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Discover the miracle of fruit plant species mentioned in the Holy Qur'an and their folk medicinal importance

Islam, Md. Sirajul and Samsudin, Sofiah (2014) Discover the miracle of fruit plant species mentioned in the Holy Qur'an and their folk medicinal importance. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 8 (9). pp. 287-303. ISSN 1991-8178 E-ISSN 2309-8414

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Abstract

Fruits are sources of various essential nutrients that are vital for health. Having a diet rich in fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may reduce the risk of some chronic diseases. However, the main objectives of this study to collect all verses on Qur’anic Fruit Plant Species (QFPS), then discover miracle on their mention in the Holy Qur’an, and discussion of their Folk Medicinal Importance (FMI) in the light of Holy Qur’an, Prophetic traditions and Modern Medical Experiments (MME) in order to show the signs of the Creator. The QFPS are described in this study according to their botanical name, Qur’anic name, the name mentioned in the Prophetic traditions, Arabic name, The English name, nature and flavour, basic constituents and medicinal use with caution. Consequently, this study has found seven distinct fruit plant species in the Holy Qur’an. The QFPS are Phoenix dactylifera L., (date palm), VitisviniferaL., (grapes), Oleaeuropea L., (olive), Punicagranatum L., (pomegranate), Zizyphusmauritiana Lam. (jujube), Musa acuminate (banana) and Ficuscarica L., (fig). In addition, this study has discovered two Qur‟anic Miracles: firstly, the arrangement of fruit plant species mentioned in the Holy Qur’an according to their importance. Secondly, number of mentions for fruit plant species in the Holy Qur’an according to their importance. The study concludes that folk medicine and modern medicine have been complementing each other in order to promote human’s health and comfort.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1475/73704
Uncontrolled Keywords: Holy Qur’an, Prophetic traditions, miracle - fruits plants species, medical experiment, folk medicinal importance
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP134.S3 Quran and Science
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 Sofiah Samsudin
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2019 12:13
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2019 12:13
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/73704

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