulgare): special plant described in the Quran

Nazri, Mohd Arif and Zainan Nazri, Nurul Jannah and Zainan Nazri, Nurul Mukminah (2023) The barley (hordeum vulgare): special plant described in the Quran. Islamiyyat, 45. pp. 115-122. ISSN 0126-5636 E-ISSN 2600-8556

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The present work is an analysis of nine Quranic verses and their interpretations which specifically described barley (Hordeum vulgare). The main objective of this study is to establish how Allah described different parts of barley and how the verses are interpreted as well as identifying the various benefits of barley as a wholesome food. To achieve this, comprehensive and detailed data was systematically collected from the Quran, books of commentary as well as references which contain scientific findings related to barley. The study found that Allah SWT uses merely inclusive terms like habb, habba, habbah which indirectly denote grains. Therefore, interpreters of the Quran along with translators form diverse yet all-encompassing interpretations and translations of the inclusive terms. Based on the analysis, the nine Quranic verses were found to define barley as a plant that is harvested with its roots. It is also regarded as a nutritious food for humans and cattle. Its stalks contain grains, they grow when watered and it has no nuclei. Its size is small, and the grains are clustered together.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tafsir; barley; Hordeum vulgare; habb; habba; and habbah
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
BPC Science and Technology in Islam > BPC158 Agriculture. Sustainable agriculture
R Medicine > RV Botanic, Thomsonian, and eclectic medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Qur’an and Sunnah
Depositing User: Dr. Nurul Jannah Zainan Nazri
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2023 16:02
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2023 16:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/106935

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